First Office

Los Angeles, United States

Anna Neimark and Andrew Atwood are founders of First Office in downtown Los Angeles. Built projects include a collaboration on the Pinterest office headquarters in San Francisco, a temporary screening room at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and some small houses. Their texts have been published widely in Log, Perspecta, Project, and Future Anterior. Their texts have also been compiled in a Graham Foundation book Nine Essays, published with Treatise Press in 2015. That same year, First Office received the Architect’s Newspaper Best of Young Architects prize and became a finalist in MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program. Neimark is on the faculty at SCI-Arc. Her work focuses on prehistoric stone formations—called dolmens—and other rude stone monuments. Atwood is Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley. His interests center on techniques of representation as historical and conceptual instruments, specifically in the production of architecture and architectural pedagogy.

First Office, Duchamp's Shotgun Door Model, 2015