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Garrett Ricciardi


Ricciardi co-founded Formlessfinder as an interdisciplinary practice for design, research, and writing. Drawing from the disciplines of architecture, art and engineering – they are focused on rethinking our built environment’s relationship to raw materials, natural resources, infrastructure and new technologies. Ricciardi’s work has been recognized internationally, receiving numerous awards including the AIA NY New Practice Award, Design Miami Visionary Award, Fast Company Design Award, and was a finalist for the MOMA/PS1 YAP. Their built projects range from residential and commercial work to public pavilions and installations and has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, MAXXI in Rome, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Chicago Architecture Biennial. Formlessfinder has also published the book “Formless Manifesto” with Lars Muller Publishers and articles in Perspecta and the Harvard Design Journal. Ricciardi holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University where he was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize for Design, and is a graduate of the Cooper Union and the Whitney Museum ISP. He has previously worked for the offices of Steven Holl Architects, Stan Allen Architects and James Carpenter Design Associates on the recently completed St. Louis Arch Museum at Gateway Arch National Park.

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    M.Arch., Princeton University
    B.F.A., Cooper Union
    2019 Finalist, Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize
    2017 Fast Company
    2014 Design Observer Award for “Formless Manifesto”
    2013 Design Miami Design Visionary Award
    2012 AIA NY New Practices Award
    2011 Susan Kolarik Underwood Prize for Design
    2011 Finalist, MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program
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