Winner: Emerging Architect of the Year 2018. Bureau Spectacular is an operation of cultural affairs based in Los Angeles and led by Jimenez Lai and Joanna Grant.
Bureau Spectacular is a group of individuals who engage culture through the contemplation of art, architecture, history, politics, sociology, linguistics, mathematics, graphic design, technology and graphic novels. Established in 2008 in Los Angeles, Bureau Spectacular imagines other worlds and engages the design of architecture through telling stories.
Judges comments: "This studio shows the importance of pushing boundaries in architecture by developing a new approach through conceptual combinatorics of found objects and shapes. It has established an interdisciplinary discourse by working in different fields and engaging in things from academic theory and publications to music festivals."
This special award is sponsored by Delta Light.