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.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Magazine 2004 Superior Interiors Design Award

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

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


The Heinz Architectural Center. "Action, Ideas, Architecture: Arthur Lubetz/Front Studio" March-May 2017

Pittsburgh Quarterly. Rosenblum, Charles. "Looking at Lubetz" Spring 2017

Trib Live. Shaw, Kurt. "5 Decades of Design highlighted" March 2017

The Architect's Newspaper. Martin, Olivia. "Check it Out" October 26, 2016

Places Journal. Stratigakos, Despina. "Hollywood Architects" September 2016

New York Times. Pogrebin, Robin. "I Am Not the Decorator: Female Architects Speak Out" April 2016 

Quartz. Quito, Anne. "Female architects are being closed out of their own professions" March 2016

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

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

Gotham Magazine "The List" May 2014

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

Portrait of a Creative "Yen Ha" July 2013

AIA ENYA "Future Now" May 2013

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

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

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

DETAIL Magazine "Materials & Finishes" October 2011

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Magazine "Glass Act" July 2011

a+a Magazine “Glass Lofts” April 2011

Apartment Therapy "10 Talented Women Architects" August 2010

Azure Magazine “Et Cetera: McNally Jackson” May 2010

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

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

Design Indaba “Proto Farm" September 2009

Columns “The Art of Experimentation” August 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New York Living “Steeped in Style” October 2007

The Mann Report “Delighting Clients” October 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Architect's Newspaper "Patchwork City" March 2006

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

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

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

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