SKETCH120: One design charrette, four jurors, one great conv

One design charrette, two hours, four jurors, one great conversation!

Saturday, July 28th

American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn at 232 Third Street and Third Avenue

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

James Biber, FAIA, Partner at Pentagram Architects
Andrew Blum, Contributing Editor, Metropolis & Wired magazines
Lauren Crahan, Partner at Freecell
Alex Washburn, Director of Urban Design, Department of City Planning

A design problem related to New York’s construction boom will be given to participants promptly at 3:00 pm to solve in two hours. All work will then be pinned up and the invited jury will hold an open discussion and critique with participants. A critical conversation will emerge from the work generated and the questions posed by the original brief. Cheer on your friends or come participate to hear your work discussed!

The charrette is open to all young designers five years or less out of school; whether you are a graphic, industrial, or fashion designer, an artist or architect, Design in 5 invites you to attend. Drinks will be available. You may participate as an individual or as a team of up to three people. Reservations are not required, but appreciated to help gauge attendance: email or call 212.980.3767. Admission is $5 at the door; Architectural League members receive free admittance. Design in 5 and the Architectural League thanks XO Projects Inc. for hosting this event. For more information, visit .

Sketch 120 is brought to you by Design in 5. Design in 5 is a new group of the Architectural League of New York, formed for designers of all disciplines 5 years or less out of school. Design in 5 responds to this youngest group of designers, providing unique opportunities and activities for exchanging ideas across disciplines, fostering camaraderie, and above all, having fun.