The award-winning practice operates in an environment in which project management and implementation takes place in parallel with model-making, prototyping and experimentation with ideas, materials, and manufacturing processes. With a focus on sustainable design, the office maintains a cross-disciplinary nature where research and sharing ideas is an essential part of work philosophy. NEA Studio continues to design, develop and exhibit solar lights and furniture while practicing architecture at New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In 2018, the office completed a LEED certified residence in Long Island, and co-designed a public solar lighting installation for the Bronx River Park.
Cocoon, in Long Island, NY, is half opaque and curved house facing its neighbors to the north and west, and half crystaline and transparent facing the east and south. The house will be LEED certified, incorporating translucent photovoltaic panels as skylights, local building materials, as well as passive heating and cooling strategies.