December 6, 2016
Bureau Spectacular unveils Another Primitive Hut in Santa Monica. It is a project that asks us to consider what it means to be a human at this stage in history, and how we imagine the next chapters ahead. The project was supported by Visit Seattle and documented as part of a series by Vox Creative entitled Been There, Made That.
November 22, 2016
Jimenez Lai shares thoughts at Storefront for Art and Architecture during the Manifesto Series: The Sharing Movement with Emily Abruzzo, Adam Frampton, Elvira Barriga, Laura Yiu, Soik Jung, Hyungmin Pai and Alejandro Zaera-Polo. Thank you, Eva Franch, Carlos Minguez Carrasco and Max Lauter!
November 17, 2016
Bureau Spectacular has been named one of five finalists for the 2017 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1.
October 31, 2016
Urban Clippings (Mirror in the Sky) opens in Taipei.
October 13, 2016
Bureau Spectacular's first retail design project, Frankie, has been featured in a variety of architecture and design publications over the past month including, The Architect's Newspaper, Archinect, Architect Magazine, Azure Magazine, Dezeen, and WIRED. Many thanks to all for the kind words!
October 10, 2016
Jimenez Lai will deliver a lecture to the students of the School of Architecture at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
September 19-24, 2016
Jimenez Lai will be participating in the New Museum's IdeasCity -- an intensive five-day residency program in Athens, Greece in which he will live and work among a group of emerging practitioners working at the intersection of community activism, art, design, architecture and technology in the Athens Conservatory, transforming the space into a multi-functional hub of cultural activity.
September 12-16, 2016
Bureau Spectacular heads Down Under! Jimenez Lai travels to Australia to headline a series of lectures as a part of Bond University's Abedian School of Architecture lecture series that expands and explores the definition and edge condition of architectural practice.
September 10, 2016
Bureau Spectacular Founder Jimenez Lai and Partner Joanna Grant participate in a symposium at UCLA that explores the art in performance-related architecture and its inspiration for temporary urban space-making and public spectacle.
September 9, 2016
Bureau Spectacular unveils their design for the flagship store for high-end denim and ready-to-wear line, Frankie, in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The 2,000 square foot retail space has been outfitted with one of Bureau Spectacular's iconic Super-Furnitures, a nine piece 28-foot-long modular staircase. Bureau Spectacular also designed the exterior graphic on the building’s historic facade.
September 6, 2016
School is back in session! Jimenez Lai begins his bicoastal season teaching in the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, as well as joining Trudy Anne Watt in teaching a studio course at Columbia University this Fall. Many thanks to Dean Andraos for the invitation! Bureau Spectacular Partner Joanna Grant is teaching in the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, and Project Designer Man-Yan Lam is teaching at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.
June 23, 2016
Jimenez Lai flies into Taichung City to deliver his thoughts on the topic of social housing. This event took place at the Taichung Cultural Center, and was hosted by the Government of Taichung City. Mayor Lin Chia-Lung arrived at this event and remarked his intent to assist the under-privileged citizens of Taichung over the next eight years. Thank you for the invite, Chen Ching-Yi!
June 21, 2016
Big City Forum conversation series, hosted by Leonardo Bravo, took place at The Reef LA. This conversation included Elizabeth Timme, Jimenez Lai, Noe Montes, and Maura Lucking. It was moderated by the wonderful and ever dashing Jonathan Crisman.
June 14, 2016
A new season begins with Bureau Spectacular, feeling stronger, happier and more hopeful. We are now located at 533 S. Los Angeles St. Unit 702, Los Angeles, CA 90014.
June 8, 2016
Calpoly Pomona thesis season opens downtown LA. Thank you for the invitation, Sarah Lorenzen!!
June 6, 2016
RUMBLE at UCLA. This season, supergroups like Joyride (joyride-la.com) and JAM (we-jam.us) were founded in the Jimenez Lai seminar. Thank you for the amazing ten years of hard work, Hitoshi Abe!!
May 19, 2016
Joanna Grant delivers a knockout punch for her final thesis review at Princeton University. World class jurors with the highest esteem laughed and cried as no one on the panel could fathom why or how this person’s weirdness level reached over 9000. “How could you call a building cute?” accused Preston Scott Cohen. “You call buildings sexy all the time!” remarked Michael Meredith.
May 12-13, 2016
Harvard University invites Jimenez Lai as a part of the 2016 thesis review jury at the Graduate School of Design. This wonderful event was the platform for many outstanding students, and probably many names who will becoming meaningful in the years to come. Thank you for the invite, Ed Eigen!!
May 1, 2016
The thesis review of California College of the Arts took place over a weekend. Wonderful thesis coordination by Bryan Price and Nataly Gattegno. The school is looking great, Jonathan Massey!!
April 30, 2016
The thesis review of Alastair Stokes’ group of students took place at Woodbury University. It included projects about Mars, and beyond.
April 15, 2016
Tower of Twelve Stories opens at the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival. Thank you to everyone who helped make this project a reality! Tom Rice, Whites Steel, Felix Lighting, Nous Engineering, Raffi Lehrer, Paul Clemente...
April 15, 2016
Aboveground Pool, a workshop hosted by the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, opens its exhibition. This workshop was run by Michael Meredith, with assistance by Jimenez Lai. Thank you for coming, Michael!!
March 29, 2016
Bureau Spectacular designs a light fixture.
April 1, 2016
Jimenez Lai will participate in Graphic Novels/Novel Architecture. A symposium organized by Kent University College of Architectural and Environmental Design exploring the constructive and projective relationahip(s) between architecture and comic. Be sure to check it out!
February 6, 2016
Furniture Urbanism Opens in Mexico City
January 28, 2016
Thomas Kelley and Florian Idenburg (with Ana Prvacki) came to UCLA to operate on our students in a two-part workshop. This event was organized by Erin Besler and Jimenez Lai at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA.
December 12, 2015
Liu Wei-Gong and David Tseng organized a conference, Target Forum. This event takes place in a former train depot in Taipei. Participants include Michael Speaks (Syracuse), Stan Shih (Acer), Aaron Lee (JUT), Jimenez Lai, Hitoshi Abe (UCLA), Yoshihisa Nakano (Terrada), and Martha Thorne (Pritzker).
December 3, 2015
Postmodern Procedures, a conference organized by Sylvia Lavin, takes place at Princeton University. This amazing event included an incredibly strong group: Denise Scott Brown, Andrew Atwood, James Wines, Amale Andraos, Lucien Kroll, Diana Agrest, Erin Besler, Andrew Holmes, Jimenez Lai, Chad Floyd, Andrew Kovacs, and Michael Meredith. The poster was designed by Kevin Pazik.
December 2, 2015
Lost and Found opens at the 2015 UABB Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale. Jimenez Lai delivers keynote lecture about the topic of collage. Steve Martinez was airdropped onto the ground like a superhero. Thank you for the invitation, Aaron Betsky!
November 30, 2015 Jimenez Lai Lecture @ UCLA AUD
November 20, 2015
University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosts Jimenez Lai as a part of the Hyde Lecture Series. This event took place inside the Sheldon Museum of Art. Thank you for the invitation, Jeff Day!!
October 11, 2015
Interiors and Fictions, a conference in Stockholm, was organized at Konsfack. The participants include Jimenez Lai, Hélène Frichot, Norell/Rodhe, Katja Pettersson, and Ulrika Karlsson. Thank you for hosting and the organization, Ulrika Karlsson!
November 3, 2015
Woodbury San Diego invites Jimenez Lai to lecture. What a wonderful place!
October 21, 2015
Rice University hosts Jimenez Lai as he delivers a presentation as a part of the Seriously Cute lecture series. This event took place inside the Brown Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It was quite the experience giving a lecture inside this amazing space. Thank you for the invite, Andrew Colopy and Sarah Whiting!
October 6, 2015
Jimenez Lai delivers keynote presentation at the 2015 Association of Licensed Architects Midwest Conference.
October 1, 2015
Chicago Architecture Biennial: State of the Art of Architecture opens at the Chicago Cultural Center. We are extremely thrilled to be a part of this historic event. This is the first major architecture festival on United States soil, and it features over 100 esteemed international architects. Congratulations, Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima!!!
September 25-26, 2015
RIGHT NOW speakers include Benjamin Bratton, Thomas Daniell, Neil Denari, Mark Foster Gage, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Lydia Kallipoliti, Ferda Kolatan, Jimenez Lai, Jennifer Leung, Lucy McRae, Jason Payne, Rhett Russo, Theo Spyropoulos, Liam Young and Michael Young.
September 19, 2015
Archinect and Jai & Jai presents NEXT UP, podcasting the future of architecture. Participants include Andrew Kovacs, Claus Benjamin Freyinger, Charles Anderson, Anna Neimark, Andrew Atwood, Jimenez Lai, John Southern, Marcelo Spina & Peter Zellner.
September 17, 2015
Campfire chats between Jimenez Lai and Aurel von Richthofen in Singapore at KILO Lounge. Organized by Ludovica Tomarchio.
August 20, 2015
A+D Museum opens its new downtown location. We are super proud to be a part of the inaugural exhibition: Shelter. Featuring LA Mas, O'Herlihy Architects, MAD Architects, PAR, and wHY. We are excited about our entry, Five Normal Houses.
August 29, 2015
BUST, an exhibition curated by Liam O'Brien Jr at Jai & Jai Gallery, features a fine group of offices: Andrew Kovacs, Bureau Spectacular, CODA, First Office, MILLIØNS, MOS, Norman Kelley, Pita + Bloom, PARA Project, SO-IL, & WOJR
August 19, 2015
Jimenez Lai tapes live with DJ Orange (a.k.a. Mark Mack), with video performances by Andrew Kovacs and Gabriel Fries-Briggs
August 13, 2015
Meanwhile at KCHUNG Radio: a fun conversation with Jai & Jai Gallery, featuring Jomjai Srisomburananont and Jaitip Srisomburananont, with Mike Nesbit and Claus Benjamin Freyinger. Hosted by Son Vo and Christine Wang!
July 31, 2015
We wave tearful farewells to Jacob Comerci and Jesse Hammer.
July 29, 2015
Bureau Spectacular website updated!!!
July 17, 2015
Beachside Pillowtalk closes at Jai & Jai. Thank you, everyone!
June 28, 2015
Materials & Applications catalogue release party - with Benjamin Ball, Anthony Carfello, Jimenez Lai, Ingallil Wahlroos-Ritter and moderated by Mimi Zeiger.
June 19, 2015
Jimenez Lai speaks at The Frog with Tim Durfee, Casey Anderson and Patrick Shiroishi. Amazing night with a radio-opera with beat-poetry sensibilities, a saxophone performance that resembled a electronic rock concert - I think I made good decisions in life. Thanks for the invite, Jasmin Blasco!
June 15, 2015
LA Forum allows Jimenez Lai to publicly embarrass himself again.
June 15, 2015
The summer begins at Bureau Spectacular again.
June 9, 2015
Architecture Record showcases Bureau Spectacular as Firm to Watch in June 2015.
June 8, 2015
Influences / References Symposium - Jimenez Lai roundtables with Rebeca Mendez, Wonne Ickx, Tom Wiscombe, and hosted by Neil Denari. Thanks Neil!!
May 30, 2015
125th Anniversary for the School of Architecture at University of Toronto. Super proud of the school, and happy to have been on a roundtable discussion with Denjamin Dillenburger and Claude Cormier. Thank you for the invitation, Richard Sommers!
May 18, 2015
Bureau Spectacular moves into 533 S. Los Angeles St.
April 11, 2015
The exhibition Chatter opened at the Art Institute of Chicago, which includes Cave Painting VIII / White Noise of Another Past. Thank you, Karen Kice!
March 28, 2015
Treatise Book Launch at the Graham Foundation - Summit of all 14 authors. Come As You Are...
March 23, 2015
David Agnew of Azure writes about Sprezzatura, Caricature, Superfurniture, Pareidolia, Contrapposto...
March 17, 2015
Storefront TV Season 2: Candystripe Variety Hour
March 13, 2015
Matt Shaw says Treatise is Architecture with Bad Attitude on Architectural Review.
March 10, 2015
Jimenez Lai returns to Toronto to lecture at Daniels School of Architecture.
March 1, 2015
Township of Domestic Parts was featured in the publication Liquid Spaces by Gestalten.
February 15, 2015 Bureau Spectacular Moves to Los Angeles, CA
January 23, 2015
Treatise: Why Write Alone? - exhibition opens at the Graham Foundation, featuring Bittertang, Bureau Spectacular,Cames/Gibson, Design With Company, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, First Office, is-office, Andrew Kovacs, Alex Maymind,Norman Kelley, Point Supreme, SOFTlab, SPEEDISM, and Young & Ayata.
December 31, 2014
Meanwhile in Nashville, TN: Jimenez Lai is the King of Kids Tables, delivering a keynote at the AIAS NYE event. Thanks for the invite, Jason Young!
December 12, 2014
Final review of the FAT reunion tour at Yale. Thanks for the invite, Jennifer Leung and Sam Jacob!
December 9, 2014
Thesis review at Cornell with Caroline O'Donnell.
November 23, 2014
Goodbye, Township of Domestic Parts.
November 15, 2014
F̶i̶r̶m̶n̶e̶s̶s̶,̶ ̶C̶o̶m̶m̶o̶d̶i̶t̶y̶ & Delight - a symposium featuring Laurel Broughton, Jimenez Lai, Michael Loverich, Andrew Kovacs and Mark Foster Gage. Kudos to Kevin Pazik and Joanna Grant for the fine organization!!!
November 8, 2014
Possible Mediums continues its journey in New York City at Fisher Center - props to Kyle Miller, Kelly Bair, Kristy Bailliet and Adam Fure for organizing such a wonderful project.
October 31, 2014
October 31, 2014
Jimenez Lai lectures at CalPoly Pomona. Thanks for the invite, Robert Alexander!
October 21, 2014
Meanwhile at the Taipei Economic And Cultural Office In New York, the exhibition Transplant opens -- organized in part by former member Shun-Ping Lui. Jimenez Lai roundtables with Rosalyne Shieh and Michael Speaks. The event is highlighted by a wonderful lecture by Kris Yao.
October 1, 2014
Jimenez Lai joins UCLA faculty.
September 29, 2014
Kevin Erickson at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne hosts a symposium titled Self-Initiated - featuring Matt Cho, Jimenez Lai and Kyle May.
August 15, 2014
Thank you, University of Illinois at Chicago for the wonderful six years - we will see you again soon.
August 4, 2014
Alright alright alright.... bureau-spectacular.net is finally updated. Thanks the fine work of Jacob Comerci and Kevin Pazik!
July 26, 2014
Meanwhile in Sydney - Urban Islands workshop concludes with the presentation of our book - Cockatoo Islands: A Graphic Cartography. In great company with Eduardo Cadaval, Clara Sola-Morales, and Erieta Attali. Many thanks to the organization of Mark Szczerbicki, Olivia Hyde and especially the invitation of Tom Rivard!
July 24, 2014
Jimenez Lai lectures at University of Sydney -- a shout out to Francois Blanciak.
July 11, 2014
Flipping Properties flips at Rear View Projects -- many thanks to Su-Ying Lee and Jen Davis -- to the fine work of Eliott Callahan, the wonderful folks at Barrymore Furniture and the Toronto Arts Council & The Ontario Arts Counci. A fun conversation with the talented Britt Wray!
July 2, 2014
White Elephant opens at MoMA / Conception of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture / 07.04 - 10.19 / Pedro Gadanho /
June 26, 2014
Congratulations to our friends Thomas Kelley, Carrie Norman, Michael Young, Adam Fure and Andy Holder for the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects! Best class ever.
June 25, 2014
Jimenez Lai speaks at event Global Inclusion Reception during the AIA National Convention.
June 24, 2014
Chicago Architectural Biennial: See you in October 2015, congratulations to Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima - Jimenez Lai stands along side Theaster Gates, Jeanne Gang, Zoe Ryan, Vedron Mimica, Bob Somol...
June 23, 2014
Cheers to a Spectacular Summer: Welcome Ann Lui, Ana Moriyon, Terrence Hector, Jeffrey Anderson.
June 19, 2014
Thursdays with Stanley: Jimenez Lai sits with Stanley Tigerman in a conversation hosted by Clayco/Forum.
June 10, 2014Jimenez Lai Rumbles at UCLA with Erin Besler, Gabriel Fries-Briggs, Michael Osman, and Sylvia Lavin! RESPECTZ Neil Denari, Greg Lynn, Jason Payne, Heather Roberge, Mohammed Sharif, Katrin Olina, Andrew Atwood, Andrew Kovacs... Great time riding the limo with Hitoshi Abe, Tom Wiscombe and Kivi Sotamaa!
June 8, 2014
Goodbye Venice and our brains (and livers).
June 7, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS TO KOREA & MINSUK CHO!!! And huge compliments to Andres Jaque!!!
June 6, 2014
Marathon conversation at the Swiss Pavilion - Jimenez Lai speaks about rules, math, violations, Cedric Price..... thanks for the invite, Hans-Ulrich Obrist!
June 4, 2014
Roundtable discussion with Eva Franch, Lluis Ortega and Sam Jacob at the Township of Domestic Parts.
June 4, 2014
TOWNSHIP OF DOMESTIC PARTS motherfuckerz!!!!!!!!!
May 23, 2014
Short but sweet - reviews at NCKU in Tainan, thanks to the invite of Wu Kwang Tyng!
May 22, 2014
Press conference with government officials and our sponsor, Chairman Ho of SinoPac.
May 20, 2014
Venice Taiwan Pavilion rundown with Wei Tseng, Hao-Hsiu Chiu at Tunghai University in Taichung!!!
May 17, 2014
A lovely event, preview of the 2014 Taiwan Pavilion - hosted by URS127.
May 14, 2014
OFFICEUS ISSUES: Speechbuster at Casa Rafael Viñoly!!!
May 12-14, 2014
Final Reviews at Cooper Union, with James Lowder.
May 9, 2014
UIC Year End Show - congratulations to Ingui Ryu for an awesome prize! Good times with Dawn Finley and Fabrizio Gallanti!
May 8, 2014
Final reviews at Cornell University with studio run by David Moon and Nahyun Hwang. A pleasure to be on reviews with Rafi Segal, Yehre Suh, Susanna Drake, John McMorrough.... Congratulations to DMNH for their entry to the 6th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam!!!
May 5-7, 2014
UIC Finals season - Paul Andersen, Andrew Zago, Stewart Hicks... and our studio co-taught with Alexander Eisenschmidt - congrats all students!
May 2, 2014
Exhibition at Fisher Center in New York.
April 29, 2014
Exhibition Between Two Boxes at Clayco/Forum Studio and an artist talk hosted by AIA. Thank you, Philip Barash and Bob Clark! Also, Mayor Rahm Emanuel graced us with his presence at the opening.
April 23, 2014
April 22, 2014
Visiting Studio of Jimenez Lai at Syracuse University, Caricatures of Domesticity, enjoyed a successful final review - with an amazing jury - Jonathan Louie, Kyle Miller, Jonathan Solomon, Andrew Kovacs, Michael Loverich, Michael Szivos and Michael Young.
2014.04.19 / April 19, 2014
Beaux-Arts Ball in Lexington Kentucky - Wireframe houses at a party!!!
April 16, 2014
Jimenez Lai is on thesis reviews at University of Toronto - thank you for the invite, John May!
April 14, 2014
Jimenez Lai named a finalist for the Wheelwright Prize at Harvard University.
April 8, 2014
Platform for Architecture - a roundtable organized by Jonathan Louie, with Kyle Miller of Possible Mediums, Tate and Danielle Rago of On The Road Project, and Jimenez Lai of Treatise.
April 6, 2014
Talkin' Chess at Jai & Jai with Andrew Kovacs, Laurel Broughton, Jonah Rowen, Erin Besler, Maxi Spina, et al.
March 25, 2014
Architecture and Narrative conference at the Fisher Center for Syracuse University - a wonderful conversation between Matthew Stadler, Mattijs Bouw, and Jimenez Lai. Conversation moderated by Michael Speaks (Bjarke where you at?)
March 16, 2014
After all the hard work, conferences, interviews, meetings, blood and sweat - the Township of Domestic Parts is inside of crates and shipped towards Venice!!! Props to Johnson Liao, Nilton Huang, Wei Tseng, Liao's fabrication team and all of our support system in Taiwan!!!!
March 14, 2014
Syracuse University works with Hong Kong University and NCTU for a week-long workshop in Taiwan - with Jonathan Solomon, Angie Co, David Erdman, Jimenez Lai, and Michael Speaks. Many thanks to David Tseng!!! We even met the Mayor of Taipei.
March 14, 2014
Chicagoisms, an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, opens - a show curated by Alexander Eisenschmidt and Jonathan Mekinda, featuring Bureau Spectacular (Chicago), Dogma (Brussels, Belgium), MVRDV (Rotterdam, Netherlands), ORG Organization for Permanent Modernity (Boston and Brussels, Belgium), PORT A+U (Chicago), Sam Jacob Studio (London, England), Sean Lally / WEATHERS (Chicago), UrbanLab (Chicago), WW (Houston)
February 28, 2014
Jai&Jai assembles a fine list of individuals for the group exhibit Chess - starring Andrew Kovacs, Laurel Brighton, Andrew Holder, Erin Besler, Pieterjan Ginckels, Maxi Spina, Jonah Rowen..... Our entry, Skyline of Archetypes, didn't arrive in time. But look for it on March 12!!!
Harvard GSD Symposium: What Criticism - an event organized by Florencia Roderiguez, with Javier Rojas, Pablo Gerson, Matthew Teissmann, Irene Chin and Alexandra Lange. Panelists included Urtzi Grau, Michael Kubo, Uriel Fogué, Ciro Najle, Iker Gil, Meredith TenHoor, Inga Saffron, Andres Lepik, Camillo Restrepo, Michael Abrahamson.... Jimenez Lai presents the case Impossible Friendships.
February 7, 2014
A casual evening at the American Academy in Rome, hosted by Reynold Reynolds, reunion with Nicholas Demonchaux, a wonderful introduction by Catie Newell and Thomas Kelley. Thank you, TK!!!
January 31, 2014
Workshop, Exhibition and lecture at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Thanks, Kyle Reynolds!
January 31, 2014
Materials & Applications retrospective at University Art Museum at CalState Long Beach. Phalanstery Module is shown in this exhibit.
January 24, 2014
Princeton reviews with Michael Young: Rosalyne Shieh, David Ruy, Ferda Kolatan, Jimenez Lai, and Rhett Russo. Joanna Grant was there. So Yeah.
January 21, 2014
Lecture at Syracuse University. Thank you for the wonderful intro, Jonathan Solomon!
January 17, 2014
Possible Medium group exhibit opens in Ann Arbor. Lecture at University of Michigan. Workshop, too.... Great to see all y'all!!!
January 16, 2014
Lecture at Taliesin West, thank you Michael DesBarres, and Victor Sidy! Also, a belated thank you to Larry Wayne Richards and Thomas Howarth.
January 1, 2014
Klaus Toons edits a truly fine issue of MASCONTEXT - #20 Narrative. Super proud to be a part of this company.
December 30, 2013
Thank you METALOCUS for listing Citizens of No Place as the number 1 book of 2013!!!
December 21, 2013
In fine company with David Tseng, Wei Tseng and friends at NCTU in Hsinchu. #iwanttobeapartofit
December 17, 2013
Jimenez Lai gives a lecture at NCKU in Tainan. Thank you for the invite, Hsueh Cheng-Luen!
December 11, 2013
Jose Selgas invites Jimenez Lai, Michael Szivos, Mark Lee and company on his first final review at MIT.
December 7, 2013
Syracuse episode - Kyle Miller orchestrates an intervention-like final review, with Jonathan Louie, Courtney Coffman, Matt Shaw, Clark Thenhaus, Jonathan Solomon, and company.
December 6, 2013
Arqa Magazine interviews Jimenez Lai about being the inaugural winner of the Millenium BCP Lisbon Triennale Début Award.
December 2, 2013
Uncube Magazine features the drawing inside outside between beyond by Jimenez Lai. Thank you, Sophie Lovell!
November 26, 2013
Days of the Frankenstein Past: Final reviews at Jimenez Lai's Frankenstein Studio and Seminar. Andrew Atwood, Andrew Kovacs, Pieterjan Ginckels, Stewart Hicks, Kristy Balliet, Ellie Abrons, Grant Gibson and Andrew Moddrell.
November 22, 2013
Praxis 14: True Story hits the market. When I Grow Up: Kindergarten Stories is a part of this issue. Thank you, Ashley Schafer!
November 20, 2013
Once Upon a Place, edited by Pedro Gadanho and Susana Oliveira launches at TU Delft. Happy to be a part of this project!
November 15, 2013
UIC Architecture faculty fall exhibit opens: Transforming... Jimenez Lai transforms Beach Services (1983) by Xavier Vandrell.
November 13, 2013
Jimenez Lai lectures in Miami at Florida International University. Thank you, Nick Gelpi!
November 12, 2013
Icon Magazine Award 2013 nominates Jimenez Lai as one of the candidates for the Emerging Architecture Practice of the Year!
November 6, 2013
Jimenez Lai lectures at Iowa State University. Thank you, James Spiller!
October 21, 2013
Hello darkness my old friend - Jimenez Lai travels to Sweden to give lectures at KTH and Umeå. Thank you, Daniel Norell, Frida Rosenberg and Roemer Van Toorn! (it was actually quite sunny in Stockholm)
October 12, 2013
SINCE NOW FROM THEN -- an all-day conference spearheaded by Eva Franch, with Carlos Minguez Carrasco and the Storefront curatorial team. Jimenez Lai will be a part of this, in conversation with Claudia Gould. This event highlights the completed version of the 99 Chairsproject by Grayson Cox and Jimenez Lai, fabricated by Rives Rash
October 11, 2013
Dayum son Storefront goes bizzerks yo - BEING opens (what up Bittertang) followed by an all-day affair the next day. Tattoos, graffiti, orgy and notes drawn by Jimenez Lai is in this exhibition.
October 5, 2013
The exhibition San Rocco Book of Copies opens at Architecture Association, we are super thrilled to be a part of it!
September 25, 2013
Forgemind interviews Jimenez Lai in Taiwan.
September 25, 2013
The Frankestein Workshop competition was held at NCTU in Taiwan. Thank you for the invitation, Shuchang Kung!
September 17, 2013
Jimenez Lai gets interviewed by Monocle.
September 12, 2013
Jimenez Lai wins the Millenium BCP Debut Award at Lisbon Triennale!
September 9, 2013
Jimenez Lai has been selected to build the National Pavilion of Taiwan for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale.
August 23, 2013
We wave tearful farewells to Felipe Oropeza and Joanna Grant.
July 16, 2013
In other news, a conversations between Jimenez Lai, Klaus Toons and Brendan Cormier can be found in Volume 36.
July 1, 2013
Icon Magazine named Jimenez Lai as a part their Future 50 feature.
June 25, 2013
refinery29 features an interview and photo album with Jimenez Lai!!
June 25, 2013
Jimenez Lai and Joanna Grant give lectures at NCTU in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Thanks to the invite of David Tseng.
June 1, 2013
Jimenez Lai is On the Road in Los Angeles - drawing in public under the sun for six hours - amazing times with Tate, Jonathan Louie, Danielle Rago, Courtney Coffman, Andrew Kovacs, Andrew Atwood, Curt Gambetta, Bryony Roberts, Laurel Broughton, Grey Crowell, Maxi Spina, Ana Neimark, ... and the universe warped itself with Peter Zellner.
May 29, 2013
Manifestoes, Summits and Gangs has been awarded a grant from the Graham Foundation.
May 22, 2013
We wave tearful farewell to Frank Gossage as he moves out east to NYC.
May 15, 2013
Final reviews at Cooper Union with Jimmy Lowder, Guido Zuliani, Katerina Kourkoula, Urtzi Grau, David Turnbull and Tony Vidler.
April 4, 2013
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.
May 3, 2013
Jimenez Lai lectures at MIT: Story Hour with Uncle Jim.
April 26, 2013
Jimenez Lai to keynote at Portland State University.
March 28, 2013
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
March 18, 2013
Jimenez Lai speaks at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Fun times with Jason Kelly Johnson, Michelle Chang, Brian Price, Cathrine Veikos, Chip Minnick.... Thanks for the invite, Amy Campos.
February 27, 2013
Jimenez Lai speaks at University of Detroit Mercy. Fun times in Detroit with Tadd Heidgerken, Noah Resnick, Will Wittig, and Gilbert Sunghera
February 10, 2013
Kristy Balliet: "...so it'd be great if you guys could start hashtagging possible mediums..." Kipnis leans over "what's a hashtag?"
February 10, 2013
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
February 01, 2013
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!!
January 24, 2013
Jimenez Lai on reviews at MIT with Brandon Clifford and Joel Lamere.
January 23, 2013
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.
January 18, 2013
Jimenez Lai becomes the face of millennials - cover of January issue on Architect Magazine. #covergirl
December 21, 2012
December 12, 2012
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.
December 11, 2012
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.
November 28, 2012
Final reviews at IIT for Terry Surjan studio, with Kyle Reynolds, Grant Gibson, Thomas Kelley and Sarah Dunn.
November 14, 2012
Full Circle, a group exhibition at WORKshop, opens in Toronto. Organized and curated by Larry Richards, it features work byAn Te Liu, Lukasz Kos, Andrei Zerebecky, Christos Marcopoulos, Carol Moukheiber and Jimenez Lai. #LittleMonster
November 7, 2012
Athenaeum Library in La Jolla is a truly wonderful place. Speaking in a warm and intimate evening.
November 07, 2012
Lecture at SCI-Arc #BS
October 31, 2012
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.
October 18, 2012
"Building Super" -- a wonderful article by Diana Bitting about Jimenez Lai in CS Interior.
October 13, 2012
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.
October 5, 2012
Design Cloud hosts a group exhibition which includes three large prints from Jimenez Lai, as well as sculptures by Brian Sperry.
October 5, 2012
UIC SoA hosts book launches for Citizens of No Place, together with Alexander Eisenschmidt's AD.
April 10, 2012
PLOT magazine features a piece on "super-furniture" about the works of Bureau Spectacular!! Thanks, Javier Agustín Rojas and Florencia Rodríguez!
October 1, 2012
Architectural League interview with Gabriel Silberblatt and Saga Bl
September 28, 2012
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.
September 24, 2012
Pastaiga Magazine from Latvia published an interview about Jimenez Lai (Spelled as "Himenezs Laijs").
September 20, 2012
Illustrations by Jimenez Lai for Penelope Dean's essay No Strings Attached published in Harvard Design Magazine 35.
September 7, 2012
Thesis reviews at SCI-Arc.
August 31, 2012
Interview between Jonathan Louie and Jimenez Lai on Architects Newspaper
August 18, 2012
We wave tearful farewells to Andrew Akins and Katherine Ranieri as they both head west.
August 16, 2012
The Graham Foundation seminar Breaking Glass comes to an end, with a evening lecture by Jörg Becker, Jimenez Lai and Irena Knezev
August 16, 2012
Little Monster is now in the permanent collection of WORKshop, thanks to Larry Richards and Fred Urban.
August 15, 2012
White Elephant goes bye bye - Thanks to Pedro Gadanho, this project has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art.
August 15, 2012
Interview with Renyi Ng on Glass Magazine!
August 4, 2012
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!!
July 24, 2012
A nonsensical quick video, at the Storefront.
July 24, 2012
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.
July 20, 2012
Coverage by Metropolis Magazine!
July 15, 2012
London Architecture Festival closes - it was a super great honor to be a part of it.
July 12, 2012
REALLY? Wired?? NICE!
June 21, 2012
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.
June 12, 2012
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.
May 31, 2012
Melanie van der Hoorn's book Bricks and Balloons launched in Harlem, which exhibited some of the drawings by Jimenez Lai. Get this book!
May 14, 2012
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!!
May 11, 2012
Future Archaeologist was published by Australian magazine POST
May 11, 2012
Interview with Adele Chong in Surface Asia.
April 20, 2012
Jimenez Lai wins the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.
April 20, 2012
Sociopaths has been published in Thresholds 40, thanks to the patience, editorial work and invitation of Jonathan Crisman.
April 18, 2012
"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.
April 13, 2012
Jimenez Lai roundtables with Ika Knezevic, Jorg Becker, Patricia Olynyk and David Hartt at the Inland Symposium at Washington University.
March 29, 2012
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.
March 19, 2012
Jimenez Lai is on final reviews at UCLA with Jason Payne, Michael Osman, Georgina Huljich, Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, Greg Lynn and Neil Denari.
February 29, 2012
The tour continues with a lecture at Columbia University, GSAPP . Thanks to the invitation of Cristina Goberna.
February 28, 2012
Jimenez Lai delivers a lecture at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Thanks to Matt Shaw.
February 15, 2012
White Elephant is published in the Korean magazine BOB.
February 6, 2012
Zeitgeist is Immortal is in CLOG issue 2. Thanks to Human Wu, Kyle May and Julia van den Hout.
January 20, 2012
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.
January 15, 2012
Jimenez Lai is on the cover of Arqa Magazine from Portugal for an issue on the topic of fiction.
January 06, 2012
ArchDaily, BLDGBLOG, Evolo, Frame Magazine... White Elephant is all over the interwebs.
December 30, 2011
Jimenez Lai gives a lecture entirely in Mandarin at Tamkang University. Thank you Jr Gang Chi for the invitation.
December 10, 2011
Final reviews at UIUC with Grant Gibson, Gale Fulton, Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer.
November 23, 2011
November 11, 2011
New project unvailed - Thick Frames opened in Primitive Delights, an all faculty show at UIC school of Architecture. Organized byGrant Gibson and moderated by Bob Somol.
October 13, 2011
October 12, 2011
Jimenez Lai participates in Buenos Aires Biennial XIII
October 3, 2011
Jimenez Lai gives a lecture at Kent State University, thanks to the invite of Kathryn Strand.
September 30, 2011
Fiefdom of Podmajersky open-house. White Elephant is in the house.
August 17, 2011
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)
August 7, 2011
Bureau Spectacular waves tearful farewell to summer camp members Zack Morrison, Trudy Watt and Katherine Ranieri
August 7, 2011
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.
June 27, 2011
Bureau Spectacular is now five with Katherine Ranieri and rejoined by Andrew Akins.
June 13, 2011
Jimenez Lai was on final reviews with Kyle Reynolds at the School of Art Institute Chicago, thanks to the invitation of Ben Nicholson.
June 6, 2011
To a spectacular summer with new members Trudy Watt and Zack Morrison.
Novermber 11, 2011
May 10, 2011
Thank you to Paul Preissner for the invitation to How Chicago Are You.
April 25, 2011
Ducks Win. Thank you for being on this review - Andrew Kovacs, James Tate, Ania Jaworska and Thomas Kelley.
April 9, 2011
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.
March 31, 2011
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.
March 11, 2011
White Elephant (privately soft) opened at Land of Tomorrow in Louisville, KY.
February 26 ,2011
Jimenez Lai presented at the Manifesto Series at The Storefront for Art and Architecture, thanks to Lydia Kalipoliti and Eva Franch.
February 3, 2011
Citizens of No Place under spotlights with Archi-Zine!
Feburary 1, 2011
Push it was published by the December issue of the Argentinian architectural journal NOTAS CPAU.
January 20, 2011
Candide - Journal for Architectural Knowledge NO. 03 published On Types of Seductive Robustness by Jimenez Lai. A big thank you to Susanne Schindler.
December 13, 2010
Review season coming to an end. The Bureau were on non-stop reviews, including the maiden voyages of Cyrus Penarroyo and Andrew Akins.
December 08, 2010
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.
November 13, 2010
Bureau Spectacular is in Kentucky engaging full on construction.
November 10, 2010
ArchDaily, Treehugger, Designboom, SpaceInvading and among others - The Briefcase House is all over the interwebs faster than the speed of light.
November 5, 2010
Envisioning Organization conference in Ohio State University, organized by Karen Lewis, featured Jimenez Lai, session moderated by John McMorrough.
November 4, 2010
Cyrus Penarroyo won Juror's Citation and Thomas Kelley was a finalist in the 36th Annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition.
November 1, 2010
October 29, 2010
Phalanstery Module was published in Staging Space: Scenic Interior and Spatial Experiences, a Gestalten Publication.
October 16, 2010
October 13, 2010
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.
October 8, 2010
Jimenez Lai presented Point Clouds at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. at the INPUT_OUTPUT conference.
October 1, 2010
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.
September 9, 2010
The new Argentinean magazine PLOT published The Future Archaeologist by Jimenez Lai (it's super fancy, thanks Florencia Rodriguez)
September 24, 2010
Obstruction / A New Healthy Body was published in Pidgin issue #9, thanks to Enrique Ramirez.
September 6, 2010
Politics of Quality: Plan v Section was published in Conditions Magazine Issue #5/6
July 31, 2010
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)
July 1, 2010
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.
July 1, 2010
The Future Archaeologist published in Beyond Magazine issue 03, edited by Pedro Gadanho.
June 9, 2010
Citizens of No Place was included in De Zines exhibition in Madrid, ES.
June 7, 2010
Bureau Spectacular rebooted.
June 2, 2010
May 12, 2010
Jimenez Lai was on the thesis review at Cooper Union in New York, NY.
May 7, 2010
Cyrus Penarroyo wins the best undergraduate project award at the Year End Show in UIC.
April 30, 2010
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.
April 28, 2010
We were interviewed by grit-tv in New York, NY.
Jimenez Lai was on the final reviews at University of Kentucky for Kyle Miller.
April 12, 2010
Jimenez Lai guest lectured on representation at Michael Meredith's studio at the GSD.
April 9, 2010
Jimenez Lai joins Mimi Zeiger for the panel discussion A Few Zines in Chicago.
April 7, 2010
The exhibition, Specatcular Fantasy opened at UIC.
March 26, 2010
Jimenez Lai delivered a presentation at TU Delft in Delft, NL, introduced by Lara Schrijver.
March 5, 2010
Thank you to JDS Architects for making us part of their newswire.
March 5, 2010
Bureau Specatcular participated in a group exhibition with X-Atelier at Land of Tomorrow in Lexington, Kentucky.
March 2, 2010
February 13, 2010
Jimenez Lai delivered a presentation at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, DK.
January 15, 2010
We were covered by Julia Ingalls from FORTH Magazine.
December 27, 2009
Jimenez Lai was on reviews in Taipei, Taiwan at Tamkang University for Jr-Gang Chi.
December 27, 2009
Jimenez Lai was on reviews in Ann Arbor, MI at U of Michigan for Thom Moran, with James Tate and Rustam Mehta.
December 4, 2009
Point Cloiuds was published in MAS CONTEXT: Living, a thank you to Iker Gil
November 5, 2009
Jimenez Lai participated in the conference Constructing Knowledge at the RWTH in Aachen, Germany.
October 29, 2009
Jimenez Lai went to Tokyo to present the City of Urban Robotz, it was a pleasure to meet Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma.
October 17, 2009
September 16, 2009
Phalanstery Module was published in Interactive Architecture by Michael Fox and Miles Kemp.
September 8, 2009
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.
July 29, 2009
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.
June 29, 2009
Thank you Ruairi Glynn for doing a piece on us at www.interactivearchitecture.org
June 191, 2009
June 16, 2009
Bureau Spectacular participated in the Guerilla Truck Show in Chicago featuring new work Fluctuating Void. Unfortunately the project was an epic fail, quite miserably.
June 5, 2009
Jimenez Lai gave a presentation for Object Design League (Lisa Smith+Caroline Linder) in Chicago.
April 1, 2009
March 7, 2009
Jimenez Lai made new drawings for Out of Water exhibit in Toronto (Aziza Chaouni + Liat Margolis)
March 1, 2009
Vertical Urbanism was published in 306090: Dimensions. A thank you to Jonathan D. Soloman.
February 16, 2009
Jimenez Lai gave a lecture entitled: Why I Lie about Architecture at Texas A&M, introduced by Gabriel Esquivel.
January 7, 2009
Point Clouds opened at the Extension Gallery in Chicago.
January 6, 2009
Citizens of No Place (draft II) was exhibited at Studio X / C-Lab in New York by Mimi Zeiger's exhibition A Few Zines.
January 1, 2009
Phalanstery Module was published in Wallpaper* Magazine.