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"While the school managed a swift response to the sudden and unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus that spring, administrators recognized it was necessary to plan for the fall of 2020. Accordingly, the school convened a collaborative team of administrators, facility managers, architects, mechanical engineers, graphic designers and medical experts in preparation for the eventual reopening of the school buildings. " Read More

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Each event will feature two inspiring women working in architecture and each will speak to a different focus – from starting your own practice, to finding the right type of practice for you, to balancing the profession and family life. In these conversations, we will share stories, share tools, provide support and establish relationships among all attendees with the goal of ensuring young women in architecture stay encouraged and stay on course to thrive in the profession. Read More

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“For this reason, I am making a pledge, and I hope others will join. If I receive funding from the CARES Act PPP that allows me to keep my staff on payroll for the next two months, my firm will dedicate a significant portion of the additional work time toward architectural work that does good for the world.” Read More

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“While I understand the wish to respect the scale of the neighborhood and the resentment towards developers’ insatiable appetite, I fear the implications for the architectural and building professions of revoking the permit for a project under construction. I am even more horrified by the idea of dismantling an already constructed structure. ” Read More

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“The following list features the top 15 residential architects in NYC. Our team compiled a list of accomplished architects and evaluated them based on their mastery of the trade and the quality of their work. We also assessed the architects based on their years of experience, their industry accreditations and certifications, and the strength of their portfolios. The resulting list features architects whose forward-thinking practices have put them at the forefront of residential architecture.” Read More

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"Here is my provocative proposal. Instead of removing the upper floors of 200 Amsterdam, we should convert part of the building into affordable housing. Let the developer keep the top floors, which include two large duplex penthouses priced at over $40 million dollars apiece. In return, let the city or a nonprofit reclaim the bottom 20 floors for low- and middle-income families." Read More

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We are excited for our Synacondo project to be selected as an”Editors’ Pick” for best Unbuilt Cultural Building. It is an honor to be listed alongside such great architectural firms. Read More

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“The Ansche Chesed Synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan will soon undergo major structural renovations to offer an enhanced experience for visitors with functional disabilities and compromised mobility. Designed by Studio ST Architects, the renovation will also expand and modernize the building’s aging facilities.” Read More

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It is incredibly exciting to see the walls of the building slowly rising from the excavated basement.

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“I have no doubt that conversations about synagogue security have increased in the last few years. I do not remember discussing security when we were working on the Kesher Synagogue, ten years ago. The building was designed as a knot, which is the meaning of the institution’s name in Hebrew. The building design is a loop with multiple entrances and exits connecting different indoor and outdoor spaces. I imagine that if we proposed this concept now, many people would feel really uncomfortable.” Read full interview Read More

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Developers recently celebrated the commencement of construction at 36 Jones Street in central Jersey City. Located just south of the Journal Square’s major transportation plaza, the five-story building will eventually contain ten apartments, amenity space, and approximately 900 square feet of ground floor retail. Read More

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I was delighted to host two groups of students who participated in the Barnard Young Women Leadership Institute. They asked about architecture, being a women business owner, and all the other challenges and joys of professional life.

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Images of our design fort he $5M renovation of the Ansche Chesed Synagogue.

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“The dream of every New Yorker came true for these clients when they were able to buy the one bedroom apartment next to their existing two bedroom. This clean and contemporary combination created a large, four bedroom home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The large open space includes a generous foyer, living room, dinning room and kitchen, perfect for entertaining and relaxing.” Read More

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“Studio ST Architects turned this 6700 SF Manhattan apartment into a sophisticated and flexible space – allowing the owners to host large groups – yet comfortable and welcoming for their children. “The generous foyer, kitchen, dining room, living room and family room —which are all located on one side of the apartment—are designed for hosting functions and fundraisers, says founder Esther Sperber.”     Read More

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“This 2,000 square foot, full floor gut renovation turned a pre-war apartment into a clean modern residence for a family of three, while preserving its prewar features, such large generous rooms, tall baseboards and ceiling beams. The entry foyer becomes a central node that both separates and connects the dining room, living room, and bedroom areas through a series of large walnut open door frames, creating an airy, free-flowing layout. A small bookcase slot provides a visual connection between the dining and living rooms.” Read More

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“Studio ST Architects has recently completed a renovation that transformed a small and dark studio apartment into a cozy and stylish one bedroom apartment. Imagined as a gallery for the client’s collection of Asian art, the minimalist, contemporary Manhattan apartment features stark white walls, bleached wood floors from LV floors, white millwork and recessed gallery style track lights.” Read More

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For centuries, the goal of design and Architecture was to create physical and sacred locations for the faithful. Now, religious or “faithful” designers are outwardly and publicly few and far between. Faith in Design will gather graduate students and practitioners together to discuss how religion and design can coexist. How can we bridge the divide between our (secular) design lives and our religious lives? Read More

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“I would like to dedicate this short talk to my dear friend, mentor and teacher, the psychoanalyst Lew Aron, who died last week, way too young. One of the extraordinary aspects of Lew Aron’s theoretical and clinical work was that he chose to integrate his Jewish spiritual tradition into a highly secular psychoanalytic field. He was inspired by his understanding of the relationship of Man and God to emphasize mutuality, despite the inherent asymmetry, in the therapy setting…In Lew’s spirit, I want to try to understand how we as architects can each bring our whole, layered and complex self, along […]