ARCHITECTURE OF ART + CONSCIENCE Practicing locally and globally, we are a highly focused collaborative studio, committed to building sustainable architecture of art and conscience. Designing artistically inventive projects that are situated in both their time and place, we search for elemental solutions to complex architectural and urban problems, using common means to achieve uncommon results.The studio has designed and built a wide range of cultural, educational, commercial and residential projects for all segments of society. Together they reveal the power of architecture to positively affect the way in which we live. Aesthetics We bring a unique aesthetic vision to all of our projects. Our innovative designs exhibit a consistent aesthetic elegance. This is apparent at all levels of our work, from our comprehensive conceptual thinking to our drawing of the smallest detail. Conscience Recognizing that ethically valid architecture must provide for both the individual and the community, we tap our artistic impulse to create architecture that encourages public participation. Our strategy of inclusion is reflected in the success of our designs for many distinctive populations. Our firm is a certified New York City WBE, 100% Woman Owned Business. Research In order to achieve artistic results on the tight budgets typical of the public sector, our office is a laboratory of inventive ideas that reflect our culture today. We add architectural value to all of our projects by building sustainably. Special Thanks to All the Members of Our Team Artur Afonso, Anna Collins, Daniel Fisher, Kristy Almond Frasier, John Gilham, Greg Ginter, Christopher Huffman, Yu-Chih Hsiao, Mirek Janiak, Jing Liu, Catalina Maysles, Seth McDowell, Christian Newman, Kaanur Papo, Jason Roselar, Medha Singh, Qiliang Tang, Guangyu Wang, Emily Walek.
LOUISE BRAVERMAN FAIA A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, Louise Braverman, established her namesake practice in 1991. Her work has been widely published and recognized by her peers,resulting in her early selection as an Architectural League's Emerging Voice and elevation to fellowship in the American Institute of Architects. She regularly contributes to the field by serving on design award juries including 2022 SARA/NY Design Awards, 2017 AIA Chicago Design Awards, the 2016 and 2012 Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN Awards, the 2016 Fellowship for the Civita Institute, and the 2014 AIA National Housing Awards. Recently she was invited to present the work of the firm at the 2021, 2018, 2016, 2014, and 2012 Venice Biennales of Architecture, as well as at the Time Space Existence exhibitas well as at the US Pavilion during the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. She expressed how Venice amplifies her artistic impulse in her essay for JoAnn Locktov's 2016 book, Dream of Venice Architecture. Louise has lectured about her architectural perspective both nationally and internationally at a variety of prestigious institutions. Recently, she gave a keynote address at the Iowa AIA Convention and has also discussed our work at Columbia GSAPP, Parsons School of Design, The Plan Magazine Perspective USA Lectures, Yale School of Architecture, Yale Club, CUNY, the Cosmopolitan Club, AIA New York Chapter, Chicago Archeworks, Ryerson School of Architecture in Toronto and International UIA Istanbul Congress in Turkey. Louise supports programs that foster inclusion and mentorship in the field by participating in such diverse panels and programs as the 2018 Venice Voices of Women Architects, the 2015 An Inclusive Edge panel at the Chicago Architecture Biennale, the 2014 Principled Design panel at Art Basel Miami, and the 2014 video, Voices from Venice.She was delighted to have her words included in the 2022 bestseller,The Epic Mentor Guide where she could speak directly to young women contemplating entering the field of architecture.Wikipedia