Marvel’s Lissa So on Designing Architecture for Everyone

Guadalupe Connerley

“We normally say that we design everywhere you go for everybody,” says Lissa So, founding associate of the multidisciplinary design practice Marvel. Far from architects interested generally in constructing holiday compounds for the global jetset, Marvel normally takes its motto very seriously. “We have architects, landscape architects, planners, urban designers, and graphic designers, and we do all types of initiatives, from parks to theaters to educational facilities to substantial-scale blended use to very affordable housing.” Although they’re centered in New York Metropolis, Marvel also has offices in Puerto Rico and Virginia. at?v=e1tyBaKTmnc?????????????????

In this week’s Milkshake, So shares her beloved new venture: a new YMCA in the Northeast Bronx.  “It’s a challenge that this neighborhood has been fighting for for the earlier 30 a long time,” she suggests. “They said that they just didn’t have a neighborhood heart for their children to go following school, and they wanted a household foundation. It was just an outstanding job.” She also discusses Marvel’s work for St John’s Bread in Life, a soup kitchen and meals pantry in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant community. “It just gave me a incredible volume of joy to see men and women use the facility and the affect that it was acquiring on their life,” So tells us. “Great design and style and fantastic tasks do not automatically have to be this ‘high’ design. It can truly be additional about how you are impacting people’s lives.”

Also in this Milkshake: So shares what she needs she knew at the starting of her vocation – and the most challenging persona trait for any architect. Tune in for extra!


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dmtv milkshake lissa so

St John’s Bread in Everyday living \ Photograph: David Sundberg

dmtv milkshake lissa so

St John’s Bread in Everyday living \ Picture: David Sundberg

Diana Ostrom, who has prepared for Wallpaper, Inside Structure, ID, The Wall Avenue Journal, and other retailers, is also the creator of Faraway Sites, a newsletter about vacation.

Milkshake, DMTV (Style Milk Television set)’s very first typical sequence, shakes up the traditional interview structure by inquiring designers, creatives, educators and industry pros to choose job interview thoughts at random from their preferred bowl or vessel. For the duration of their candid conversations, you will not only obtain a peek into their personal homeware collections, but also important insights into their perform, everyday living and passions.

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