Your space tells your story. It's the muse that motivates and the medium through which the magic happens. It should lift and support you and your team. 

A well- designed space is a balance between beauty and practicality. Navigating that line isn't easy. 

We can help. Come float with us. 


OUR TEAM
 

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BRAD SHERMAN,  LEED®AP
PARTNER

What do you do? See possibilities. Connect with clients. Decide on the big picture and execute the details. Build. Reuse. Reinvent.  

Street cred: MA in Sustainable Architecture, BA Urban Design. Named “The Start Up Whisperer” by the New York Observer. Featured in the New York TimesRemodelistaBusiness Insider and on his grandmother’s refrigerator. 

 
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NINA ETNIER
PARTNER

What do you do? Create concepts. Shape spaces. Combine textures, fabrics and color. Translate a 2D brand into a 3D reality.

Street cred: MA Interior Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. BA Visual Media and Marketing, American University. Featured on the cover of Architectural Digest Italy, named 2013 Best of Year by Interior Design Magazine. Survived a Tough Mudder with only minor emotional scarring. 

 
 
 
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LAUREN BEGEN
SENIOR DESIGNER - ARCHITECTURE DEPT.

What you do? Listen. Translate client's wants and needs into design that works, and then into contractor speak.  Keep calm in chaos, and make sure the end result exceeds expectations.

Street cred: Masters of Architecture, University of Virginia.  Bachelor of Arts (Art History), Smith College.  Recipient of Charles L. Brown & Sarah McArthur Nix Fellowships @ University of Virginia.  Previously worked for Andre Balazs Properties designing lobbies, bars and wine gardens and later for NDA where she helped manage the gut renovation of several Brooklyn brownstones.  If she's not dreaming up ways to alter the built environment around her, she's living outside of it - hiking, biking or taking her rescue dog on another walk.

 
 
 
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DIRK PAUSE
SENIOR DESIGNER - ARCHITECTURE DEPT.

What do you do? Draw. Draw some more. Iron out logistics. Cut through red tape. Manage timelines. Play ice hockey. Speak German. Drink German. Dress German.

Street cred: MA Architecture, Advanced Architectural Design, Bartlett School/ University College London. BA Environmental Design, University of Colorado. Lead Designer for the Make-it-Right Project, a non-profit endeavor aimed at rebuilding 150 safe, energy-efficient and affordable homes for families in New Orleans’s hurricane-stricken Lower 9th Ward. 

 
 
 
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CHLOE REIN
DESIGNER

What do you do?  Maintains client relations and their principal design needs from concept to installation. Chronically compelled by organic modernism alongside semi-ambiguous forms, patterns and textures to create a balance of simplified function + subtly playful tactility in various mediums. 

Street cred: BFA from the Interior Architecture department at Rhode Island School of Design ('09) and Ecole Supérieure D'Arts Graphiques et D'Architecture Intérieure in Paris, France. Earlier collaborative projects have been published in Modern Magazine, House Beautiful and various online blogs. Hardcore vegetarian on the perpetual precipice of veganism has resulted in a relentless devotion to the dirty work of cat rescue with the practice of Trap-Neuter-Return/Rehome around Brooklyn. 

 
 
 
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JANELLE FALLON
JUNIOR DESIGNER

What do you do? Develop designs, problem solve, make the client's wish list a reality. Budget guru and contractor wrangler. 

Street cred: BFA in Architecture, Mass. College of Art and Design. Display and Merchandising Assistant at Anthropologie. Designed and built toys for elephants in captivity. I travel, dabble in print making and experiment with whatever I can get my hands on. 

 
 
 
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BARBARA GIACOMAN
JUNIOR DESIGNER

What you do? Design development. Source furniture. Combine furniture. Hunt for the latest and coolest.

Street cred: Connoisseur of 3 languages. Citizen of the world with South American roots influenced by the European scene. MA in Interior Design, Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. BA in Finance and International Business, Florida International University. 

 
 
 

JULIAN GIARRAPUTO
STUDIO MANAGER

What do you do?  Gatekeeper, bill collector, embarrassingly amicable voice on the other end of the line/email thread. Will jump in to coordinate projects to make sure there is no slack to pick up. Can and will swing a hammer when appropriate.

Street cred:  Creative Writing degree from Colby College, corporate advertising copy dropout. Former furniture fabricator, current leatherworker and carbon steel cookware superfan who is very much from Queens.