SO–IL is an internationally recognized architecture and design firm led by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, based in New York. We create structures that inform new cultures, institutions, and networks.
The firm works across countries and cultures. Together, our team speaks more than a dozen languages. We work across the world, having completed projects in North America, Europe and Asia.
We believe that through deep collaboration, architects can reconnect communities to their environments. In an increasingly digitized world, our architecture incorporates innovative physical materials that follow the unique scale and conceptual grounding of each project, for example by stretching chain link over a gallery building or applying glass tubing as a museum facade.
SO–IL creates urban spaces, residences, and workplaces on a variety of scales. We have - amongst many of our projects - designed bespoke offices in Manhattan, a paradigm shifting museum at UCDavis, innovative furniture for Knoll, a revitalized public square in Paris and affordable housing typologies in Leon, Mexico. Our practice is forward-looking: We work within pre-existing ecosystems to ensure that places will remain adaptable to a dynamic future.
We have been featured in publications like the New York Times and Architectural Record and have received recognitions including the Curbed Groundbreakers Award and the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Award. Institutions like the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago have acquired our work.
SO–IL was founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008.