PARA Project is an office for architecture based in New York City, directed by Jon Lott.

Each project is a collaborative effort between a wide range of constituents, guided by the specific needs and curiosities of diverse clientele.

PARA works on projects of varying scales and media: from cultural, institutional, and residential work, to events and international competitions.

PARA is recipient of the 2014 New Practices New York Award from the American Institute of Architects; the 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record; a 2009 finalist for the MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program; the 2007 Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York; and was recently awarded the design contract through invited competition for Syracuse University’s School of Education. The work has been published in the New York Times, the LA Times, New York Magazine, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Domus, the Architect’s Newspaper, a+u, Form, Azure, IW, Interior Design, Frame, Perspective, Surface, 306090, Exclama!, and in books “American City X,” by Princeton Architectural Press (2014); “Shopping Now,” by Taschen (2010); PROOF, by Princeton Architectural Press (2008); and “How Architecture Learned to Speculate” (2009).