In order to meet the diverse healthcare needs of rural communities in Southeast Asia, EOA designed the PLAY! Clinic - modular, scalable, flexible, and fun. The basic program requirements of the clinic are assigned to modular units that can be quickly and easily constructed as a kit of parts. Elements of PLAY are added to the basic program requirements of the clinic to foster complete family healthcare and education, creating an opportunity of growth into a substantial community space.
EOA's Robin Osler was asked to speak at AIA's Speed Presentation focusing on 'Interior Influencing the Public Realm'. Robin presented EOA's construction of Oklahoma City's Anthropologie Store, just one of many the firm has developed. The presentation focused on the integration of the surrounding environment within the store, including an indoor garden, and the relationship between the retail sector and its community.
Principal Robin Osler was on a panel at her alma mater, the Yale School of Architecture, entitled Women in Practice. She shared the panel with fellow alums Celia Imrey, Louise Braverman, Laura Pirie, Kimberly Brown, Doreen Adengo and Gabrielle Brainard to discuss with current graduate students, the different ways that women practitioners work and establish firms.
EOA's principal, Robin, was asked to speak as a panelist at ASLA-NY’s lecture series – ‘Productive Landscapes in the Urban Environment.' The event brought together industry thinkers and innovators to discuss the future of a sustainable urban environment, through both architecture and agriculture. The dialogues offered benefits to implementing developments for “ecologically challenged environments”. Robin’s attendance and participation in the event stemmed from direct correspondence of our Grow Studio projects.
We were approached by L'Oreal to design a store prototype for a possible new brand that was to target a younger market and feature a strong online presence to create a sense of community among customers. Our main design goals were to create a retail experience that bridged the gap between the virtual and the real and that celebrated the idea of community by allowing space for sharing and play as well as shopping.
EOA received an Honorable Mention from AIA National for the 2014 Pop Up Project Design Competition! The challenge was to create an efficient solution to a challenge most farmers face with portable canopies - weighing it down in the wind without the use of ground stakes. We designed a series of plywood boxes that serve not only as canopy weights, but also as table, stool, and multipurpose display fixtures. EOA created a flexible and identifiable uniquely branded product among the rows of identical white tents at the market.
Our Free People Tokyo Flagship Store made the cover of VMSD's June issue! Grab your copy, or check it out online at nxtbook.com
The feature article highlights the direction Robin took to capture the brand's "bohemian spirit", and create an environment for shoppers that makes "them feel worldly and adventurous."
EOA Principal, Robin Osler, was asked to join the Portland Japanese Garden team as a consultant for its new retail store. The garden is undergoing a major expansion under design architect Kengo Kuma, and local associate firm THA Architecture.
Our new project for the Metropolitan Museum of Art just opened this week at JFK’s Terminal 4. Be sure to check out their retail store when you are coming home from a long trip. We have also completed two other shops for the Met, one at the Fifth Avenue Museum and one at Newark/Liberty airport in New Jersey.
EOA appears in the listings section of New York Magazine's summer 2012 Design Hunting issue. The listings "have been vetted by New York design editors or recommended by top style and design professionals." Find us on page 212.
Robin was chosen to curate a large mood board for display in Mohawk Group's NeoCon 2012 showroom. She and three other designers - Todd Oldham, Lauren Rotett, and Joey Shimoda - were asked to interpret of-the-moment themes through a collection of imagery. Check out images of the showroom on Mohawk's Pinterest feed.
Our Harlem Community Rooftop Farm project is featured in this month's positivity-themed issue of Interior Design magazine.