Allan Shulman (FAIA) is associate professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture, and an author, editor, lecturer, curator and practicing architect. He founded Shulman + Associates (S+A) in 1996, a firm committed to the creation of site-specific designs based on multidisciplinary research, the exploration of ideas and the fostering of strong relationships. It sees the city, landscape, culture, and building program as laboratories for a contemporary design practice.
His research focuses on themes of modernism, tropicality and urbanism. S+A’s projects are widely published , and have been honored with over 70 design awards. An exhibition of S+A’s work is opening on December 1 at the Meetinghouse gallery in downtown Miami.
Shulman’s projects including built and unbuilt work, explore a range of strategies, particularly the extrapolation of typological and cartographic analysis to knit projects into their surrounding context. Building facades are considered as semantic opportunities, creating alter egos to the surrounding fabric. The firm’s work aspires to succession, prolongation, layering, sequencing, and assemblage. It declares a desire to create in the continuous city.