Esther Sperber, AIA

Registered Architect, New York #031232-1


Columbia University, New York City
Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, May 1998

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Bachelor of Architecture, Cum Laude, June 1996


Studio ST Architects. New York, Founder and Principal, January 2003–present
Jones Street Apartment Building, Jersey City, NJ 2017-
Park Avenue Duplex Combination, New York, 2017-
201 East 77th Street Apartment Combination, New York 2017-2018
37 Riverside Drive Apartment New York, 2016-2018
33 Riverside Drive Duplex, New York, 2016-2017
Meislin Projects Art Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, 2016
Manhattan Day School, New York, 2016, 2017, 2018-
Plevan Residence, New York, 2014-2017
Rosenberg and Co Art Gallery, New York, 2014-2015
Charlton Psychotherapy Office, New York, 2014
West Side Jewish Center Synagogue, New York, 2014-
East 85th Street Renovation, New York, 2013-2014
UES Combination, New York, 2013-2014
1025 Fifth Avenue, New York, 2013
Pied A Terre, New York, 2013
West Side Institutional Center Synagogue, New York, 2013
Fort Tryon Jewish Center Synagogue Renovation, New York, 2011
The 14th Street Y Renovations, New York, ongoing
535 West End Avenue, New York, 2010
Hazon Offices, New York, 2010
Benamram Duplex, New York, 2010
Levin Renovation, New York, 2010
The Kesher Synagogue, Tenafly, NJ, 2008
The 14th Street Y Renovation, New York, 2008-2009
Off the Wall Exhibition Design, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 2008
Swell House, Highland Park, NJ, 2007
800 West End Renovation, New York, 2007-2008
Slice House, Atlanta, Georgia, 2007
Curve Townhouse, New York, NY 2007
Stockholm Public Library Competition, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006
Prague National Library Competition, Prague Czech Republic, 2006
Sokal Duplex Renovation. New York City, 2005
Lewis Duplex Renovation. New York City, 2005
Village Duplex Renovation. New York City, 2003-2006
544 State Street Townhouse. Brooklyn NY, 2003-2005
Hoboken 9/11 Memorial. Hoboken NJ, 2003
Mediatheque of Proximity. Carnoux-En-Provence, France, 2003
Tel Aviv Art Museum New Wing, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2003
Quebec Administrative and Cultural Centre. Montreal, Canada, 2002

Pei Partnership Architects, New York, 1998-2002
Anshan Government Center. Anshan, China, 2002
Chengdu Museum. Chengdu, China, 2001
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Opera of the Future. Cambridge, MA, 2001
Tianfu Square Master Plan. Chengdu, China, 2000
Macao Science Center. Macao, China,2002
Mandarin Oriental Peace Hotel Renovation. Shanghai, China, 2002
Palm Beach Opera House. Palm Beach, FL, 2000
UCLA Medical Center Westwood Replacement Hospital. Los Angeles, CA, 1997

I M Pei Architect, New York, 1998-2002
Four Season Hotel, Presidential Suite Renovation. New York City, 2000
Doha Islamic Art Museum. Doha, Qatar, 2001
Everson Museum of Art Expansion. Syracuse, NY, 2000

David Reznik Baruch Reznik Architects, Jerusalem Israel, 1995-1997
Goodman Administration Building for Engineering Sciences. Ben-Gurion University, Israel 1995-1999
Soref Building for Mechanical Engineering. Ben-Gurion University, Israel 1995-1998
Hebrew University Rothberg International School. Jerusalem, Israel 1995-1998

Lectures & Presentations

Mental Health in Architecture – Archinect “Sessions” Podcast Episode 121, May 2018
Home – Between Psychological and Physical Structure – The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, May 10, 2017
EQXD Hackathon – Strong Connections – Workshop at the AIA National Convention, Orlando FL, April 24, 2017
The Jewish Home – Sacred Privacy within Community, Office of Innovation, New York, March 29, 2016
The Jewish Home – Sacred Privacy within Community – Hillel Office of Innovation, New York, March 29, 2016
Home and the Poetics of Space – The William Alanson White Institute, New York, November 2015
Synagogue Design – Yeshiva University, New York, November 2015
Manifesto Fest – Psychology and the Other conference, Boston, October 2015
The Task of a Past – Psychology and the Other conference, Boston, October 2015
Manifesto Fest – Division 39 Spring Meeting, San Francisco, April 2015
Synagogue Design: Gender and Collaboration in Prayer and Architecture. The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, March 2015
Making a Case for Psychoanalysis – Invited presentation APsaA Winter Meeting, January 2015
Studio ST at 10 – Design and Collaboration – UMass School of Architecture + Design, March 2014
Sublimation – Building or Dwelling? Freud, Loewald and Architecture. Paper at the Loewald Memorial Conference, New York, February 2014
Design of Space for Communal Prayer – Psychology and the Other Conference, Boston MA, October 2013
Kissing Disciplines, Response Dr. Lew Aron’s Keynote Address – Psychology and the Other Conference, Boston, Fall 2013
Wing’s of Daedalus; Towards a Relational Architecture – Muriel Gardiner Program in Psychoanalysis & The Humanities at Yale, February 2013.
Relational Creativity; Architecture as a Case Study – Division 39 Spring Meeting, Santa Fe NM, April 2012
Relational Creativity, Architecture as a Case Study –AIA Santa Fe, April 2012
Architectural Work with dZO – The Technion School of Architecture, Haifa Israel, 2003
Architectural Work with dZO – Betzalel Academy, Jerusalem Israel, 2003


Getting Closer to Nearly Happy – Lilith Magazine,Summer 2017
Architecting Your Life: A Response to Ivanka Trump – Ms. Magazine Blog, June 21, 2017
You Can’t Do It Alone – Architecture, Equity And Joint Creativity, The Huffington Post, May 17, 2017
Home – Between Psychological and Physical Structure, Exhibition Catalog Essay; in “No Place Like Home”, The Israel Museum, February 2017
Wings of Daedalus; Towards a Relational Architecture, The Psychoanalytic Review, September 2016
Kissing Disciplines – Relational Architecture; in The Ethical Turn: Otherness and subjectivity in contemporary psychoanalysis Routledge, July 2016
Entering and Exiting; in: Psychoanalysis and Architecture, the inside and the outside, by Cosimo Schinaia, Karnac, May 2016
The Shadow of Zaha Hadid – Lilith Magazine Blog, April 7, 2016
Introduction to the Manifesto Fest – Curated by Esther Sperber, Division Review, December, 2015
Site, Insight and Incite – A Manifesto, Division Review, December, 2015
Psychoanalysis Should Join the Slow Movement – Manifesto in Medium, October 2015
The Paradox of Communal Prayer – Op Ed in The Jewish Week, September 2015
The Architecture of Psychotherapy – The New York Times, June 2015
From (Ex)cite to (In)cite – Op Ed on Architecture, Psychoanalysis and the Venice Biennale, Archinect, July 2014
Site, Incite and Insight, Letters to the Mayor – Invited text by Storefront for Art and Architecture, April 2014
Sublimation – Building or Dwelling – Psychoanalytic Psychology, Fall 2014
Site, Incite and Insight – Architecture and Psychoanalysis, Response to a paper by Leanne Domash. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, May 2014
Kissing Disciplines, Accepted Chapter in “The Ethical Turn: Otherness and Subjectivity in Contemporary Psychoanalysis”. Routledge Relational Series
Gender and Genius; Revising Our Ideas about Collective Inspiration – cover story, Lilith Magazine, Fall 2013

Honors & Awards

Top Women in Sustainability Award – Green Matters Magazine, February 2016
Architecture of Israel Quarterly: Project of the Year 2009/2010 – Best Unbuilt, Kesher Synagogue
40 /40 Exhibition: The Israel Architectural Society, Tel Aviv, February 2009
Wallpaper* Magazine: 50 World’s Hottest Young Architectural Practices, August 2008
14th Street Y Renovation: Winning RFP, August 2008
Kesher Synagogue Competition: Winning Entry, May 2008
Architectural Record: Best Unbuilt Houses 2008, Architectural Record Web Special, April 2008