Present Forms is a New York-based design studio led by Stephanie Lin, a Canadian designer and educator. Our work combines artistic and architectural modes of thinking, ranging in scale from environments to objects. As a practice we explore the techniques and reciprocities of materials, media, and space, uncovering their embedded cultural narratives and hidden orders.

Present Forms is a member of Office III, a design collective co-founded with Sean Canty and Ryan Golenberg, and based across New York, Boston and San Francisco. In 2017 the three were finalists in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and completed the Governors Island Welcome Center in New York, NY that same year.

Present Forms' work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York, NY), The National Academy of Design (New York, NY) The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York, NY), A+D Architecture and Design Museum (Los Angeles, CA), cneai= (Paris, France), and a number of universities. She is the 2023 named awardee of the Civitella Ranieri Architecture Fellowship.

Stephanie Lin is a designer and educator, currently serving as the Dean of The School of Architecture founded by Frank Lloyd Wright and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright. She has previously taught at The Cooper Union School of Architecture, UC Berkeley, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University GSAPP. Stephanie received her B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley and her M.Arch I AP from Harvard GSD. She is a 2023 recipient of the AIA AZ Design Pedagogy Award.

Past and Present Team
Greta Gardner, Ruben Gutierrez, Lisa Tianying Li, Iris Shen, Tracy Tan, Taichi Wi, Owen Xie, Lien-Kuang Yeh

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