Front Studio was named one of the “world’s 50 hottest young architectural practices by Wallpaper magazine. Their work has won several design awards from the American Institute of Architects and been featured internationally in Icon, Azure, the New York Times and Interior Design. They have received an honorable mention in the High Line Ideas competition, second place in the 2005 Gdansk International Outdoor Gallery competition and were named a finalist in the second phase of the Van Alen Urban Voids. Additional firm achievements include a Superior Interior Award from Pittsburgh Magazine and an In the Public Interest Design Award from Architectural Record. The firm’s work has been included in the Carnegie Mellon Architecture Archives, displayed at the National Academy Museum’s 2008 International Exhibition and featured in the Sarajevo Winter Cultural Festival in Bosnia. Front Studio has shown work at the Center for Architecture in New York City, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Building Centre in London and at the IFA Galleries in Berlin.



2015 AIA Pittsburgh Design Competition: Certificate of Merit – Sharpsburg Library

2015 NewSchool for Architecture and Design Richard Welsh Distinguished Service Award: Yen Ha

2014 AIA Pittsburgh Design Architecture Awards: Certificate of Merit – A House for a Writer in Bohemia

2010 AIA Pennsylvannia Architectural Excellence Awards: Citation of Merit – The Glass Lofts

2009 Interior Design Awards Office under 20,000sf: Best in Show – The Analysis Group NY Office

2009 ARCHDL 5th Annual Architect's Duel: Winner vs. Weiss/Manfredi – Vive Le Croissant

2008 Storefront for Art and Architecture White House Redux: Official Selection – The American White House

2007 Development NY Residential Top 10 STARchitects: Up and Coming Firm

2007 AIA Pittsburgh Design Architecture Awards: Honor Award - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at Squirrel Hill

2006 The Van Alen Institute and the City Parks Association Urban Voids: Grounds for Change: Finalist – Farmadelphia

2005 Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art International Outdoor Gallery Competition: Second Honorary Title – The Invisible Gate

2005 Place in History: LIC in Context Long Island City Grounded Public Art in Context: Third Place – Requiem for an Industrial Age

2004 Pittsburgh Magazine Superior Interiors Design Award

2003 Friends of the High Line Designing the High Line Competition: Honorable Mention – The Big Apple Roller Coaster

2003 Creative Time Art in Times Square: RFP Invitation – Times Square Kiosk


2014 October. Dwell Manhattan Home Tour. Swanson, Dave. "Penthouse Envy: Touring Manhattan's Stylish Lofts"

2014 June. Pittsburgh Quarterly. Rosenblum, Charles. "From Drab to Daring"

2014 May. Gotham Magazine "The List"

2014 March. Cup of Jo "New York City Apartment Tour"

2013 July. Portrait of a Creative "Yen Ha"

2013 May. AIA ENYA "Future Now"

2012 Winter. Professionals Quotation Magazine “Passion for Creation: Inspiring Female Creative”

2012 February. Canadian Centre for Architecture. Borasi, Giovanna and Zardini, Mirko.

2012 January. Remodelista. Lee, Lydia. "A West Village Pied-a-Terre with a View"

2011 October. DETAIL Magazine Materials & Finishes

2011 July. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Magazine "Glass Act"

2011 April. a+a Magazine “Glass Lofts”

2010 August. Apartment Therapy "10 Talented Women Architects"

2010 May. Azure Magazine “Et Cetera: McNally Jackson”

2010 February. Interior Design. Block, Annie. “It Speaks Volumes”

2009 October. Editions du Centre Pompidou “L’Enjeu Capitale(es): Les metropoles de la grande echelle”

2009 September. Design Indaba “Proto Farm"

2009 August. Columns “The Art of Experimentation”

2009 June. Icon Magazine. Wiles, William. “Edible City: Urban Farming”

2009 Spring. Residential Architect. Drueding, Meghan. “Front Studio WorkSpace”

2009 March. Theme Magazine. Lazor, Drew. “Gastroporn”

2009. Remodeled Homes. Ethel Baraona and Liliana Bollini. Rockport Publishers

2008 White House Redux: The Book. Storefront for Art and Architecture

2008 August. Wallpaper*. Hagberg, Eva. “Architects Directory 2008”

2008 June. The Architect's Newspaper "Open> Boutique> Leffot"

2008 Winter. AD: Cities of Dispersal. Eds. Segal, Rafi & Verbakel, Els. “Urban Voids: Grounds for Change”

2008 March. New York Real Estate Journal “Executive Profile: Yen Ha”

2008. Townhouses & More (Architecture in Focus), Sibylle Kramer (Ed.), Verlagshaus Braun

2008. Small+Modern+Urban=Home, Aitana Leonard, Collins Design

2007 December. New York Times. Bernstein, Fred. “Navigating a Life From East to West”

2007 November. Real Estate Weekly. Wolffe, Danielle. "Designers Braving New Frontiers in Space"

2007 October. New York Living “Steeped in Style”

2007 October. The Mann Report “Delighting Clients”

2007 September. Ballinger, Barbara. Chicago Tribune Magazine "Tools of the Trade"

2007 September. Rozhon, Tracie. New York Times "Updating the Trundle Bed"

2007 August. INTERNI & Decor “See It, More Than You Want”

2007 Spring. Competition Magazine. Richards, William. “Design in the Margins: Urban Voids” 

2007. The MAGIC of Small Spaces, Oscar Asensio (Linea Editorials), LOFT Publications

2006 May. The Architect's Newspaper "Into the Void"

2006 March. The Architect's Newspaper "Patchwork City"

2006 February. Philadelphia Weekly. Smith, Jesse. "Lots to Think About"

2004 June. Oculus Magazine. Richards, Kristen. "New York Next: Emerging Talent"

2003 Fall. Surface Magazine Issue #43 "Top of the Line"

2003 August. New York Voices on PBS "Designing the High Line"