OUR NAME REFLECTS OUR PHILOSOPHY
“TO PLY ” / PLY (OED, 2017),
[V.1] TO BEND, BOW; TO FOLD OR DOUBLE; TO MOULD OR SHAPE
[V.2] TO HANDLE, OR WIELD VIGOROUSLY OR DILIGENTLY (AN INSTRUMENT, TOOL)
[V.4] TO WORK AWAY AT; TO ATTEND TO (WITH SOME INSTRUMENT OR PROCESS)
…IT ALSO DEFINES OUR APPROACH
[N.1] A FOLD; EACH OF THE LAYERS … THAT GO TO MAKE UP A MULTILAYER,
PLY+ is a collaborative architecture practice dedicated to design excellence. PLY+ has developed an approach that combines rigorous research and creative invention. This approach has yielded success across a wide range of project types. We pay close attention to material fabrication, assembly and detailing. These priorities yield projects that deliver a rich experience of spaces and an identity unique to each building.
Our work has been recognized for its experiential complexity, geometric experimentation and economic discipline producing projects that exceed expectations in performance and quality of experience. PLY+ has built over 60 projects of varying scale and complexity. In 2021, the Architectural League of New York awarded PLY+ with its annual Emerging Voices Award. The award spotlights eight North American individuals and firms with distinct design voices that have the potential to influence the discipline of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within design and academia.
In addition to this recognition, our work has earned a p/a Awards citation, and an R+D Award from Architect Magazine, a Best of Design Award from Architects Newspaper, fourteen AIA Honor Awards, a Masonry Design Award, a Wood Design Award, an ID (International Design) Award, a Merit Prize from the Shinkenchiku-sha Central Glass Competition, and an Urban Design First Prize at the XV Pan-American Biennale among others. The work has been published in numerous national and international publications.