BAS is a New York-based platform for architectural design, speculation, and collaboration on objects, buildings, and ideas led by Annie Barrett.
We practice architecture as a process of shaping social, political and civic relationships through rigorous experimentation with forms and conjectures.
We have worked with the Center for an Urban Future and The Architectural League to re-imagine NYC’s branch libraries; with the Olin College of Engineering in Boston to plan and design a transformation of their campus library; with the National Parks Service and the Van Alen Institute to design a community-oriented park planning process and with the New York City Office of Housing Recovery Operations’ Build it Back program to rehabilitate single-family homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. BAS was a 2017 Nominee for the PS1 YAP; the runner up for the 2017 Flatiron Holiday Installation; a finalist for the 2017 Times Square Valentine competition and our proposal Live Ends was a winner of the 2015 Gowanus By Design Axis Civitas competition. We have also designed numerous residential projects for private clients in New York City and beyond. BAS is a women-owned business.
ANNIE BARRETT, AIA, is an architect and educator based in New York. She is principal of BAS and a visiting professor at Princeton University where she teaches introductory and advanced design studios. Annie received an Honorable Mention for the Van Alen Institute’s New York Prize, and her work and research has been published in Log (forthcoming), Metropolis, New York Magazine, Gizmodo, and The Architect’s Newspaper.
Prior to forming BAS in 2014, Annie led the design of numerous cultural and civic projects as a senior project manager at Architecture Research Office including the Flea Theater Performing Arts Complex, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Environmental Education Center, and the Greenwich South Strategic Framework. She received her BA from Yale University where she graduated with distinction for her thesis on public art and urban change in New York City, and her MArch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where her research explored the intersection of architectural form and public programming. Annie has taught previously at Columbia GSAPP, Parsons, and Pratt Institute and is licensed in the state of New York. CV available upon request.
BAS collaborators and contributors:
Lucas Bucknavage, Alexander Collier, Miku Dixit, Darby Foreman, Charlene Liu, Jedy Lau, Jacqueline Park, Raquel Richter, Nicklos Tafel, Benjamin Vanmuysen, Gray Wartinger