Participants/ Stephen Mueller

Stephen Mueller, FAAR, Principal, AGENCY Architecture LLC

Stephen Mueller and Ersela Kripa are founding principals of AGENCY, an interdisciplinary practice engaging contemporary culture through architecture, urbanism, and advocacy.  Their projects range from media environments and material assemblies, to guerrilla infrastructures, architectural projects, and speculative urban research. Seeking productive anomalies in the overlooked, the under-represented, and the everyday, the practice identifies, synthesizes, and transforms emerging urban paradigms.

Kripa and Mueller are curatorial advisers for the international exhibition at the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale on Architecture and Urbanism, opening in December 2015. Their upcoming book, entitled FRONTS: Security and the Developing World, will be published in 2017 by ORO Editions.

Kripa and Mueller are the recipients of the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, and are fellows of The MacDowell Colony and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Kripa and Mueller were identified recently as Emerging Talent by ARCHITECT Magazine.  AGENCY’s work has been exhibited internationally, through invited participation at the Venice Biennale, Sofia Architecture Week, Eme3 International Architectural Market in Barcelona, SUPERFRONT Gallery in Los Angeles, the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale on Architecture and Urbanism, and Storefront For Art and Architecture.