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John Flavin artwork on display at Dia Chelsea
2/3 ARO Joins AIANY Panel: Dia Chelsea Engaging Art and Architecture
Walton Family Foundation logo
ARO Selected for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program
Dia Chelsea, featuring Lucy Raven's Ready Mix installation
2021 AIANY Architecture Honor Award, Dia Chelsea
Rothko Chapel interior
1/27 Neil Patel Discusses Rothko Chapel with AIA Houston
Bar at Knoll D.C.
2021, AN Best of Design, Knoll D.C.
Dia Chelsea's inaugural exhibition with Lucy Raven
2021 Interior Design Best of Year, Dia Chelsea
Attendees review a rendering at UW Tacoma's Milgard Hall Construction Celebration
Watch – Kim Yao Speaks at UW Tacoma’s Milgard Hall Construction Celebration
Group picture of ARO team members at GrowNYC's Governor' Island Teaching Garden
ARO Holds Inaugural Day of Action with GrowNYC
Dia Chelsea, seen from the street
10/22 Visit Dia Chelsea, Archtober’s Building of the Day
10/16 Tour Dia Chelsea with Open House New York
Rothko Chapel interior
2021 Docomomo US Award of Excellence, Rothko Chapel
ARO participates in Village Trip Open Design Studios Tour
9/18 Register for The Village Trip’s Open Design Studios
ARO assembles a terra cotta sunshade
8/19 Watch ARO present at the 2021 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop
AIA 2021 Honors & Awards Luncheon
Watch – Kim Yao Receives 2021 AIA Medal of Honor
Milgard Hall Breaks Ground
University of Washington Tacoma Breaks Ground for New Milgard Hall
ARO presents Rothko Chapel for AIA Houston
7/14 Neil Patel and Alissa Chastain discuss Rothko Chapel with AIA Houston
ARO wins Best Video for Daylight Hour
2021 Best Video for Daylight Hour
Kim Yao at AIA Conference on Architecture 2021
7/8 Kim Yao joins Keynote Panel at AIA Conference on Architecture: “Selling Sustainability to Your Clients”
AIA Conference on Architecture 2021 logo
6/17 Kim Yao joins Keynote Panel at AIA Conference on Architecture: “Transforming the Business of Design”
ACE Mentor Program Final Presentation
ARO’s ACE Team Presents Final Project Designs
Portrait of Stephen Cassell
5/26 Stephen Cassell presents Rothko Chapel for AIANY’s Speed Presentation
ARO office portrait in bright office corner. Photo by Dean Kaufman.
Rewatch 5/20 – ARO 2020 Firm Award Panel
Rewatch Stephen Cassell with BE-Ex presents Reimagining Midcentury Office Buildings to House the Future
4/23 Stephen Cassell joins AIANY’s Post-COVID Cities Panel
Dia Chelsea Reopens
Two people view art at the new Vilcek Foundation
Vilcek Foundation honored with 2021 AIA National Design Award, Interior Architecture
3/30 – Adam Yarinsky joins Book Talk about Howard Barnstone
Building Museums 2021 Rothko Chapel Aligning Mission and Intent
3/4 – ARO and Christopher Rothko present Aligning Mission and Intent | Building Museums Symposium 2021
Rothko Chapel at 50 Design Team Anniversary Lecture
Watch Adam Yarinsky and Team Present the Rothko Chapel
FilzFelt ARO Attach Collection
New Product, ARO Attach launched with FilzFelt
12/18 – Kim Yao on AIA Panel for Strong Leaders in Tumultuous Times
12/14 – Watch a Replay of The Glass House conversation on the Rothko Chapel
2020 AIA Firm Award, ARCHITECT Interview
Phase II of Visualize NYC 2021 Launched
ARO Grid launched for Filzfelt the ARO Collection
New Product, ARO Grid launched with FilzFelt
ARO Pumpkitecture Zoom Haunting
Pumpkitecture 2020 – A Zoom Haunting
archtober kim yao leadership breakfast 2020 aiany president
10/16 – Kim Yao hosts Archtober Leadership Breakfast
Kim Yao Cindy Allen DesignBiz
10/8 – Kim Yao goes live on Instagram with Interior Design’s Cindy Allen
Kim Yao AIANY Presidential Theme in Interactive Digital Exhibition
Kim Yao AIA Philadelphia Forum on Architecture + Design
10/8 – Kim Yao Gives Keynote at the AIA Philadelphia Forum on Architecture + Design
abstract graphic that reads Neighborhoods Now
10/6 and 10/7 – Neighborhoods Now Summit
9/24 – The Rothko Chapel Reopens
ARO Nippert Stadium
9/10 – Stephen Cassell Virtual Lecture at AIA Orlando’s Annual Meeting
7/16 – Kim Yao Gives Keynote for The Plan’s Virtual Conference
abstract graphic that reads Neighborhoods Now
ARO on Neighborhoods Now’s Volunteer Architects Limited
6/30 Stephen Cassell on AIANY TORCH Mentorship Panel
Rothko Chapel Oscar Romero
6/30 Rothko Chapel Hosts Virtual Óscar Romero Awards
6/9 – Watch Replay of Kim Yao in Knoll Design Days
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Supporting Black Lives and Dismantling Injustice
6/2 – Watch Replay of Kim Yao’s Columbia | CBIPS Lecture
ARO office in the Hollywood Hills
2020 AIA Architecture Firm Award – Virtual Celebration
Portrait of ARO Principals Kim Yao, Stephen Cassell, and Adam Yarinsky
5/15 Cocktails & Conversation: ARO + Mark Lamster
Kim Yao joins Town Hall Webinar on COVID-19 local impact
Kim Yao joins AIANY’s virtual COVID-19 Town Hall panel
Architecture Research Office ARO signatory of Architects Declare
ARO Signatory of U.S. Architects Declare
Kim Yao moderates Women in Architecture Panel
ARO named 2020 AIA Architecture Firm Award Winner
Kim Yao the new 2020 AIANY President
2019 Mad Engineer Award at the 4th Annual Pumpkitecture
9/20 ARO joins Global Climate Strike
The Flea Theater certified LEED Silver
Stephen Cassell Elevated to AIA College of Fellows
Riverdale Country School Certified LEED Silver
2018 ARO listed in ARCHITECT 50
ARO 25th Anniversary
CBST Certified LEED Gold
Knoll LA Certified LEED Gold
Brown Applied Math Certified LEED Gold
2016 Mad Engineers Prize at the 1st Annual Pumpkitecture
ARO on the Sporkful