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


“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.”