at architects profile: at architects blurs the boundaries between architecture, art, and landscape architecture while giving primacy to the existing particularities of each site. Learning the particularities and observing each site’s daily life bring into focus the unseen, creating opportunities for invention. at uses materials, light, and the simplicity of forms to mold the experience of each space. Regardless of scale, each project becomes a laboratory for experimentation, providing the opportunity to establish a unique relationship with the client. At the core of at's beliefs is the idea that architecture affects the human condition -- that space affects our emotions and harmony; our surroundings affect our body, our individuality, traditions, beliefs, and our development as human beings. All individuals -- independent of their means -- have the right to inhabit dynamic and balanced spaces. at’s work does not believe that economic means define architectural creativity. Currently at is transforming an old theater into a church in the Bronx and building a low-cost hotel in Long Island City. The buildings will be green buildings despite their limited budget. Most recently, at finished a summer complex in Southampton and a single family extension in Staten Island. The firm has won numerous awards in international competitions such as the sports park at Puerta de Hierro, the Las Salinas garden in Cadiz, the Town Hall of Salobreña, the Garcia Lorca Garden in Granada, and has been featured in national and international publications such as ABC and Arquitectura Viva.
Ana Maria Torres profile: Ana Maria Torres established at architects in New York City in 2000. Ms. Torres is a licensed as an urban planner as well as an architect in both Spain and New York State. Before arriving in the United States, Ana Maria Torres was Associate Professor of Architectural Design at E. T. S. Architecture in Madrid. As a partner at Balmori Associates in New Haven, CT, where she was a principal prior to establishing at architects, Ana Maria Torres was responsible for the landscape and urban design of Abandoibarra in Bilbao, Spain; the Performing Arts Center of Greater Miami, Florida; the Museum of Modern Art in Osaka, Japan; and the Petronas Towers Plaza, Kuala Lumpur. She was also a finalist in the World War II Memorial Competition in Washington, DC. Ana Maria Torres’ ongoing efforts to integrate the fields of architecture, landscape, and sculpture are also reflected in her work as an author and curator of museum exhibitions. She is the author of two monographs: Isamu Noguchi: A Study of Space, The Monacelli Press, 2000; Carme Pinós: Architecture of Overlay, The Monacelli Press, 2003;and has organized exhibitions of the work, Marjetica Potrĉ, IVAM, 2003, Scott Burton, IVAM, 2004, James Turrell, IVAM, 2004 and Biennal de Canarias (site specific permanent installation by Carme Pinós). Her articles have been published in Metropolis, Process Architecture, and Arquitectura Viva; she is also the the architecture editor for the NY Arts Magazine. Ms. Torres has received grants for her work from the Graham Foundation, and the Comité Conjunto Hispano-Americano de Cooperación Cultural.