SO – IL is an idea driven design office founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008. With a global reach, it brings together extensive experience fro the fields of architecture, academia and the arts. A creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process, SO – IL approaches projects with an intellectual and artistic rigor fueled by a strong commitment to realizing their ideas in the world. SO – IL has worked on an array of projects ranging in scale from the master plan of a cultural campus in Shanghai, China to a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum. Projects include the flagship store for Benetton in NYC, student housing in Athens, Greece, the presence of the Frieze Art Fair in NYC, and a campus museum at UC Davis. The work has received numerous awards, including the MoMAPS1 Young Architects Program, the AIA Young Practices Award and the Emerging Voices award by the Architectural League. SO – IL has been widely featured in international publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Dormus, and in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urbanism, Studio -X in Beijing and Kunsthal KAdE in the Netherlands.
Florian Idenberg (1975, the Netherlands) holds a MSc. in Architecture from Delft University of Technology. Prior to founding SO – IL, Idenburg gained eight years of experience at the practice of Pritzker laureates Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. Idenburg is Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.