DSGN AGNC is an architectural and urban design studio founded as a platform to experiment with forms of political engagement. We work in a transdisciplinary and collaborative manner with many groups and individuals, including:

#lgnlgn | 596 Acres | ACFNY | The Architecture Lobby | BRUNO | Boston Society Of Architects | CAAAV | Casas De La Esperanza | The Center for Architecture (NYC) | Change Administration | City of Facatativa | Corona Self-help Group | Corporación Cultural Nuestra Gente | Cultivate South Phoenix | The Desert Botanical Garden | Design Corps | Design Trust for Public Space | Estudio Teddy Cruz | Fundación Promujer | Grupo La Mision | Harvard University, Graduate School Of Design | Housing Association ‘la Union’ | Immigrant Movement International | The Institute for Public Architecture | The Institute For Urban Design | The J. Max Bond Jr. Center for the Just City | Java St. Garden Collaborative | The Knight Foundation | lowDO | McDonough Museum of Art (YSU) | Michael Sorkin Studio | The National Park Service | NYC Department of Transportation | Next City | No Space | Not An Alternative | Park Foundation | Parsons The New School for Design | The Public School (NYC) | Queens College | Queens Economic Development Company | Queens Museum Of Art | Social Practice Queens | The Storefront For Art And Architecture | Teatro Marinoni | Urbano Activo | URBAM EAFIT | Urban Tricksters | The Van Alen Institute | The Venice Biennale | Wochenklausur | Youngstown State University



DSGN AGNC, Founder/Principal
Parsons The New School of Design, Part-Time Assistant Professor
Masters of Architecture – Harvard University | Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Design (Summa Cum Laude) – University of Florida | School of Architecture


Quilian (pronounced: Killian) is an architectural and urban designer, researcher, writer, and educator working out of Brooklyn, New York. Quilian is the founder and principal of DSGN AGNC, a collaborative design/research studio exploring political engagement through architecture, urbanism and art. In practice and academia, Quilian works to create forensic research models into policies that affect urban spaces, often alongside local stakeholders and trans­disciplinary teams, that in turn can be used to propose a variety of spatial designs, targeted policies and actions that seek to increase local agency. Quilian has won awards from the Vilcek Foundation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University, The Boston Society of Architects, Next City and his work has been featured at the Venice Biennale, Queens Museum of Art, Harvard University, Parsons The New School of Design, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The New Museum, The Austrian Cultural Forum, among others. Quilian has received fellowships from the Queens College, The Institute for Public Architecture, the J. Max Bond Jr. Center for the Just City, and the Design Trust for Public Space, among others.
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DK Osseo-Asare* (Ghana)
Fernando Canteli de Castro, ’16
Miguel Castaneda, ’14
Rena Mande ’11-’14
Danielle Letitia ’09-’14
Nic Ter Meer ’09-’14
Jessica Sanclemente ’12-’14
Scarlett Esion ’13-’14
Matt Uminski ’13
Melissa Frost (NYC) ’11-’12
Philip Grimaldi (NYC) ’11-’12
Amanda Rekemeyer (NYC) ’11-’12
Mark Gusmann (CA) ’10-’11
Zenon Tech-Czarny (NYC) ’10-’11
Rachel Lehrer (NYC) ’11
Howard Chambers (NYC) ’11
Patricia Florescu (Boston) ’10-’11
*co-founder; inactive w/ DSGN AGNC

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