Detroit Rock City: a vertical botanic garden by Stan Allen Architect

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Stan Allen, Hans Tursack, Okki Berendschot, Liam Turkle
Scott Benedict | Practicall(y) Studios

Stan Allen

SAA/Stan Allen Architect is a small, agile practice capable of working at a wide range of scales. The office has realized buildings and urban projects in the United States, South America and Asia. Responding to the complexity of the modern city in creative ways, SAA has developed an extensive catalogue of innovative design strategies, in particular looking at art practices, field theory, ecology and landscape architecture as models to revitalize the practice of architecture. The office is founded on a commitment to the reality of the built work, and the transformative potential of architecture.

Stan Allen holds degrees from Brown University, The Cooper Union and Princeton. After working for Richard Meier in New York and Rafael Moneo in Madrid, he established his independent practice in 1990. From 1999 - 2003, he worked in collaboration with James Corner/Field Operations, during which time they won competitions for the French Embassy Garden in New York and the re-use of the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island.

Stan Allen is a registered architect in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. From 2002 to 2012 he served as Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University where he is currently the George Dutton ’27 Professor of Architecture. In 2011 he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and in 2012, elected to the National Academy of Design.

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