Architects Open their Doors in DUMBO
On Saturday, February 25th, Open House New York (OHNY) will kick off a new series openstudios in DUMBO with an event all about the architecture and design community of DUMBO. Thought DUMBO was all about digital? This tour will show you the best in the physical creators of the neighborhood. DUMBO has dozens of amazing firms, creating award winning buildings, installations, renovations and urban places. A few examples:
- Situ Studio is in 20 Jay – they were the force behind a spectacular Brooklyn Museum exhibit last year (pictured above) and most recently made the New York Observer’s 12 to Watch in 2012, a web series profiling New York’s top innovative minds in technology and design;
- Garrison Architecture has been touted as one of “The Next Generation of American Prefab” by dwell Magazine;
- Bernheimer Architecture, the design force behind one of DUMBO’s newest residences – 192 Water Street.
The openstudios event is being organized by OHNY (and will raise funds for their organization) along with the Architect’s Newspaper, the DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co. You are probably familiar with OHNY their annual “Open House New York Weekend” that provides access to some of the City’s most interesting and intriguing spaces.
“We are very excited to launch our new openstudios series,” says Renee Schacht, executive director of OHNY, “since it exemplifies two aspects of OHNY’s mission – to make architecture and design more accessible to the public and to inspire and encourage people to explore different neighborhoods that are truly unique, such as DUMBO.”
From 1:00-5:00PM on the 25th, twenty-five architecture and design firms in DUMBO will open their doors to attendees on OHNY’s self-guided tour. Openstudios DUMBO will showcase the DUMBO shops, their creative projects and their inspirational environments.
A complete list of participating firms is below. You can participate in openstudios DUMBO by purchasing a ticket ($30) here.
- Acconci Studio
- Andrea Mason/Architect
- Bade Stageberg Cox
- Bernheimer Architecture
- Brooklyn Digital Foundry
- Davies Tang & Toews
- Fresh Paint
- Garrison Architects
- Guerin Glass Architects
- Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture
- LEESER Architecture PLLC
- Lubrano Ciavarra Architects, PLLC
- MAS : MANIFOLD.ArchitectureStudio
- Matter Practice
- McGarvey Robinson Design
- MESH Architectures
- Nandinee Phookan Architects
- N+ Architecture Studio
- RSVP Architecture Studio
- Scarano Architect PLLC
- Situ Studio
- SA-DA Architecture
- Sanjive Vaidya Architecture
Photo via Keith Sirchio for The New York Times Magazine.