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STUDIO V Architecture is an award-winning architecture and urban design firm that seeks to reimagine the 21stcentury urban condition. We specialize in transit-oriented developments and waterfront urban design at all scales, and adaptive reuse projects that repurpose historic structures for public use.

 

 

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STUDIO V Architecture is affiliated with

Studio V Design + Planning.

 

SVA creates architecture, urban design, and interior design for entrepreneurs, institutions, developers, and community organizations. 

 

SVD provides urban design and master planning services for public and government projects. It is a certified Woman Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE), recognized by federal, state, and municipal government. 

Old + New

We believe cities are the greatest artifacts of man, containers of collective myths and desires. STUDIO V explores and renews cities by creating contemporary architecture that incorporates and enriches history while expressing the ideals of our time.

Bronx Post Office -  A contemporary rooftop captures views of the surrounding city

Empire Stores, 1930's abandoned coffee warehouses lay empty on the transforming Brooklyn waterfront

Empire Stores, Present Day Courtyard, creates a connection between the community and the waterfront.

Empire Stores, inspired by drawings of Piranesi, inspired a spiraling sequence of stairs, bridges, and terraces, encouraging movement from darkness into light leading to the rooftop park.

Empire Stores, The dramatic slicing of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges through the DUMBO neighborhood inspired the diagonal passage framing views of the city and the river.

J+K Residence,View of Historic Gilsey House In the heart of Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood

The J + K Residence combines two classic New York residence types:  a historic loft with a townhouse in the sky.

J+K Residence, The residence features a two-story living room and twenty-four-foot-tall library overlooking outdoor gardens.

J+K Residence, Twenty-four-foot-long sliding glass walls disappear into the zinc façade and open the master bedroom to an outdoor garden terrace with restored historic handrails and the angled tower roof.

The Tanks - Nestled against an inlet is a series of ten oil tanks, located on the site of Charles Pratt’s historic Astral Oil Works.

The Tanks -  The vision provides public green spaces, play areas, gardens and more – resilient ecological Inlet with native species and community boating, Community Maker Space, and the endless possibilities for the Tank Gardens.

The Tanks at Bushwick Inlet Park is a vision to reconcile the erasure of the Brooklyn industrial waterfront and reimage what a public park should be.

Koltsovo - Reinterpreting the Russian Planning Tradition to Create a Center for a New Small Town in Siberia.

Koltsovo - The new town center engages our design for the main square, with a series of terraces, fountains, performance areas, and pool designed along the composition of Russian avant garde artistic experiments.

Macy’s Herald Square – The transformation of One of the Most Iconic Buildings in New York City

Macy’s Herald Square - The central concept of the design is to create a new sense of grandeur and openness with beautiful overlapping architectural spaces

Bronx Post Office, Reusing a historic building to adapt along with a growing community.

Bronx Post Office – The Historic lobby includes an open marketplace with space allotted for retail, markets and dining areas serves a fluid transition between street traffic and the landmarked interior.

Bronx Post Office -  A contemporary rooftop captures views of the surrounding city

Empire Stores, 1930's abandoned coffee warehouses lay empty on the transforming Brooklyn waterfront

Our designs combine old and new, integrate modern architecture with historic structures, and contrast craft and digital fabrication.  Our research reveals historic layers of sites and structures while our architecture incorporates the radical recycling of industrial and historic artifacts including bridges, tanks, warehouses, buildings, former secret laboratories, and grain silos into surprising new uses and successful public spaces.

Edges + Centers

STUDIO V’s focus on the edges and gaps of cities. Underutilized waterfronts, abandoned industrial structures, failed urban renewal sites, and dead infrastructure provide fertile ground for our designs to reconnect communities.

Crescent Park - The buildings’ gestural forms are inspired by The Crescent in Bath, England and act as a transition between the City and the Park by pulling an extensive public park network into the urban fabric.

Industry City – The design brings New Life to a Historic Industrial Complex: Combining Industry and Commerce with Arts and Culture.

Industry City – Present-day creates a destination with maker spaces, art events, and community gatherings.

Hallett’s Point - a study in how to create new links and connections between an existing community and their waterfront.

Hallett’s Point - The design provides a 1200 foot linear public Esplanade and Waterfront Park that serves as the missing link in a nearly continuous string of waterfront parks.

Hallett’s Point - The design features a network of interconnected boardwalks that express the unusual geometries of the site and work with the existing character of the water’s edge to provide multiple paths for pedestrians, residential entries, bicycle paths, and natural environments for wildlife.

Bates Street, NJ -Redeveloping nine acres along Bates Street and the New Jersey Turnpike extension, where it plans to construct four towers of between 23 and 50 stories.

Bates Street, NJ The master plan includes a ground-level retail component and 1,180 indoor parking spaces.

Bates Street, NJ – Vision of the new development

Bates Street, NJ – Vision of the new development

Niagara Falls - Architectural design of a museum on a former railway bridge for the City of Niagara Falls

The design of an adjacent rail yard for a mixed-use commercial development for Cross Link Bridge Development.

Niagara Falls - Our design and planning proposals for this site include a Retail village, Wine Exhibit space, Film Studios, an Arena, Entertainment facilities including an indoor Ski Slope, and a new Train Station.

Crescent Park, Historic Map

Crescent Park - Using remediation techniques and environmentally sensitive design, the urban landscape will complement the existing green network of Jersey City’s local parks and acts as a gateway to Liberty State Park.

Crescent Park - The buildings’ gestural forms are inspired by The Crescent in Bath, England and act as a transition between the City and the Park by pulling an extensive public park network into the urban fabric.

Industry City – The design brings New Life to a Historic Industrial Complex: Combining Industry and Commerce with Arts and Culture.

Our architecture addresses the forgotten spaces of cities, to support entrepreneurs, reconnect neighborhoods, and promote equity.  Our expertise in resiliency, affordable housing, waterfront design, public parks, brownfield remediation, reinventing infrastructure, and cultural spaces is transforming former edges into the new centers of urban life.

Structure + Movement

Innovative structural solutions and digital design tools ground our architecture.  We combine research, CNC fabrication, and traditional craft to create innovative designs related to context, site, history, and meaning.

Bar Stella, Marble and Stainless steel bar wraps around the entire restaurant.

Yonkers Raceway – Model of sculptural entrance structure is inspired by the unique landscape of “the hilltop track” at Yonkers Raceway.

Yonkers Raceway - A dramatic curved façade features over 45 feet of frameless low iron glass in a 300-foot arc that creates a backdrop to a new landscaped courtyard and entry to the Yonkers Raceway and Casino.

Yonkers Raceway - This sustainable garden is framed by an arched curtain of glass

Helena 57 West Lobby – The rich history of Scandinavia inspires the design of the lobby.

Helena 57 West Lobby

Helena 57 West Lobby - The new lobby is defined by a stack-laminated wooden form fabricated by SITU Studio from 4,000 board feet of Accoya pine.

Helena 57 West Lobby - Residents and visitors are greeted by a monumental wooden canopy which arches upward from a sculptural bench-like fixture located along the lobby’s far wall.

Mobi – Using readapted wood from former water towers into gathering spaces for NYC Public Parks.

Mobi – NYC’s iconic cedar and redwood water towers are recycled through our design.

Mobi – NYC’s iconic cedar and redwood water towers are recycled through our design.

Morimoto Asia - Transforming an abandoned Disney Springs Bottling Co. warehouse.

Morimoto Asia - The building’s heavy industrial façade is broken up by a triple-height wall of glass, flooding the interior with light and air.

Morimoto Asia - Running the perimeter of the restaurant is the Long Bar, inspired by the original in Shanghai but reinterpreted here as the longest bar in the world. It flows through multiple levels, from the entry to upper levels and down the grand dining stair, around the bar and lounge and back to the front door. It leaps through space with continuous curves and seemingly infinite sculptural form.

International Shoppes, Terminal 1, JFK

International Shoppes, Terminal 1, JFK – Creating a model

International Shoppes, Terminal 1, JFK – Sleek Curving forms on the ceilings and floor move people throughout the space with a seamless flow.

International Shoppes, Terminal 1, JFK – Shapes recall the futuristic and fluid forms of the iconic TWA terminal

Bar Stella, Model of New York’s longest bar

Bar Stella, Marble and Stainless steel bar wraps around the entire restaurant.

Yonkers Raceway – Model of sculptural entrance structure is inspired by the unique landscape of “the hilltop track” at Yonkers Raceway.

Our architectural designs incorporate expressive lattice shells, cable-nets, state of the art sustainable materials, and innovative solutions to save endangered historic structures.  Our innovative approaches to digital fabrication are transforming public spaces, from an award winning underground street in Japan, to the longest bar in North America, to a pedestrian passage on a bridge over Niagara Falls.

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