With strong links to the Sabin Lab at Cornell AAP, Jenny Sabin Studio is an experimental architecture studio based in Ithaca, NY. The studio investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design, fabrication, and production of material structures and spatial interventions. We collaborate with scientists and engineers and employ architects, designers, and artists. Our applied projects are diverse and operate across multiple length scales including adaptive materials, building facades, installations, pavilions, tapestries, rugs, and architectural interventions. Our portfolio is equally diverse including clients such as Nike Inc., Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the American Philosophical Society Museum, the Exploratorium, and the Frac Centre.


Built Projects

2018 Luster for House of Peroni, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI, WASHINGTON D.C

2018 Lux for By the People festival, Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, WASHINGTON D.C

2018 Lumen @Constructo, on view at Mall Plaza, SANTIAGO CHILE

2017 Lumen, Young Architects Program competition for MoMA PS1, NYC USA

2016 LightWeb for Arbor House, PHILADELPHIA USA

2016 The Beacon at Jefferson University, MEDstudio at Thomas Jefferson University, part of Design Philadelphia 2016, PHILADELPHIA USA

2015 Polythread for Beauty, Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, NYC USA


Conferences and Symposia

APR17 FABRICATE 2017, hosted by Institute for Computational Design, STUTTGART GERMANY

MAR17 Matter Design Computation Symposium: The Art of Building from Nano to Macro, Cornell AAP Preston Thomas Memorial Lecture Series, ITHACA NY

NOV16 Phyllis Lambert Seminar, Architects (Re)Search, University of Montreal, MONTREAL CAN

NOV16 Living Architecture Systems symposium, School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, WATERLOO CAN


Permanent Collections 

2017 Centre Pompidou, PARIS FRANCE

2016 Centre National des arts plastiques, French National Contemporary Art Collection, PARIS FRANCE


2014 FRAC Centre-Val de Loire, VAL DE LOIRE FRANCE

2013 Exploratorium, SAN FRANCISCO CA USA




JAN18 Minding the Digital, Design Society Museum + V&A, SHENZHEN, CHINA

OCT17 On Site: Jenny Sabin, Art Omi, GHENT NY USA

SEPT17 New New York Icons, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC USA

SUMMER17 MoMA & MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, MMCA, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

SUMMER17 MoMA & MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, Museum of Modern Art, NYC USA

FEB17 Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde (Printing the World), Centre Pompidou, PARIS FRANCE

FEB16 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum; Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, NYC

JUL15 Smart Flexibility; Design for impact festival at RMIT, BARCELONA SPAIN

JUL15 Data Clay: Digital Strategies For Parsing The Earth, Museum of Craft and Design, SAN FRANCISCO CA

SEPT-DEC14 Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology, CCA, Cornell University, ITHACA NY

MAR14 Jenny E. Sabin – Datascapes, Bibliowicz Family Gallery, Milstein Hall, Cornell University AAP,  ITHACA NY

FEB14 Eliciting Environments / Actuating Response, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University PITTSBURGH PA

JUL-NOV13 Smart Flexibility, Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB), BARCELONA SPAIN

SEPT13 Archilab 2013, Naturalizing Architecture, 9th Edition, FRAC, ORLEANS FRANCE

APR13 En Vie/Alive, EDF Foundation, PARIS FRANCE


MAY18 LWCircus + ArnoLab 18, Florence, Italy

APRIL18 University of Huddersfield, U.K., Keynote, Transitions 2: Material Revolution

NOV17 Yale University School of Architecture

OCT17 Rice Design Alliance and Rice Architecture, Rice University, HOUSTON

SEPT17 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering, keynote speaker

AUG17 SoHo House NYC on Lumen

APR17 FXFOWLE Women in Architecture Series, NYC

MAR17 CU Boulder Visiting Artist Program

AUG16 Rogers Partners, NY, NY, Reade Street Talks, Creative Hub

JUN16 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Game Changers Lecture Series, NYC

APR16  MIT School of Architecture + Planning, Architecture and Building Technology Series

APR16 Kent State University, College of Architecture & Environmental Design

MAR16 Architecture Student Association at McGill University, MONTREAL CAN

MAR16 University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

MAR16 The Bartlett School of Architecture International Lecture Series, LONDON UK


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