The first project to open at Halletts Point, on the waterfront in Astoria, Queens, has 404 rentals spread out over two towers that face Manhattan. The Durst Organization
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Spacesmith is becoming something of an under-the-radar powerhouse for corporate interiors. Over the past few years, the Financial District-based firm has overseen the build out of 100,000 square feet of office space for apparel company Global Brands Group in the Empire State Building, the 4,000-square-foot offices of Bacardi-Martini at 200 Park Avenue, and the 40,000-square-foot FiDi offices of art publisher Abrams Books, among others.
Spacesmith Brings Sustainable, Socially Just Buildings Upstate - House Upstate
In 2005, Manhattan-based architect Jane Smith, principal of Spacesmith, started taking frequent drives upstate, visiting friends. She didn’t know it yet, but she was beginning the journey from visitor to weekender to flextime commuter— and eventually to opening a second Spacesmith office in Hudson with the intention of helping to shape the region’s built environment with an eye on sustainability and social justice.
Leasing launches for first rental at Astoria’s Halletts Point - 6sqft
Spacesmith handled the design of the apartment interiors and focused on warm color palettes and muted textures. “In working with the Dursts and Dattner Architects on this project, we’ve been able to research, explore, and implement new approaches to finishing and furnishing spaces in sustainable ways,” Ámbar Margarida, Spacesmith principal, said in a statement.
EarthCam, Inc. Offices – Upper Saddle River - Office Snapshot
Designed by architecture and interior design firm Spacesmith, the new headquarters for the global webcam company transforms an existing, former factory and warehouse in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, to boost employee health and collaboration on a 10-acre campus. As experts in creating healthy, green workplaces, the team designed this facility to meet LEED Gold standards.
Order's Up: The Disappearance of Prefab Diners in Manhattan
But it’s a tradition that’s fast disappearing in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Marc Gordon, partner at Spacesmith, an architecture, interior design, and consulting firm, has been documenting the mid-20th-century prefab diners in the metropolis and watching with chagrin how many have been demolished in favor of high-ris- es that give a better return on investment. We talked with Gordon about this unique building type and the challenges facing them today.
On the Employee Wish List: Promoting Health with Active Design
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At Spacesmith, most design projects have some wellness concept implemented into the design, whether it involves use of ecofriendly materials or comfortable break areas in which employees can relax. But, recently, the design team was able to specifically incorporate active design principals in a way that maximized the square footage of the space and without disrupting the natural flow of the office.
What Can We Do - Gossips of Rivertown with Wendy Wisbrun
The Drawdown Learn event, presented by the Omega Center for Sustainable Living and organized by Citizens' Climate Lobby in collaboration with Spacesmith architect Wendy Wisbrun, details what has been called "perhaps the most unexpected and hopeful development in the critical effort to reverse global warming." In the live video presentation, Hawken, executive director of Project Drawdown, will highlight findings of this global coalition organized with the goal of reversing global warming.
Design + Business: Starting Young by Jane Smith, FAIA, IIDA - Oculus
The time for a massive paradigm shift is now. We need to make professional busi- ness competencies as essential and integral to practice as design is to the fully formed architect. Architecture is equal parts art, science, and business, and all three legs of the stool must be sturdy to succeed. All three, I’d argue, are equally enjoyable. Business is fun and exciting. It makes the process of architecting better.
Ready Player One with Ámbar Margarida - Oculus
Ready Player One - Oculus
As agility becomes the new definition of business acumen, digital tools help designers negotiate an ever-changing landscape.
“The upshot is that clients are starting to understand that design services don’t necessarily end after a built project has been completed. “Business is changing so quickly.”
— Ámbar Margarida. Principal
40 Under Forty with Ámbar Margarida - Building Design + Construction
Ámbar Margarida, CID, IIDA, LEED® GA, Principal
Accomplishments: Youngest Principal at Spacemith upon promotion in 2017. Lead interior designer (FFE programming) on a new 725,000 sf building for New York University; interior design for the Durst Organization’s 10 Halletts Point; workplace projects for Abrams Brooks, BlackRock, and Peterson Management & Foundation.
Spacesmith Welcomes New Associates, Amy Jarvis + Wendy Wisbrun - CCR
Reflecting the firm’s strong presence across a range of market sectors, Spacesmith has announced two new appointments: architect and sustainable design specialist Wendy Wisbrun, AIA, LEED AP, and Amy Jarvis, AIA, promoted to Associate as a LEED-accredited registered architect.
EarthCam Wins ENR New York’s Best Project
EarthCam wins best project for their new Headquarters in Upper Saddle River, NJ. In collaboration with partner firm Davis Brody Bond, Spacesmith designed a new entrance, connecting atrium, and 11,000 sf of office interiors for webcam technology leaders EarthCam. The project included re-cladding the existing 26,000 sf cement block building which also holds their technology and manufacturing divisions.
More Than Just An Open Office - Elisabeth Post-Marner Quote
In my opinion, a workplace can be spacious, have ample natural light, and certain luxuries such as a game room, but if the CEO is not clearly communicating his or her vision to staff, staff will not be happy.—Elisabeth Post-Marner, AIA, LEED AP, principal, Spacesmith, New York.
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Dezeen - American Women in Architecture Weigh in on "Female Architect" Debate
Jane Smith, founding principal at Spacesmith
"To elevate women in architecture, I choose to focus on the women who are paving the way for the next generation of architects. As seen in surveys by Equity by Design, role models are essential to cultivating new women architects."
DNAinfo New York - Heineken Pledges $100K to Floating Pool
Architect Marc Gordon of the firm Spacesmith, who designed the pop-up pool that's re-opening Thursday at Brooklyn Bridge Park, emphasized the importance of enlisting public support for the public pool amenities.
Untapped Cities - 8 Disappearing Districts by Marc Gordon
Marc Gordon, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C Partner, is a practicing architect in New York, where he’s a partner at the firm Spacesmith.
Interior Design - Elisabeth Post-Marner
Elisabeth Post-Marner has joined architecture and interior design firm Spacesmith as principal.
HuffPost - New Designs for an Olana Summer House
New Designs for an Olana Summer House. “We reached out to architects and landscape architects who have some knowledge of Church or Olana or the Hudson Valley, with some strong capabilities in terms of being designers,” says Jane Smith, partner in Spacesmith Architecture and Interior Design and member of the AIANY executive board.
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