About BWArchitects

USA - NY - New York City

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“From concept to construction, our designs are built to last.”

We are a group of architects and designers committed to doing our work to the best of our ability in a manner that will promote the highest level of quality in its execution.

We are grateful for our clients. We are listeners. We listen not only to what our clients tell us that they want, but we read between the lines, study their body language, their moods, and try to find the hidden messages about what is really important to them, so that we can create designs that not only live up to their desires, but elevated beyond those desires to their unspoken aspirations. Using this process, we are able to weave our knowledge of historical and contemporary design with the clients ideas into a collaborative vision for any particular project. We do not see ourselves as purely authors, although we are, but also as editors, part of a team along with the clients , the consultants and the builders.

We are not specialists. We are generalists. We believe that process of design is primarily ‘educated guessing’. We can design anything; a building, an interior, a restaurant, a pre fab structure, an object, an event. We do our work rigorously and carefully, but we believe in having fun. Our working environment is collegial and relaxed.

We are committed to an international practice because we live in a time of robust emerging economies and incrementally blurred international borders. Because we are travelers ourselves, we feel that we enhance our local work with rich experiences abroad.

Ten Questions

What’s your go-to classic color choice?
Off white
Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
Hotel Del Coronado
Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
Ipad mini
Where do you go to spot new style?
The sidewalks of New York
Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
The Four Seasons, New York City
What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
How do you usually start your weekend?
First a run, then a nap
Who or what is your biggest design influence?
Pierre Chareau
How do you keep it all together?
Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?

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