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For Agency—Agency, Architectural Issues Are Solved One Fire Hydrant at a Time

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Portrait of Tei Carpenter by Frances Denny. Image courtesy of Agency—Agency.

Tei Carpenter grew up around art and design—her mother is the architect Toshiko Mori and her father is the artist and designer James Carpenter. But her practice didn’t formally begin until 2014, when she was tasked with designing the headquarters for the nonprofit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters. Since then, Agency—Agency’s founding architect has been recognized as one of the most innovative and inventive young practitioners in her native New York, and her overflowing slate of projects is proof.

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