Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) is an idea-driven design office founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008, and is currently led together by Ilias Papageorgiou. With a global reach, it brings together extensive experience from the fields of architecture, academia and the arts. The firm has extensive recognition and prizes, including the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League, the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Award, and the AIA Young Architects Award. The office has received praise for many of its works including the design of the Frieze Art Fair New York, and for their largest building to date, the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California at Davis.
Florian Idenburg, principal. Florian Idenburg (1975, the Netherlands) holds an MSc. in Architecture from Delft University of Technology. Prior to founding SO–IL, Idenburg gained eight years of experience at the practice of Pritzker laureates Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. Idenburg is a recognized voice in academia and has held teaching positions at Harvard, Columbia, Princeton and the University of Kentucky.
Jing Liu, M Arch, principal. A native of China, Jing Liu received her education in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, concluding with a Master of Architecture from Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans. Liu has been a faculty member at The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University since 2009, and advises the Master’s thesis at Parsons The New School of Design. In addition to her professional and academic pursuits, Liu serves on the board of the Van Alen Institute.
Ilias Papageorgiou, partner. He was born in Athens, Greece. He holds a Diploma in Architecture from Aristotle University in Greece, and a Master's in Architecture from Harvard University. Papageorgiou has been with SO–IL since its inception in 2008 and has played a key role in the firm’s recognition and success. He became a partner in 2013. Besides practising, Papageorgiou is a frequent lecturer and visiting critic at various universities and has taught design studios at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
Sooran Kim, associate, joined SO–IL in 2011 and relocated to Seoul to oversee the construction of the Kukje project. Sooran holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.
Ted Baab, associate, joined SO–IL in 2011. Ted holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University.
Artist Ana Prvački is a theatre and music trained performance and installation artist. Prvački's interdisciplinary work often deals with sound and sensuality. She uses a gently pedagogical and comedic approach and aims for a conceptual practice with a low carbon footprint.
Her work has been included in many international exhibitions including 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul Turkey 2015, Contour Biennial in Mechelen Belgium 2015, dOCUMENTA 13 2012, Sydney Biennial 2007, Singapore Biennial 2006, and the Turin Triennale 2005.
Solo exhibitions and projects include the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Turin; Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore and 1301PE Gallery, Los Angeles.
Her works are included in private and public collection and institutions such as MOCA, LACMA and Castello di Rivoli. Prvački has produced a series of ideas catalogues with the intention of filing and documenting her imagination. Some of the thoughts have been realized as performances, such as “Tent, Quartet, bows and elbows” and “The leap of faith”. Her new catalogue of ideas “Finding comfort in an uncomfortable imagination” is published by ICA Singapore.
Prvački is currently the artist in resident at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.