R+L is a New York City-based architecture studio engaging the public with memorable works that approach normative issues unconventionally. We bring an energetic mix of civic-mindedness and resourceful vigor to a range of building, planning, art, and cultural research projects.



American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member Firm.

National AIA Committee on Design, co-chairs 2014 NYC Design Conference (Lyn Rice & Astrid Lipka).

The Architectural League of New York, Board of Directors/Executive Committee (Lyn Rice).

LEED Accredited Professional, United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Member Firm.

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Board Certified.

Registered in New York, Illinois, Colorado.

Design Trust for Public Space, Member.

Dia Art Foundation, Member.

Green Planet Architects, Member.

Urban Design Forum, Fellow.

OpenHouseNY, Member.

Storefront for Art and Architecture, Member.

The Van Alen Institute, Member.



R+L has developed an iterative design approach that inventively embraces practical constraints and actively teases out of them hidden design opportunities. We are curious by nature and relentlessly pursue a project's conceptual & pragmatic grounds to produce unexpectedly energetic, inspired works.



64E4 Cultural Center
BAM Local Development Corporation
Bellevue Arts Museum
Broward County Cultural Division
Buro Happold
Center for Architecture New York
Cooper, Robertson & Partners
Creative Time
The City of New York
Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Dia Art Foundation
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Fashion Institute of Technology
Ft. Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport
Hal Foster & Sandy Tait
Grace Church New York
Greycroft Partners
Harvard Art Museums
International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Jiangyuan Cultural & Creative Zone
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Jorinal Development Shenzhen
Krannert Art Museum
Long Island City Cultural Alliance
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Metropolitan Transit Authority / New York
James Murphy/DFA Records
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
National Building Museum
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
New Museum
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City Department of Design & Construction
New York Police Department
New York Public Library
The New York Times
The New York Times Magazine
The New School
New York Stem Cell Foundation
The Noguchi Museum
NSU Art Museum
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Parsons School of Design
Philbrook Museum of Art
Restaurant Associates
The Sculpture Center
Socrates Sculpture Park
Staten Island Historical Society
The New School
Time, Inc.
University of Illinois
The Whitney Museum of American Art



Parsons The New School for Design, School of Constructed Environments, Assistant Professor/Master of Architecture Thesis Coordinator, 2008 - current (Astrid Lipka).

Columbia University, Roving Critic, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 2015 - current (Lyn Rice).

Syracuse University/NYC, Richard Gluckman Visiting Critic, 2013 (Lyn Rice).

Princeton University School of Architecture, Visiting Lecturer, 2011-12, 2007 (Lyn Rice).

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture, 2008-2011, 2004-2005 (Lyn Rice).

Parsons The New School for Design, Thesis Advisor, Integrated Design Curriculum, 2003-2004 (Lyn Rice).

Barnard College/Columbia University, Adjunct Professor of Architecture, 2001-2002 (Lyn Rice).

Princeton University School of Architecture, Teaching Assistant, 2001 (Astrid Lipka).

Columbia University, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 2000 (Lyn Rice).

Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Teaching Assistant, 2000 (Astrid Lipka).

Columbia University, Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 1994 (Lyn Rice).

Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Cooper Union, ETH Z├╝rich, University of Pennsylvania, Illinois Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Florida, Visiting Critic, ongoing (Lyn Rice).

Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Barnard College, City College NY, Pratt Institute, New York Institute of Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Visiting Critic, ongoing (Astrid Lipka).

New York City College of Technology, CUNY, Department of Architectural Technology, Advisory Board Member, ongoing (Astrid Lipka).