Alexander Levi, AIA and Amanda Schachter, AIA are co-founders and principals of SLO Architecture, founded in Madrid in 2005 and based in their native New York City since 2007.
Schachter and Levi are 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows, and recipients of the inaugural 2013 Dwell Vision Award for Harvest Dome 2.0. They were named winners of New Practices New York 2012, a biennial award of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects. They are 2011 recipients of the Blinder Award of the James Marston Fitch Foundation, and the 2009 Van Alen Institute New York Prize Fellowship in Public Architecture.
SLO links realms of the urban and architectural design with artistic production and social action, bringing together heterogeneous participants, from expert practitioners and city agencies to rooted local teens and volunteers, to re-vindicate social, physical and cultural conditions of neighborhoods on perceived margins of the city. SLO’s recent and ongoing projects envision connections forged along urban waterways in distressed areas, long fragmented by infrastructural rights-of-way, industry, abandonment and contamination.