The AAP recognizes those architects whose "innovative buildings, designs, and landscapes can help redesign the way we live our lives for the better and enable us to make the most of the space we have." SPAN also received Honorable Mention for the projects, Upper East Side, Gotham West, and Calvin Klein Shenyang.
SPAN Architecture's rug collection, Through The Lens, is previewed at Crosby Street Studios' What's New What's Next event on Sept. 22, 2016.
SPAN Architecture is awarded the American Institute of Archtiects New York State Award of Merit for the “Westport Pool House" in the project category of Single Family Detached Residence.
SPAN Architecture is awarded the American Institute of Archtiects New York State Citation Award for “Calvin Klein Collection, Shenyang" in the project category of Commercial: Small Projects. The Collection store is one of eight boutiques including a live mock up of the design reinvention of the Calvin Klein Collection brand.
As quoted from Interiors Magazine “Insider”, 'At ICFF in New York, interiors hosted a panel discussion, Designing for Small Spaces. Panelists included designer Amir Khamneipur, Karen Stonely of SPAN Architecture (whose work interiors will publish in an upcoming issue) and Oliver M. Furth.'
SPAN Architecture is an Inaugural NYCxDESIGN Award Honoree for "Gotham West" in the project category of Residential Amenity Space.
Upper East Side Duplex wins Architizer A+ Jury Award in Plus category, Architecture +Stair
SPAN Architecture sponsored The Architectural League President's Medal at the Metropolitan Club on April 18th, 2016.
SPAN Architecture presented the Calvin Klein Collections for Edition 7 of the AIANY Interiors Committee Speed Presentation on March 23, 2016. This years focus was on the best interior projects that "Consider Light" through innovation and imaginative use.
Westport Pool House is featured in Architectural Digest's March issue.
First Friday's are monthly events for Architecture League of New York members to have the opportunity to visit the offices of leading design studios. SPAN hosted December's First Friday in 2015.
Partner Jean-Gabriel Neukomm was honored by the Judd Foundation as a favorite Instagram account. At this very special first-time event, a small group of guests were invited to explore the architecture and objects through photography at Donald Judd's former home and studio.
SPAN continues to support amazing charities through design with the completion of "Five Boroughs", a collaboration between our own Professor, SPAN Partner Peter Pelsinski, the students of ARCH509 Princeton University School of Architecture, and Open House New York. Used as a fundraising tool at OHNY's 2015 launch party, the canopy spatializes the 1000's of sites that OHNY has been able to open, educating the public on the city's art and architecture over the years.
Principal Jean-Gabriel Neukomm captures his own photos while photographer Scott Francis does the final shoot of SPAN's renovation at 15 William Street.
August Moon House was featured in Dwell's, "15 Years of the Best Modern Homes" special issue.
Interior Design magazine features SPAN's UES Duplex project in their "New York's Finest" September 2015 issue, written by Craig Kellogg.
Custom display tables for FRAME Denim NYC includes a reflection mirror.
A view looking up at the spectacular chandelier installed at our project, August Moon, in Maine. David Weissman (R and Company), truly went the extra mile.
SPAN Architecture was featured in the Crosslines section of Interior Design Magazine's June Issue.
SPAN's work on East 85th & Gotham West has been selected as winning entries in the Inaugural AIA NY Interior Residential Review competition.
SPAN is featured in Construction Today's April Issue covering the development of our latest project on the west coast, LA Metropolis.
SPAN principal Karen Stonely reviews entries for the 2015 CTC&G Innovation Design Awards alongside fellow panel judges Matthew Patrick Smyth, Thomas Balsley, Anthonly Baratta, and Scott Saunders.
Partner Karen Stonely, is featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens' "Meet the Architect" section, discussing her journey and passion for design and philanthropy.
Partner Peter Pelsinski, speaks at the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show sponsored by the New York Times, with moderator Alexandra Polier about 'Architecture Today: Integrating Art and Furnishings'
We proudly announce Calvin Klein Singapore places as an ‘A+ Awards Special Mention’ in the 2015 Architizer A+ Awards.
Interior Design names Hyatt Times Square as a 2014 Best of Year Honoree for the category of 'Domestic Hotels'.
SPAN's contribution has been to help soften the original building's modern edges through textures and bold furniture selections. The model apartments are perhaps the clearest examples of our direction, and show how a beautiful modern design can be made into a comfortable home.
Gotham West in Interior Design Magazine's September 2014 Issue, featuring photos by SPAN Principal, Jean-Gabriel Neukomm.
Hyatt Times Square is featured in September 2014 Issue of Interior Design Magazine and is a part of the OHNY 2014 weekend with tours by SPAN Principal, Peter Pelsinski.
SPAN featured in Architectural Digest's August 2014 Issue for the 11th Avenue Residence.
SPAN's latest project on the west coast, LA Metropolis, in Los Angeles, CA, was featured in Elliman Magazine with interview of SPAN Principal, Jean-Gabriel Neukomm.
In May 2014, SPAN contributed a room for the 42nd Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, helping to raise over $1 million for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. The show house received twice as many visitors than the previous year and was prolifically published.
SPAN is awarded the 2014 AIANY Interior Honors Award for their Calvin Klein Collection Store in Shenyang, CH.
SPAN's Westport Pool House is featured in the 2014 NYC Subway Show, "New York New Design", on view at Manhattans West 4th Street subway station
SPAN Principal, Karen Stonely (pictured right), participated in the panel for the 'New York Times' Seminar Series at the AD Home Design Show
The final project, which began in 2010 and was completed in October 2013, houses a total of 1,258 rooms in four buildings, including 556 market-rate rentals in a 31 story tower that will help pay for its 682 affordable units and generate $20 million for affordable housing elsewhere in the city. SPAN strategized custom pieces of furniture to become architecturally scaled to create zones of space. Pictured, pergola reaches down from the skylight and produces a hanging fretwork that segregates the gallery from the lounges and leads your eye up to patches of green from the upper gardens.
SPAN has been asked to participate in OPENSTUDIOS LOWER MANHATTAN on May 18th. The event sponsored by OHNY and NYCxDESIGN provides access to design studios through out Lower Manhattan representing the leading edge of NYC design, innovation and creativity in all disciplines. Purchase tickets here and see you on 5/18.
The Westport Residence Pool House is featured and on the cover of the August issue of Architectural Digest.
New American Luxury's latest issue features SPAN's office fitout at Baron & Baron and restaurant interiors at Souen.
This Landmarked loft building in the Flatiron district will be enlarged and converted into a boutique hotel and restaurant unter SPAN's direction. Work will include an extensive restoration to the building's historical facade.
SPAN will be coordinating and designing a conversion of this building into a boutique hotel in the Times Square area. Of note, the renovation undertakes a complex surgical structural agenda, a new roof deck, and a new facade.
The Loft Publications book "New York Architecture" was released which features SPAN's architectural work and interiors at The Core Club.
The studio is the feature architectural firm this month. Through an interview with Principal Peter Pelsinski AIA LEED AP, the Superior Ink Penthouse, Times Square Hotel, and house in Bar Harbor, ME are discussed.
SPAN begins work on the four building, 31 story rental buildings with Gotham Development Corporation
SPAN has begun design work on a gut renovation of a loft apartment with views towards the East and Hudson River with the award winning writer and journalist Campbell Brown.
SPAN is leading a feasibility study for a 20,000 sq. ft. tensile structure on Pier 54 for branded, mega-iconic, cultural and fashion events. The program will include an interior layout, landscaping, amenity spaces, a bar, restaurant and private lounge and end of pier terrace.
Work on site recommenced on the new 55 story hotel for Extell Development in the Times Square area. SPAN is the interior architect for the 540 room hotel which also includes a restaurant, Sky Bar with a roof top terrace, spa, gym and meeting spaces. The operator will be announced later in the year with completion anticipated in 2011.
The studios work is being featured this month in the article "Mover Shaker: The Impresario Imperative" in Interior Design Magazine.
SPAN begins design consultation on the Las Vegas Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops, an open air market located on the strip.
Site planning commenced for a new residence, ice house, sail loft, log canoe barn and shooting range at Long Point Farm in Rock Hall, MD.
The studio began design work on the conversion of an 8000 SF historic firehouse in Greenwich Village into a private residence. The project includes a gut renovation, bespoke furnishings, a new penthouse addition and two terraces.
SPAN, is asked to design and construct an object "that could shelter any living creature (and fit into the back of a NYC cab)" for auction at the 2009 Annual Benefit. SPAN's interpretation, "Urban Camoflauge" is a conflation of the organic iconography of a bird next with that of its built counterpart, the birdhouse.
Furthering our long-standing relationship, SPAN volunteered design services to the New York Council for the Humanities in thier recent office renovation. The opening of the new offices was marked by a cocktail reception on the evening of October 15th attended by State Senator Eric Schneiderman.
The firm celebrated construction completion of the Iron-Lofts (early summer) and the 100th birthday of the Landmarked building with a coctail reception in October. Iron lofts marks the rebirth of the formerly industrial building as six meticulously detailed luxury residences. A sensitive vertical addition completes the duplex penthouse, while a rear terrace (off ground floor bedrooms), custom steel stair railing and 14 foot ceilings highlight the ground floor “Maisonette”.
SPAN is working on a new restaurant concept and design in the West Village.
SPAN is proud of the role played in the high ratings that String has secured in the Zagat Shopping Guide.
- #1 knitting/ needlepoint store
- #1 Store of any kind in terms of quality in the E. 80's
- #3 Store in the lifestyle category in terms of quality
- #15 Store in the lifestyle category in terms of popularity
- #34 Store of all stores in NYC for display.
SPAN is currently working with macrobiotic authority Masaki Yamaguchi on an full remodel of Souen restaurant near Union Square.
SPAN has begun design work on a gut renovation of a duplex apartment overlooking Central Park. A central bespoke perforated stair core will unite the floors and modern antique and custom furnishings will play homage to the couples existing influential modern art collection.
SPAN completed the renovation of this South-Seaport restaurant. The urban cowgirl theme was transformed by it's new location, drawing its personality form both the Western Frontier and the Historic Seaport.
After successful completion of Hong Kong and Sanghai flagship stores, SPAN has been called on for comprehensive re-branding for the fashion house, Pringle of Scotland.
Adding to its development portfolio, the firm is working on the conversion of a 6,000 sq. ft. NYC Landmarked apartment building to a single-family residence. The design features a phenomenal glass stair that wraps the new stone elevator core, puncturing and pulling light through all floors.
SPAN begins design work on the apartment gut renovation for banker, Karim Tabet. An interior palette of white compliments the expansive Central Park views.
SPAN has been chosen to develop a proposal for a three story addition to an existing four story building on Lexington Avenue. The program comprises a ground floor retail space and three duplex apartment units, for a total of 6,293 sq. ft. of residential space and 490 sq.. ft. of commercial space. Design challenges include devising a foundation with footings that do not interfere with the existing Lexington Avenue subway lines and a new facade that evokes the surrounding context.
SPAN was asked to partner again with John Pawson to update 1825 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, adding to Ian Schrager's established presence on the world-famous strip.
SPAN completes the first Collection Store for Calvin Klein's couture collection outside of NYC ahead of the anticipated schedule and under budget. Custom hang bars and vitrines are developed to compliment the stores iconic minimal detailing
SPAN began design on a 4,000 sq. ft. hyper modern extension to a historic Georgian style brick home on in Essex MA. The scope will also include new ancillary landscape structures; new stables, pool house, stone tower renovation, tennis facility, and extensive landscape design integration for the multi-acre property.
SPAN has been commissioned to design both landscape schematics, and a series of structures on pristine hunting grounds, originally belonging to actress Brooke Astor in Bar Harbor, ME.
The studio is working on a multi-faceted residential project which includes custom interiors, furniture design and extensive renovation at the existing residence. A 22 foor tall bespoke chandelier made from swarovski crystals will grace the new entry foyer. The exterior scope included a new pool house with outdoor living space, a reflecting pool and landscape design integration.
SPAN is designing the complete interiors of the 6,500 sq. ft. penthouse in the Robert A.M. Stern Designed Superior Ink building, located on West St. in lower Manhattan
The book "Envisioning Hudson Hards" cataloging the architectural design charatte sponsored by the CAnal West Coalition, TriBeCa Community Association, PJ Charltons, the Eugene M. Grant Org. and Friends of Hudson Square is published along with articles "Up On The Roof" in the Architects Newspaper, November, and "Architects Brainstorm Ways to Add Park Space" in the Downtown Express, October. SPAN was chosen alongwith 5 other firms in the field of architecture , landscape and urban design to envision solutions to connect this super block site with the Hudson Waterfront, Pier 40 and the adjacent neighborhoods of the West Village, SoHo and TriBeCa.
The Sullens Residence is the subject of Stephen Aronson’s articled titled “Acquisition and Merger” Arts & Crafts gets a Downtown twist in a Manhattan Duplex.
The SPAN Interiors for GOSmile Aesthetics is featured in volume 8, "GOSmile Aesthetics, Science, and Stryle for Teeth Whitening Treatment".
The spa at The Core Club is on the cover of the summer edition of Benjamin Moore & Co.’s Ensemble Magazine. The article titled “a natural habitat” highlights several spas to exemplify how elements of nature influence colors and textures of spaces to provide comfort and sanctuary.
SPAN has been invited as one of five national firms to participate in the Friends of Hudson Square Design Charrette Workshop and Exhibition. The theme "envisioning a neighborhood" is part of an effort to "spur Master Planning activities through collaboration and conversations, rather than reacting to spot-zoning" in order to "produce a more sustainable, economically vibrant and livable community".
SPAN is featured this month in The Architect’s Newspaper’s “Studio Visit”, a recurring article featured in this biweekly publication. The article discusses SPAN’s unique sensibility and capability to take on a broad range of projects influenced by the principals’ diverse backgrounds. The projects featured in this article include Scribbler’s apartment, GOSmile Aesthetics, Graye’s End Barn, Keyspan video-conference rooms, and House at Langford Creek.
SPAN begins programming and design on the new 54 story hotel in Times Square for Extell Development Corporation. There will be a ground floor restaurant, 450 rooms, a meeting floor, Spa and private gym, and roof top bar lounge.
In celebration of their upcoming 30th anniversary, the influential and respected gallery space is expanding with the aid of design by SPAN. The design will feature new offices and a new stair.
Baron & Baron has selected the firm to renovate a new 12,000 SF studio space in keeping with his modern and refined design sensibilities. Design features include unobstructed panoramic views, custom furniture, and extensive custom fabricated millwork and steel work.
The programming, design and construction of the Spa at the Core Club is being featured this month in American Spa Magazine in the article "First Class Clubbing" as part of their "from the ground up" series.
The SPAN interiors for GOSmile Aesthetics is being featured this month in the article "A Crowning Achievement".
The new gleaming white dental suite, GOSmile Aesthetics, for noted dentist and author Dr. Jonathan Levine is being featured this month in Interior Design's healthcare issue.
SPAN is beginning construction on a new house in Kent, CT. The house will simultaneously embrace and exploit the bucolic landscape.
The SPAN interiors for GOSmile Aesthetics is being featured this month in the article "The Spa in the Dentist's Office.
SPAN proudly anounces that The Core Club gym photograph shot by Michael Moran will adorn the cover of the November issue of Interior Design. The feature article can be viewed under the heading "Publications".
SPAN has been selected to convert a series of townhouses into luxury condominiums, the first of these properties located on West 74th Street NYC.
The condominiums will include custom millwork and flooring, spectacular interior stairs, modern baths, exterior garden and terraces and wine cellars alongside sensitive contextual restorative work.
SPAN has recently begun work in collaboration with John Pawson on the penthouse apartment at 40 Bond Street. The design features panoramic views of downtown New York, as well as state-of-the-art services.
The Spa at The Core Club opened end summer after construction and interiors were completed.
SPAN has completed noted dentist and author Dr. Jonathan Levine's dental suite, GOSmile Aesthetics, on the upper east side of Manhattan. The serene and sleek surgery and fabrication suite features custom cold formed millwork, display cases, lighting design and furnishings.
SPAN is beginning work on a new eight story, 12,000 sq. ft. mixed-use building in Chelsea near the Highline Park project at 436 West 18th Street. The building will serve as an urban model of sustainable and green technologies. Construction is slated to being January, 2007.
The design & interior furnishings of this 5,200 sq. ft. duplex loft in the Gramercy area was substantially completed in April, 2006. The architectural renovation entailed signifigant structural work to create two large double height atriums, a custom glass and metal winter garden, cantilevered stair and catwalks with stained and fritted glass inserts, the Dornbracht "RainSky" shower/spa system and integrated and automated lighting, HVAC, AV/IT and sound controls. Highlights of the interior decoration feature a custom leather wall panel/dresser, a walnut/chenille sofa, a parchment/lucite motorized bar cabinet.
SPAN is completing Calvin Klein's private 9,000 sq ft. residence located in the penthouse of the Richard Meier Perry Street towers (in partnership with John Pawson). Charaterized by simplicity and minimalism, the design unites a unique palate of materials with high precision craftsmanship, all fully integrated with state-of-the-art technological services and controls. Key features include a screening room, gym, 2 full kitchens, 2 working fireplaces, and a cantilevered solid stone stair.
SPAN received an AIA New York State Juror's Special Recognition Award for architectural excellence and the reinvention of teleconferencing ergonomics and technological integration in the "Keyspan Energy" project, completed in 2005. The advanced nationwide teleconferencing is being re-investigated and executed nationwide for McKesson Pharmaceuticals, a Fortune 50 Company, in collaboration with Panasonic.
Final touches proceed apace on the architecture and interior design of the Core Club, a 30,000 sq. ft. new concept private club. The club features a wide range of amenities including a full restaurant and bar by Tom Collechio (Gramercy Tavern and Craft), a gymnasium by Chris Imbo (Casa Spa), a 60 seat screening room, and a full-service spa. Architectural and interiors elements through out are predominantly signature pieces fabricated exclusively for the club and range from blown glass chandeliers, an antique glass/purple heart wood/zebra wood conference table, dye cut wood panels, custom metal and glass library shelving/brise soleil, and a double height wood and marble feature stair.