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Template for a Cooperative Network of Small Architecture Practices


Gabriel Cira, Peggy Deamer, Ashton Hamm, James Heard, Will Martin, Quilian Riano, Shawhin Roudbari, and Christian Rutherford

Mas Context

August 12, 2020

Excerpt:

“We arrived at the model for a cooperative architect’s network through the dedicated research of Lobby members. To discover a model of practice that could provide us with a viable blueprint and limited legal barriers, we surveyed historical and contemporary organizational models from inside and outside our industry: the network cooperative had the most revolutionary potential and will adapt to the particularities of architectural practice. Having evaluated a range of case studies as well as the varied regulatory landscape of the US, we set out to imagine in detail how a network cooperative of small architecture firms would look, feel, and function.”

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