Lately, SPORTS Collaborative has been preoccupied with the elasticity of the built environment. How can the world of objects and spaces alternate between the functional and ordinary on one hand and the playful and poetic on the other? In this talk, SPORTS will discuss their ambition to flexibly flicker between these states in their work and in doing so, embrace ideas of ambiguity, novelty and discovery.
SPORTS Collaborative (www.sportscollaborative.com) is the award-winning multidisciplinary architecture and design collaborative of Molly Hunker and Greg Corso, based in Syracuse, New York. They approach architecture in a playful way by balancing rigor and research with amusement and curiosity. Deeply engaging, their work promotes fresh and unexpected experiences in the built environment. Since forming in 2010, SPORTS has designed and constructed a number of large-scale architectural installations and pavilions around the country, and their work has been exhibited, reviewed and published widely. Recently, SPORTS was highlighted as a “Firm to Watch” by Architectural Record and as “Next Progressives” by Architect magazine. SPORTS is the recipient of a Best of Design Award from Architect’s Newspaper and a 2017 Arch League Prize from the Architectural League of New York.
Greg Corso is a designer from California. Greg received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has worked in art and architecture studios in the United States and Europe, including Studio Gang, JDS Architects and Cliff Garten Studio, and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Greg has taught architecture and design at Woodbury University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture.
Molly Hunker is a Wyoming-raised designer and educator. Molly received her Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and her Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has worked for architecture studios and art workshops along the West Coast, including Doug Aitken Workshop, Talbot McLanahan Architecture, Weinstein A|U and The LADG. Molly previously taught at UCLA, Woodbury University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she served as the inaugural 2013–14 Douglas A. Garofalo Fellow, and is currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture.