NEWS


< DECEMBER 20, 2012 | MARIO CIPRESSO HAS BEEN NAMED TO ENGINEERING NEWS RECORD'S "TOP 20 UNDER 40" FOR 2013.

ENR California announced the winners of its annual Top 20 Under 40 competition, which celebrates the excellence of young design and construction professionals around the state.

Now in its third year, the Top 20 Under 40 contest drew its largest collection of entries yet. An independent jury pored over the entries, judging candidates on the basis of their career experience; industry leadership; community service; and other factors. Winners will appear in the February 11, 2013, edition of ENR California.

Visit ENR California's site for more information.



< APRIL 22, 2012 | OUR ENTRY TO THE ANONYMOUS(A)RCHITECT COMPETITION HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED. THE PUBLIC VOTING PHASE BEGINS ON FACEBOOK. 'LIKE' OUR PROJECT, "ESCAPE ROUTE" HERE.

The competition seeks proposals for the interstitial space between the entrance of the Milavec Hakimi Gallery and the sidewalk fronting the Cooper Union building in New York by Morphosis Architects. The competition required that proposals could be realized for under $20,000.



< OCTOBER 5, 2011 | MARIO CIPRESSO HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS A JURY PANEL MEMBER FOR THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED 10+ COMPETITION, 'RE-THINKING SHANGHAI 2012'.

The competition seeks visionary proposals for an intervention on the Suzhou Creek in Shanghai, China. More information is available at RE-THINKING SHANGHAI 2012.



< JUNE 16-17, 2011 | MARIO CIPRESSO PARTICIPATED AS A PRESENTER IN A SYMPOSIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ENTITLED, "THE 21ST CENTURY SCHOOL IN CRISIS: LEGACY, LESSONS AND OPPORTUNITIES".

As a part of the symposium, Mario Cipresso along with former Morphosis colleague and fellow USC professor, Selwyn Ting, presented the Science Center School as a case study in innovative private-public partnerships for progressive educational models. Other presenters included Victoria Bergsagel, Joseph Paul Cevetello, Paul Cummins, Kevin Daly, Christopher Gerber, Marco Petruzzi and Steven Turckes.



< MARCH 7, 2011 | MARIO CIPRESSO PARTICIPATES ON THE JURY PANEL FOR THE 2011 EVOLO SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION.

The competition attracted 715 entries from 5 continents and 95 different countries. The Jury selected 3 winners and 32 honorable mentions.



< AUGUST 25, 2010 | MARIO CIPRESSO PARTICIPATES IN A PECHA KUCHA LECTURE AT THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC).

The University of Southern California School of Architecture kicked off it's Fall 2010 Lecture Series with a Pecha Kucha lecture featuring eight faculty members. Mario Cipresso participated in the rapid-fire style lecture format discussing our recent Milan Stadt Krone 2030 project and our recent honorable mention winning competition project for the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control. The format allows 20 slides per presenter and 20 seconds per slide on an automatic advance setting making for a continually fresh and high-energy evening.



< JUNE 16, 2010 | MILANO STADT KRONE 2030 EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE POLITECNICO DI MILANO FEATURING 12 PROJECTS INCLUDING STUDIO SHIFT'S "FARM THE GAP" PROJECT.

The exhibition features 12 proposals commissioned by the Architectural and Urban Forum (AUFO) of Milano, with support from the Comune di Milano, located on the periphery of the historic city center offering conceptual solutions for the densification of Milano. Each proposal injects 25,000 inhabitants into the existing fabric of Milano for a total population increase of 300,000. The exhibition opens June 16, 2010 at the Politecnico di Milano and runs through June 30, 2010 in the spazio mostre Guido Nardi - Politecnico di Milano (via Ampere, 2).



< APRIL 12, 2010 | UCLA'S ALUMNI EXHIBITION, "PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE" OPENS FEATURING TWO PROJECTS BY STUDIO SHIFT

As an alumnus of UCLA, firm president, Mario Cipresso had two projects selected to the UCLA Alumni Exhibit. The impressive work of multiple generations of Los Angeles architects was on display. In attendance were several icons of Los Angeles architecture including Thom Mayne.



< MARCH, 2010 | STUDIO SHIFT'S MARIO CIPRESSO PARTICIPATES AS A JURY PANEL MEMBER FOR THE EVOLO 2010 SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION.

The 2010 edition of eVolo's popular skyscraper competition received 427 entries from 42 countries. 3 winners were chosen (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) and 27 honorable mentions were awarded. The final jury panel consisted of: Mario Cipresso, Kyu Ho Chun, Kenta Fukunishi, Elie Gamburg, Mitchell Joachim, JaeYoung Lee, Adelaïde Marchi, Nicola Marchi and Eric Vergne. Entries are online at evolo.us.



< DECEMBER 17, 2009 | STUDIO SHIFT PRESENTS CONCEPT DESIGNS FOR FOUR BUILDINGS IN THE SICHUAN PROVINCE

In mid-December we presented four conceptual designs on-site in Miyi, Sichuan Province, China along with landscape architect SWA Group and engineering firm Arup Shanghai. Studio Shift's work included the designs for an aquatic recreation center, a multi-venue sports facility, a recreational retail center and a revised design for the Miyi Cultural Tower. The schematic design phase is anticipated to begin in January, 2010.



< OCTOBER 20, 2009 | DESIGN BEGINS ON EAST 5TH HUB FASHION RETAIL PROTOTYPE WITH JACK FONG ARCHITECTS & DECON GROUP

Studio Shift, in collaboration with Jack F.P. Fong Architects and Decon Group, led the creative design effort for new fashion retail outfit, East 5th Hub of Los Angeles. The design is the basis for a national rollout of high-end denim based retail stores featuring designs by noted designer Kevin Chen of MEK.



< JULY 29, 2009 | WORLD SUSTAINABILITY CENTRE COMPETITION ENTRY SHIPS OUT

Our entry into the World Sustainability Centre Competition at Afsluitdijk, Netherlands has been sent on its way. Judging is scheduled for early September and an announcement is planned for early October.



< APRIL 24, 2009 | NEW STUDIO SHIFT WEBSITE LAUNCHED

New website goes online. This is a work in progress, please check back often as we continue to develop the site and add additional content.



< APRIL 17, 2009 | STUDIO SHIFT RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION

Studio Shift received an honorable mention in the international competition for the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control. Studio Shift was shortlisted along with 3 other international firms and 3 local Taiwanese firms. For more details, see project information on this site. Additional information is available at deathbyarchitecture.com.