MAS Studio is a collaborative architecture and design firm directed by Iker Gil.
MAS Studio takes a multidisciplinary approach to its work, with teams including architects, urban designers, researchers, graphic designers, and photographers among others, in order to provide innovative and comprehensive ideas and solutions.
The studio develops its work with an emphasis in research, built work, publications, and exhibitions. Research of topics that affect directly or indirectly the urban environment is applied to competition and built projects and ultimately shared through publications and exhibitions.
Some of the most recent work of MAS Studio includes the artistic intervention Geometry of Light (in collaboration with Luftwerk); unit renovations in Bertrand Goldberg’s iconic Marina City (with Ellipsis Architecture), being part of the curatorial team of Dimensions of Citizen, the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, designing the websites for Rojkind Arquitectos (with Normal) and Schweikher House (with Segura), and co-editing the books Radical Logic and Art in Chicago Neighborhoods as part of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) “Year of Public Art.”
In 2009, the office started the quarterly design journal MAS Context, now a non-profit organization based in Illinois, in order to instigate the debate about specific topics through the active participation of people from different fields and different perspectives. MAS Context takes its content into other formats such as discussions, lectures, art installations, and exhibitions.