Studio ST Architects
The firm believes in innovative and responsible design, is intrigued by computer technologies that are changing design and production methods and strives to apply these tools in creative ways.
Studio ST’s work includes numerous high-end residential apartments, synagogue designs, community centers and international competitions. Esther and her team are also working on budget-conscious projects for real estate developers in the hope of raising industry standards across the board.
The firm’s projects have been featured in architectural magazines and monographs in North America, Europe and Asia.
Sustainable Building Design
Sustainable design is high on Studio ST’s agenda. The firm has always embraced sustainability as a key element of its practice and is committed to using its design abilities to create buildings and spaces that stand the test of time.
Esther Sperber, AIA
Esther has evolved an architecture practice that focuses on understanding clients’ unique contexts and challenges and enables design solutions that widen the range of human experiences.
She has recently designed several budget-conscious residential and institutional projects, including a ground-up 5-story apartment building in Jersey City, NJ and a synagogue/condominium combination in Manhattan. This SynaCondo, a new typology of building that combines residential design with the spiritual, offers an opportunity to preserve and renew synagogues in the city in a new context.
Esther has lectured widely at major US universities, including Harvard Graduate School of Design, Yeshiva University, UMass School of Architecture and the School of Visual Arts. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Lilith Magazine, The Jewish Week, Ms Magazine and academic journals and books.
Born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel she studied architecture at the Technion in Haifa and Columbia University in New York.