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Get to know our 2015 Groundbreakers!

From New York to Kansas City to Silicon Valley

Michael Persico

This officially wraps Curbed awards season 2015. Catch up on all our coverage of the first-ever class of Groundbreakers right here and find out how these cutting-edge architects avoid cliché, design with communities in mind, and push the envelope of technology.

Q&A: Introducing the 2015 class with a group interview about ideal audiences, learning from failure, dream projects, and more.

Profile: Prefab evangelist Jeffrey Sommers of Square Root Architecture in Chicago

The Ilima Primary School in the Congo.
Photo courtesy MASS Design Group.

Profile: MASS Design Group empowers underserved communities at home and abroad

Profile: Family New York defies the norm in fusing architecture with pop culture (and a monumental swimming pool)

Profile: El Dorado Inc. has established a prolific career designing modern in Kansas City, Missouri

Profile: Cambridge partners Aamodt/Plumb demystify the home building process

Profile: Iwamoto Scott uses digital fabrication to push the envelope for Silicon Valley office design

Photos by Mark Wickens.

Profile: Bureau V, the designing minds behind a landmark new performance space in Brooklyn

Profile: Design as a humanitarian mission for Philadelphia’s KSS Architects