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urbanSHED Winning Design

The winning “Urban Umbrella” concept design was created by Young-Hwan Choi, a 28-year-old student from the University of Pennsylvania. Andrés Cortés, RA and Sarrah Khan PE of Agencie Group were the architect and engineer of the design. The prototype is currently being fabricated and will be installed in Lower Manhattan with funding provided by the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

For more information on the Urban Umbrella or the urbanSHED International Design Competition, contact