We are proud to present our Game Changers 2019, who are advancing architecture, design, urbanism with courage, compassion, and imagination.
Born in the ’90s from hip-hop culture, this critical architecture movement has been coalescing for decades though may be poised for a second wave.
GAME CHANGERS: By Collaborating with Artists, Njusja de Gier Is Driving Innovation and Design at Kvadrat
Thanks to de Gier, Kvadrat's SVP of branding and communication, the manufacturer has quietly assumed the role of global cultural powerhouse.
GAME CHANGERS: In the Heart of Mississippi, Duvall Decker Built a Grassroots Network to Grow Its Practice
Architects Roy Decker and Anne Marie Duvall carefully cultivated connections to local communities, business, and institutions, enabling a firm that works across architecture, planning, development, and building maintenance.
Equity by Design’s work—which includes architects like Lilian Asperin, Julia Mandell, and Annelise Pitts—is collaborative and cumulative, rooted in feminist activism and building on work by multiple groups.
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu’s Shanghai-based atelier has generated a prolific output of design ranging from hospitality and retail interiors to cultural architecture and product.
The head of Perkins+Will’s cultural practice in North Carolina, Howard is bringing change to historically African-American neighborhoods from Miami to Vancouver and Los Angeles.
This year's Game Changers prove that architects and designers can set ambitious goals, envision a better world, and then make it real through spaces, objects, and ideas.
Few spaces of the home are as coveted as the kitchen. But Anna Puigjaner is showing the way out of these wasteful private cooking boxes toward more efficient “shared” alternatives.
The renowned writer, historian, and teacher has expanded the architectural discipline’s critical and geographic outlook.
Through Beirut Design Week and other initiatives, Toutikian has restored Beirut to its rightful spot as a leader in design and architecture.
Within one year, Chong masterminded the development of ten contemporary furniture collections, all crafted by established and emerging designers.
Over the past decade, Chicago architect Carol Ross Barney has moved beyond the design of buildings toward stewardship and restoration of urban ecology.
Metropolis recognizes today's game changing leaders in architecture and design.
This developer is bringing new life to Mexico City’s historic neighborhoods—but keeping focus on equitable, sustainable growth.
The president and creative director of Bernhardt Design has created multiple platforms to invest in young American and international talent, helping to kick-start the careers of dozens of designers.
All is not perfectly well in the world of architecture, and this advocacy group is looking to improve it.
Daylight isn’t the first urban-planning consideration, but it is among the most important. This pioneer in solar design has worked for half a century to spread the message.
With ties to building and academia, the New York firm is forging a new kind of architectural practice.
Renowned developer and urban thinker Jonathan F. P. Rose argues for new criteria for urban planning and development.