Guy Zucker is the principle and founder of Z-A studio, based in New York City. Z-A studio’s design work examines the boundaries between the permanent and the ephemeral in architecture as a critical social and environmental provocation. Recent work include; a prototype development for ‘Underutilized social spaces’ supported by NYSCA and ‘Storefront for Art and Architecture’; the research and redesign of six affordable housing blocks in collaboration with NYC Department of Health; and a participation in the Venice Biennale US Pavilion exhibit “Spontaneous Interventions.”
Z-A studio gained national and international visibility through numerous awards and publications such as; The New York Times, CNN, Fox TV, Channel 13, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, Dezeen, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Architectural Record, Frame, Wall Paper, Metropolis, We-Ar, SPA-DE, Mark, Time Out, Architect’s Newspaper, Haaretz and Marie Claire.
Z-A studio was exhibited and acknowledged by various institutions such as; The Venice Biennale, Perspecta Lisbon, Compotec Massa-Carrara, Municipal Art Society of NY, Columbia University, the Van Alen Institute, the Ramat-Gan Museum, the Fulbright foundation and the William Kinne Fellowship.
In addition to running his practice Mr. Zucker has been teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Architecture Studios at Parsons School of Constructed Environments, at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Design and at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture. Mr. Zucker holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Technion Institute of Technology.