MILLIØNS is a Los Angeles-based experimental architectural practice, founded in 2011 by John May and Zeina Koreitem. MILLIØNS conceives of architecture as a speculative medium for exploring the central categories of contemporary life: technology, politics, energy, media, and information. Their approach insists on an expansive parallel project of technical, historical and cultural analysis, which surrounds and informs their work.
MILLIØNS’ work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including a commissioned furniture set by Friedman Benda Gallery NYC and Chamber, shows at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, The Architecture + Design Museum of Los Angeles, Jai & Jai Gallery in Los Angeles, the Museum of The City of New York, the MIT Keller Architecture Gallery, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, among others.
Their essays and interviews are widely published, including a recent catalog of work on experimental collective living, entitled New Massings for New Masses (MIT SA+P Press 2015). Recent work includes a retail store on Madison Avenue in New York, residential and cultural projects in California, New York and Beirut, and a pop up exhibition commissioned by the Los Angeles Museum of Geography.
Zeina Koreitem is a registered architect in Beirut, Lebanon, a Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Design Faculty at SCI-Arc. Previously, she worked in the offices of Dominique Perrault Architecture in Paris, and RCR Arquitectes in Olot, Spain, and taught design studios at USC School of Architecture and the University of Toronto. She holds a B.Arch from the American University of Beirut, where she received the AREEN Project Award of Excellence in Architecture, and the Outstanding Creative Achievement Award; an M.ArchII from the University of Toronto; and an MDes in Design Computation from Harvard GSD, where she received the Daniel L. Schodek Award for Technology.
John May is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master in Design Studies Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He previously served as a visiting professor at MIT, SCI-Arc, and UCLA, and was named 2012 National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Professor in Architecture at Rice University. He is founding co-director (with Zeynep Çelik Alexander) of The Instruments Project—an ongoing exploration of the philosophical and historical dimensions of contemporary design technologies.