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Each year, five residents are selected on a competitive basis for ‘Rural Compression,’ the Steven Myron Holl Foundation / ‘T’ Space Summer Architectural Residency in Rhinebeck, New York.

The 25-day intensive studio challenges participants to think and design critically. Residents enjoy theoretical and experimental freedom as they design a site-specific project unique to their program.

Using both analog and digital media tools, the program includes design critiques, pin-ups, lectures and conversations with invited professionals, as well as field trips in Dutchess County to destinations of acclaimed architectural and artistic interest.

Applications close March 29, 2020.

Please direct program or application questions to [email protected]

Application Guidelines Apply Now

2019 Instructors and Public Lectures

Steven Holl
Eirini Tsachrelia

Schedule of 2019 public lectures, workshops, lectures, pin-ups and critiques:

July 5 | Yehuda Safran

July 6 | Christian Wassmann

July 12 | Christoph Kumpusch

July 18 | Ilona Lovas*

July 18 | Tamás Nagy*

July 22 | Ashley Simone

July 23 | Eirini Tsachrelia

July 24 | Marin Stigsgaard

With additional instruction by Anthony Titus.



July 27 | Hosted by the Al Held Foundation

*Presented with support by the Institute of Architecture of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.

All Photos by Susan Wides

Video: 2019 Rural Compression and Residents



Conor Denison
Graduate Student
School of Architecture at Talesin
Toronto, ON

Conor Denison is completing a Master of Architecture from the School of Architecture at Talesin. Prior to joining the Residency at ‘T’ Space, Conor interned for NL Architects and was a resident at the Arcosanti Urban Laboratory in Arizona.

Madison Cook
Graduate Student
Tulane University School of Architecture
New York, New York

Madison Cook is completing her Master of Architecture from Tulane University School of Architecture. She has previously interned for S9 Architecture based in New York City and the Belfast City Planning Department.

Stefano Volpe
Practicing Architect
Rome, Italy

Stefano is a practicing architecture and planning professional at Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. di Roma in Italy. He previously worked at Studio Fuksas and Francesco Maria Nimis Architect. He completed his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Sapienza Universita di Roma.

Walter Gadsby
Undergraduate Student ‘20
Bowdin College

Walter Gadsby is a Undergraduate student at Bowdin College completing his studies in Physics and Visual Art. He is an independent visual artist and completed a six-week studio at Harvard Design Discovery prior to joining the Residency at ‘T’ Space.

Xiaofan Ye
Graduate Student
National University of Singapore

Xiofan Ye is in her final year of graduate study at the National University of Singapore in Architecture. She previously interned with AGA  Architects and Archmizing Atelier, and participated in an advanced architecture design studio at UC Berkeley.

Zachary Wignall
Practicing Architect
Seattle, Washington

Zachary Wignall is a practicing architect at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from University of Florida’s School of Architecture and previously worked for Alfonso Architects. He was the recipent of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Prize in 2017.

Photos: Critiques, Reviews and Field Trips

2018 Residents

Video: Projects Overview

Photos: Critiques, Reviews and Field Trips

2017 Residents

Video: Projects Overview

Photos: Critiques, Reviews and Field Trips