Architectural Record has released the 2019 edition of its annual list of the Top 300 Architecture Firms in the United States. The list ranks firms based on architectural revenue from services performed in 2018.
Since 1995, NYRP, the non-profit brainchild and passion project of Bette Midler, has planted countless trees, renovated gardens, restored parks, and transformed open spaces for under-resourced communities throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Now, through the tireless efforts of STUDIOS Architecture’s CEO and Principal, Todd DeGarmo, a long-time supporter and Board Member of the organization for over a decade, we are proud to announce that the newly renovated Glover Street Community Garden in the Bronx is officially open!
Winner of the 2019 NYCxDESIGN Award in the Commercial Lobby/Amenity category, the renovation of the cafeteria at 4 Times Square continues to impress.
STUDIOS has just won the public competition for the construction of an ambitious project in Val-de-Reuil in Normandy, France: the Léo Lagrange Sports Complex.
This major sports facility is part of a larger urban renewal project, and includes a sports hall, a dojo, and a combat sports hall.
The new sports complex is meant to be an emblematic and dynamic public building, announcing the upcoming transformation of the neighborhood.
How did STUDIOS preserve key architectural details of the infamous 45,000-square-foot former Condé Nast cafeteria, while reviving and reprogramming the space with updated amenities?
At 226 years old, the NYSE is an institution of vast cultural importance, which is why “We added back the wow factor,” says STUDIOS Architecture’s CEO and principal, Todd DeGarmo.
“We took something that was clearly dated and made it feel timeless,” says STUDIOS Architecture Principal, David Burns, about the reinvention of the postmodern lobby at 70 Hudson Street.
At Interior Design‘s 13th annual Best of Year Awards, STUDIOS Architecture was the proud recipient of not one, not two, but three first-place awards.
Winner of the USGBC’s Sustainable Innovation Award for Excellence in Water Conservation, Eataly L.A. has successfully installed the first greywater system permitted in the City of Los Angeles. The system collects used water on-site and treats approximately 400,000 gallons of water per year which is then reusable for spray irrigation and toilet flushing.
All good design should include an environmental sense of mission and responsibility. How does STUDIOS ranks on the list of Top 50 Architecture firms with a commitment to sustainable design practices?
At Bette Midler’s Annual Hulaween, a fund-raiser for the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a star-studded crowd arrived dressed to the theme of “an intergalactic space odyssey in the cosmos”. Long-time supporter of the organization, STUDIOS Architecture arrived as a group of Ziggy Stardust’s, winning the group costume contest.
STUDIOS Architecture is repositioning the Beaux-Arts building at 10 Grand Central, emphasizing dramatic design revisions, among them a resituated and recrafted entry portal soaring four stories in height. Also part of the redesign is a freshly delineated lobby, sumptuous lounge, well-appointed and landscaped open-air terrace, and an expansive conference space.
We are up nine points from #42 in 2017. The survey includes multidisciplinary firms that offer primarily engineering and/or construction services.
1450 Page Mill Road, located within the prestigious Stanford Research Park, has been recognized with an American Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum. The Athenaeum’s mission is the advancement of public education about the value of Good Design – from the “spoon to the city” – and how design can positively impact the human environment.
Nickelodeon’s West Coast headquarters was honored with a Calibre Award for Work Extra Large on May 18th, 2018 at the IIDA SoCal chapter awards gala.
In dire need of a makeover, STUDIOS Architecture has brought new light to the signature curves of the Frank Gehry designed cafeteria at 4 Times Square, reimagining the space as more than just a dining room, with a Claus Meyer–managed food hall and a new amenity space, open to all tenants of the building.
Acterra has announced that LinkedIn, STUDIOS Architecture, Integral Group, and DPR Construction have been selected to receive a 2018 Acterra Business Environmental Award in the Sustainable Built Environment category for medium-sized building. The team will be honored at the 2018 Acterra Business Environmental Awards Ceremony & Reception on Thursday, May 31st.
The Acterra Business Environmental Awards is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. Initiated in 1990, it is considered a heavyweight among award programs due to its rigorous application and judging process.
Forbes recently published the article, “The Yards & New Thompson Hotel Will Make Washington, DC, a True Waterfront City,” noting that the STUDIOS-designed Thompson Hotel in the District’s Navy Yards neighborhood will be a contributor to that evolution. The hotel, which draws inspiration from the site context by incorporating industrial patterns and materials found in the neighborhood, will create a new hotel experience. The hotel is slated to open in 2020.
Commercial Observer shares an inside look at Eataly’s newest and largest location in Los Angeles. STUDIOS worked with Eataly to design the location which spans three total floors. The top floor includes a restaurant yet to be open and a rooftop terrace with outdoor seating to take advantage of the southern California climate. STUDIOS is also working with Eataly for their upcoming Las Vegas, Nevada, location which is slated to open in 2018.
STUDIOS is working with Geolo Capital and JW Capital Partners to design the new Thompson Hotel in Washington, DC. The 225-room hotel is the first hotel in the Yards, a mixed-use neighborhood on the District’s waterfront. The hotel is slated to open in 2020.
STUDIOS’ pro bono design work with CulturalDC, known as “Space4: Art,” was featured in the most recent issue of ArchitectureDC. The publication, produced by the American Institute of Architects Washington, DC (AIA|DC) chapter, highlighted the project’s success in bringing art to all the wards in Washington, DC.
STUDIOS partnered with CulutralDC based on both organization’s commitment to arts and the community. Additional team members also provided their services or materials on a pro bono basis.
Commercial Observer named STUDIOS Architecture among the Top 10 Commercial Interior Design Firms in their 2018 ranking. For the second year in a row, the firm has made the list. Among the firm’s latest work, the Observer particular calls attention to the new Nike Retail + Sales Headquarters, the renovation to 1500 Broadway, the repositioning of 150 Fifth Avenue, the new Time Inc. Headquarters at 225 Liberty Street, and the revamping of the former Conde Nast cafeteria at 4 Times Square originally designed by Frank Gehry.
STUDIOS is the architect for the new 225-room luxury hotel, part of Forest City Washington’s The Yards, which is moving forward and will be built at the corner of Third and Tingey streets SE. The project, tentatively scheduled to be completed in 2020, will include 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a rooftop bar and restaurant, ground-floor restaurant, separate lobby lounge, and a fitness center.
Working with developer JBG Smith, STUDIOS designed a ground-up commercial building on the corner of 17th Street and M Street in Washington, DC. The four-story base is topped by two separate yet conjoined towers designed to create unique experiences for multiple tenants rather than maximize the buildable square-footage of the lot.
We are pleased to announce that two of our projects have been named finalists for the 2018 Acterra Business Environment Awards! LinkedIn’s 880 W. Maude office in Sunnyvale is on track to achieve Net Zero, and Kaiser’s Medical Office Building in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is LEED Platinum certified. Winners will be announced on March 31st.
STUDIOS Architecture announces that Robert Clemens, AIA, IIDA, and Ashton Allan, AIA, have been promoted to principal in the firm’s New York City and Washington, DC, offices, respectively. These two promotions advance design leadership for the firm’s East Coast Division, and strengthen the firm’s ability to deliver great work now and in the future.
Dwell Magazine included AirBnB’s loft-like Paris Office in their Top 10 Offices of 2017. The ranking makes note of how their new digs embrace the company’s “Belong Anywhere” ethos by transforming the commercial office floors into a cozy attic loft.
We are proud to announce that our Nickelodeon Animation Studio project has been recognized with a Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) award for commercial / mixed-use architecture. Congratulations to the team!
Linda Bower, an associate in the New York office, discusses the new Dropbox Headquarters as part of the article, “How 5 Technology Companies in NYC Are Incorporating Design Into Their Workspaces.” Their new space, located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, reflects both the company’s culture and the historic use of the office space.
Mastercard signed a lease for the entire 11-story office building at 150 Fifth Avenue, currently being renovated by STUDIOS Architecture. The project is one of many in a long-term relationship between STUDIOS and the building owner, L&L Holding Company, completing strategic renovations of existing properties to attract top tenants in the market. The firm previously completed renovations of 200 Fifth Avenue with anchor tenant Grey Group and 114 Fifth Avenue with anchor tenant Mashable, in addition to several other projects.
The new Nike Retail + Sales Headquarters in New York City was featured on ArchDaily. The new office space—designed by STUDIOS in collaboration with Nike’s Workplace Design + Construction team and design input from WeShouldDoitAll—captures the vibe of the City with a unique Nike twist.
We are excited to see the Shanghai International Dance Center on designboom! STUDIOS won an international design competition for the master planning, architecture and interiors of this beautiful new 970,000 sf campus, in association with our friends at Team 7 International.
Demolition began at the former City Center Wholesale building today. The site is being transformed into what will be known as Five City Center, a $250-million mixed-use project. Demolition is expected to take approximately three months, after which construction will begin on the parking deck and residential structure designed by STUDIOS.
The new Nike Retail & Sales Headquarters, located in New York City, was featured in the September 2017 issue of Interior Design Magazine. The article, titled “Nike Ups Its Street Cred in NYC With a New Office by Studios Architecture,” discusses STUDIOS’ collaboration with Nike’s Workplace Design + Construction team to create this unique space.
Working with building owner Tamares Group, STUDIOS transformed the entry experience at 1500 Broadway in New York City. The new entry helps the building standout among the bustle of the City’s Theatre District and on Times Square. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Washington, DC, Chapter has selected the project as a recipient of a 2017 Merit Award for Interior Architecture.
Kearny Point, the 130-acre former shipbuilding site, was recently included in the September 2017 issue of Interior Design Magazine. The article reminisces the site’s three former uses and highlights its exciting future as a campus on innovation—its fourth use in its lifetime.
The Penn State Board of Trustees approved the selection of STUDIOS as the architect for the Donald P. Bellisario Media Center. The center will be constructed in the Willard Building on the University Park campus. Selected among more than 30 architectural firms from across the country, STUDIOS’ work with such media companies as Time Inc. and Mashable combined with such building transformations as 200 Fifth Avenue and One Franklin Square brings a balanced approach to the project.
STUDIOS has been working with Jamestown Properties for nearly a decade to help create a new market experience at Chelsea Market. We are excited to see the opening of “Chelsea Local,” a 13,000-square-foot marketplace supporting local businesses, as the latest expansion of this global destination.
STUDIOS recently participated in a collaborative series of meetings and workshops that are focused on looking at how Camana Bay should expand in terms of office, residential, and retail offerings. Brian Pilot, a principal in our Washington, DC, office, discusses our approach to master planning a block of development that will eventually be home to two office buildings, a residential building, and a parking structure.
Our project at 1450 Page Mill Road within the Stanford Research Park won a Gold Nugget Award for Commercial Projects over 20,000 sf.
The newly designed Paris office for AirBnB was featured on Dwell.com. Their new space fully embraces the company’s ethos, “Belong Anywhere,” by transforming this commercial space into a loft-like office environment. The result combines AirBnB and Parisian culture so that employees and guests feel at home.
Kearny Point Industrial Park recently received a 2017 New Jersey Smart Growth Award for its extensive use of a wide range of green stormwater infrastructure solutions throughout the site.
Wendy Neu, chairman and CEO of Hugo Neu, discusses the future of Kearny Point Industrial Park with the New York Post.
Real estate site The Registry reports on the latest developments on the expanded LinkedIn campus. We are thrilled to be working with LinkedIn to add three new buildings totaling 700,000 sf, as well as two parking structures, to an existing three building campus.
Nickelodeon cut the ribbon on its new 200,000-square-foot, cutting-edge, sustainable building in Burbank on January 11th. STUDIOS was the design architect for the building, and provided all design for the interiors and courtyard.
Kristin Gratacap, who joined the Paris team in 2013 after several years in the San Francisco office, has been promoted to Associate Principal.
Vincent Maury, pillar of the Paris team and expert in restoration, has been promoted to Associate.
In a feature article titled, “STUDIOS Architecture Composes a Perfect Harmony at Sony’s US Headquarters,” Todd DeGarmo and Tara Roscoe discuss our recent work to help the company create a new workplace.
STUDIOS’ project repositioning One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is included in Contract Magazine’s November 2015 issue. The article, titled “Your Father’s Office Building, Repositioned” discusses how “lobby renovations boost the image and value of office towers from the 1970s to 1990s.”
The Paris office is pleased to announce that David Guichard and Eric Gratacap have been promoted to Associate Principal, and Ludivine Lacroix and Polycarpe Anani to Associate. Congratulations to all of them!
STUDIOS NY is excited to recognize our three new associate principals, Anna Ammari, Megan Przywara and Sarah Poist, as well as our new associates Dave Franknecht and Henry Yu.
STUDIOS DC is pleased to announce the promotions of Jane Gustafson and Maria Isabel Pacheco to Associate Principal. Also, congratulations to our newest Associates – Hiroshi Jacobs, Elizabeth Maso, and Randy Stogsdill.
We are pleased to announce our newest Associate Principal and Associates in the San Francisco office.
The National Building Museum will recognize STUDIOS Architecture, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Capital Bikeshare with their 2015 Honor Award this May. The National Building Museum Honor Award is given annually to organizations and individuals who shape our nation’s building heritage, develop our communities, and craft our built environment. We are deeply honored to be recognized and hope you will join us to celebrate on May 27.
School 33 Art Center hosts “Move, Maneuver. Track and Traipse,” a group exhibition curated by Karyn Miller. The showcase features STUDIOS DC’s Hiroshi Jacobs. “Move, Maneuver. Track and Traipse” is on display in the Main Gallery from Friday, April 3 through Saturday, May 30, 2015. He describes it as “a physical representation of the virtual spatial experience of finger pinching on your phone.”
STUDIOS’ design for a new building on Nickelodeon’s Burbank campus makes the “pages” of Variety.com: “The new state-of-the-art five-story glass structure will become a hub for the entire animation industry.”
STUDIOS created a new office for Dropbox that enhances collaboration in an authentic, loft-like environment.
Fast Company is kicking off March Madness with their own #OfficeThrowdown tournament. Eight of NYC’s hottest workspaces are competing and YOU get to decide which is the best (hint: it’s Shutterstock).
This first round focuses on office design. Later rounds will highlight company culture and employees.
Voting for this round ends on Friday, 3/6 at 5p ET. You can vote as often as you like, on multiple devices.
KIPP DC College Prep is currently under construction and will be ready for students Fall 2015.
Sixteen of our ‘Parisiennes’ were STUDIOS’ representatives in a 6,7 km race around the Eiffel Tower. Characterised by its joyful atmosphere and spirit of solidarity, 35 000 women compete every year in the ‘Parisienne’ in support of breast cancer research. This celebration of women and fitness spurred our ladies not only to support a worthwhile cause and to push themselves, but also to build team spirit and take part in an intra-company event. Cheered on by their partners and children, they proudly wore the colours of STUDIOS. Bravo ladies!
STUDIOS DC is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristian Passanita to Associate Principal.
Congratulations to STUDIOS DC’s newest Associates, Erin Carlisle, Michael Doyle, and Rachel Kenney.
Congratulations to STUDIOS NY’s newest Associates, Jennifer Iseson and Delia Conache.
STUDIOS NY is pleased to announce the promotions of Tomás Quijada, Jeff Lustig and Joshua Rider to Associate Principal.
Congratulations to STUDIOS San Francisco’s newest Associate Principal Jeong Choi and Associate Sean Winchester!
Associate Jane Gustafson, ASID, NCIDQ was among sixteen women honored as the Top Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2014. The awards were presented in New York City by industry publisher, Lori Sokol, President of Sokol Media.
Two of STUDIOS’ projects, Louis Dreyfus Grand Armee and the Jaipur Residential Development, were chosen to be part of an onsite archive of buildings by 200 U.S.-based architecture offices at OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion at the Biennale. OfficeUS explores the last 100 years of United States architectural production abroad and how U.S. architecture offices exported architecture around the globe. The pavilion is curated by PRAXIS andthe Storefront for Art and Architecture, a non-profit here in New York.The Biennale officially kicks off on June 6 and lasts through Nov 23, 2014.
STUDIOS NY’s 2013 Canstruction entry, “We CAN Kill Hunger,” has received the organization’s International award for structural ingenuity. Completed in October 2013, STUDIOS’ giant skull sculpture was built from over 9,300 cans of food and received several prizes in Canstruction’s local NYC competition. Over 1200 structures were built during the 2013-2014 Canstruction competition year, and of these, only six from each city were chosen to be represented at the International Competition. The judges commented on how STUDIOS’ delicate architecture supports the skull’s the eyes and nose, making the sculpture highly realistic. Congrats to the entire team: Eric Hofmann, Sejal Bhimjiani, Lauren Bordessa, Garrett Brignoli, Fei Chen, Graham Clegg, Robert Flaws, Emily Heausler, Adam Kagdis, James Petras, Matt Post, and Tomas Quijada.
The firm was honored at the American Architectural Foundation’s 2014 Accent on Architecture Gala on April 24th at the historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. STUDIOS is just the third firm ever to receive the Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors architects who best utilize design to achieve strategic business objectives.
STUDIOS NY is pleased to announce that Matt Post and Megan Przywara have been promoted to Associate.
The laying of the last stone ceremony took place on the 18th December 2013, in the presence of Bernard Arnault and Bertrand Delanoë, the Mayor of Paris.
The next milestone will be the project handover in Spring 2014, with the Foundation’s opening to the general public planned for Autumn 2014.
(c) Rahim Danto Barry
We are pleased to announce that the Municipal Technical Center in Val-de-Reuil has been awarded the prize for Best Workplace at the 2014 Haute-Normandie Architecture and Urbanism Awards.
The jury, presided by Jacques Ferrier, commended the exemplary nature of the project that succeeded in conferring a strong urban and architectural identity to a technical building.
Pictured here are James Cowey and Tae-Jun Ahn at the awards ceremony, accompanied by Mr. Marc-Antoine Jamet, Mayor of Val-de-Reuil.
Design New England invites us to take a closer look at a distinctly contemporary house designed by James Cowey (Principal of the Paris office) and his wife Laure, nestled in the heart of Vermont.
STUDIOS is excited to announce that Hiroshi Jacobs, Designer in our Washington, DC office, has won the 2014 AIA Associates Award, the highest honor given to associate AIA members.
Hiroshi has made significant global contributions to architecture through his work in design technology. His understanding of the underlying principles of new design technologies, his innovative and experimental uses of them, and his creative artistry are all central to his incessant design inquiry and thinking. Few others can claim his blend of design intuition and technology savvy.
The new 10-story, 240,000 sf medical office building in San Francisco’s Mission Bay broke ground on January 17th, 2014.
We Care is a seasonal program sponsored by Herman Miller in association with the Boys and Girls Club of America. Each year, Herman Miller works with Designers, Architects, Dealers and Corporate Sponsors to bring children in our local communities a day of seasonal good cheer. This A+D program provides children an opportunity to make and give gifts for their families, which is something they may not normally be able to afford.
STUDIOS NY’s 2013 Canstruction entry took home awards for Structural Ingenuity and Most Cans! Canstruction is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations.Congrats to the Canstruction team: Eric Hofmann, Adam Kagdis, Emily Heausler, Fei Chen, Garrett Brignoli, Graham Clegg, James Petras, Lauren Bordessa, Matt Post, Robert Flaws, Sejal Bhimjiani, and Tomas Quijada.
Congratulations to Matthew Coval, Anna de Anguera, Doug Geerdes, Justin Glover, Stephanie Hallam, and Sean Walton! We are grateful for their creativity, talent and dedication.
STUDIOS NY is pleased to announce that James Petras, Garett Brignoli, and Wesley Wong have been promoted to Associate.
STUDIOS DC is pleased to announce that Jie Huang, Nelson Tang, and Riziki House-Okon have been promoted to Associate.
STUDIOS DC is pleased to announce the promotion of Rod Letonja, AIA and Tammy Chan to Associate Principal.
STUDIOS NY is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Hackathorn, Eric Hofmann, AIA, and Graham Clegg, AIA to Associate Principal.
Megan Przywara and Kyoungmin “Min” Seo from STUDIOS’ New York office recently received their architectural licenses and are now registered in the state of New York. Congrats to both!
STUDIOS state-of-the-art, collaborative workspace for this leading law firm featured in Interior Design.
STUDIOS is designing the new Mission Bay office for digital health accelerator Rock Health, who support entrepreneurs working at the intersection of healthcare and technology.
Editor in Chief Susan S. Szenasy asks Tom, Principal in our New York office, about the Future of Work.
Hidekazu Moritani has been promoted to Associate Principal. This nomination is in recognition for his exceptional contribution to projects in Paris both in architecture and interior design, since his arrival in 2005.
Studios Paris counts two new associates: Sophie Athanase and David Guichard.
Associate Principal, Alexandra Villegas, spoke at the 2013 Bureaux Expo* on the following theme: “Open innovation against the ivory tower, or how to reconcile the implication of our eco-system and security”.
Congratulations to Lang Shaw and Wesley Wong on the beautiful completion of The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market.
We are pleased to announce that the UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium and Simpson Center project has received a 2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture Honor Award, the organization’s highest honor.
Berkeley Design Advocates praised the project for representing some of the best new design work in the City of Berkeley for 2010-2012.
Val de Reuil, France’s youngest commune and most recent of the new towns initiated in the 70s, continues its development and launches its new municipal technical centre, designed by STUDIOS Architecture.
STUDIOS’ Lauren Hlavenka, Director of Marketing in New York, has been appointed Associate Principal. We are thankful for her outstanding contributions to the firm.
STUDIOS’ design for Dow Jones was selected as a finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards, Architecture + Communication Category. PUBLIC VOTING determines the winner of each category. Please take a second and cast your vote for STUDIOS / Dow Jones.
VeCAN HAM-mer Hunger! received the Structural Ingenuity Award at the 20th Annual CANstruction Competition. Members of the winning STUDIOS NY team include: Adam Kagdis, Emily Heausler, Garrett Brignoli, Graham Clegg, Holly Kuhn, James Petras, Joshua Rider, Lauren Bordessa, Libby Farley, Robert Flaws, Sarah Poist, Sejal Bhimjiani, Wesley Wong, Eric Hofmann & Tomás Quijada.
Check out STUDIOS’ own Eric Hofmann as he discusses our CANstruction sculpture on the local CBS morning show.
Canstruction® is an extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world. STUDIOS NY is among 24 firms who have spent months planning their entries and were allowed only one adrenaline-filled night (January 31st) to meticulously stack and color-coordinate their cans into ingenious feats of engineering. The massive structures, including STUDIOS’ VeCAN Hammer Hunger, will be on view to the public until Feb. 11 at the World Financial Center. They will then be dismantled and donated to City Harvest to help feed hungry New Yorkers and people still recovering from Sandy.
We Care is a seasonal program sponsored by Herman Miller in association with the Boys and Girls Club of America. Each year, Herman Miller works with Designers, Architects, Dealers and Corporate Sponsors to bring children in our local communities a day of seasonal good cheer. This A+D program provides children an opportunity to make and give gifts for their families, which is something they may not normally be able to afford.
STUDIOS is pleased to announce that Hiroshi Jacobs, Designer in our Washington, DC office, was recently honored by the AIA|DC with their 2012 Emerging Architect Award.
We are pleased to announce that Tammy Chan and Anisa Mohammed have both been promoted to Associate.
STUDIOS celebrated the grand opening of Canal Park on Friday, November 16, 2012. The park brings much needed green space, as well as an ice skating rink, to this part of Washington, DC, while also pushing the sustainability envelope as a pilot project for the Sustainable Sites Initiative.Read more about the grand opening in the Washington Post, World Architecture News, and see video here.
New York’s City Council has overwhelmingly approved the plan put forth by Jamestown Properties and STUDIOS to expand the Chelsea Market building. The 290,000-square-foot addition will include office space, allowing media and tech companies already located in the neighborhood to expand and grow. STUDIOS’ design preserves the historic building’s facade and 75% of its retail space. STUDIOS completed a renovation of Chelsea Market’s 9th Avenue facade and entry last year. In addition, Jamestown will also invest in affordable housing units, a youth technology center, and continued work on the High Line.
As everyone at STUDIOS’ New York office returns to business as usual, we are mindful of those less fortunate than ourselves. Over the weekend many of our staff volunteered throughout the area, aiding our neighbors in the initial stages of recovery. We continue to encourage colleagues and friends to support relief efforts.
STUDIOS’ design for the headquarters of Armstrong Teasdale is featured in this month’s Design Solutions, the magazine of the Architectural Woodwork Institute. The project’s organic, wood sculptural pieces are one of the primary design elements in the space.
The renovation of UC Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium was lauded in the October 20th issue of the San Francisco Chronicle. Article written by John King.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the 915,000 sf campus took place on September 28th. The project includes a 1,000 seat-theater, 200 seat-recital hall, Shanghai Dance School for 1,500 students, as well as the Shanghai Ballet’s and Dance Troupe’s headquarters and rehearsal studios.
Jerry talks about preparing for and delivering client presentations in this interview for Sidemark’s IDEAGRAM.
STUDIOS teamed with landscape architects SWA Group and structural engineers Holmes Culley for our 2012 Park(ing) Day exhibit. The structure was made primarily of recyclable cardboard repurposed from plotter paper rolls.
The American Association of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognized the courtyard at 200 Fifth Avenue with a 2012 Honor Award. The courtyard, completed with landscape architect Landworks Studio, Inc., responds to the changing dynamics of office culture by encouraging chance encounters and offering respite from workplace stress. In addition, in 2010 the USGBC awarded the project LEED Gold — New York City’s only landmarked Core & Shell building to achieve such a high designation.
The city of Val-de-Reuil is getting a facelift, thanks to a new town hall. A tour of the new municipal technical facility, designed by STUDIOS, was held on August 28 in the presence of the prefect of the Haute-Normadie, Pierre de Bousquet, and the prefect of the Eure, Dominique Sorain. Organized around a series of key events, the day began with a tour of the Municipal Technical Center by Jim Cowey, principal and lead architect of the project.
We are pleased to announce that Christiane Wendel and Parvaneh Mohaddes have been promoted to Associate. Congratulations!
Our Shanghai Cultural Square project is featured on Interior Design magazine’s website. The new performance hall reflects many of the cultural changes currently taking place within China.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) broke ground last week on its new headquarters in Mount Vernon Triangle, bordered by New York Avenue and 6th, 7th, and K Streets, NW. The base building is designed by Shalom Baranes Associates. The interiors, by STUDIOS, will feature an open-space floor plan designed to foster an environment of communication and collaboration. The AAMC will move into the new building in early 2014.
A one-of-a-kind mini-golf course designed by some of the region’s top architects, construction firms, urban planners, and designers opens at the National Building Museum. Tee off on July 4 and make sure to play STUDIOS’ hole, inspired by our design for Canal Park.
STUDIOS’ is currently working to redesign and upgrade the kitchen at Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor of the City of New York. While current Mayor Michael Bloomberg does not reside at the mansion, this 1799 house welcomes dozens of high-profile events throughout the year. The kitchen has not been renovated since 1985 when Ed Koch was mayor.
As the glass canopies are going up on the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the project has made headlines of both Le Figaro and Le Parisien.
STUDIOS is pleased to announce that Marnique Heath, AIA, Nathan Minch, AIA, and Brian Pilot, AIA have each been promoted to Principal.Marnique, who has been with the firm for 13 years, leads buildings, interiors, and sustainable design projects for some of the area’s largest law firms, financial companies, and associations/non-profits. Nathan, a member of the DC office since 2000, has built a reputation for highly technical building projects and is leading several complex renovations on the East Coast. Brian joined the firm in 1999 and is currently leading the design of several large-scale, innovative buildings for STUDIOS’ mixed-use and civic + institutional clients.
Marnique Heath, Associate Principal and Managing Director of STUDIOS’ Washington, DC office will be speaking at the AIA National Convention on May 19. Along with D. Graham Davidson, FAIA, Thomas Huck, PE, and Thomas Krajewski, PE, DBIA, she’ll be discussing “Working at the Intersection of Process, People, and Technology: Using IPD and BIM in the Design of Historic D.C. Projects.” Attendees will learn how to develop and use a BIM execution plan to help the entire team streamline the design and construction process.
The AIA named the UC Merced campus as one of their 2012 Top 10 Green Projects. STUDIOS designed the fourth academic building on the campus, the Social Sciences and Management Building, which is seeking LEED Gold.
STUDIOS’ 300 Santana Row and Kiva projects featured in the design issue of the new regional real estate magazine The Q.
In a competition organized by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and the Pratt Design Incubator, local community members, artists, and designers, including Sarah Poist and James Petras (Designers in our New York office) submitted winning designs for new tree guards and benches. The 20 winning designs were fabricated and installed on Myrtle Avenue.
Erin Ruby (Associate Principal, New York) was quoted by Work & Family MailboxColumnist Sue Shellenbarger in the Wall Street Journal on the value of living plants in the workplace.
STUDIOS recently completed the design and construction of new offices for Fred Alger Management, a global leader in investment management. On April 9, Alger held a ceremony to dedicate their new office in memoriam of their 35 colleagues and friends lost during 9/11. STUDIOS was pleased to be a part of the service, where New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke movingly to employees and family members. (Photo: Daniel C. Chung, President & CEO of Alger, and Mayor Bloomberg)
Our work for non-profit Kiva is featured in both the print and online versions of Interior Design’s March Positivity Issue.
The University of Cincinnati’s CARE/Crawley Building and the Inverness Residence were recently featured on the covers of two new publications: “Environmental Issues for Architecture” and “Atlas of Ecological Architecture” (published in France).
The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the plan for North Bethesda Market II, a new retail, office, and residential development designed by STUDIOS in White Flint, an area undergoing dramatic change as landowners begin to capitalize on planners’ urban vision for the area.
The STUDIOS team won the Judges’ Choice Award in the 2011-2012 IIDA Northern California Chapter’s The Windows program, which creates temporary design installations within empty storefronts. Our design team included STUDIOS, BCCI, Steelcase, One Workplace, Design Tex, and Coalesse. This year’s program raised funds for Raphael House, a temporary home for families in crisis.
Staff from STUDIOS’ NY office volunteered this weekend for Publicolor, a non-profit organization that aims to improve education by promoting an imaginative use of color in school buildings. Tom Krizmanic, Vaso Mitrou, David Must, Robert Flaws, Dervla Reilly, James Petras, Wesley Wong, and Sarah Poist helped paint the Belmont Academy High School in Brooklyn.
ACHIEVING LEED: It’s nothing but the best for California’s health agency. Here, employees enjoy an abundance of natural light, state-of-the-art indoor air quality systems and pollutant controls, and a commitment to green cleaning practices and products.
Jamestown Properties and STUDIOS released new renderings of the Chelsea Market Expansion. The new design reconfigures the project’s massing with cues taken from nearby structures.
Architects from across North and South America gathered at The Savoy Hotel in London on December 12th for the announcement of the winners of the Americas Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television and Google. STUDIOS’ 200 Fifth Avenue was awarded a Commendation for Office Architecture.
We Care is a holiday event sponsored by Herman Miller in association with the Boys and Girls Club of America. It’s an afternoon of making holiday crafts with children ages 5 to 12. STUDIOS has participated in this event for several years, and on Dec 9, Holly, Sarah, Erin, Adam, Matt, and Andrew worked with the kids to make button wreaths
Google inaugurated their new Paris offices Tuesday morning in a kick-off celebration that included French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. The most unique feature of the new Google facilities will be the Cultural Institute. Studios’ design plays on iconic themes relating to both French and European culture, mixing culture and technology, tradition and modernity, all with the usual dose of Google fun.
North Bethesda Market II, a mixed-use project developed by JBG Cos. and designed by STUDIOS, was recently featured in The Washington Post.
STUDIOS participated in the 15th Annual We Care holiday event, benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco. The event provides kids with the opportunity to create unique arts & crafts gifts, and to work one-on-one with volunteers to learn about the creative process as they navigate multiple activity stations. This year, STUDIOS volunteers worked with the kids to make fleece hats, complete with kid-customized tassels.
STUDIOS’ designs for Dow Jones, IAC, and Bloomberg are among the Coolest Offices in New York City, according to Business Insider.
STUDIOS is currently designing Google’s Paris Offices. Find out how the Citronën 2CV collector car, now a small meeting room, made its way into their offices!
Starting December 6, the Museum of the City of New York will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811 with their exhibit “The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011.” Featuring an original 1811 hand-drawn map of New York’s planned streets and avenues, as well as other rare historic maps, photographs, and prints, the exhibition examines the grid’s design, implementation, and evolution. STUDIOS is proud to sponsor this exhibit and to support MCNY.
If you’re in the Washington, DC area, make sure to visit the latest exhibit at the National Building Museum “Unbuilt Washington.” It’s a great chance to see the Washington that could have been through a variety of architectural and urban design projects that were proposed but, for widely varied reasons, never executed. STUDIOS is a proud supporter of the Museum and a sponsor of this exhibit.
STUDIOS Paris participated in Bouygues Immobilier’s Annual Innovation Forum, “FIBI,” on the 5th and 6th October 2011, which took place at the historic site of Fort Issy-les-Moulineaux. Recognized for its expertise in interior design and workplace consulting, STUDIOS assisted Bouygues Immobilier in analysing market trends and defining workplace standards of the future. This research contributed to Bouygues Immobilier’s definition of new office concepts, and STUDIOS designed one exhibition area of the forum to illustrate these trends.
Over the weekend of November 4th, 5th and 6th, STUDIOS employees volunteered their time to help paint, install furnishings, decorative elements and plants, hang doors, and do a lot of clean up for Kiva’s new office location, which STUDIOS designed as part of our pro-bono efforts.Kiva is a non-profit organization that provides microfinancing to small businesses and individuals across the globe with a greater goal of alleviating poverty.
Marimekko, the Finnish fashion and lifestyle brand, recently established its own flagship store in the former at 200 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan.STUDIOS, completed renovations at 200 Fifth in 2010, and acted as Architect of Record to Japanese architectural firm IMA, in cooperation with Marimekko’s internal design team.
The 2011 IIDA MAC Designer Charity Event, Cosmo Couture, was held October 12th at the Artisphere in Rosslyn, Virginia. This fall’s event was a juried competition and charity benefit in which local design firms partner with industry manufacturers creating a high-fashion garment. Each firm toured DC and snapped a photograph of something DC related and used that image to inspire the design of their garment. The competition benefitted My Sister’s Place, Inc., the largest and oldest non-profit agency serving battered women and their children in the District of Columbia. At the full runway show, STUDIOS’ garment won the Audience Favorite Award! More importantly the designs raised thousands of dollars for a great cause. Congrats to the STUDIOS DC design team on their fabulous garment!
STUDIOS teamed with GCI, Pivot and Tandus in the 28th Annual Leap Sandcastle Contest, which is a fundraiser for arts programs in 27 Bay Area schools.
STUDIOS is leading the design of the upcoming North Bethesda Market II, which combines a 26-story, 300-foot-tall residential tower with an office building, a theater, restaurant, retail space, as well as a public plaza, on a 4.4-acre site.
Last night was the opening event of the Marimekko Flagship Store. STUDIOS was the Architect of the Record for the store. Highlights included:· Plenty of Finlandia· Bjork-like dance choreography with Marimekko Fabrics.· Employees sewing bags out of the vibrantly colored barricade vinyl.· All the servers had some connection to Finland The space looks great especially with what seemed like 200 people!
Marimekko is a Finnish textile and fashion design company founded in the 1950s. There are several retail outlets within Crate & Barrel stores, but this is their first stand-alone store in the US, soft opening was October 1 and the grand opening is October 5th. The design was a collaborative effort with Japanese architects IMA. StructureTone is the general contractor with Scanga producing millwork fixtures, Labrador Technology installing IT/Security, and Charlie Morrow Productions installing a “3D Audio” system that promises to create an extremely unique sensory experience.
STUDIOS joined with Holmes Culley and Chris Chalmers to celebrate PARK(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event started to draw attention to how much space is taken for parking in our cities. The team built this inhabitable sculpture / installation at 1st and Howard out of rolls of large format printer paper tubes.
STUDIOS’ design for Armstrong Teasdale’s 150,000-square-foot St. Louis headquarters was recently awarded the 2011 Distinguished Design Award for Interiors from the St. Louis chapter of the AIA. Congrats to the entire project team!
The University of Texas System Board of Regents recently approved STUDIOS’ design for the new Arts and Technology Education Center at the University of Texas at Dallas. The program includes instructional spaces and design studios, exhibition space, faculty and graduate offices, as well as a 1,200-seat auditorium. The building will also serve as the new home for the School of Visual Arts. The design concept evokes a portal, creating a gateway to the campus while expressing the convergence of art and technology. STUDIOS is the Design Architect on the project, working in close collaboration with Architect of Record VAI Architects. The $60 million building is slated for completion in 2013.
In 2007, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg released PlaNYC, a bold agenda of initiatives to create a greener, greater New York over the next 20 years. This month, the City released an update to PlaNYC that builds upon the progress and lessons of the past four years. Designed by STUDIOS, the full 200-page report is also available online.
Members of STUDIOS’ USO design team, along with the USO and members of the military held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 27 for the new USO Wounded Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir. The innovative building will feature spaces that reflect the specific needs of Wounded Warriors and their loved ones, such as family friendly rooms, classrooms, movie theaters, and healing gardens. From the natural materials used in construction to the lighting, flooring, furniture and climate, the entire design focuses on the healing of body, mind, and spirit.