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 use of ephemeral materialities to uncover embedded cultural narratives and hidden orders.

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 several universities.

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.

Stephanie Lin currently serves as the Dean of The School of Architecture (TSOA) founded by Frank Lloyd Wright and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright. She was recently named the recipient of the 2023 AIA AZ Design Pedagogy Award for her teaching work at TSOA. Previously she has taught at The Cooper Union School of Architecture, UC Berkeley, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University GSAPP. Lin received her B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley and her M.Arch I AP from Harvard GSD.

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

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