OfficeUS | Call for Applications


OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia, is inviting 90 architects worldwide to participate in the activities of a global architectural office. Members contribute their voices, expertise and skills to OfficeUS on a regular basis at a level of engagement they specify–from full time to a few hours a week.

OfficeUS is an architecture collective that aims to redefine the terms of design and production of architecture on the global scale. Participation in OfficeUS is an act of architectural generosity towards the production of ideas and projects beyond current social, economical, pedagogical and disciplinary constraints.

Eligible applicants are highly skilled, speculative and visionary architects. Applicants must have a professional degree in architecture or a demonstrated ability within the field of architecture, design, urban planning, engineering and/or city planning. They could be working within corporate offices, small firms, government agencies, universities or independently.

OfficeUS Outpost Architects will participate from their local base in the development and implementation of 25 projects in collaboration with the 6 OfficeUS Partners in residence at the OfficeUS Headquarters: the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Biennale Architettura.

Throughout the 25 weeks of the Biennale, a series of 25 OfficeUS Issues (ranging from Public Housing to Smart Materials) will provide the framework of OfficeUS inquiry.

Powered by an on line platform, and under the direction of OfficeUS Partners, the OfficeUS Outpost Architects will provide key expertise, skills, production capabilities and strategic local knowledge for the development of projects. The work will be ultimately compiled in the OfficeUS New World book and exhibit in the spring of 2015 at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.

The network will be organized and managed by Therrien-Barley working under the guidance of Storefront for Art and Architecture and curators Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački and Ashley Schafer.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The application fee is $15.
Questions? E-mail Therrien-Barley,

All the info on the project can be found here.

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