Founded by Emily Abruzzo and Gerald Bodziak, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects (ABA) is an internationally recognized New York-based practice with experience ranging from civic and cultural projects to homes and exhibitions. Through both projects and speculative investigations, the office creates experiences that are rooted in place and time. ABA’s work is defined by an innovative approach to contextuality, relentless focus on detail, and a strong conceptual viewpoint. The office’s current work includes a New York Public Library branch, a Manhattan retail hub for an international clothing brand, exhibition design for Architecture Books: Yet to Be Written at Storefront for Art and Architecture, furniture design, and several residential projects.
ABA has received numerous recognitions including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers, AIA New Practices New York, Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard, and Curbed’s Groundbreakers Award. A proponent of civic engagement, the office is included in New York City Department of Design and Construction’s Design Excellence Program. The office’s projects have been featured in international publications such as Architectural Record, Wired, Fast Company, FRAME, Domus, PIN-UP, Baumeister, and Cultured, and have been exhibited by institutions such as Exit Art, Japan Foundation, Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Boston Society of Architects, and as part of The New Museum Festival of Ideas, with the Audi Urban Future Initiative.
Emily Abruzzo, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB is a Founding Partner of ABA. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College and her Master of Architecture from Princeton University, where she also received a Certificate in Media and Modernity and was named a Fellow at The Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. Currently a Critic at the Yale School of Architecture, Emily is a founding editor and publisher of 306090 Books, and a 2014 MacDowell Fellow. She is a citizen of both the United States and Italy.
Gerald Bodziak, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB is a Founding Partner of ABA. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and his Master of Architecture from Princeton University. Gerald is a Fellow of The Forum and Institute for Urban Design, and has taught design and construction courses at numerous institutions including Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is a citizen of the United States.