Arielle Assouline-Lichten has worked for renowned architectural companies like BIG in Copenhagen, Kengu Kuma in Tokyo and Snøhetta in New York. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Arielle founded the award-winning studio Slash Projects in 2013. Arielle is a strong advocate for women in the design and art scene, such that she, together with classmate from Harvard, started a petition for the retroactive recognition of Denise Scott Brown by the Pritzker Prize in 2013. In addition to her activism, Arielle has also been invited to speak at Harvard, The Guggenheim Museum, and the AIA. In 2018, she won a “Best of NYC X Design Award” for her Coexist Collection. Her design philosophy is guided by creating purposeful designs which are unique, beautiful and sustainable.
“I want design choices to be the root of what changes people’s perceptions about a material – the way we form it, contextualize it, and render it in a new light.”