Featured Architect – Leroy Street Studio
I recently became aware of Leroy Street Studio when their project, the Louver House, was featured online. One of the projects highlighted on their website is a 5th Avenue apartment interior. I especially liked the Master Bedroom, Kids’ Room, and Media Room spaces, but also appreciated seeing their design process drawings
Fifth Avenue Apartment project description (from their website)
“A prewar Fifth Avenue apartment in estate condition was gutted and renovated into an open modern home for a family with four children. The primary Central Park exposure was maximized by opening the plan to the west with sliding partitions to define rooms and to create privacy. The warren of cellular staff quarters was opened to create a central family room with boarded walls and an animated ceiling-scape and playful lighting. A language of subtle oak detailing unifies the spaces and gives the apartment a warm glow.”
About Leroy Street Studio (from their website)
“Leroy Street Studio is an architectural practice inspired by innovation in design, the craft of construction, and a collaborative approach that places our clients’ needs at the center of the design process. LSS helps to forge a project brief by pursuing intensive research into local building techniques, systems and materials, as well as rigorously examining the physical, social, and environmental context. We derive architecture through a synthesis of diverse forces that allow us to create a unique design for each client, informed by their requirements and desires.
LSS has led large design teams through the completion of projects throughout the US and abroad. We specialize in complex projects with aggressive schedules, and in innovative, low-cost solutions to everyday problems.
In 2002, in an effort to adapt our process to address the needs of those who do not have access to design services, LSS founded Hester Street Collaborative, a non-profit design/build workshop that helps students and local residents improve their public spaces. In 2008, informed by their backgrounds in contracting, they founded BLDG, a construction management company dedicated to bringing LSS clients a better, more cost-effective product through an integrated design and construction process. In 2010, LSS added an in-house interior design department.
Leroy Street Studio was founded by Morgan Hare and Marc Turkel in 1995. Shawn Watts joined the practice in 1997 and became a partner in 2005.”