The Skyscraper Museums's 2016 'Making New York History Award'
It was a pleasure to join the festivities of The Skyscraper Museums's 2016 'Making New York History Award' presented to Gene Kohn and BIll Pedersen - thank you Jame von Klemperer for the shout out to Michael!
First Annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, Winners Announced
And the Winner of the Restoration category for the first annual NYCxDESIGN Awards goes to: Gabellini Sheppard Associates!! A strong start to mark the beginning of Design Week here in NYC - great job team!!
Tadao Ando Tours Construction Site with Michael
A week ago, strolling right into Design Week...
Alvaro Siza Workshop At Our Studio
And so our week goes with a three-day workshop with our collaboration with Alvaro Siza. It is an honor to host such a presence. The dedicated design team has been working around the clock, resulting in a large stride towards the finish line, good work team!
Transforming The Landmarked Classical Interior Of The Original AT&T Building, 195 Broadway in NYC
We are inserting engineered glass walls, spanning 30 feet in height, dividing the existing office building lobby space into a galleria and subtly separating the tenant spaces… completed project to be revealed this summer!
FAIA Achievement Celebration
Celebrating the 2016 New Fellows Reception with our partner, Kimberly Sheppard, FAIA at the Center for Architecture Foundation New York
1436 Erdos Beijing Flagship Officially Opens
1436 Officially Opens! A glimpse into the two-level 1436 Flagship Store located in the Kerry Center in Beijing, China. The spatial concept has been conceived as an intricate portrait of the world of 1436, combining the intrinsic values of the brand concept of modernity, warmth and relaxed elegance. The space manifests itself as a harmonious frame to focus and highlight the character of the company and the personality of the collection. Additional images to be released soon!
Congratulations Silvia Maffei for making Associate!
A little background on Silvia:
Architectural and interior designer Silvia Maffei joined the firm in 2010 and was promoted to Associate in 2016. A strong conceptual thinker, Maffei has developed numerous retail design projects for the firm including spatial branding concepts for J Brand, La Perla and Brioni. Maffei served as leading designer for the Beijing flagship store of the luxury cashmere label 1436; she also designed the retail portion of the NBC Lobby and Guest Experience at Rockefeller Center as well as Elena Mirò flagship boutiques in Italy and Moscow. Maffei has also managed construction administration for several residential projects at the firm, and served as project designer for the lobby and public spaces of the Álvaro Siza-designed condominium in New York and a mixed-use development in collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group. Prior to joining Gabellini Sheppard Associates, Maffei worked in store design for Michael Kors and as a project architect for M Architetti. She also co-founded and designed a line of eyeglasses frames in Italy. Maffei earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Florence, a Master in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design, and a Ph.D in Civil Engineering from the University of Pisa. She is a licensed architect in Italy.
East 73rd Street Residence
Private Residence in the UES, completed in 2000 Photos below are from two months ago... effective design stands the test of time!
We support 'Laying the Groundwork'
We love our luxury projects... but we also care about New York's rising issues of affordable housing problems that have multiplied over the years - paired with bad design and misusage of the ground floor spaces. We support 'Laying the Groundwork' just released earlier in February!