Published: The Jewish Forward Congregation Beth Israel has been working with Esther Sperber of Studio ST Architects to update their 90-year-old Shul in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Sperber proposed a new building typology, the SynaCondo, which combines prayer space and residential space into one new structure. Although the congregation members were against any proposal that would demolish the existing synagogue, Sperber notes that this concept is one that many religious organizations may consider as they look to the future and contemplate how to keep up with the changing built environment. Read the full article on The Jewish Forward Read More

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Published: Curbed Studio ST Architects worked with Manhattan's Midtown West Congregation on a radical new building typology, one that responds to the changing city environment. Of late, synagogues around the city are closing and/or being replaced with new apartment buildings. This calls for the need to rethink how these two programs can coexist in a shared built space. Studio ST Architects proposed a SynaCondo typology, a building that combines synagogue and residential spaces. The new synagogue would occupy the lower two floors of the building, with apartment units built above. Read the full article on Curbed Read More

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Studio ST Architects' 535 West End Avenue full-floor gut renovation apartment project was featured in The Architectural Digest Mexico. Read More

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We are excited that "Off the Wall," and exhibit we designed in collaboration with Z-A studio is a featured project in Sibylle Kramer's book Exhibition Design (Architecture in Focus). View the book on Amazon Read More

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Published: Lilith Magazine Studio ST Architects' Kesher Synagogue design project was featured in the article "Jews, Women, Architects. At The Same Time," published in Lilith Magazine. Much of the design inspiration for Kesher Synagogue came from founding architect Esther Sperber's Jewish heritage. Sperber used the community's name, which means connection or knot, as well as the Talmud, to guide her design of the space. The new sanctuary is conceptualized as continuous space accessible by all, with a flexible configuration that can mold to a variety of different layouts in order to accommodate for various programs of different sizes and formats.... Read More

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We were grateful to be included in this book, featured alongside many other notable architects and firms worldwide. About the book: "Starchitects reveals the best practicing architects and architectural firms around the world: the stars of architecture, including designers such as Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry and firms such as Morphosis and Future Systems. With full-color photos, drawings, and floor plans, Starchitects is a perfect reference guide for architects, designers, decorators, homeowners, students—or anyone who is interested in the art and celebrity of architecture." View book on Amazon Read More

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It was a bit of a fluke but Esther Sperber happened to visit the Metro Theater with a potential client when the New York Times reporter and photographer were also visiting. Read More

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Studio ST Architects, in collaboration with Guy Zucker, designed the exhibition for "Off the Wall" featured in the Jewish Museum. Read More

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Studio ST Architects's West Village Duplex renovation project was featured in the Atlas of World Interior Design. Read More

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Two of our recent projects, 14th Street Y Community Center and Off the Wall exhibition at the Jewish Museum, were included in ARTnews coffee table book. Read More

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Our 14th Street Y Community Center project was published in Top 2 book. Read More

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Originally Published: Jewish Week Studio St Architects's recent renovation of the 14th Street Y Community Center was featured in the Jewish Week. In contrast to the dark and drab lobby, large windows in the new space bathe the entrance in natural sunlight. The center's updated amenities make the space much more welcoming for current and prospective members, and is better suited to serve its diverse community that ranges from young children and families to working professionals. Read the full article on Jewish Week Read More

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Studio ST Architects is excited to announce that our exhibition design for the Jewish Museum's show, "Off the Wall," is featured in the Tianjin University Press's 2010 International Interior Design Yearbook. View the feature here Read More

We are honored that Studio ST Architects was featured as one of Green Business Quarterly's "Architects to Watch" in 2010. From the article: "Sustainable design is not a new concept; some cultures have been considering environmental factors for decades. Born and raised in Israel, Esther Sperber explained that, in the early 1990s, her architectural program at the Technion was already exploring the impact of passive energies - climate, structure positioning and solar power." Read More

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Studio ST Architects' and Z-A Studio's renovation of the 14th Street Y was included in the New York City Active Design Guideline handbook as an example of a project promoting fitness and health. Read More