Cheng+Snyder is a multi-disciplinary architecture studio founded by Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder in 2006 in New York. The firm produces work at a wide range of scales, from books to buildings. We are especially interested in projects that integrate new media and architecture. We believe in design as a medium to provoke fresh thinking about the status quo and to instigate public discourse about the built environment and the city.
Irene Cheng is a principal of Cheng+Snyder. Prior to starting her own practice, she worked as a designer for Bernard Tschumi Architects. Cheng writes frequently on issues related to architecture and culture. Her articles have appeared in Frieze, Cabinet, 32BNY, Surface, and A magazine, and she is coeditor of The State of Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century (The Monacelli Press, 2004). She holds an M.Arch from Columbia and a Bachelor degree in Social Studies from Harvard. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Architecture History and Theory at Columbia.
Brett Snyder is a principal of Cheng+Snyder. Snyder has designed internationally at a wide range of scales. His design experience spans disciplines from working on large commercial architecture projects (at Steven Holl Architects), to collaborating on watch designs (at Swatch Watch), to working on exhibition, signage, print, and web matter (at the Cooper Union Center for Design and Typography). Snyder is a founder, designer, and editor of the architecture and design publication 32BNY. He holds an M.Arch from Columbia and a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Snyder currently teaches graduate and undergraduate studios at Syracuse University and coordinates the Introduction to Architecture program for high school students at Columbia University.
We wish to thank the following collaborators:
Kadambari Baxi, Ray Cha, Rama Chorpash, Jesse Ganes, Noah Keating, Jolie Kerns, Whit MacLaughlin, Liz Shearer, Brian Schulman, Deborah Tchoudjinoff, Guy Zucker