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  • Jenny Sabin headshot, photo by Jesse Winter

Jenny Sabin

Artist, Ruggles Corridor Integrated Public Art Project

Jenny Sabin Studio is an experimental architecture studio based in Ithaca, NY. With

degrees in architecture and fine arts in ceramics, Jenny Sabin is the Principal of Jenny

Sabin Studio, founder of the Sabin Design Lab, and the Arthur L. and Isabel B.

Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture at Cornell University. Jenny Sabin Studio

investigates the space between disciplines, exploring the intersections of architecture

and science and applying insights and theories from locally gathered data, biology, and

mathematics to the design, fabrication, and production of material structures and human-centered spatial interventions. Our projects are varied, operating across multiple scales, including facades, installations, pavilions, canopies, and architecture.

For public art, the studio advocates for a bottom-up, community-focused, and localized approach, where wider experiences and diversity are key to not only promoting but also physically generating public projects. We collaborate with community stakeholders, engineers, and scientists and employ architects, designers, and artists. Our portfolio includes clients such as Nike Inc., Microsoft, Google, the New York Museum of Modern Art, Art Production Fund, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the American Philosophical Society Museum, the Exploratorium, Cornell University, and the Frac Centre.

Jenny Sabin was awarded a 2010 Pew Fellowship in the Arts and was named a USA Knight Fellow in Architecture in 2011. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Architectural Record’s national Women in Architecture Awards selected her for the 2016 Innovator in design award. Jenny Sabin Studio has exhibited nationally and internationally including in the acclaimed 9th ArchiLab Naturalizing Architecture at FRAC Centre in Orleans, Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and as part of Beauty, the 5th Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Sabin’s book, LabStudio: Design Research Between Architecture and Biology, co-authored with Peter Lloyd Jones was published in July 2017. That same year, Jenny Sabin Studio won MoMA & MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program with the submission, Lumen.

Photo by Jesse Winter.

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