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    June 2024
    SOFTlab had been selected for the City of Seattle’s 2024 – 2026 Public Art Roster for the Office of Arts & Culture.

    May 2024
    We have been commissioned to create an installation for the lobby and public interior space of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati that will open in October 2024.

    March 2024
    “Lost and Found: In Search of a Process for Creating Productive Problems” an essay/case study/history/critique of our studio’s blurring of the design and production process by Michael Szivos is included in Homing the Architecture Machine edited by Galo Canizares and Zach Cohen. Order a copy here.

    December 2023
    Our project Chroma Bloom has been completed and opened along with the new MixC retail complex in Nanjing, CN for the 2023-24 holiday season.

    October 2023
    Google’s new campus in Mountain View is open to the public along with our recent project, Halo, in the public park space surrounding the campus. Halo is one of many large scale artworks located on the campus as a part of their extensive art programming.

    September 2023
    Excited to have been selected as a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts. Very grateful for the peer recognition and to be part of a program that has supported artists of all disciplines across New York State for 38 years. Full details at

    September 2023
    Our projects Cloud Gazing and Nest have both won merit awards in the 2023 CODAawards in the Transportation and Healthcare categories.

    September 2023
    We have been included in the Maryland State Arts Council’s new Public Artist Roster.

    August 2023
    Our project Bounce with our friends at Davies Toews Architecture is opening at Rabbit Rabbit in the East Village at 209 Ave A on August 3rd at 8:30 pm.

    August 2023
    We are a selected finalist to great a proposal for one of the biggest public artworks in Las Vegas that will be a part of the city’s new Downtown Civic Center Building and Plaza.

    July 2023
    Our projects Cloud Gazing and Nest have both made it into the top 100 of the annual CODAawards. You can vote for people’s choice here .

    February 2023
    Kansas City International Airport’s new terminal opens to the public. We are excited to have our project, Cloud Gazing, installed in the 500 ft main concourse connecting the gateways.

    December 2022
    We are one of four selected finalists for an outdoor artwork as part of the new Computer, Data, & Information Science building on the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s campus

    December 2022
    We were graciously asked along with 10 other artists, designers, and researchers by Zach Lieberman to name and describe one of his blob projects for a website he was commissioned to make by the M+ Museum in Hong Kong. You can check out the website here: Atlas of Blobs.

    November 2022
    We are finalists for an outdoor permanent artwork in a new park in the City of Mississauga.

    August 10 -12, 2022 
    Mike is an invited speaker for the AIA Tennessee Conference on Architecture in Chattanooga.

    February 10 – March 25, 2022 
    SOFTlab contributed a model/prototype of CHROMAtex for the group exhibition In the Round, On the Flat in the Hazel and Robert Siegel Gallery at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture.

    January, 2022 
    We are one of three selected finalists for an interior artwork for the new Southern Utah University Academic Facility.

    December, 2021 
    We are one of three selected finalists for a hanging artwork in a new concourse in the Denver International Airport.

    November, 2021   
    We have been included on the prequalified list for Public Art, Light and Infrastructure Prequalified List issued by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

    October, 2021   
    We are the selected finalist for a hanging public artwork in the entrance of a new Woman and Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, TX.

    September, 2021   
    Our sound responsive installation Reflections for FX Networks opens at the Hudson Yards in NYC.

    June, 2021   
    We have been commissioned for a public artwork in a new terminal building at Kansas City International Airport.

    December, 2020   
    Our project Lightweave opens in downtown Doral just outside of Miami, FL.

    October, 2020   
    We have been selected as a finalist for two different projects for the WMATA Art in Transit Program.

    May, 2020   
    We are shortlisted for a public art project with New York’s MTA Arts & Design Program.

    April, 2020   
    SOFTlab was selected to design a large outdoor permanent interactive artwork in a public park in Doral neighborhood of Miami, FL.

    March, 2020   
    We are one of four finalists for a large public art project in the Memphis International Airport.

    January 24-25, 2020   
    SOFTlab will be participating in Homing the Machine from January 24-25 at The Knowlton School at Ohio State University.

    December 15, 2019
    Our proposal, Halo, is a selected finalist as a new public artwork to be installed in the Charleston East Plaza, a new public space as part of Google’s new headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

    November 8, 2019
    The ribbon-cutting for our recently completed public artwork, Spectral Grove, and the grand opening of Pivot Park will take place this afternoon at 37th and Market Street in Philadelphia. More info about the project here.

    September 2019
    We recently completed a permanent piece as part of the new lobby renovation of 150 Fayetteville in downtown Raleigh, NC. Photos and a video of the project here.

    June 17, 2019
    We just opened a new interactive installation, The Nautilus, we have been working on with The Atlantic and Lincoln at Pier 17.  You can find photos and info about the project here.

    April – September 2019
    Our latest interactive public artwork, Mirror Mirror, has opened in the new waterfront park in Old Town Alexandria. Our installation is the inaugural project as part of an annual public art program, Site See, created by the Alexandria Office of the Arts. Mirror Mirror will be on view and open to the public until September 2019. You can find images and video of the interactivity here.

    December 2018
    Possible Mediums is out! and we are happy to have our small contribution included among great company and friends. You can purchase a copy here.

    July 2018
    SOFTlab has been selected among a pool of invited artists to design an interactive public artwork for a new public park in downtown Alexandria, Virginia.

    October 11-14, 2018
    Signal Festival is this weekend in Prague and our interactive piece, Iris, will be installed in the Klementium Mirror Chapel. Video and photos of the project here.

    September 2018
    We just finished a new lighting piece, Stratus, in the historic art deco lobby of 315 Montgomery San Francisco for Vornado Realty Trust . You can find a video of the project here.

    April 2018
    We just finished an interactive feature wall for IBM’s new Watson headquarters in Atlanta. You can check out photos and video of the project here.

    September 2017
    Marbles, sensors, lights, and weird shapes. Just delivered our model for Storefont’s New New York Icons show opening this Friday, September 15th, 2017.

    June 2016
    We have an essay in the latest Project journal about whether we should even be considered architects, how we got into this general condition of ambiguity, and whether we even care! Grab an issue to check out the other great essays/work:

    April 2016
    We just finished a permanent installation in the front entrance of the new 21C Museum Hotel in Lexington. The hotel was designed Deborah Berke Partners and is an adaptive reuse of an amazing McKim, Mead & White building. More info and photos here. 

    November 18 – December 12, 2015
    Our winning proposal, Nova, will be installed from November 18th – December 12th, 2015 at the Flatiron Plaza as part of Van Alen Institute and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s holiday programming. You can find more info and photos of the project here. 

    October 27, 2015
    SOFTlab has been selected as the winner of the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition.

    June 4, 2013
    Young Architects 14: No Precedent is now available. Published by the Princeton Architectural Press and featuring work by the winners of the Architectural League’s annual competition for young architects and designers.

    October 27, 2012 – January 13, 2013
    We collaborated with the Living on the exhibition design of ReGeneration. The exhibition is the first of its kind at the New York Hall of Science to combine art and science through the work of nine artists. More photos and info here.

    October 5, 2012 – January 12, 2013
    Our response to Urban Renewal in New York City Project by Hans Hollein, 1964 – is now on display at the Storefront for Art and Architecture as part of the Past Futures, Present, Futures

    October 1, 2012
    SOFTlab worked with the Architectural League to produce an inflatable and sound installation in the historic Williamsburgh Savings Bank for this year’s Beaux Arts Ball. You can check out photos of the installations here. 

    September 17, 2012
    SOFTlab will be a part of a day-long conference, Future Summit Now, at the Center for Architecture organized by Emerging New York Architects. The day-long event includes panel discussions and workshops with a long list of great designers and architects.

    September 5-7 2012
    Michael Szivos will be speaking about SOFTlab’s recent work in Mexico City as part of foro Entre 2012. The overall event spans three days with a number of great speakers, Vito Acconci, Michel Rojkind, Gabriel de la Mors, ToroLab, Archdaily, and many others.

    June 21 – August 3, 2012 
    SOFTlab produced an installation along with the other winners of the 2012 Architectural League Prize exhibition. No Precedent is on view from June 21 — August 3, 2012 in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, 66 Fifth Avenue NYC.

    June 26, 2012
    SOFTlab will be speaking tomorrow night as part of the Architectural League Prize along with Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim of STPMJ and Koji Tsutsui of Koji Tsutsui & Associates. The talks will take place at 7 pm in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium at Parsons on 13th St. and 5th Ave.

    May 28, 2012
    As part of designerwerktag in Munich Michael Szivos of SOFTlab will be giving a talk about recent work along with Kathrin Susanna Gimmel of jaja architects, Jennifer Chen of Heatherwick Studio,  Aurel Aebi of Atelier Oi,  and Michael Becker of becker architekten,.

    May 2102
    We have designed a showroom for in Munich for glass Trösch that will open during designerwerktag 2012. Photos and info here.

    April 2012
    SOFTlab has been selected for this year’s Architectural League Prize! We have been inspired by the winners of this award for years and are very excited to be selected and honored to be listed with the other winners:
    Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Rio, Emmanuel Ramirez, and Diego RicaldeMMX Studio, Mexico City
    Jimenez Lai, Bureau Spectacular, Chicago
    Sean Lally, WEATHERS / Sean Lally, Chicago
    Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung LimSTPMJ, BrooklynKoji Tsutsui,Koji Tsutsui & Associates, San Francisco and Tokyo

    April 21, 2012
    SOFTlab will be involved in a series of roundtable discussions at the Center for Architecture prior to the opening of the exhibition  Newly Drawn: Emerging Finnish Architects. The round tables are from 1-7 pm and bring together a number of emerging practices from Helsinki and New York.

    February 16, 2012
    Michael Szivos will be moderating a panel, Re:Think Smart Environments, at the Center for Architecture from 6-8 pm February 16 as part of the New Practices Committe’se 2012 programming.

    November 10-23, 2011
    Our pop-up for The Lake & Stars as part of BOFFO‘s Building Fashion series will be open from November 10-23 at 57 Walker Street in Tribeca.  More info and photos here.

    October 26, 2011
    Michael Szivos will be speaking this Thursday, Oct. 28, 2011 at the Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City. The talk is part of a conference held by the Tecnológico de Monterrey. The conference will include all four campuses and both the Architecture and Industrial Design programs. Many thanks to Gabriel Esquivel and Cecilia López for the invite!

    October 15-16, 2011
    Our piece, R&D:azzle, will be part of the Vice and Intel’s The Creators Project this weekend in Dumbo along with a number of other great artists and musicians.  Photos of the piece here. 

    September 20-24, 2011
    We have installed a large site-specific hanging piece at the north end of Mott Street to act as a gateway to this year’s San Gennaro festival. The piece was commissioned by  Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and graciously supported by St.Patrick’s Old Cathedral. We collaborated with our good friends Ambre and Andrew from The They Co. who curated, organized,  permitted, and all around made the piece possible. You can see photos of the installation here. 

    August 2011
    SOFTlab is featured in Day Trip, a limited run publication distributed to Wieden+Kennedy offices and clients. Day Trip is curated, designed, published and distributed to by our friends at Attack.

    July 2011
    SOFTlab was selected by The Lake & Stars to design a temporary store this fall as part of BOFFO’s building fashion competition! We are very excited to be working with Nikki and Maayan.

    May 27, 2011
    We will part of the Archi-Film Mashup 2 curated by Superfront and taking place at 3rd Ward at 4:30 on Saturday May 27th.

    May 2011
    We recently completed a custom display for our friends at Nooka. You can see photos of the collaboration here.

    May 7th, 2011
    We were asked to contribute to a series of curated projections that will be shown this Saturday at 8 pm on the facade of the New Museum as part of the Festival of Ideas for the New City. You can see photos of our projection here.

    May 4-8, 2011
    Our installation, polyp.lux, is part of a series of site-specific interventions called Flash:Light curated by Nuite Blanche New York as part of the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City.

    May 4-8, 2011
    Our installation, polyp.lux, is part of a series of site-specific interventions called Flash:Light curated by Nuite Blanche New York as part of the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City.

    November 16-20, 2010
    Our site-specific piece, (n)arcissus, will be a part of the Exhibition “abstrakt Abstrakt – The Systemized World” at the Frankurter Kunstverein coinciding with Node10.

    September 2, 2010
    The opening of our large scale site-specific installation, CHROMAtex, at the bridgegallery is tonight. The installation will be up until October 1, 2010.

    August 12 – September 18, 2010
    Our piece, Shizuku, and a new accompanying video will be a part of the Business of Aura group show at the Elga Wimmer Gallery 526 West 26th St. NYC #310 from August 12 – September 18, 2010

    March 11, 2011
    Rado featured the studio in its monthly video series. 

    July 29, 2010
    NPNY2010 panel discussion at the Center for Architecture, Tafel Hall, 7-9PM. Moderated by Galia Solomonoff.

    July 27, 2010
    Michael Szivos will be lecturing at the School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University in Washington DC at 5:30pm as part of the 2010 Summer Lecture Series: (E)MERGE. Thanks for the invitation from Matthew Geiss and Luis Boza.

    July 15 – October 23, 2010
    Our work will be exhibited as part of The New Practices New York Exhibition at the Center for Architecture  at 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012.

    April 2010
    SOFTlab was selected along with six other new and innovative architecture and design firms for AIANY’s New Practices New York Competition.

    March 19, 2010
    Opening for our installation CHROMAesthesiae at Devotion Gallery in Williamsburg Brooklyn. More info here.