We kick off another project in Massachusetts. This one is a 1920’s “ish” home that requires some 21st Century intervention
When one works on a Construction Management consulting firm’s office space, the seamless dichotomy of fitting in-between design and construction needs to be exhibited. Hence we approached the Gleeds’ project with a clean lined, minimalistic and functional approach. A series of breakout spaces with “huddle” (aka collaboration areas) were introduced in order to provide privacy from the open office seating environment. A new reception lobby introduces clients and staff to rotating projects via monitors. This portrays the international reach of Gleeds and the various project types they work on.
We have the pleasure of assisting Data Graphic on assembling their new home in Commack, New York.
Data Graphic is producing some classy graphic work and certainly a stand out in the industry. The industry tends to shy away from revealing their facilities. This project looks to share the process of production and will include client facing areas, various production areas, offices and staff areas. In addition, energy efficiency options are being explored and implemented.
The “Design Development” phase for the 70 Alba Road project in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Some progress to revamp an existing, 1950 ranch and modernize to meet our client’s requirements. Adjustments are in progress.
On the boards. We just kicked off this project in Massachusetts and it is starting to look like there will be a substantial transformation to appease the client’s objectives. More to come
I am excited to be part of this year’s 28th annual “Jersey City Art & Studio Tour” in Jersey City NJ.
My work will be featured at the following locations:
Pershing Field Park - 201 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307 LINK
Sawyer Smith Residential - 242 10th Steet, Jersey City, NJ 07302 LINK
Link to the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour
In my work, there are three main drivers, layering, transparency and process. The layering provides patterns which work in harmony and sometimes juxtapose each other, thus becoming an intersection between the seen and unseen.
I was born and raised in the USA by parents of Indian origin. In adolescence, I was blessed to have spent my summers in, India which cultivated a deep love of Indian cultures and values. In addition, it made traveling second nature and continues to draw me to other countries and their cultures.
Graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with Degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture and becoming a registered Architect, has only enriched my visual reserve, while giving me the opportunity to explore using multiple subjectivities and a variety of materials. The paintings and drawings have developed into case studies utilizing but not limited to; charcoal, ink, acrylic and printed newspaper in multiple languages, providing unique textures through fonts and text.
As a daily discipline, painting and drawing have become my passion as well as my personal release from the everyday structure. Which also allows a self-conscious approach to the production.
I believe that my process is fluid and free from inhibition, with the ultimate goal of fine tuning the art piece. My work, has been interpreted by some as complex landscapes, to me during it represent my particular state of mind and my physical location. I hope to engage the viewer and create a moment for memory and dialogue.
More work HERE
Come out and show your support to all the artists.
This should be fun (the red one)! #JerseyCity
We are extremely proud to be part of the "Performing Arts Workshop" of Jersey City, NJ family. Last weekend witnessed the perseverance of Ms. Jamie Gong and her absolutley astute team. The "Year-End Showcase on June 03, 2017 was a testament to the work of the teachers, staff and students that put on a brilliant show. Thirty (30) performances later, one witnessed the student body....WOW!
Having worked on our own projects, we understand the perils of design and construction first hand. It does not help when budget gets in the way but adhering to budget and utilizing the right team goes a long way. As Architects, our goal is to achieve the best design for value. Of course we do break down and spurge on that "sexy" material or fixture but we maintain consciousness of the overall budget. Yes we rolled up our sleeves and got our hands dirty but the satisfaction that one obtains at the end of the project is paramount. A little of your own sweat and sometimes tears in the project makes one appreciate the project more.
More often than not, we have experienced clients that go after what appears to be the best value and pay the price with regards to costs and equally if not more important, schedule. This article in "This Old House Magazine's" May 2017 issue, authored by Deborah Baldwin certainly portrays the trials of taking on a small renovation and seeking the cheapest route. She certainly has a sense of humor and hence this great literary piece but imagine if you did not have all the design items laid out in the form of good construction documents. The construction documents should be the basis for any General Contractor's contract with you. These documents stipulate what the general contractor owes you and alleviates most uncertainties. Bringing in a general contractor and verbally explaining your design intent is not recommended unless you have an open checkbook. Designing on the fly after a general contractor is on board will certainly expose you (financially) and hold you to his/her's mercy. Deborah definitely fell into the trap of doing it on her own and bringing the General Contractor in to work at her mercy but opposite proved true.
When starting a renovation project we believe that we can provide careful planning and assist with your design decisions in order to allow you to hold a general contractor to his/her contract. Change Orders are ugly words but there is little you as the client can do to make them go away when careful design and documentation does not exist.
We pride ourselves on providing a robust set of design/construction documents in order to alleviate exposure from your future general contractor. We go beyond what the regulatory authorities require in terms of filing with their Department of Buildings. We provide assistance with materials, light fixtures, millwork, etc. We have actually found that the sincere general contractor appreciates our work as it allows them to construct with little inhibition. Most general contractors want to construct with expediency in order to remain profitable.
We have experience as Architects and Project Managers, hence we know how to take your project from concept to constructed. We believe that we are problem solvers with your interest in mind throughout the design and contruction process.