Deborah J. Norden Fund

The Architectural League of NY organizes a number of competitions each year to nurture excellence, particularly among younger designers, and to explore ideas of topical note. The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards a total of up to $5,000 annually in travel/study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. The Deborah J. Norden Fund is administered by the Architectural League of New York. The Deborah J. Norden Fund competition is announced each November.

The Architectural League of NY

July 11, 2016




In September 2019, Japanese publisher Casa BRUTUS conducted an interview with FO's Bryan Maddock on the ambitions of our ongoing Dimensions.Guide database with illustrations, dimensions, and downloads of our world. The interview covers topics of use, history, future, and purpose.
Fantastic Offense will be exhibiting alongside fellow 'Rejects' as part of Team B's 'Rejected: Architectural Drawings & Their Stories' show at The Knowlton School of Architecture from 8/23/19-9/13/19.
As part of Discipline Issue 05 (Spring 2019) issued by The Design School at Arizona State University, FO's Bryan Maddock was interviewed with regards to the issue of the disciplinary 'Pivot.' Pivot asked professionals and faculty to discuss and illustrate their thoughts on the future of practice.
Fantastic Offense was awarded the distinction of Finalist for its submission to the University Island competition hosted by Young Architects Competitions.
Fantastic Offense was shortlisted for the proposal 'Infrastructural Infill' for the 2016 Superscape competition held by JP Perspektiven.
Bryan Maddock was awarded the Deborah J Norden Fund travel grant by the Architectural League of New York to research the work of Affonso Eduardo Reidy in Rio de Janeiro. Maddock's work will compare Reidy's “serpentine” social housing blocks that integrated housing and the landscape of Rio.
Bryan Maddock was selected as a 2016 Edward P. Bass Fellow in Architecture awarded by the Yale School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge where he will be earning a Masters of Philosophy: Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS).
FO Director Bryan Maddock was selected as the 2014 Postgraduate Runner-Up for the project 'A Long Centre' completed with Elia Zenghelis at the Yale School of Architecture.