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News

February 16 — 2024

Gray Organschi Architecture is now GOA

February 13 — 2024

Starlight Park Facilities is featured in the kitchen and bath section of Architectural Record’s February Issue.

CLT
January 17 — 2024

This panel explored the usage of innovative wood systems and how they can inform taller, higher-performing structures with lower embodied carbon and environmental impacts.

YSOF w/ GMF
February 2 — 2024

Alan and Andy foster a partnership between YSOF and GMF to research sustainable architectural design in wood.

December 6 — 2023

Alan delivered keynote at the Bhutan Pavillion COP28 UAE. The Regenerative Bhutan Initiative for the Thimphu Paro bioregion offers a novel model for carbon-negative urbanization.

December 30 — 2023

WELL AP demonstrates a salutogenic approach to design.

December 6 — 2022

ACME Timber Lofts has received its first shipments of CLT from SmartLam North America’s Dothan Alabama plant this past week.

Shop Floor Interior
December 12 — 2023

The Architect's Newspaper has awarded the Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation a Best of Design Award in the Unbuilt - Conceptual category!



December 7 — 2023

The Regenerative Building | Bio-regional Synergies Yale Advanced Studio 2023 taught by Alan and Andy concluded this Friday. Salute to the immense effort and and thoughts manifested in the student work!

December 5 — 2023

“We can avoid emissions, build dense cities and sequester carbon. We can decarbonise concrete. And by using other materials we can sink carbon and store it in the system on a massive scale.”

November 16 — 2022

Lisa talks about the office's mission and focus on the environment with Amy Stone

September 16 — 2020

Lisa is one of five recipients of 2020's Women in Architecture Awards by Architectural Record.

September 20 — 2023

This webinar explores the essential design decisions for achieving cost-effective and sustainable solutions in mass timber multi-family housing projects.

December 8 — 2023

GOA's Quarry Cottage is featured in Dwell's 20 most-liked homes on their Instagram in 2023.

October 1 — 2023

Alan was on air in the episode of Building sustainable cities: How they’re made at Podcast Renewable future.

December 1 — 2022

We are honored to announce that Timber City has won the project of the year at the AIA Connecticut 2022 design awards!

October 11 — 2023

Horse Island Research Station has been awarded Excellence in the Commercial, Institutional, Educational, or Multi-Family Residential Design – Small category for the 2023 AIA Connecticut Design Awards.

G7
October 3 — 2023
March 1 — 2021

A new report explores how offsite mass timber and light-frame wood construction could boost affordability, cut carbon emissions, and speed up construction.

December 17 — 2021

Principal Alan Organschi has been appointed Director of the Innovation Lab at the newly formed Bauhaus der Erde (Bauhaus Earth) in Berlin, Germany.

April 21 — 2023

Alan Organschi is set to deliver a keynote titled “A Role for Forest Products in Climate Restoration” at the upcoming G7 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Miyazaki, Japan on April 21st.

September 14 — 2023

He spoke about creating systemic change based on natural materials: “Our problem and our challenge is buildings and construction, because the way we build is not sustainable. By using wood wisely and sustainably, we can achieve the necessary transformation of the construction sector.”

HHFT Bridge
September 1 — 2023

GOA receives an Excellence in Design Award by the NYC Public Design Commission for Hudson Highland Fjord Trail Breakneck Bridge.


December 14 — 2022

The project represents a three-year collaboration between Gray Organschi Architecture through its research and fabrication subsidiary JIG Design Build, the Yale Forests, and Odeh Engineers to develop experimental, laminated structural timber components using wood drawn from northeastern forests for potential future application in low to mid rise urban construction assemblies (IBC Types IV HT and IV C.)

February 9 — 2023

GOA is pleased to receive this notice from Buildings and Cities Editor-in-Chief Richard Lorch announcing the review of CARBON: A Field Manual for Building Designers by the renowned building lifecycle researcher Dr. Francesco Pomponi.

December 9 — 2021

Alan has recently been appointed to the US Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Building Operations' (OBO) Industry Advisory Group for a two-year term.

December 10 — 2021

The newly-released "Horizon Europe - New European Bauhaus Nexus Report" is a set of guiding principles for the New Bauhaus Initiative.

October 11 — 2023

Nauset Beach House has been awarded a Commendation: Beautiful Consideration of Light, Materials, & Context in the Residential Architecture category for the 2023 AIA Connecticut Design Awards.
You can read more about the project: HERE

October 7 — 2022

What were the environmental consequences of Mies’s material choices? For the next 10 days, visitors to the pavilion (which was dismantled in 1930 and recreated in the 1980s) will be encouraged to consider that question, thanks to an installation built within Mies’s masterwork and made entirely of cross-laminated timber (CLT) from Galician forests.

September 25 — 2023

Alan discussed how mass timber is a good fit for affordable housing, highlighting 340 Dixwell as an example of what is possible by working with mass timber and light frame construction.

November 16 — 2020

Yale architecture students are building a teaching and research center “off the grid” on Horse Island, a 17-acre property in Connecticut’s Thimble Islands.

ITA Zurich, ETH
October 9 — 2023

Alan Organschi gave the opening keynote at the Biofrontiers Symposium, which took place at the Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich.

October 11 — 2023

Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation has received the prestigious Honor Award in the Unbuilt category for the 2023 New England Architecture Awards

Awards

2023

The Architect's Newspaper: Best of Design Award

Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation

2023

AIA New England Best of Design

Anthony Timberlands Center for Design

2023

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Horse Island

2023

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Nauset Beach House

2022

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Washington Art Association

2021

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Little Harbor House

2019

HIVE 50 Innovator Award

Ecological Living Module

2023

New York Design Awards

Ecological Living Module

2019

American Architecture Award

Ecological Living Module

2018

Wood Design & Building Award

Henry David Thoreau Footbridge

2018

Wood Design & Building Award

Common Ground High School

2018

Residential Architect Design Award

Ecological Living Module

2018

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Adirondacks House

2018

German Design Award

Common Ground High School

2017

AIA New England Design Award

Chilmark House

2017

AIA New England Design Award

Firehouse 12

2017

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Woodland House

2017

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Chilmark House

2017

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Mill River Park Carousel Pavilion

2017

Green Good Design Award

Common Ground High School

2017

American Architecture Award

Common Ground High School

2017

WoodWorks Wood Design Award

Common Ground High School

2017

WoodWorks Wood Design Award

Firehouse 12

2017

IES Illumination Award

Common Ground High School

2016

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Common Ground High School

2016

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Woodland House

2016

AIA Connecticut Design Award

2016

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Firehouse 12

2016

CTGBC Green Building Award

Common Ground High School

2016

AIA New England Design Award

Old Quarry House

2016

AIA New England Design Award

2016

AIA New England Design Award

Woodland House

2016

AIA New England Design Award

Common Ground High School

2014

NYC Public Design Commission Award

South Shore Little League Stadium

2014

NYC Public Design Commission – Excellence in Design

Hudson Highland Fjord Trail Breakneck Bridge

2012

American Academy Arts and Letters Award

2012

AIA National Housing Award

Fairfield Jesuit Community Center

2011

Residential Architect Rising Star Award

2010

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Fairfield Jesuit Community Center

2010

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Cottage

2010

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Mill River Park Porch

2010

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Lanterns

2010

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Storage Barn

2010

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Fairfield Jesuit Community Center

2010

AIA New England Design Award

Fairfield Jesuit Community Center

2010

Builder Magazine Builder's Choice Award

Fairfield Jesuit Community Center

2010

AISC IDEAS² Award

Storage Barn

2010

CTGBC Green Building Award

Storage Barn

2009

AIA New England Design Award

Storage Barn

2009

AIA New England Design Award

Cottage

2009

American Architecture Award

Storage Barn

2009

Architectural League Emerging Voices

2009

ARCHITECT Magazine Annual Design Review

Storage Barn

2009

ARCHITECT Magazine Annual Design Review

Cottage

2009

Residential Architect Design Award

Cottage

2008

WoodWorks Wood Design Award

Firehouse 12

2007

AIA New England Design Award

Tennis House

2006

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Firehouse 12

2006

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Coliseum Reconsidered

2006

AIA New England Design Award

Hillside House

2005

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Hillside House

2005

AIA Connecticut Design Award

2005

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Footbridge

2004

AIA New England Design Award

2004

AIA New England Design Award

Footbridge

2003

Northeast Green Building Award

Tennis House

2002

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Tennis House

2002

AIA Connecticut Design Award

Caretaker's House

2001

AIA New England Design Award

Cabana

2001

AIA Connecticut Emerging Architect Award

2001

WoodWorks Wood Design Award

2001

WoodWorks Wood Design Award

Caretaker's House

Publications

August 2023

What We Must Afford (Some Thoughts on System Change in Global Housing)

A Chapter in: Housing the Nation: Social Equity, Architecture, and the Future of Affordable Housing

August 2022

Deep Consciousness: Lisa Gray on Mission Focus, Environmental Awareness, and Seeing Differently

Madam Architect

November 2021

Guide to Mass Timber

Dezeen

August 2021

Yale Architecture Students Build a Unique Off-Grid, Outdoor Classroom

Metropolis

July 2021

Using Buildings for Carbon Storage

Mass Timber Digest

July 2021

House Above the South Shore

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

November 2020

On Horse Island, students take regenerative design 'off the grid'

Yale News

October 2020

Is Wood the Future of Sustainable Multifamily?

Multi-Housing News

August 2020

Affordable Housing in the Works on Dixwell

New Haven Independent

July 2020

Inside an Eclectic Retreat on Shelter Island

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

March 2020

University of Arkansas selects six finalists for new Anthony Timberlands Center

The Architect's Newspaper

March 2020

Grafton and WT/GO Proposals for Arkansas Timber Design School Revealed

Architects' Journal

January 2020

Building Timber Cities to Protect the Climate

The Hill

January 2020

Building High-Rises Out of Wood Can Help Save the Planet

WIRED

January 2020

Buildings Made Out of Timber Could Become an Important Global Carbon Sink

European Scientist

January 2020

Building with Timber Instead of Steel

Fast Company

January 2020

Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink

Nature Sustainability

January 2020

Radical Change in the Building Industry Is Desperately Needed, and It Can’t Happen Without Building Trades

Metropolis

January 2020

What Caesar Saw: Building with Wood

Suddeutsche Zeitung

January 2020

Ecological Living Module: Small in stature, big in potential

Wood Design & Building

June 2019

Joseph A. Verdino Jr. Grandstand

Women-Designed NYC

March 2019

Before & After: A Connecticut Lake House Gets a Dose of Scandinavian Style

Dwell

March 2019

It's a Family Affair

Martha's Vineyard Magazine

January 2019

Just Design Initiative

Archinect

January 2019

Ecological Living Module

Baumeister

November 2018

A Student and Teacher Team Up

Dwell

November 2018

Ecological Living Module

Dezeen

September 2018

How 240sf Might Change the Tiny House

Architectural Digest

August 2018

Gray Organschi Architecture's Holistic Vision

Cultured Magazine

August 2018

GOA Revives a Decayed 1970s House

Metropolis

August 2018

Miracle in Midtown

Bloomberg

July 2018

Super-Sustainable Dwelling

Metropolis

July 2018

Beyond Green

Architectural Design

March 2018

Calling Nature

Litchfield Magazine

February 2018

Living on Water

Phaidon

December 2017

Great Escapes

CNN Style

December 2017

Making Space

Take Magazine

October 2017

Sound and Vision

Dwell

September 2017

A Warm and Welcoming Place

Residential Design

September 2017

Black Magic

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

2017

Common Ground High School

Casabella

July 2017

Of Poetry and Bridges

Litchfield Magazine

July 2017

The Rise of the Wooden Skyscraper

Anthropocene

April 2017

Under and Over

Interior Design

January 2017

A Study in Materials

Architectural Record

2016

Tall Timber

Science

April 2016

Moving Mountains

Dwell

March 2016

Interview: Alan Organschi

Paprika

September 2015

TImber Grows Up

Architectural Record

May 2015

Head of its Class

Dwell

March 2015

Advanced Studios Fall 2014

Constructs

September 2014

Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi

Constructs

March 2014

Top Grades

Dwell

October 2012

The Depot Home

Dwell

July 2014

True to Form

Architectural Digest

April 2012

Bridgework

Dwell

November 2011

Light Motif

Dwell

July 2011

Cottage in Guilford

EDITION29

June 2011

Masterpieces

Braun

April 2011

Teach, Pray, Live

The New York Times

November 2010

The Power of Pro Bono

Metropolis Books

September 2010

Light Motif

Dwell

October 2009

Storage Barn

Ktirio

September 2009

Storage Barn

Architect

May 2009

3 Questions for 8 Emerging Voices

Archinect

March 2009

Firehouse 12

Puu Wood Magazine

March 2009

One-Stop Hub for Avant-Garde Jazz

The New York Times

January 2009

At Home in a Modern Church

Dwell

August 2008

Encore, Encore: Shell Games

Residential Architect

July 2008

Making Space

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

March 2008

Siren Song

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

February 2008

Firehouse Adaptive Re-Use

Connecticut Home and Garden

December 2007

Pastoral Manner

Dwell

September 2007

In a Firehouse, Life with Art and Music

The New York Times

May 2006

Set in Stone

House & Garden

July 2002

Small Living Spaces

Carlos Broto & Joseph Minquet

June 2002

A Barn Raising at Foote School

Fine Homebuilding

July 2001

New Coastal House

Carlos Broto & Joseph Minquet

June 2001

Hot Dirt, Cool Straw

Hearst

October 2000

A Guest House and Tennis Pavilion

Architectural Record