Us

PlayLab has been, is, and always will be the collaborative art and design practice of Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin. Officially incorporated in New York in 2008, we started making things together in 2005, and we won't be stopping anytime soon.

We keep the studio simple. We're not always sure what we're doing, or where we're going. It's a place where we can try things. To explore and test ideas. Sometimes we do things for ourselves, and sometimes for others. We're interested in everything. Some are on this list and some aren't. We choose to see what we see when we get there.

If you're reading this, and want to meet for a beer, you know what to do. For projects, talks, lectures, etc., get in touch with Jay Kale, Studio Manager: jay@playlab.org. For visits, mail and threats: 31 Perry Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10014.

We've had seven Studios in seven years. Who knows why. Most years, a studio wasn't a necessity, but we thought if we wanted it, the universe make room for it. We're now on our eighth, sharing with Family Architects and the office of Plus Pool in the West Village. Every year is an adventure.

2011—2012
925 Bergen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

2010—2011
North 14th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2009—2011
South 11th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2008—2009
Melrose No. 2
Brooklyn, NY 22030

2007—2008
Melrose No. 1
Brooklyn, NY 22030

2006—2007
(Seperated by State)

2005—2006
515 Progress St.
Blackburg, VA 24060

2004—2005
115 College Ave.
Blackburg, VA 24060