SHoPSHoP Architects are generous sponsors of DRAW NYC, our program that lets New Yorkers gather around drawing in public space. At the invitation of Kimberly Holden, a SHoP founder and principal, we dropped by the office this week, bringing the portable drawing studio along with us. SHoP staff had a chance to check out the program, sign up to volunteer, take some time to draw, and have a beer…

Thank you to SHoP for supporting the Uni Project—we look forwarded to seeing SHoP staff with us on the street in the months ahead!

Uni at SHoP Architects

(Thanks Kate Colabella and SHoP for sharing these photos.)

Uni at SHoP Architects

We gave a brief presentation about DRAW NYC, and them set everyone loose.

Uni at SHoP Architects

There was equal interest in drawing activities and the folding DRAW cart itself.

Uni at SHoP Architects

Uni at SHoP Architects

Staff brought kids to see DRAW too.

Uni at SHoP Architects

Uni at SHoP Architects

Uni at SHoP Architects

Uni at SHoP Architects

The view from the SHoP office is one-of-a-kind, drawn here by a talented SHoP staff person. Thanks for inviting us over!

We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to www.streetlab.org. Thanks for sticking with us!