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Layout, copy, and design for marketing promo, 2015 Postcard, front & back, left and information handout, above client: Kara Kaspar on behalf of Corcoran & The Mill Building


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Photography, retouching, design, and layout for custom business cards, 2013 client: Atlas Springs

In Partnership with Davis Brody Bond



Spacesmith worked closely with design firm B & Co. to create a durable yet refined space to consolidate all the LFUSA women’s apparel brands onto a single 100,000 SF floor of the Empire State Building. The program includes over 25 showrooms, offices, lounges, and a state-of-the-art telepresence room. This project is anticipating LEED Gold certification for Commercial Interiors.

LFUSA JIMLAR CORPORATION New York, NY Spacesmith was enlisted by Li & Fung Ltd. as Executive Architect for the build out of 100,000 SF in the Empire State Building to house their footwear division, Jimlar Corporation. Comprehensive green design practices have created a clean, open and collaborative work space that spans two floors. This project is LEED Platinum certified.

MULBERRY New York, NY Spacesmith provided full professional services as Executive Architect and Architect of Record for the Mulberry New York flagship store. Visually layered with custom design elements such as a long brass front register and a feature wall made of stacked books, the space seamlessly blends old and new in a landmarked Soho building.

Layout, edit, and design for portfolio booklet, 2014 Cover, left and page spreads, above client: Spacesmith





TMM New York, NY LEAD: Michel Franck, AIA COST: $600,000 SIZE: 8,700 sf SCOPE: Office Renovation A marriage between a collaborative “bull pen” and private back of house functions. Spacesmith took advantage of the T shaped floor plan to define functions. The majority of the high traffic areas are housed in the center while more private areas such as the art department and accounting are on the periphery. We used color and transparent materials to provide continuity. A green-painted L shaped volume helps define circulation. First visible in the entrance lobby, the shape separates the private corridor from the public spaces, frames the boardroom and private offices, and provides the backdrop to the employee lounge.

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Composed zone used for media display


SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS New York, NY DESIGN LEAD: Marc Gordon, AIA COST: From $350,000 to $1.3M SIZE: From 1,000 sf to 10,000 sf SCOPE: Master Plan, Renovations, Build-Outs Since 2005 Spacesmith has provided on-going architectural services for the School of Visual Arts (SVA), serving both undergraduate and graduate programs at various locations in Manhattan. We assisted the College in the development of a Master Plan, evaluated potential locations for future dormitory and academic buildings, and renovated several departments and support spaces. Notable projects include: • Renovation of main lobby and gallery spaces • Renovation of Interior Design Department • Build-out of new computer store for faculty and students • Design and build out of the MFA Social Documentary Film Department

Most recent projects include the build out of the new MFA Department Design for Social Innovation, completed in 2012, and the renovation of the 8,000 sf MFA Photography Department, in progress.

Collaboration areas at Design for Social Innovation


Clearly defined zones for display and customer interface


BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK New York, NY DESIGN LEAD: Marc Gordon SIZE: 22,500 sf Combined SCOPE: Adaptive Reuse / Pop-Up Pool COST: $1.6 M Combined Spacesmith completed two projects for the Brooklyn Bridge Park, beginning with the renovation for the Park’s administrative headquarters. An important part of this design was opening the façade between the building’s structural bays to bring in natural light and provide transparency. The first floor interior was gutted to reveal the original structure and space was kept open and loft like with columns exposed. Customized work stations are central to the space. Reuse of original materials, such as glass block windows, kept costs down and add to the charm of the space. Bold colors were used to differentiate space, which included private offices on the periphery and a learning center for community groups under separate entrance. Spacesmith’s next project was to transform a forgotten riverside stretch of dirt and rubble into a colorful recreational destination: the Brooklyn Bridge Pop-Up Pool. Repurposed shipping containers painted in bold, primary colors provide storage space and buffer the noise of nearby roads. The pool is complemented by a sandy beach area planted with saw-grass to enhance the waterside environment. Families lounge in comfortable beach chairs under colorful umbrellas. Bright graphics enliven the adjacent plaza which contains picnic tables with more umbrellas and a concession stand. This project is proof that the simplest of materials can enliven any space.

Structural elements, finishes, and furnishings announce the lively program

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Layout, edit, and design for marketing proposal, 2014 Cover, left and page spreads, above client: Spacesmith

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RED, an award-winning leader in independent music distribution and artist development, wanted their New York headquarters to be a fun, relaxed workspace. Having been in their original space for a long time, they sought an architect who would kindly, knowledgably guide them through the design and relocation process. Spacesmith tailored our approach to RED’s needs from the initial presentation all the way through to the completed construction and move-in. The resulting design is an office that is flexible, dynamic, and collaborative, with a strong visual identity representative of the client. The front reception is an open white space that includes greeting, meeting, and eating areas, and features a custom wall display with guitars signed by RED’s artists. A performer’s lounge and the main conference room are adjacent, separated by retractable corrugated steel walls. When the panels are up, the area expands to accommodate special events. For the office, the color palette shifts to industrial and focused. The walls, columns and carpet are dark grey, accented by orange panels dividing the work stations. High ceilings and exposed ductwork lends a loft-like atmosphere. Working within a tight budget encouraged the Spacesmith team to think creatively and exceed the client’s expectations. The result is a space that encourages employee camaraderie and productivity, and provides an exciting new space where RED can welcome their musicians and artists.


Spacesmith recently completed the new 20,000 sf London headquarters for repeat client MarketAxess, an e-trading platform provider. The company recently acquired Xtraker, a financial systems software firm, and relocated in order to operate jointly under one roof. Using the same workplace standards Spacesmith defined for MarketAxess during the build-out of their New York headquarters, our team designed an office for collaboration and open communication. An important aspect of the project was creating a space flexible enough to handle future growth and new business alignments. Spacesmith emphasized the sophisticated and subtle palette of materials developed for the New York office. A custom wall painted in MarketAxess’ signature blue wraps around the building’s core. Light oak paneling frames the central trading floor and defines the surrounding spaces: the board-room, executive and client conference rooms, and the CEO’s office. Private offices, small gathering rooms and break-out spaces are located along the exterior perimeter. Etched glass walls both divide spaces and visually connect areas, allowing daylight to filter deep into the floor. Also included is a spacious employee cafeteria with a coffee bar and dining area.


Spacesmith renovated and expanded the Philadelphia office space for a global financial giant into an adjacent space. This phased renovation was coordinated with the client’s design, construction, and facilities team. The design reduced the number of private offices and removed high partitioned cubicles. The open bench seating system improves communication and allows employees to enjoy natural light and spectacular panoramic views of downtown Philadelphia. Two glass partitioned “huddle rooms” provide privacy for small client meetings while remaining visually part of the space. They also enjoy state of the art technology with video and teleconferencing capabilities for small and spontaneous gatherings, thus leaving the conference rooms available for larger groups. “Telephone booths”, small rooms for employees to retreat to, meet the need for occasional confidentiality and privacy. Private offices with glass fronts surround the “bull pen” area; yet executives find the open plan work stations so comfortable that they often join their teams for the ease of communication and to enjoy the views and daylight.

Layout, edit, and design for marketing brochure, 2014 Cover, left and page spreads, above client: Spacesmith

Social media promo for shortlisted project entry in the Architizer A+ Awards, 2014 client: Spacesmith

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Layout and design for CD single cover, 2012 client: Dead Leaf Echo



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FACED WITH THE TASK of moving more than 1200 films by the 1st of May, San Francisco-based !B=<QW\S[O has recently begun a preservation initiative and an accompanying Kickstarter campaign. In order to smoothly relocate and fully launch their unique 16MM archive, the 3TONcinema Preservation Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;online at Vbb^(YQYab6DP7E\ â&#x20AC;&#x201C;aims to raise $4,850 for 3TON before the end of April. In addition to being an â&#x20AC;&#x153;orphanageâ&#x20AC;? for 16MM films, 3TON (founded in 2009 by ;]\bU][S`g1O\baW\ and 4`OUS\]`R0S`aQVb) is a nomadic â&#x20AC;&#x153;microcinemaâ&#x20AC;? which to date has exhibited in over 30 venues across the U.S. The project has also contributed archival footage to various award-winning filmmakers such as 1`OWU0OZReW\ and 0WZZ;]``Wa]\. Staunchly independent and firmly within the tradition of artists such as @WQY>`SZW\US` and the late 0`cQS1]\\S`, 3TONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s []Rca]^S`O\RW is, above all, D.I.Y. media archeologyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;not mere monetization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The real treasure is the content itself,â&#x20AC;? says co-founder Montgomery Cantsin. The project of bringing archival reels to life requires a significant investment of time and money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reason we have these films in the first place is because certain institutions could no longer afford to take care of them. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll gladly look after them. But without real financial support weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll barely scratch the surface of our collection.â&#x20AC;? In addition to archival 16MM programming, 3TON showcases work by contemporary filmmakers. A 3TON tour of the Midwest in 2011 featured the U.S. debut of <]WaSO\R@SaWabO\QS(D]WQSaT`][bVS27GC\RS`U`]c\R, a German feature documentary co-directed by 8cZWO=abS`bOU. In addition to movie theatres, 3TON has held screenings in art galleries, warehouses, bars, all-ages music venues, bookstores, and private homes. The future of 3TON includes digitization of its archival 16MM holdings, as well as further collaborations with curators, filmmakers, musicians, and artists around the world. Now partially based in New York, 3TON has gained the support of Manhattan-based tech startup 70#Y. (Future projects with IB5k TBA.) As an infrastructure provider with a network of over 3000 content creators, IB5k seeks to aid 3TON by allowing others to access 3TONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vast repository of audio-visual material. 3TONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16MM â&#x20AC;&#x153;orphanageâ&#x20AC;? consists mainly of ephemeral productionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; SRcQObW]\OZÂżZ[aW\Rcab`WOZÂżZ[a>A/aQO`b]]\aO\R\Sea`SSZaâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;which date as far back as the 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole universe of sound and imagery, containing endless possibilities for reordering and repurposing,â&#x20AC;? says Cantsin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And right now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all trapped in a little closet. We need some breathing room!â&#x20AC;?

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Layout, edit, and design for Press Release, 2012 client: 3TON Cinema Preservation Society




Gain press coverage for the complete family of VIBIA products and its modular design tool, CREA—communicating the brand’s values of originality, accessibility and evolutionary design.

Conduct aggressive, proactive outreach to targeted and media and influencers to elicit coverage and inclusion of specific and brand-defining products in editorial “roundups” focused on the lighting category.

Position VIBIA as the ultimate lighting resource for architects and designers, focusing, in particular, on the company’s modular products and application in 2012. Build the brand image of VIBIA as a thought leader in architectural lighting, and as a singular solution in hospitality and contract installations. Help motivate and support the sales network so that VIBIA is top-of-mind among reps’ product portfolios. Help stimulate demand for VIBIA among specifier and end-user audiences.

Track distinctive installations and projects worthy of publicity, obtain photography and develop stories for targeted press, both on a national and local basis. Offer ongoing speaking presentations and programming that position VIBIA as an industry innovator for Miquel Colet and others within management. Stage a compelling event to trumpet the introduction of CREA… affirming the vitality and innovation of the brand…and solidifying goodwill with key press as well as top influencers. Identify and associate the brand with existing high-profile opportunities.



The “bread + butter” component of all VP+C accounts is the day-in-day-out publicity effort. This is aimed at both the design Trade Press and Consumer Press—so many of which speak to designers as well as design-savvy end-user audiences. This outreach extends beyond the national press to local markets—regional magazines, major daily newspapers, wire services, and via electronic media (network and cable TV) and the growing complex of Internet outlets and Social Network platforms.

Evaluate and involve VIBIA in programs throughout the year that have the potential to offer publicity and value-added benefits (i.e., DIFFA Dining By Design, Interior Design Hall Of Fame, Contract Magazine’s Interiors Awards Breakfast, key metropolitan show houses such as Kips Bay Decorator Show House (NY), Lake Forest Showhouse (IL), and Pasadena Showcase House of Design).

Getting in front of the editors, having a good relationship with them, suggesting stories with a new slant or angle…helping put the spin on their own projects…getting them the information they need…the catalogs and literature…the photography to illustrate…the actual products.

Identify possible high-profile speaking engagements for VIBIA management or designers with respected institutions (i.e. Bard, Cooper Union, Parsons, etc.) and/or associations (AIA, IIDA, etc.) Offer the showroom for association meetings and events – add to its exposure to industry groups and build its reputation as a “design destination.”

VP+C always comes through for the press and for the client. We target the appropriate press and saturate them with valuable information.



VP+C also can help VIBIA leverage its advertising buys and extract valuable added value programming from media partners – from events to other types of opportunities.

VP+C can create and distribute customized VIBIA newsletters for regular distribution throughout the year.

Keeping on top of what’s going on in the design world is key. VIBIA might consider hosting an “Illuminating” evening with social networking and news website Architizer, which expects to launch a salon for design-minded influencers in New York in 2012. Sponsorship opportunities may include product trade-out, as the space is currently under construction.

VP+C will provide content targeted to relevant market segments including architects, designers, distributers and sales team, builders and end users.

Stories are developed in cooperation with the client’s marketing team and presented in visually appealing, engaging digital format.

Customized distribution to segmented audiences leveraging VIBIA client lists.

The holiday season is synonymous with bright, sparkling light. VIBIA could give key cities the gift of art in 2012, creating one-of-a kind temporary art installations – inspired by Christmas trees, snowflakes, and/ or wreaths – in hotel lobbies, design buildings and outdoor spaces.

Layout, edit, and design for PR proposal, 2011 Cover, left and page selections, above client: VP+C



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Layout, edit, and design of presentation for the Public Relations Student Society of America, 2011 Cover, left and page selections, above client: VP+C

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The three-story, 44,000 sf Greenwich Academy Upper School Building serves 240 students, replacing an inadequate high school building. The new building contains four academic facilities for Science and Math, the Humanities, the Arts, and the Library. The 39-acre site in suburban Connecticut has existing facilities for lower and middle school education. There is a twenty-three foot grade change from the front drop-off area across the site to the pond and playing fields at the rear. The new building occupies the space between these topographies; the carpet of the upper lawn slips over the lower field to form the limits of enclosure. A subtle visual extension of the front lawn’s gradual slope to the new Upper School campus was achieved with rooftop turf. Strategic placement and size of the buildings incorporate the field and garden levels, which also opens

up the views of the surrounding greenery and maximizes the amount of daylight inside. Glass light chambers perforate the plane of the roof, creating a dynamic sculptural environment. Unification of the campus was achieved through the selective preservation of existing materials and elements throughout the school. The original design creates new disciplinary facilities which enhance the students’ ability to learn and their level of performance. Light was central to the design. In order to incorporate daylight into the facilities, each building has transparent glass facades and light cupolas on the rooftops. The featured collaboration with the artist James Turrell demonstrates the use of light as a material with a three-dimensional quality. In the light chambers that are exposed above the main entrance grade, Turrell worked with the architects to integrate lanterns into the structure that make the mullions and glass enclosures glow. Through the careful tuning of light temperature

and intensity, these transparent glass structures are transformed at night into space defined by light instead of form; they become sculptural presences in the campus landscape. In order to fully execute the client’s objective into an evocative design, sustainable design initiatives were incorporated into the project. These measures include the integration of daylight, recycled materials, a waste management plan, storm water and irrigation systems, and high quality air and energy systems. The overall result is a school that can offer students the opportunity to discover and appreciate light, art, architecture, and their natural surroundings in new and comprehensive ways.

Client Architect Design Partner Managing Partner Project Architect Project Manager Senior Designer Team


Greenwich Academy Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Roger Duffy, AIA Peter Magill, AIA Walter Smith, AIA Christopher McCready, AIA Scott Kirkham, AIA Marie-Christine Bellon Manzi, Nayyareen Chapra Thibaut DeGryse, Jon-Mark Capps, Jennifer Gannon, Eric Richie, Joon-Sung Choi, Javier Haddad Florian Holzherr, Robert Polidori

SOM Education Lab

2006 Architectural Achievement Award • Greenwich Arts Council 2005 Honor Award in Design Excellence • Boston Society of Architects/AIA New England 2005 Honor Award • Boston Society of Architects K-12 Educational Facilities Design 2005 Award of Excellence • AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Educational Facilities Design Awards 2004 Design Distinction Award for Environments • I.D. Magazine 2004 Annual Design Review

Layout, edit, and design of 30”x30” exhibition board for award winner in the Boston Society of Architects Design Awards, 2005 client: SOM

BURR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Fairfield, Connecticut

Completed in 2004, Burr Elementary School is a new two-story public K-5 school serving 500 students. Located on a 15.5 acre wooded site adjacent to an area of large, single-family homes, one of the school’s primary design objectives was the integration of architecture and natural landscape. The design of the 71,000 sf building creates a variation on the traditional double-loaded corridor school layout, locating the “shared” Library, Art, Music, Science, and Cafeteria spaces at the center of the plan, and interspersing them with elements of the wooded site. Existing trees perforate the plan, creating a series of courtyards that become outdoor classrooms within the building volume. This introduction of natural light and air permits a compactness that minimizes disturbance of the site and prevents the unnecessary removal of additional trees. The garden courtyards are safe, intriguing learning spaces which encourage students and teachers to develop nature-related projects. Circulation occupies the residual spaces between the courtyards, creating a continuous space onto which all classrooms and instructional spaces open.

At the center of the plan is the library/media center, which opens onto an outdoor courtyard withbenches; the science courtyard contains a weather station. A bus drop-off on the building’s south side and a parent dropoff on the north eschew the necessity for a perimeter road encircling the school and preserves the view from each classroom directly to the woods beyond. The bus drop-off area also serves as the playground, minimizing the amount of paved area and storm water runoff. A bank of storm water galleries with cattails and other indigenous plant species holds and filters storm water before releasing it into an adjacent wetland. Grading of the site is designed to balance the amount of “cutting” and “filling” of existing topography, avoiding the need to import or export material from the existing site.

daylight penetration to the classroom spaces and views to the adjacent woods. Sustainable design components include: a low-energy curtain-wall, the integration of recycled materials, a waste management plan, storm water and irrigation systems, and high quality air and energy systems.


The design process was undertaken in a public forum of weekly town meetings and included participation by neighbors and the local Audobon Society. Since the school was being designed to accommodate growth within the community (and not a replacement for an existing school with existing faculty) a group of “academic advisors” from other district schools was appointed to develop the design in conjunction with the architects and landscape designer.

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Christopher McCready, AIA

Project Architect

Walter Smith, AIA

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Scott Duncan, Associate AIA


Florian Holzherr, Walter Smith

In addition to the use of locally-occurring stone, woods and other natural materials, the design integrates as much natural daylighting as possible. Heat gain and loss are mitigated by the relative opacity and high R-value of the north and south facades. The east and west-facing facades employ full-height glazing with a low-emissivity coating to permit maximum

A team of environmental specialists worked through both the design and approvals processes to preserve wetland and vernal pool areas. The school takes advantage of these conserved natural areas for student study and educational development.

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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Roger Duffy, AIA

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Anthony Vacchione, AIA

SOM Education Lab

2005 Gold Citation • AIA New York State 2005 Citation for Design Excellence • Boston Society of Architects/AIA New England 2005 Honor Award • Boston Society of Architects K-12 Educational Facilities Design

Layout, edit, and design of 30”x30” exhibition board for award winner in the Boston Society of Architects Design Awards, 2005 client: SOM

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Gary Gary Haney, Haney,AIA AIA –– Design Design Partner Partner David David Childs, Childs, FAIA FAIA –– Consulting Consulting Design Design Partner Partner Peter Peter Magill, Magill,AIA AIA –– Managing Managing Partner Partner Nazila Nazila Shabestari-Duran, Shabestari-Duran, AIA AIA –– Project Project Manager Manager Elias Elias Moubayed, Moubayed, AIA AIA –– Project Project Manager Manager Anthony Fieldman, AIA Anthony Fieldman, AIA –– Senior Senior Designer Designer Rod Rod Garrett, Garrett,AIA AIA –– Senior Senior Designer Designer Mark Mark Igou, Igou,AIA AIA–– Senior Senior Technical Technical Coordinator Coordinator Aybars AybarsAsci, Asci,AIA AIA Kim Kim Van Van Holsbeke Holsbeke Takuya Takuya Yamauchi Yamauchi Magd Magd Fahmy Fahmy Devawongs Devawongs Devakul Devakul Na Na Ayudhya Ayudhya Dan Dan Choi Choi Joyce Joyce Ip Ip Jason Jason Klimoski Klimoski Noppon Noppon Psiutharnon Psiutharnon Michael Michael Carline, Carline, RA RA

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U.S. U.S. General General Services Services Administration Administration

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Skidmore, Skidmore, Owings Owings & & Merrill Merrill LLP LLP New New York York

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Skidmore, Skidmore, Owings Owings & & Merrill Merrill LLP LLP Chicago Chicago

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Wiles Wiles Mensch Mensch Corporation Corporation

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Skanska Skanska USA USA Building Building Inc. Inc.

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Layout, edit, and design of 30”x40” exhibition board for award winner in the AIA New York Design Awards, 2007 client: SOM

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Project Team Members Project Team Members

Suitland,Maryland Maryland Suitland,

SOMSkidmore, Skidmore,Owings Owings&&Merrill MerrillLLP LLP SOM architects’ goal in designing new headquarters U.S. Census TheThe architects’ goal in designing thethe new headquarters for for thethe U.S. Census Bureau was to bring very best latest thinking from corporate Bureau was to bring thethe very best andand latest thinking from thethe corporate workplace apply a government agency. Given million sf size workplace andand apply it toit atogovernment agency. Given thethe 1.51.5 million sf size of of building need to update Bureau’s organizational system, a series thethe building andand thethe need to update thethe Bureau’s organizational system, a series of innovative techniques architecture, space planning way finding of innovative techniques for for thethe architecture, space planning andand way finding hadhad to be developed. The team developed and employed three major concepts: to be developed. The team developed and employed three major concepts: thethe Street, Boxes Color Spectrum. Street, thethe Boxes andand thethe Color Spectrum.

The concept of the Boxes arranges workspaces inseries a series boxes, each The concept of the Boxes arranges all all workspaces in a of of boxes, each with similar components, also designed differently according functions with similar components, butbut also designed differently according to to thethe functions needed in each space. Generally, open workspaces surround perimeter needed in each space. Generally, open workspaces surround thethe perimeter to to allow maximum natural light exposure and easy communication, while more allow forfor maximum natural light exposure and easy communication, while more private surround core of the building. Two-story “pods,” which house private offioffi cesces surround thethe core of the building. Two-story “pods,” which house the conference center, library and cafeteria, are clad in Brazilian Ipé wood. the conference center, library and cafeteria, are clad in Brazilian Ipé wood.

Owner/Client Owner/Client

Architect Record Architect of of Record

U.S. General Services Administration U.S. General Services Administration

Stephen Apking, – Design Partner Stephen Apking, AIAAIA – Design Partner Peter Magill, – Managing Partner Peter Magill, AIAAIA – Managing Partner Nazila Shabestari Duran, – Project Manager Nazila Shabestari Duran, AIAAIA – Project Manager Elizabeth Marr, AIA – Senior Technical Coordinator Elizabeth Marr, AIA – Senior Technical Coordinator Nestor Santa-Cruz – Senior Designer Nestor Santa-Cruz – Senior Designer Dale Greenwald – Senior Designer Dale Greenwald – Senior Designer Nicholas Cotton – Senior Designer Nicholas Cotton – Senior Designer Mary Broaddus – Senior Designer Mary Broaddus – Senior Designer Catherine Haley – Strategic Planner Catherine Haley – Strategic Planner Cynthia Mirbach – Furniture Designer Cynthia Mirbach – Furniture Designer Amber Giacometti Amber Giacometti Ya Ching Hsueh Ya Ching Hsueh Celine Jeanne Celine Jeanne Jennifer Lee Jennifer Lee Ashley O’Neill Ashley O’Neill Michele Pate Michele Pate Jeremy Singer Jeremy Singer


Interior Design Interior Design

Structural Engineer Record Structural Engineer of of Record

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP New York Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP New York

Walter P. Moore & Associates Walter P. Moore & Associates

Structural/MEP Engineer Structural/MEP Engineer

MEP Engineer Record MEP Engineer of of Record

Planning/Landscape/Environmental Analysis Planning/Landscape/Environmental Analysis

Civil Engineer Record Civil Engineer of of Record

Civil Engineering Civil Engineering

Construction Manager Construction Manager

Design/Build Contractor Design/Build Contractor

Photography Photography

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Chicago Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Chicago EDAW, Inc. EDAW, Inc.

Wiles Mensch Corporation Wiles Mensch Corporation Skanska USA Building Inc. Skanska USA Building Inc.

Soutland Industries / GHT Limited Soutland Industries / GHT Limited A Morton Thomas and Associates A Morton Thomas and Associates DMJM Heery DMJM Heery

Eduard Hueber & Anthony Fieldman Eduard Hueber & Anthony Fieldman

The Color Spectrum is the final element that pulls campus together.Based Based The Color Spectrum is the final element that pulls thethe campus together. Bureau’s desire incorporate nature into building, scheme was onon thethe Bureau’s desire to to incorporate nature into thethe building, thethe scheme was designed resonate from natural hues into energetic colors.Color Color tones designed to to resonate from natural hues into energetic colors. tones in in areas near curtain wall calm and subtle, since exterior acts thethe areas near thethe curtain wall areare calm and subtle, since thethe exterior acts asas a a natural way finding mechanism.However, However, when one travels areas with natural way finding mechanism. when one travels to to thethe areas with less natural light and less access views, bright, vibrant colors used less natural light and less access to to views, bright, vibrant colors areare used asas a a spatial and graphic tool, to defi ne the program elements and provide way fi nding. spatial and graphic tool, to define the program elements and provide way finding.

Street is an underground concourse which houses most of the program’s TheThe Street is an underground concourse which houses most of the program’s amenities while also serving a pathway connecting different building amenities while also serving as as a pathway connecting thethe different building structures. At the client’s request, special attention was paid to drawing structures. At the client’s request, special attention was paid to drawing natural surroundings building. Street, was done thethe natural surroundings intointo thethe building. ForFor thethe Street, thisthis was done by by providing views of the outside through portals and, subterranean level, providing views of the outside through portals and, on on thethe subterranean level, by by constructing a tectonic rock runs through spine of the space. constructing a tectonic rock wallwall thatthat runs through thethe spine of the space.

Extruding “Box” conference center Extruding “Box” conference center

Skylit main corridor Skylit main corridor

Curved seating banquettes in the Cafeteria

Curved seating banquettes in the Cafeteria

Workspace levels are linked by two-story ‘living rooms’ that include pantries and informal meeting areas Workspace levels are linked by two-story ‘living rooms’ that include pantries and informal meeting areas

Credit Union

Credit Union

Typical work space

Typical work space

2007 Interiors Citation • AIA New York State 2007 Interiors Of Interest to the Public Realm • AIA New York City Chapter 2007 IIDA Smart Environments Award • IIDA/Metropolis 2007 Bronze Interior Design • Miami Bienal

Layout, edit, and design of 30”x40” exhibition board for award winner in the AIA New York Design Awards, 2007 client: SOM



DEERFIELD RIVER VALLEY, DEERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Completed: 2007 The 78,000SF Koch Center is the newest addition to the residential campus of a private co-ed school in rural Massachusetts. The building houses classrooms for math, science and technology, a planetarium, an auditorium, and a Socratic lecture hall that also serves as a distance learning center. The centerpiece of the state-of-the-art facility is a 3-story multi-purpose Science Commons with a unique star field map and analemma, making the wonders of science and perception visible in the actual design of the building. The Koch Center bridges a steep grade change, where existing contour lines on the site were extruded in locally made brick to form the walls of the architecture. Green roofs and terraces integrate the building with the landscape and serve as a pedagogical representation of sustainability. The Koch Center was constructed under LEED Gold Standard guidelines with 90% recycled steel and includes a low energy mechanical system, a high performance building envelope, and an innovative lighting scheme that incorporates both daylighting and colored illuminations. The design process began with a symposium of educators, architects, artists and science experts, who determined that Light – as a vital component in the arts and sciences – should be the theme that runs throughout the new building. The lighting scheme designed in collaboration with artist James Turrell blends natural light with indirect mechanical lighting that reduces energy use and increases alertness, as well as creating stellar effects.

The Koch Center is the curvy brick building in the foreground between the track and baseball field.

The goal was to create a “teaching building,” and the Koch Center contains all the technological necessities of contemporary study for math and sciences while also expressing the wonder of its subject matter in a way that encourages interdisciplinary mixing and informal learning.

Floor 1

More than 75% of the building is lit by daylight – window openings occur where they are needed to meet these percentages


Floor 2

Science Commons ceiling

The analemma projects onto a curved wall

An analemma skylight (right) is essentially a pinhole in the roof plane of the building. An hour before and after noon, a ray of light penetrates the pinhole and is projected on the wall of the Science Commons. The changing position of the sun in the sky (high in summer, low in winter) changes the position of the projection, creating the infinity shape of the analemma.

Privacy glass is utilized strategically on classroom walls – an electrical charge is applied to dims its transparency

Another way in which the Koch Center becomes a teaching building is the star field map in the Science Commons. On April 13th, 2036 the northern hemisphere will witness the planets converge in one area, causing a bright patch in one area of the sky. The ceiling of Science Commons (above) captures that evening by rendering the position of the planets and stars in fiber optic light.

Analemma skylight

Light from the analemma on the Science Commons wall

The Science Commons is a triple height space with light wells around the perimeter that can be adjusted to enhance or change the interior lighting

2005 Merit Award • AIA New York City Chapter

Layout, edit, and design of 30”x40” exhibition board for award winner in the AIA New York Design Awards, 2005 client: SOM



The design concept for the cafeteria at the new offices of Condé Nast was to convert the ordinary dining experience into a light spa where the color and intensity of light can create any desired environment. The walls and ceilings are luminous surfaces with the potential to redefine the space whenever the users wish. Comprised of a main dining space, private dining room, servery, state-ofthe-art kitchen and support spaces, the Condé Nast Cafeteria does more than just lunch. Imagined as a space in which commissioned artists create unique works through the infrastructure of lights and sounds, the programming system is designed to allow them to transform and redefine the space. There are around 70,000 LED nodes that can be individually addressed and controlled by a computer. Some of them are linked to motion sensor cameras, capturing the movements and color palettes of passersby. For instance, as one enters the elevator lobby, a motion corridor greets and guides visitors to this contemporary cafeteria. A luminous glass wall captures visitor’s movements and transforms them into interactive light patterns accompanied by sound effects. In order to maximize the color range of the newest generation of LED lights, the surfaces are constructed of completely colorless low-iron glass with a custom combination of translucent interlayers to disperse the light. The palette of surrounding materials is neutral to emphasize the shades and arrays of illuminating color. With seating for 150 people, the main dining area is entirely surrounded by luminous surfaces. Hidden behind the glowing walls are five blue niches offering privacy for a quieter lunch or an inspired work session. The surfaces in these spaces are soft in nature and have individual sound control. These alcoves are accessed through open slots in the cafeteria’s light walls. The main dining area is divided into north and south sides by four lanterns along the center of the space. These light boxes house existing building structure as well as the power supply for the LED nodes. Movable acoustic fabric panels provide an opportunity to subdivide the northern half of the space, transforming it into a special use area. Further flexibility is provided by the furniture selected for the space, including cafeteria tables with a custom shape that allows loose as well as dense seating layouts. The tables have flip tops and can be stored in two adjacent storage spaces. The servery is designed as a generous rectangular space to facilitate orientation and circulation. The finishes are in a neutral dark gray; down lights and task lights emphasize the food displayed on the stainless steel counters. A private dining room can be accessed either from the motion corridor or through the cash register area. With seating for up to 12 people for dining or 24 with a lecture layout, the room is fully equipped for video conferencing. The 12,000 sf Condé Nast Cafeteria is an instrument that can be played over time by different people in different ways. The space is alive with color, light and sound to relax, refresh and inspire. Behind the luminous walls along the southern edge are five blue niches offering privacy for a quieter lunch or an inspired work session

South Elevation of the LED node layout of main dining room

Main dining space under construction

Floor plan

The Cafeteria’s luminous walls transform an ordinary space into a programmable light spa where the color and intensity of light can be changed to create any desired environment


Motion corridor entryway

The ceiling becomes animated through a red orb that moves around the space

2007 Gold Interior Design • Miami Bienal 2007 Award of Merit • AIA New York State

Layout, edit, and design of 30”x40” exhibition board for award winner in the AIA New York Design Awards, 2005 client: SOM

Professional Work 2005-2015  
Professional Work 2005-2015  

a selection of my professional graphic design work from the past decade