2013.05.04 / Speechbuster opens at Ideas City Festival in New York with Storefront for Art and Architecture with an invitation by Eva Franch and through a grant from the Rauschenberg Foundation. On our end, it was Felipe Oropeza that made this possible. This super-furniture was with Grayson Cox and more importantly mothered through the hands of Rives Rash.
2013.04.26 / Jimenez Lai to keynote at Portland State University for Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends.
2013.04.20 / Jimenez Lai participates in the symposium Interpretations: Discerning Fictions. Hosted by the Critical, Curatorial & Conceptual Practices in Architecture of GSAPP Columbia University. With Keller Easterling, Mark Wasiuta, Chus Martinez, Ricardo de Ostos, Mark von Schlegell, Felicity Scott and Mark Wigley.
2013.03.28 / Jimenez Lai gives a lecture at TU Delft as he takes students from UIC on tour around NL & BE: Wall House, Educatorium, La Defense, WoZoCo... Architekten Cie / UN Studio / NL Architects / Atelier Van Lieshout / West 8 / MVRDV / Office KGDVS / Speedism / JDS #tiredbutnotdead
2013.03.18 / Jimenez Lai speaks at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Fun times with Jason Kelly Johnson, Michelle Chang, Brian Price, Cathrine Veikos.... Thanks for the invite, Amy Campos.
2013.02.27 / Jimenez Lai speaks at University of Detroit Mercy. Fun times in Detroit with Tadd Heidgerken, Noah Resnick, Will Wittig, and Gilbert Sunghera.
2013.02.19 / Crown of Love shortlisted in the Nicola's Belvedere international open competition in Russia #yipikayemotherrussia
2013.02.10 / Kristy Balliet: "...so it'd be great if you guys could start hashtagging possible mediums..." Kipnis leans over "what's a hashtag?"
2013.02.10 / Midwest Mafia goes live: Possible Mediums happened. Organized by Adam Fure, Kristy Balliet, Kyle Miller and Kelly Bair, this 2-day workshop featured Jimenez Lai, Thomas Kelley, Angie Co, Michael Young, David Freeland, Brennan Buck, Justin Diles, Ellie Abrons, Michael Loverich, Andrew Holder, Jason Kelly Johnson, IK Studio, and Andrew Atwood. Thanks to the support of Mike Cadwell, Michael Speaks, John McMorrough and Jeff Kipnis. #possiblemediums
2013.02.01 / Meejin Yoon, Mike Silver, Andrew Kudless, Dwayne Oyler... wait how does Jimenez Lai fit in? But super excited about being a part of this symposium Studio One at Berkeley. A beautiful response given by Irene Cheng. Thanks for the invite, Ronald Rael!!
2013.01.24 / Jimenez Lai on reviews at MIT with Brandon Clifford and Joel Lamere.
2013.01.23 / Thomas Kelley's symposium On Error was a success in Buffalo NY. Featuring Jimenez Lai, John McMorrough, Eva Franch, Sean Lally, Kelly Bair, Sarah Blankenbaker, Paul Preissner, Sergio Lopez-Piñero et. al.
2013.01.18 / Jimenez Lai becomes the face of millennials - cover of January issue on Architect Magazine. #covergirl
2012.12.28 / Thank you John Hill for listing Citizens of No Place as one of favourite books of 2012 on dailydose!
2012.12.28 / Citizens of No Place was ranked #5 in Best of 2012 by Brainpickings!!!!
2012.12.21 / FUCK YEAH 2012
2012.12.12 / Reptition Studio final review - a studio co-taught by Jimenez Lai and Sam Jacob. Thanks to the students for the wonderful work! Sample student work by Matthew Messner and Adrienne Jørgensen.
2012.12.11 / Jimenez Lai was on final reviews for Brave New Now at Princeton University with Eva Franch, Alejandro Zaera-Polo and company, a studio taught by Liam Young.
2012.11.28 / Final reviews at IIT for Terry Surjan studio, with Kyle Reynolds, Grant Gibson, Thomas Kelley and Sarah Dunn.
2012.11.15 / Save Prentice group exhibition opens at Chicago Architecture Foundation, featuring Grant Gibson, Sean Lally, Andrew Moddrell, Stewart Hicks & Allison Newmeyer and Jimenez Lai. #AllHailPrentice
2012.11.14 / Full Circle, a group exhibition at Workshop, opens in Toronto. Organized and curate by Larry Richards, it features work byAn Te Liu, Lukasz Kos, Andrei Zerebecky, Christos Marcopoulos, Carol Moukheiber and Jimenez Lai. #LittleMonster
2012.11.07 / Athenaeum Library in La Jolla is a truly wonderful place. Speaking in a warm and intimate evening.
2012.11.07 / Lecture at SCI-Arc #BS
2012.10.31 / Wednesday Episode at UIC SoA with Paul Preissner, Book Club Series - talking about Citizens of No Place. Jimenez Lai digs into the archives and show some older stuff from the mid 2000s.
2012.10.27 / Jimenez Lai's entry Plynth Side Up in the exhibition Past Futures, Present, Futures opens at the Storefront for Art and Architecture.
2012.10.18 / "Building Super" - a wonderful article by Diana Bitting about Jimenez Lai in CS Interior.
2012.10.13 / MAS CONTEXT: ANOLOG event was held at New Projects (Marshall Brown and Stephanie Smith), featuring works from Jimenez Lai and Klaus Toons. A long and interesting day of speakers, including Sean Lally and David Brown. The event was organized by Iker Gil.
2012.10.05 / Design Cloud hosts a group exhibition which includes three large prints from Jimenez Lai, as well as sculptures by Brian Sperry.
2012.10.05 / UIC SoA hosts book launches for Citizens of No Place, together with Alexander Eisenschmidt's AD.
2012.10.04 / PLOT magazine features a piece on "super-furniture" about the works of Bureau Spectacular!! Thanks, Javier Agustín Rojas and Florencia Rodríguez!
2012.10.03 / Article by Jimenez Lai titled Character Plasticity has been published in Volume Magazine.
2012.10.01 / Architectural League interview with Gabriel Silberblatt and Saga Blane.
2012.09.28 / Jimenez Lai makes a presentation in the University of Kentucky lecture series, and leads a workshop. Thank you Kyle Miller for organizing it all, and thanks to Michael Speaks for the invitation... We are deep in the trenches between lies and bullshit, friendo.
2012.09.24 / Pastaiga Magazine from Latvia published an interview about Jimenez Lai (Spelled as "Himenezs Laijs").
2012.09.20 / Illustrations by Jimenez Lai for Penelope Dean's essay No Strings Attached published in Harvard Design Magazine 35.
2012.09.07 / Thesis reviews at SCI-Arc.
2012.08.31 / Interview between Jonathan Louie and Jimenez Lai on Architects Newspaper.
2012.08.18 / We wave tearful farewells to Andrew Akins and Katherine Ranieri as they both head west.
2012.08.16 / The Graham Foundation seminar Breaking Glass comes to an end, with a evening lecture by Jörg Becker, Jimenez Lai and Irena Knezevic.
2012.08.16 / Little Monster is now in the permanent collection of WORKshop, thanks to Larry Richards and Fred Urban.
2012.08.15 / White Elephant goes bye bye - Thanks to Pedro Gadanho, this project has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art.
2012.08.15 / Interview with Renyi Ng on Glass Magazine!
2012.08.04 / Little Monster deinstalled, with Frank Gossage and Jimenez Lai wrestling their lives with the piece into a storage space that does not fit it. Many thanks to Anne Reiselbach and her kids!!
2012.07.24 / A nonsensical quick video, at the Storefront.
2012.07.24 / Citizens of No Place launches at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. This is coupled with the event, Performing Representation. Jimenez Lai signs Steven Holl's copy of Lai's book inside a building that Holl designed.
2012.07.20 / Coverage by Metropolis Magazine!
2012.07.15 / London Architecture Festival closes - it was a super great honor to be a part of it.
2012.07.12 / REALLY? Wired?? NICE!
2012.06.28 / oh hey! crane.tv
2012.06.27 / Aesthetics Anesthetics opens at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, Jimenez Lai's drawing Storefront Back-of-House is a part of this group exhibit.
2012.06.23 / Three Little Worlds opens at the Architecture Foundation in London.
2012.06.21 / Trucking on along the Little Monster from Chicago to New York with Andrew Akins, John Donoghue and Aaron Spiering - Jimenez Lai receives the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and presents a lecture.
2012.06.12 / Jimenez Lai roundtables with Stewart Hicks, Allison Newmeyer, Thom Moran and Michael Graham at the School of Art Institute for the event Object Of, organized by Maura Lucking.
2012.05.31 / Melanie van der Hoorn's book Bricks and Balloons launched in Harleem, which exhibited some of the drawings by Jimenez Lai. Get this book!
2012.05.14 / With just 50 minutes to spare, we successfully funded our Kickstarter campaign by a hair - right down to the wire. Phew! Now to rinse off that unbareable stench of shamelessness. Thank you everyone for your support!!!
2012.05.11 / Future Archaeologist was published by Australian magazine POST.
2012.05.11 / Interview with Adele Chong in Surface Asia.
2012.04.20 / Jimenez Lai wins the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.
2012.04.20 / Sociopaths has been published in Thresholds 40, thanks to the patience, editorial work and invitation of Jonathan Crisman.
2012.04.18 / "Born Again Formalist"... Jimenez Lai is on thesis reviews at University of Toronto with Mason White, Rodolphe el-Khourey, Christos Marcopoulos, Brian Boigon, An Te Liu.
2012.04.13 / Jimenez Lai roundtables with Ika Knezevic, Jorg Becker, Patricia Olynyk and David Hartt at the Inland Symposium at Washington University.
2012.03.29 / Jimenez Lai opens the installation Citizens of No Place in the basement vault inside the Wolworth building in New York, entertaining players and guests from the RED/READ benefit event at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. This event honors Barbara Kreuger and Bernard Tschumi. Thank you to Evan Franch, Charles Renfro and the fine work of Gjorgi Shkurti, staff and intern of Storefront.
2012.03.19 / Jimenez Lai is on final reviews at UCLA with Jason Payne, Michael Osman, Georgina Huljich, Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, Greg Lynn and Neil Denari.
2012.02.28 / Jimenez Lai delivers a lecture at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Thanks to Matt Shaw.
2012.02.15 / White Elephant is published in the Korean magazine BOB.
2012.02.06 / Zeitgeist is Immortal is in CLOG issue 2. Thanks to Human Wu, Kyle May and Julia van den Hout.
2012.01.20 / Jimenez Lai participates in the Whither Installation symposium in the Practice Panel with Ben Ball, Elena Manfredini, Nick Gelpi and Monica Ponce de Leon. It was moderated by Ben Smith and organized by John McMorrough. Watch this lecture online.
2012.01.15 / Jimenez Lai is on the cover of Arqa Magazine from Portugal for an issue on the topic of fiction.
2011.12.30 / Jimenez Lai gives a lecture entirely in Mandarin at Tamkang University. Thank you Jr Gang Chi for the invitation.
2011.12.10 / Final reviews at UIUC with Grant Gibson, Gale Fulton, Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer.
2011.11.23 / Thanksgiving - Istanbul style. Jimenez Lai makes a presentation and spends Thanksgiving in Turkey. Nights of debauchery with Aurel von Richthofen, Ishtiaq Raffiudin, Speedism and Francois Roche.
2011.10.12 / Jimenez Lai participates in Buenos Aires Biennial XIII
2011.10.03 / Jimenez Lai gives a lecture at Kent State University, thanks to the invite of Kathryn Strand.
2011.09.30 / Fiefdom of Podmajersky open-house. White Elephant is in the house.
2011.08.17 / Andrew Akins and Jimenez Lai in Kentucky, truck and trailer style on a rescue mission for the White Elephant (even running over a hipster bike)
2011.08.07 / Bureau Spectacular waves tearful farewell to summer camp members Zack Morrison, Trudy Watt and Katherine Ranieri
2011.08.07 / Jimenez Lai speaks at the TEDx event TEDx25thWard, with Andrew Kovacs, Ania Jaworska, Grant Gibson, Thomas Kelley and Thom Moran. Event was led and organized by Bryn Namavari.
2011.07.25 / Signed, sealed and sent.
2011.07.20 / The Bureau Spectacular website is rebooted, thanks to the fine works of Katherine Ranieri.
2011.07.07 / Jimenez Lai presented a paper at the Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Bandes dessinees and Comics 2011 in Manchester, UK.
2011.06.27 / Bureau Spectacular is now five with Katherine Ranieri and rejoined by Andrew Akins.
2011.06.13 / Jimenez Lai was on final reviews with Kyle Reynolds at the School of Art Institute Chicago, thanks to the invitation of Ben Nicholson.
2011.06.06 / To a spectacular summer with new members Trudy Watt and Zack Morrison.
2011.05.10 / Thank you to Paul Preissner for the invitation to How Chicago Are You.
2011.04.25 / Ducks Win. Thank you for being on this review - Andrew Kovacs, James Tate, Ania Jaworska and Thomas Kelley.
2011.04.09 / The super secret event, Chicago Tapes II, happened at the Graham Foundation. Jimenez Lai was at the round table discussion, graced by the presence of Stanley Tigerman, Niel Denari, Ben Nicholson, Sam Jacob, Andy Zago, Mark Linder, Paul Preissner, Alex Lehnerer and the rest of the presenters for this amazing moment. Thank you to Bob Somol for organizing this event and the invitation.
2011.03.31 / The Graham Foundation has awarded Jimenez Lai with a grant towards the project Citizens of No Place. Slated to be published in 2012, we are also happy to announce that this project will be printed by Princeton Architectural Press.
2011.03.11 / White Elephant (privately soft) opened at Land of Tomorrow in Louisville, KY.
2011.02.26 / Jimenez Lai presented at the Manifesto Series at The Storefront for Art and Architecture, thanks to Lydia Kalipoliti and Eva Franch.
2011.02.03 / Citizens of No Place under spotlights with Archi-Zine!
2011.02.01 / Push it was published by the December issue of the Argentinian architectural journal NOTAS CPAU.
2011.01.20 / Candide - Journal for Architectural Knowledge NO. 03 published On Types of Seductive Robustness by Jimenez Lai. A big thank you to Susanne Schindler.
2010.12.13 / Review season coming to an end. The Bureau were on non-stop reviews, including the maiden voyages of Cyrus Penarroyo and Andrew Akins.
2010.12.08 / The Graduate Studio Two Buildings in The Future taught by Jeffrey Kipnis and Jimenez Lai comes to an end. Thank you to the demimondes. We were honoured by the presence of Andy Zago, Jose Oubrerie, Hernan Diaz Alonzo, Florencia Pita and Greg Lynn.
2010.11.13 / Bureau Spectacular is in Kentucky engaging full on construction.
2010.11.05 / The Briefcase House, along with the story Obsession Accelerator, were showcased by our friends at archinect. (thank you Paul Petrunia)
2010.11.05 / Envisioning Organization conference in Ohio State University, organized by Karen Lewis, featured Jimenez Lai, session moderated by John McMorrough.
2010.11.04 / Cyrus Penarroyo won Juror's Citation and Thomas Kelley was a finalist in the 36th Annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition.
2010.11.01 / construction begins
2010.10.29 / Phalanstery Module was published in Staging Space: Scenic Interior and Spatial Experiences, a Gestalten Publication.
2010.10.13 / Jimenez Lai traveled to Lisbon, PT to participate in Once Upon a Place: The First International Conference on Architecture and Fiction. Thanks to Susana Oliveira and Pedro Gadanho. It was an amazing time.
2010.10.08 / Jimenez Lai presented Point Clouds at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. at the INPUT_OUTPUT conference.
2010.10.01 / I Don't Want No Retro Spective opened at Bureau Spectacular, featuring:Golden Bullets, Briefcase House and new paintings by Jimenez Lai. Also Thomas Kelley's +SIZE.
2010.09.24 / The new Argentinean magazine PLOT published The Future Archaeologist by Jimenez Lai (it's super fancy, thanks Florencia Rodriguez)
2010.09.24 / Obstruction / A New Healthy Body was published in Pidgin issue #9, thanks to Enrique Ramirez.
2010.09.06 / Politics of Quality: Plan v Section was published in Conditions Magazine Issue #5/6
2010.07.31 / Jimenez Lai joined Thom Moran at National Chung Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan and saw the projects from the summer workshop ran by Thom Moran, Rosalyne Shieh, Brian McGrath and the fine faculty from NCKU and Chu Hai College from Hong Kong. (nice to see you too Lisa)
2010.07.01 / Jimenez Lai has been accepted to deliver a presentation at Once Upon a Place: The First International Conference on Architecture and Fiction, Oct 12-14 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal.
2010.07.01 / The Future Archaeologist published in Beyond Magazine issue 03, edited by Pedro Gadanho.
2010.06.09 / Citizens of No Place was included in De Zines exhibition in Madrid, ES.
2010.06.07 / Bureau Spectacular rebooted.
2010.05.12 / Jimenez Lai was on the thesis review at Cooper Union in New York, NY.
2010.05.07 / Cyrus Penarroyo wins the best undergraduate project award at the Year End Show in UIC.
2010.04.30 / Thank you Bob Somol, Bob McAnulty, Andrew Kovacs, Thomas Kelley, Kyle Reynolds, Jimmy Lowder, Brian Tabolt, Stewart Hicks and Kyle Miller for being a part of our final review for the option studio Elephant in the Room at UIC.
2010.04.28 / We were interviewed by grit-tv in New York, NY.
2010.04.17 / Jimenez Lai was on the final reviews at University of Kentucky for Kyle Miller.
2010.04.12 / Jimenez Lai guest lectured on representation at Michael Meredith's studio at the GSD.
2010.04.10 / Jimenez Lai exhibited a solo show at superfront in New York, NY.
2010.04.09 / Jimenez Lai joins Mimi Zeiger for the panel discussion A Few Zines in Chicago.
2010.04.07 / The exhibition, Specatcular Fantasy opened at UIC.
2010.03.26 / Jimenez Lai delivered a presentation at TU Delft in Delft, NL, introduced by Lara Schrijver.
2010.03.05 / Thank you to JDS Architects for making us part of their newswire.
2010.02.13 / Jimenez Lai delivered a presentation at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, DK.
2010.02.12 / The Laundry Man (a.k.a. Drifting Cities of a Past) was published by Conditions Magazine, party in Copenhagen, DK.
2010.01.15 / We were covered by Julia Ingalls from FORTH Magazine.
2009.12.27 / Jimenez Lai was on reviews in Taipei, Taiwan at Tamkang University for Jr-Gang Chi.
2009.12.19 / Jimenez Lai was on reviews in Ann Arbor, MI at U of Michigan for Thom Moran, with James Tate and Rustam Mehta.
2009.12.04 / Point Cloiuds was published in MAS CONTEXT: Living, a thank you to Iker Gil
2009.11.05 / Jimenez Lai participated in the conference Constructing Knowledge at the RWTH in Aachen, Germany.
2009.10.29 / Jimenez Lai went to Tokyo to present the City of Urban Robotz, it was a pleasure to meet Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma.
2009.09.16 / Phalanstery Module was published in Interactive Architecture by Michael Fox and Miles Kemp.
2009.09.08 / Winners announced: Central Glass International Design Competition selected 7 projects to advance to round two in a total of 744 entries including City of Urban Robotz. Jimenez Lai will be in Tokyo on October 31 to present to a jury that includes Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma.
2009.07.29 / Jimenez Lai travelled to Argentina and gave lectures titled Hypothetical Scenarios and Alternate Conditions in Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, and Universidad Abierta Intermericana in Rosario, introduced by Juan Rois.
2009.06.29 / Thank you Ruairi Glynn for doing a piece on us at www.interactivearchitecture.org
2009.06.16 / Bureau Spectacular participated in the Guerilla Truck Show in Chicago featuring new work Fluctuating Void. Unfortunately the project was an epic fail, quite miserably.
2009.06.05 / Jimenez Lai gave a presentation for Object Design League (Lisa Smith+Caroline Linder) in Chicago.
2009.03.07 / Jimenez Lai made new drawings for Out of Water exhibit in Toronto (Aziza Chaouni + Liat Margolis)
2009.03.01 / Vertical Urbanism was published in 306090: Dimensions. A thank you to Jonathan D. Soloman.
2009.02.16 / Jimenez Lai gave a lecture entitled: Why I Lie about Architecture at Texas A&M, introduced by Gabriel Esquivel.
2009.01.07 / Point Clouds opened at the Extension Gallery in Chicago.
2009.01.06 / Citizens of No Place (draft II) was exhibited at Studio X / C-Lab in New York by Mimi Zeiger's exhibition A Few Zines.
2009.01.01/ Phalanstery Module was published in Wallpaper* Magazine.