1. Most of what you'll design is already there.
2. Ask the contractor.
3. Work quickly.
4. Precision for freedom.
5. Don't try to do everything at once.
6. Be clear and seek clarity
7. Use less references.
8. Exercise.
9. Take photos, write and draw a lot.
10. It's okay to think of architecture as media.
11. Be brave.
12. Own books and make your own.
13. You’re already better than your heroes, so compete with them instead of the people around you.
14. Wear a uniform.
15. Put materials in the correct order.
16. Consider the supply chain.
17. Architecture lasts longer than you probably want.
18. Design while the sun is still out.
19. Don’t talk shit.
20. Listen to everyone.
21. Nature is more beautiful than architecture.
22. Don’t get really good at anything.
23. Things change, don’t worry.
24. Produce freedom for those without it.

NILE is a modernist* design office.

The office was started by Nile Greenberg. The exhibition Two Sides of the Border, designed and curated for Tatiana Bilbao, inaugurated at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery and traveled to Aedes Berlin, El Paso Museum of Art and University of Arkansas. In 2021 the AIA New York recognized NILE as a winner of New Practices New York. The forthcoming book, The Advanced School of Collective Feeling, will be published by Park Books in Winter 2022, co-authored by Nile and Matthew Kennedy and he edited the book Two Sides of the Border, published by Lars Müller Publishers. He sometimes teaches; he’s been Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP.  He has given lectures at Cornell University and University of Colorado.

Before founding NILE, Nile Greenberg worked at MOS Architects, SO – IL, and Leong Leong in New York and Los Angeles. This past experience focused on cultural, public and residential architecture. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University. Nile is a founding partner of ANY.

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