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Broadway Penthouse by Joel Sanders Architect with K Construction Co.
Peter Aaron/Esto

For the past four years, we’ve surveyed architects throughout New York City and the region, asking them to break code and divulge the cream of the crop in terms of consultants, craftsmen, and suppliers. This year we’ve changed the format a bit, targeting specific projects, for the most part completed in 2008, and asking—nay, badgering—firms to tell us who and what made those projects a success. The response has been overwhelming, and while the list below contains many of the usual suspects (can you imagine not listing R. A. Heintges & Associates under facade consultants?), you’ll also find many fresh faces, from a supplier in France of an incomparably shiny black metal to a team of steeplejacks who will scale the walls of your next restoration project. In the words of the designers we spoke to, the endorsements below vouch for the badasses and superheroes of the industry—the men, women, and international corporate conglomerates—who can build, fabricate, troubleshoot, or provide anything and everything you might need.

Produced by Aaron Seward


GENERAL CONTRACTING & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 


ENGINEERS 


PHOTOGRAPHY


FACADE AND CURTAIN WALL


METAL


GLASS


WOOD


CONCRETE, MASONRY, STONE, AND TILE


FITTINGS AND FURNITURE


LIGHTING


CONSULTANTS


OTHER SERVICES AND SUPPLIERS

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General Contracting/Construction Management

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center by Lyn Rice Architects with Richter+Ratner
Richard Barnes

Biordi
43-20 102nd Street
Corona, NY
718-457-1222
dinob@biordiinc.com

Cafco
77 Charles Street South
Boston, MA
617-426-7600
www.cafcoconstruction.com

E.W. Howell
592 5th Ave., New York
212-930-1050
www.ewhowell.com

Edward/Bennett Construction
246 West 38th St., New York
212-764-0033
www.edwardbennett.com

Eurostruct
33-35 South 8th St., Brooklyn
718-599-0031
www.eurostruct.net

F. J. Sciame Construction
80 South St., New York
212-232-2200
www.sciame.com

Foundations
520 West 27th St., New York
212-924-1724
www.foundationsgroup.com

Fulton Landing
55 Washington St., Brooklyn
718-875-7414
www.fultonlandinginc.com

K Construction Company
254 Huron St., Brooklyn
718-349-0009
www.kconstructioncompany.com

Lico Contracting
29-10 20th Ave., Queens
718-932-8300
www.licocontracting.com

Milherst Construction
2601 Millersport Hwy.
Getzville, NY
716-688-9098
www.milherst.com

Pavarini McGovern
352 Park Avenue South, New York
212-907-0900
www.pavarinimcgovern.com

Plaza Construction
260 Madison Ave., New York
212-849-4800
www.plazaconstruction.com

Richter+Ratner
1370 Broadway, New York
212-936-4500
www.richterratner.com

Ronan O’Dwyer Building
21 Peters Path
East Hampton, NY
516-769-4585

Shawmut Design and Construction
560 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA
617-622-7000
www.shawmut.com

Structure Tone
770 Broadway, New York
212-481-6100
www.structuretone.com

Taocon
244 Fifth Ave., New York
212-689-7799
www.taocon.com

Tishman Interiors Corporation
666 Fifth Ave., New York
212-399-3600
www.tishman.com

 

 


Greenwich Village Townhouse by Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects with Lico
Peter aaron/esto
 
 

“Mosaics don’t come as single pieces but in nets, and the problem is always laying them in without showing the seams. Biordi did a magnificent job at 25 Bond Street laying in the tiles on a really complex 3-dimensional shape, and without cutting any.”
Ed Rawlings
Rawlings Architects

Cafco, the GC on Styx, was excellent. They have a very professional approach, understand how to put a team together, and are careful to create a stable tripod between the client, themselves, and the architect. They take those frictions and manage them well so everything goes smoothly. They also have a real depth of experience and know how to take care of details and know how to listen.”
Chris Bardt
3SIX0

“Eric Dernoshek at Foundations was excellent. His patience is unusual in construction. He was incredibly diligent when we worked through some of the details on a Soho penthouse in the project, like the 1-inch radiator diffuser slot that he helped us coordinate; it all had to be flush in a line with the adjacent materials.”
Victoria Blau
Victoria Blau Architect 

“One thing that made our Greenwich Village Townhouse so successful was our contractor, Lico. They demanded the most from their subcontractors, and on top of that, their subs were very good. They also worked hard on establishing a relationship with the client. For instance, they have a very organized maintenance department, so if there are leaks after the fact or other issues, they’re prepared to help their clients deal with them.”
Jeffrey Murphy
Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects

“Chris Mills at Plaza Construction was really proactive and helpful in streamlining the process. Riverhouse is a very complicated building from a technical standpoint and a very fast-track project for its size, and because Plaza’s team was very hands-on they made it go as smoothly as a project like that can go.”
Brian Slocum
Polshek Partnership Architects 


Rouge Tomate by Bentel & Bentel with shawmut
 
COURTESY bentel & bentel
 
 

“Our renovation at the New School was like operating on a patient without anesthesia. Richter+Ratner were careful about staging the work to maintain student access and fire egress. They had a super on site who was very precise in the way he organized the different trades and personally double-checked measurements and layouts. He was great at preventing mistakes.”
Lyn Rice
Lyn Rice Architects

“Based on the highly accelerated schedule for Rouge Tomate, Shawmut did an outstanding job of keeping everyone together and focused. For two months, laborers from a wide variety of trades were all on site simultaneously, and Shawmut was really effective in keeping them out of each other’s way without sacrificing the quality of the work. Despite the hectic pace, they always maintained their composure and kept their sense of humor. It was really a pleasure working with them.”
Carol Bentel and Thomas J. Lozada
Bentel & Bentel

Structure Tone was really outstanding. They worked with us on the Bank of America before there was even a hole in the ground in terms of establishing a budget and working on value engineering. They really know their stuff.”
Rocco Giannetti
Gensler

K Construction was very good. They were on time and reasonably priced. I’m using them again on another townhouse project.”
Joel Sanders
Joel Sanders Architect 

“I’ve worked with Fulton Landing on a number of projects and he’s honestly one of my favorite contractors in the city. The concept that came from Nike brand design was like a ship in a bottle and so some of the strategy and the timeline was tight. They had contractors build as much offsite as possible, and the design really lent itself to that construction approach.”
Henry Romann
Frederic Schwartz Architects 

“We enjoy working with Wise whenever we can on exacting private residential projects in the city because of their precision. They leave no stone unturned in completing their projects and give to everyone complete confidence in their abilities. We completely trust them.”
John Henderson
Clodagh Design

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Engineers

Bronx Zoo Lion House by FXFowle with Anastos Engineering
David Sundberg/Esto


MEP

AltieriSeborWieber
31 Knight St., Norwalk, CT
203-866-5538
www.altieriseborwieber.com

BR+A Engineers
105 Madison Ave., New York
212-840-0060
www.brplusa.com

Cosentini Associates
Two Pennsylvania Plaza, New York
212-615-3600
www.cosentini.com

Ibrahim & Ibrahim
165 Friend St., Boston, MA
617-723-9766

Jaros Baum & Bolles
80 Pine St., New York
212-530-9300
www.jbb.com

Kallen & Lemelson Consulting Engineers
520 8th Ave., New York
212-643-9898
www.klengineers.com

Landmark Facilities Group
252 East Ave., Norwalk, CT
203-866-4626
www.lfginc.com

Laszlo Bodak Engineer
45 West 36th St., New York
212-643-1444
www.lbepc.com

M/E Engineers
10 Airline Dr., Albany, NY
518-533-2171
www.meengineering.com

WSP Flack + Kurtz
512 7th Ave., New York
212-532-9600
www.flackandkurtz.com

 
CIVIL/
ENVIRONMENTAL

Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
360 West 31st St., New York
212-479-5400
www.langan.com

Philip Habib & Associates
226 West 26th St., New York
212-929-5656
www.phaeng.com

 

STRUCTURAL

Anastos Engineering Associates
240 West 35th St., New York
212-714-0993
www.anastoseng.com

Arup
155 6th Ave., New York
212-229-2669
www.arup.com

DeSimone Consulting Engineers
18 West 18th St., New York
212-532-2211
www.de-simone.com

Gilsanz Murray Steficek
129 West 27th St., New York
212-254-0030
www.gmsllp.com

Halcrow Yolles
22 Cortlandt St., New York
212-608-4962
www.halcrow.com

Koutsoubis Alonso Associates
70 East Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY
516-931-8282 

Leslie E. Roberts and Associates
30 Broad St., New York
212-750-9000
www.lera.com

Liam O’Hanlon Engineering
18 Second Ave.
Port Washington, NY
516-883-3104

Rodney D. Gibble Consulting Engineers
19 West 21st St., New York
212-989-2853

Severud Associates
469 7th Ave., New York
212-986-3700
www.severud.com

Sharon Engineering
34–27 Steinway St.
Long Island City
718-752-1500
www.sharonengineering.com

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
19 West 34th St., New York
212-271-7000
www.sgh.com

Thornton Tomasetti
51 Madison Ave., New York
917-661-7966
www.thettgroup.com

Weidlinger Associates
375 Hudson St., New York
212-367-3000
www.wai.com

WSP Cantor Seinuk
228 East 45th St., New York
212-687-9888
www.wspcs.com

 


DAVID AND JOYCE DINKINS GARDENS BY DATTNER ARCHITECTS WITH RODNEY D. GIBBLE CONSULTING ENGINEERS
COURTESY DATTNER
 


p.f.1 by work ac with lera  
elizabeth felicella
 
 

 “AltieriSeborWieber understand how incredibly difficult it is to bring museum quality equipment into an historic building. They were incredibly patient in testing everything and did not compromise on delivery. Real first class quality.”
Annabelle Selldorf
Selldorf Architects

BR+A’s niche is lab buildings, which can be very complex, and where the general equipment costs and systems are 30 to 50 percent more than for an office building. When you layer sustainability and energy efficiency on top of that it gets even more complicated. These guys took it all in stride working with us collaboratively to come out with a great solution.”
Renny Logan
Richard Meier & Partners

“There were some pretty high-octane spaces in the Albert Einstein labs and Flack + Kurtz had the expertise to design those. It was also important for them to make sure it was designed in a systematic way, because the mechanical system was all exposed, all part of the architecture.”
Chris Baylow
Payette

“Rick Meilan of Kallen & Lemelson was a real partner during the design process. He worked through all of the iterations with us and helped us consider different possibilities for the building system. Together we tried out different scenarios in order to make the building as sustainable as possible.”
Sylvia Smith
FXFowle

“Rob at Rodney D. Gibble Consulting Engineers is great to work with. On the David and Joyce Dinkins Gardens project, he was very flexible and open to the idea of changing the direction of the planks and allowing for green roof loads.”
William Stein
Dattner Architects

“Dan Sesil and his team at LERA were integral to P.F.1. They did intensive research into the structural properties of paper, and developed new modeling techniques to predict the reactions of the cardboard structure. On site, they developed dozens of options and drawings for connections, construction sequencing, and waterproofing.”
Amale Andraos
Work AC

“Chris Anastos of Anastos Engineering was directly involved throughout the whole process of Lion House. We ran into many difficult construction situations because of some instability in the existing structure. Chris was very hands-on in working those things through.”
Sylvia Smith
FXFowle

Liam O’Hanlon once worked for Arup but started his own company a few years ago. We love working with Arup, of course, but they are a big firm that cannot always find time for small projects. Liam provides a high level of inventiveness and attention to detail, which is unusual for such a small office. They are the best engineers we have found for a small office.”
Scott Marble
Marble Fairbanks

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Facade and Curtain Wall

Chelsea Modern by Audrey Matlock Architects with Intercom Facciate Continue
Courtesy Audrey Matlock Architects
 

CONSULTANTS

Front
185 Varick St., New York
212-242-2220
www.frontinc.com

Gilsanz Murray Steficek
129 West 27th St., New York
212-254-0030
www.gmsllp.com

Heitmann & Associates
20 West 22nd St., New York
212-691-6685
www.heitmannassoc.com

Israel Berger & Associates
232 Madison Ave., New York
212-689-5389
www.ibany.com

Nicholson & Galloway
61 Glen Head Rd.
Glen Head, NY
516-671-3900
www.nicholsongalloway.com

R. A. Heintges & Associates
126 5th Ave., New York
212-652-2966
www.heintges.com

MANUFACTURERS/
INSTALLERS

Archiglaze
2626 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC
919-781-4551

Cladding Corp
8100 East 22nd St.
North, Wichita, KS
316-652-9696
www.claddingcorp.com

County Glass & Metal
80 DeWitt Pl., Hackensack, NJ
201-343-7417
www.countyglass.com

Facade Technology
680 Ben Franklin Hwy.
Birdsboro, PA
610-385-1191
www.facadetech.com

intercom facciate continue
Via Padre Niccolini
35 Cittadella, Italy
+39-049-9403-963
www.intercomsrl.net

Kawneer
www.kawneer.com

Shildan
22 Wakefield Ave.
Port Washington, NY
212-805-8118
www.shildan.com

Trespa
62 Greene Street, New York
212-334-6888
www.trespa.com

W&W Glass
320 Airport Executive Park
Nanuet, NY
845-425-4000
www.wwglass.com

 


chelsea townhouse by archi-tectonics with archiglaze (rendering).
 
COURTESY archi-tectonics



 
 

Archiglaze used all these different kinds of materials and depths to create this amazing 3-D facade.”
Winka Dubbeldam
Archi-Tectonics

“It’s all about the level of finish and the details. intercom facciate continue really followed our design exactly and produced exactly what we wanted, unlike other companies that might try and force you into their old parts. It was a total custom job, and that’s what we got.”
Audrey Matlock
Audrey Matlock Architect

“When thinking about a material for Jet Blue that could withstand a tremendous amount of public use and abuse, Trespa really stood out for its durability. The product is simple and elegant, and came in a wide variety of colors. I can tell we’re going to be using a lot more of it.”
Baipei Guan
Gensler

W&W Glass really dove in as a team player at the Price Center to help develop a complex system with some pretty tricky details that were then realistically achieved in the field.”
Chris Baylow
Payette

“Bill Logan from Israel Berger is fantastic. I couldn’t live without him.”
Winka Dubbeldam
Archi-Tectonics

“If I have to recommend just one person, it is Susanne MacKiw—a partner of Gilsanz Murray Steficek who specializes in roofing design. She is awesome. There is no other word to describe her.”
Stephen Luk
BBG-BBGM

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Metal

Ghenet by Rickenbacker & Leung with Monk Design
Amy Barkow/Barkow Photo
 

A-Val Architectural Metal Corporation
240 Washington St.
Mount Vernon, NY
914-662-0300
www.a-val.com

Airflex Industries
937 Conklin St.
Farmingdale, NY
631-752-1234
www.airflexind.com

Astec Architectural Bronze
Via dell’Artigianato, 30
Dosson di Casier
Treviso, Italy
+39-0422-490183
www.astec.it

B.J. McGlone
40 Brunswick Ave.
Edison, NJ
732-287-8600

Bamco
30 Baekeland Ave.
Middlesex, NJ
800-245-0210
www.bamcoinc.org

Berlin Steel Construction
76 Depot Rd.
Berlin, CT
860-828-3531
www.berlinsteel.com

Centria Architectural Systems
1005 Beaver Grade Rd.
Moon Township, PA
800-759-7474
www.centria.com

Chef Restaurant Supply
294-296 Bowery, New York
212-254-6644

David Shuldiner
35 Irving Ave., Brooklyn
718-386-5200
www.davidshuldiner.com

Empire Architectural Metal
14–50 118th St., Queens
718-321-1697

Gratz Industries
1306 Queens Plaza South
Long Island City
718-361-7774
www.gratzindustries.com

J. Frederick Construction
71 Commerce Drive
Brookfield, CT
203-740-2989
www.jfcstudios.com

KD Ironworks
60 Saint Casmir Ave.
Yonkers, NY
914-709-9821 

Maloya Laser
65A Mall Drive
Comack, NY
631-543-2327
www.maloyalaser.com

Mecachim
5, Rue de la Roche Grolleau
Lusignan, France
+33-(0)5-49-89-30-77
www.mecachim.com 

Metropan Systems
85–06 89th Ave.
Woodhaven, NY
917-359-3626 

Milgo/Bufkin
68 Lombardy St., Brooklyn
718-388-6476
www.milgo-bufkin.com

Monk Design
338 Berry St., Brooklyn 

Quality Metal Craft
135 Old Colony Ave.
Quincy, MA
617-479-7374 

Silvercrane
738 Grand St., Brooklyn
718-812-5794
silvercranellc@gmail.com

Skyline Steel
8 Woodhollow Rd.
Parsippany, NJ
973-428-6100
www.skylinesteel.com

Super Steel
7900 West Tower Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
414-355-4800
www.supersteel.com

UAD Group
299 Vandervoort Ave., Brooklyn
718-599-0350
www.uadgroup.com

Veyko
216 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
215-928-1349
www.veyko.com

Wilson Conservation
100 East 5th St., Brooklyn
718-852-8894

 


landmarc by clodagh design with j. frederick
 
eric laignel
 
 

“We’ve used Paul Yam of Chef Restaurant Supply for all kinds of custom stainless steel projects, and each time, he’s delivered a well-crafted piece regardless of the constraints. He’s even been flexible enough to tolerate a Saturday morning delivery, where he and his crew had to tango with a 500-pound wet terrazzo polisher.”
John Hartmann
Freecell

Empire Architectural Metal had a huge scope for the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. They manufactured all the custom aluminum window frames, and canopies that double as signage with aluminum letters, which they water-jet-cut and welded together. They re-did several things that we had some issues with. They are very accommodating and committed to making it right.”
Lyn Rice
Lyn Rice Architects

Gratz Industries is legendary. They fabricated Mies’ Barcelona Chair, and they are as good as it gets.”
Ed Rawlings
Rawlings Architects

Maloya Laser’s bread and butter is building heaters for de-icing airplanes before they take off, so they have really high-end laser cutters and CNC milling equipment. On the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism project, they sat down with their knowledge of how steel bends and the properties of various alloys, etc., and worked out the details with a high level of precision. Honestly, it’s hard to find people like this.”
Scott Marble
Marble Fairbanks


toni stabile student center at columbia university by marble fairbanks with maloya laser
 
COURTESY marble fairbanks
 
 

“We used Metropan’s custom zinc panels to clad two walls that flank the back porch of our West Village townhouse. I’ve seen these go in very sloppy on other projects, and this was just a jewel-box-like installation. It’s very clean and beautifully detailed.”
Jeffrey Murphy
Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects 

J. Frederick can fabricate just about anything out of metal; they’re amazing. We spent time in their shop with their blowtorches and chemicals to get some incredible patinated surfaces. Kevin really knows what he’s talking about.”
John Henderson
Clodagh Design 

“Mark Chagnon of Quality Metal Craft is a true problem-solver and a craftsman at an affordable price. He did the custom metal folding and fabrication for our Fin’s restaurant in Boston. All the laser-cut steel bends were really complex. We basically brought him a paper model, and it didn’t scare him away.”
Hansy Better Barraza
Studio Luz Architects

 

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Wood

Townline BBQ by CCS Architecture with Backroads Lumber
Kris Tamburello 
 

CUSTOM FABRICATION/CARPENTRY

Bjork Carle Woodworking
61 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn
718-349-7471
www.bjorkcarle.com

Butler Architectural Woodworking
220 Theodore H. Rice Blvd.
New Bedford, MA
508-985-9980

Daniel DeMarco and Associates
25 Greene Ave.
Amityville, NY
631-598-7000
www.danieldemarco.com

Elli NY Design
49–29 Metropolitan Ave.
Ridgewood, NY
718-418-9002
www.ellicorp.com

H & H Woodworking
252C Lake Ave.
Yonkers, NY
914-965-1900
www.hhwoodworking.com

Legere Group
80 Darling Dr.
Avon, CT
860-674-0392
www.legeregroup.com

Mark Richey Woodworking
40 Parker St.
Newburyport, MA
978-499-3800
www.markrichey.com

Material Design Workshop
830 Barry St., Bronx
718-893-1954
www.matwork.com

Mielach Woodwork
9 Kilmer Ct.
Edison, NJ
732-287-1100
www.mielach.com

MillerBlaker
620 East 132nd St., Bronx
718-665-0500
www.millerblaker.com

Patella New York
148 First St.
Jersey City, NJ
201-386-9999
www.patella.com

Perfect Z Construction
66–14 54th Ave.
Maspeth, NY
718-565-2493

Petersen-Geller-Spurge
32 Hickory Ln.
Hudson, NY
518-828-2608

Sloan & Company
38 Fairfield Pl.
West Caldwell, NJ
973-227-3555
www.sloanandcompany.com

Tom Krueger Fine Woodworking
250 Canal St.
Lawrence, MA
978-974-9100
www.tkwoodworking.com

Tremont Stairways & Railings
18 Keefer Rd.
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada
905-646-7329
www.tremontwood.com

VCA
1 Cottage St.
Easthampton, MA
413-527-2127
www.vca-inc.com

Wood In The Past
222 Lake Ave.
Yonkers, NY
914-966-0447

SUPPLIERS

Backroads Lumber
P.O. Box 81
Placerville, CO
970-728-9097
www.backroadslumber.com

Bettencourt Green Building Supplies
70 North 6th St., Brooklyn
718-218-6367
www.bettencourtwood.com

Expanko
1129 West Lincoln Hwy.
Coatesville, PA
800-345-6202
www.expanko.com

Highland Craftsmen
534 Oak Ave.
Spruce Pine, NC
828-765-9010
www.barkhouse.com

Mensch Mill & Lumber Corp.
35–20 College Point Blvd.
Flushing, NY
718-359-7500
www.menschmill.com 

 


banq by office d'a with bettencourt green building supplies
 
catie newell
 
 

“All of the wood at Townline BBQ was salvaged from an old barn in Pennsylvania or somewhere. We got it from a company called Backroads Lumber, and that’s basically all they do. They find old wooden structures and pull out all the old wood and you wind up with this really fantastic old growth–quality lumber that you simply can’t find new.”
Taylor Lawson
CCS Architecture

Bjork Carle Woodworking did our Columbia slide library project. Bruce Bjork is an incredibly skilled craftsman and likes unique design problems and figuring out ways to engineer them. These guys are very competitive with pricing. They give the same service at less than half the cost of many other woodworkers.”
Scott Marble
Marble Fairbanks 

Daniel DeMarco and Associates are super professional. They do all of the millwork on the Oscar de la Renta and Ralph Lauren stores that we do. And they meet a deadline: They’ll tell you it takes eight weeks and it’ll take eight weeks.”
Will Meyer
Meyer Davis Studio 

“Plyboo, supplied by Bettencourt Green Building Supplies, was the real standout material on Banq. The dining room’s ceiling is a lattice, and the natural striping of the Plyboo, which is recycled bamboo, picks up on its pattern in a subtle way. It’s extraordinarily dense, and hard to drive nails into, so we developed ways of gluing it because we liked the aesthetics so much.”
Catie Newell
Office d’A 


east harlem school by peter l. gluck & partners with material design workshop 

COURTESY plgp
 


SHEILA C. JOHNSON DESIGN CENTER BY LYN RICE ARCHITECTS WITH legere group

richard barnes
 
 

“We’ve worked with Material Design Workshop on a few projects, and every single thing we’ve thrown at them they’ve made perfect: cabinets, millwork, countertops, you name it. We always use them for the not-for-profits, but they’re capable of very high-end work. And it’s a family business: The wife does all the shop drawings.”
Marc Gee
Peter L. Gluck & Partners 

“For the yellow poplar bark panels at Parsons, we flew down to North Carolina to see Highland Craftsmen. When they’re logging, if they see intact bark, they can literally slip it off the trunk. They saved all the thickest, craggiest pieces of bark they could get for us. We arranged the panels to coordinate the grain, and had them shipped to our fabricator.… Legere Group has a very sophisticated plant with automated equipment that makes it easier for them to do complex tasks. They did bamboo millwork for us—really tightly designed, CNC-milled, perforated pieces—and a CNC-milled graphic in solid-color MDF panels. We gave them a digital file, and they milled it in Connecticut and assembled it on site. It came out really nicely.”
Lyn Rice
Lyn Rice Architects 

“The giant slat screen, the bar, and the juice bar are three of the most notable elements of the design, and all can be attributed to Mark Richey Woodworking. The lightness of the slat screen, both in color and assembly, complements the lighting design to create a warm, relaxing dining atmosphere. The bar is seamlessly crafted and showcases the elegance of Rouge Tomate.”
Carol Bentel and Thomas J. Lozada
Bentel & Bentel 

“For this Asian-inspired screen in the restaurant at Thompson LES, Billy Hennessy at Wood In The Past did an incredibly precise job laser-cutting the paneling—really remarkable millwork.”
Ed Rawlings
Rawlings Architects

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Concrete, Masonry, Stone, and Tile

Eldridge Street Synagogue by Walter Sedovic Architects with Seaboard Weatherproofing & Restoration
Courtesy Walter Sedovic Architects
 

Alan Court & Associates
34 Park Pl.
East Hampton, NY
631-324-7497 

Azzarone Contracting
110 East 2nd St.
Mineola, NY
516-742-4305 

The Belden Brick Company
P.O. Box 20910
Canton, OH
330-456-0031
www.beldenbrick.com 

Bisazza Mosaico
43 Greene St., New York
212-334-7130
www.bisazzausa.com

Boston Valley Terra Cotta
6860 S. Abbott Rd.
Orchard Park, NY
716-649-7440
www.bostonvalley.com 

Concreteworks Studio
349 Dunhams Corner Rd.
East Brunswick, NJ
732-390-9944
www.concreteworks.com 

D. Magnan & Company
32 Cortlandt St.
Mount Vernon, NY
914-664-0700

Epiphany Construction
10 Walnut Pl.
Thornwood, NY
914-747-5471
www.epiphanycs.com

Freshwater Stone & Brickworks
4 Upper Falls Rd.
Orland, ME
207-469-6331
www.freshwaterstone.com 

Furlong & Lee Stone Sales
51 East 42nd St., New York
212-986-3828

Gladding, McBean
601 7th St.
Lincoln, CA
916-645-3341
gladdingmcbean.paccoast.com

Jantile
3960 Merritt Ave., Bronx
718-655-5450
www.jantile.com

Marmaro Masters
23–71 Crescent St., Astoria
718-728-5871

Miller Druck Specialty Contracting
264 West 40th St., New York
212-343-3300
www.millerdruck.com

Nemo Tile
48 East 21st St., New York
212-505-0009
www.nemotile.com

Pansini Stone
81 Pondfield Rd.
Bronxville, NY
914-337-8181 

Petersen Tegl A/S
Nybølnorvej 14, DK-6310
Broager, Denmark
+45-74-44-12-36
www.petersen-tegl.dk

Rexy Sheridan Group
4 Vernon Ln.
Elmsford, NY
914-345-1300

Schokbeton
430 Arthur Sauvé St.
Eustache, Quebec
Canada
450-473-6831
www.schokbeton.com

Seaboard Weatherproofing & Restoration
530 Willett Ave.
Port Chester, NY
914-937-5995
www.seaboardwpr.com

Sensitile
1755 Holmes Rd.
Yipsilanti, MI
313-872-6314
www.sensitile.com

Stone Source
215 Park Ave. South, New York
212-979-6400
www.stonesource.com

Walker Zanger Showroom
37 East 20th St., New York
212-844-3000
www.walkerzanger.com

Wilkstone
128 19th Ave.
Paterson, NJ
973-684-5100

Younger Works
274 Water St., New York
212-233-8251

 


riverhouse by polshek partnership with belden brick
 
COURTESY polshek partnership
 
 

“Clodagh has worked with Robert of Younger Works for years on specialty concrete finishes—floors, walls, any surface. He is the true concrete whisperer.”
John Henderson
Clodagh Design

“It’s not easy to achieve these kinds of satiny concrete finishes that are super-hard and durable. Azzarone impregnates their concrete with a sealer that doesn’t sit on top, but is actually integrated into the mix. And Alan Bouknight is personally out there in the pour with his boots on.”
Lyn Rice
Lyn Rice Architects

Belden Brick was very accommodating. Riverhouse has at least a dozen unique sizes and shapes of brick, some of which tested the limit of what they could fabricate, but Belden didn’t balk. They brought us out to their kilns and showed us the whole operation.”
Brian Slocum
Polshek Partnership

“We didn’t like some of the tones in Bisazza’s standard Winter Flowers line, so the New York office was happy to change some background elements for a mural. They’re very accommodating.”
Christopher King
AC Martin

Furlong & Lee were very helpful when we were sourcing the limestone and the specific finishes for Smyth Tribeca. Bob Furlong provided us with good information on the process. It was a great educational experience.”
Marc Gross
BBG-BBGM

Dominick Magnan helped us develop ways to meet the schedule and really worked hand-in-hand with us on phasing, which is an incredible asset.”
Baipei Guan
Gensler


price center by payette with wilkstone
 
COURTESY payette
 
 

“Bobby Aravadenos at Marmaro did the custom master bathroom sink in our Soho Penthouse. We had a design, an idea, that seemed easy—but when it seems simple it is actually very complicated. Not for Bobby, though.”
Victoria Blau
Victoria Blau Architect

Petersen Tegl makes these bricks—it’s a handmade brick—and when you see it, you'll understand. It has wonderful texture.”
Annabelle Selldorf
Selldorf Architects

Seaboard Weatherproofing are really master craftsmen. They really understand the historical details and their workers are great at replicating them.”
Jill Gotthelf
Walter Sedovic Architects

“Their prefab granite panels achieved a very high quality with very high construction tolerances. Along with the speed of erection, Wilkstone did a great job. And they did a beautiful job on the paving, too.”
Chris Baylow
Payette

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Fittings and Furniture

Price Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine by Payette with Valley City Architectural Furniture
Robert Benson Photography

 

CARPET & TEXTILE 

Edelman Leather
979 3rd Ave., New York
212-751-3339
www.edelmanleather.com 

Interface
404 Park Ave. South, New York
212-994-9994
www.interfaceflor.com

National Interiors
145 Palisade St.
Dobbs Ferry, NY
914-478-9200
www.nationalinteriorsinc.com 

Shaw Floors
616 East Walnut Ave.
Dalton, GA
800-441-7429
www.shawfloors.com 

CONSULTANTS

Ferguson Cox Associates
1410 Ridge Rd.
North Haven, CT
203-288-6223

WB Wood
100 5th Ave., New York
212-206-9500
www.wbwood.com

FURNITURE

Dune
88 Franklin St., New York
212-925-6171
www.dune-ny.com

Geiger International
6095 Fulton Industrial Blvd. SW
Atlanta, GA
800-444-8812
www.hmgeiger.com

HBF
900 12th St. Dr. NW
Hickory, NC
828-328-2064
www.hbf.com 

Karl Glave
738 Grand St., Brooklyn
212-920-9959

KI
71 W. 23rd St., New York
212-337-9909
www.ki.com

Knoll
76 9th Ave., New York
800-343-5665
www.knoll.com

MOB A.S.
Buyukdere Caddesi 173
Levent Pl. 13, levent 34330
Istanbul, Turkey
+90-212-3243-600

Moroso dba Unifor
146 Greene St., New York
212-334-7222
www.moroso.it
www.unifor.it

Poltrona Frau
141 Wooster St., New York
212-777-7592
www.poltronafrau.com

RG Furniture Design
410 17th St., Brooklyn
917-860-0980
www.rgfurnituredesign.com

Tomas Daskam
646-436-0583

Valley City Architectural
Furniture
64 Hatt St.
Dundas, Ontario
Canada
905-628-2253
www.valleycity.com

HARDWARE

FSB USA
1 Bishop Ln.
Madison, CT
202-404-4700
www.fsbusa.com

Häfele
25 East 26th St., New York
800-423-3531
www.hafele.com/us

Rixson
1902 Airport Rd.
Monroe, NC
704-283-2101
www.rixson.com

Sargent
100 Sargent Dr.
New Haven, CT
800-727-5477
www.sargentlock.com 

Von Duprin
2720 Tobey Dr.
Indianapolis, IN
800-999-0408
www.vonduprin.com

KITCHEN & BATH

AF New York
22 W. 21st St., New York
212-243-5400
www.afsupply.com

Bulthaup
578 Broadway, New York
212-966-7183
www.bulthaup.com

Clivus Multrum
15 Union St.
Lawrence, MA
978-725-5591
www.clivusmultrum.com

Dornbracht
5 Tudor City Pl., New York
212-867-9065
www.dornbracht.com

Duravit
105 Madison Ave., New York
212-686-0033
www.duravit.us

Harbour Food Service Equipment
229 Marginal St.
Chelsea, MA
617-884-3900
www.harbourfood.com 

John Boos + Co.
315 S. 1st St.
Effingham, IL
217-347-7701
www.johnboos.com

Poggenpohl
150 East 58th St., New York
212-355-3666
www.poggenpohlusa.com

Sam Tell & Son
300 Smith St.
Farmingdale, NY
800-510-7505
www.samtell.com

Waterworks
469 Broome St., New York
212-966-0605
www.waterworks.com

 

 


chelsea modern by audrey matlock architect with mob a.s.
 
COURTESY ama
 

 “Karl Glave makes beautiful handcrafted wood furniture to detailed specifications. He gives lots of attention to each project and guides you along the potentials of traditional wood fabrication.”
Bradley Horn
BermanHornStudio

“The JWT offices were very complex in terms of furniture. WB Wood and project manager Denise Daur were critical teammates who understood the local conditions and did all of the procurement and installations.”
Neil Muntzel
Clive Wilkinson Architects 

MOB A.S. can do an entire interior finish. They do lights, beds, cabinetry—everything. They’re a one-stop shop. At the Chelsea Modern, they did the cabinets. They’re very good, and because they’re in Turkey, the pricing is right. They do work all over the world, so they’re very capable.”
Audrey Matlock
Audrey Matlock Architect

“The casework design at Albert Einstein was executed wonderfully by Valley City. They bring a high level of craft to the work they do. It’s adaptable and flexible enough to accommodate changing research.”
Chris Baylow
Payette

“Everyone does plated brass or aluminum, but Dornbracht offered nickel silver, even on pieces they don’t normally do because of the scale and nature of the project. It was perfect for the modern-but-traditional look we were after at Guerlain’s Waldorf Astoria Spa.”
Christopher King
AC Martin


queens botanical garden visitor and administration center by bksk architects with shaw floors
 
COURTESY bksk
 
 

“At Bank of America we did work with one consultant that we don’t always use: a furniture consultant, Ferguson Cox Associates. We also worked with them on the New York Times Building. They bring a lot of value and support, not only with coordination and installation, which is no small task, but they also bring intelligence to the team in terms of offering furniture from a design point of view.”
Rocco Giannetti
Gensler

Shaw Floors’ cradle-to-cradle products hit all the notes on sustainability at the Queens Botanical Garden. It was as if the garden came right into the conference room.”
Julia Nelson
BKSK Architects

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Lighting

Bank of America Headquarters, One Bryant Park by Gensler with HDLC Architectural Lighting
Courtesy Gensler

 

DESIGNERS

Aurora Lampworks
172 North 11th St., Brooklyn
718-384-6039
www.auroralampworks.com

Bonilla Dacey Design Group
1275 15th St.
Fort Lee, NJ
201-917-5366
www.bonilladaceydesign.com 

Brandston Partnership
122 West 26th St., New York
212-924-4050
www.brandston.com 

Fisher Marantz Stone
22 West 19th St., New York
212-691-3020
www.fmsp.com 

HDLC Architectural Lighting
10 East 38th St., New York
212-529-7800
www.hdlclighting.com

Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
200 Park Ave. South, New York
212-674-5580
www.hlblighting.com

Johnson Light Studio
335 West 38th St., New York
212-868-5204
www.johnsonlightstudio.com 

Lighting Workshop
20 Jay St., Brooklyn
212-796-6510
www.ltgworkshop.com 

lightTH!S
256 Hanover St.
Boston, MA
617-227-6920
www.light-this.com 

Office for Visual Interaction
207 West 25th St., New York
212-206-8600
www.oviinc.com 

Renfro Design Group
15 East 32nd St., New York
212-229-9990
www.renfrodesign.com

Sachs Morgan Studio
224 West 30th St., New York
212-765-4144
www.sachsmorganstudio.com 

Susan Brady Lighting Design
132 West 36th St., New York
212-967-1274

FIXTURES

Artemide
46 Greene St., New York
212-925-1588
www.artemide.us 

Boyd Lighting
944 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA
415-778-4300
www.boydlighting.com 

Broome Lampshade
325 Broome St., New York
212-431-9666
www.lampshadesny.com 

Crosslink
950 Bolger Ct.
St. Louis, MO
877-456-5864
www.crosslinkusa.com 

Liberty Lighting Group
100 Passaic Ave.
Chatham, NJ
973-701-0600
www.llgnjinc.com 

Lido Lighting
966 Grand Blvd.
Deer Park, NY
631-595-2000
www.lidolighting.com 

Lutron
7200 Suter Rd.
Coopersburg, PA
888-588-7661
www.lutron.com 

Michiko Sakano Glass
1155 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
917-783-0893
www.michikosakano.com

O’Lampia Studio
155 Bowery, New York
212-925-1660
www.olampia.com 

Selux
5 Lumen Ln.
Highland, NY
845-691-7723
www.selux.com 

Vision Quest Lighting
90 13th Ave.
Ronkonkoma, NY
631-737-4800
www.vql.com

Zumtobel Lighting
44 West 18th St., New York
212-243-0460
www.zumtobel.com

 


scottsdale museum of contemporary art installation by studio luz with crosslink
 
COURTESY studio luz
 
 

“For our exhibit installation at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, we worked with Crosslink to develop a canopy with an integrated lighting system. It’s an electroluminescent film printed on fabric that’s flexible and very beautiful. They’re currently deploying the concept for military tent structures in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Hansy Better Barraza
Studio Luz Architects 

Michiko Sakano is amazing. She works on projects for the Smithsonian Museum as well as artists around the world. I believe she is one of the best glass designers and blowers in the world. Not only did she do our custom lighting at I Sodi but also vases, sconces, and even glasses for the bar.”
Josh Dworkis
Isadore Design Build 

“In addition to design, Bill Pierro is also a lighting consultant, so Lido Lighting is like one-stop shopping. He’ll come up with new products and solutions that will work for different situations. We used them to figure out the lighting in Bar Blanc and also the townhouse, and almost every project. “
Will Meyer
Meyer Davis Studio 

Aurora created very thin pancake electrical boxes that could be hidden in the historical fixtures at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, and even got them UL certified. And they got a great patination on the replicas they made.”
Jill Gotthelf
Walter Sedovic Architects

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Consultants

Queens Botanical Garden by BKSK Architects with Conservation Design Forum
Nicole de Feo

 

A/V & ACOUSTICS

Cerami Associates
404 5th Ave., New York
212-370-1776
www.ceramiassociates.com 

CMS
8 Fletcher Pl.
Melville, NY
631-425-3000
www.cmsav.com 

Donaldson Acoustics
150 Wireless Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY
631-952-0800 

DVI Communications
11 Park Pl., New York
212-267-2929
www.dvicomm.com 

ear NETWORKS
361 West 52nd St., New York
212-941-5707
www.earnetworks.com 

Edit Educational Center
2127 Crompond Rd.
Cortland Manor, NY
914-739-0701
www.editinc.com 

Electronic Crafts
www.electroniccrafts.org 

Essential Communications
124 W. 30th St., New York
212-239-7200
www.makeasoundinvestment.com 

Shen Milsom Wilke
417 5th Ave., New York
212-725-6800
www.smwinc.com

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Bright Power
11 Hanover Sq., New York
212-803-5868
www.brightpower.com 

EXHIBITION DESIGN

Hadley Designs
1700 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY
716-874-3666
www.hadleyexhibits.com 

EXPEDITERS

Design 2147
52 Diamond St., Brooklyn
718-383-9340

Jam Consultants
104 West 29th St., New York
212-244-4427

Jerome S. Gillman Consulting
40 Worth St., New York
212-349-9304

William Vitacco Associates
299 Broadway, New York
212-791-4578
www.vitacco.com 

FIRE PROTECTION/CODE CONSULTING

CI Code Consultants
215 West 40th St., New York
212-216-9596
www.codeconsultants.com 

Rolf Jensen & Associates
360 West 31st St., New York
212-695-6670
www.rjainc.com

GREEN ROOF

Conservation Design Forum
375 West 1st St.
Elmhurst, IL
630-559-2000
www.cdfinc.com 

KITCHEN DESIGN

Clevenger, Frable, LaVallee
39 Westmoreland Ave.
White Plains, NY
914-997-9660
www.cfldesign.com 

LABORATORY

Jacobs Consultancy
303 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
914-333-1110
www.gprplanners.com 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Balmori Associates
833 Washington St., New York
212-431-9191
www.balmori.com 

Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture
59 Edgecliff Ter.
Yonkers, NY
914-965-6540

Michael Van Valkenburgh
18 East 17th St., New York
212-243-2506
www.mvvainc.com 

MKW + Associates
39 Park Ave.
Rutherford, NJ
201-933-7809
www.mkwla.com 

Quennell Rothschild & Partners
118 West 22nd St., New York
212-929-3330
www.qrpartners.com 

Robin Key Landscape Architecture
333 Hudson St., New York
212-229-2534
www.rklastudio.com 

Thomas Balsley Associates
31 West 27th St., New York
212-684-9230
www.tbany.com

LEED

Viridian Energy & Environmental
21 West 38th St., New York
212-704-9920
www.viridianee.com 

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE

Levien & Company
570 Lexington Ave., New York
212-702-0888
www.levienco.com

PRESERVATION

Building Conservation Associates
158 West 27th St., New York
212-777-1300
www.bcausa.com 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Aria
17395 Daimler St.
Irvine, CA
949-475-2915
www.aria-group.com 

SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING

Pentagram
204 5th Ave., New York
212-683-7000
www.pentagram.com

 


P.F.1 by work ac with electronic crafts

elizabeth felicella



broadway penthouse by joel sanders architect with balmori associates

peter aaron/esto
 
 

“David Schwartz of Essential Communications is a master at the seamless integration of all the components into the architecture to create an incandescent sound that doesn’t interrupt the design of a space.”
Ed Rawlings
Rawlings Architects 

Cerami helped us with a tough condition in the multi-purpose room. In order to create the right setting we had to have the right acoustics, but we didn’t want to disrupt the wonderful architecture of the room. Together we came up with this concealed panel system that sits behind the arches. They were good partners in the process, very responsive.”
Sylvia Smith
FXFowle 

“The green roof was both the client’s and the public’s favorite part of the Queens Botanical Garden. Conservation Design Forum did a plant selection in terms of seasonal variety and color that really demonstrates what’s possible in a 6-inch soil.”
Julia Nelson
BKSK Architects 

“Because Rouge Tomate is so heavily influenced by the cooking technique, the design of the kitchen was extremely important. Foster Frable proved to be the perfect complement for Rouge Tomate’s desire to create the most well-designed kitchen possible.”
Thomas J. Lozada
Bentel & Bentel 

“Lab design is a science and if you haven’t done it before it can make your head explode. Basically the lab plan component dictates the building and Jacobs Consultancy helped us to understand that at the Weill Research Center. They were great teachers.”
Renny Logan
Richard Meier & Partners 

Lee Weintraub is a great designer, very responsive, very thoughtful. He was able to get the maximum number of uses from a small space, and to involve as many residents as possible.”
William Stein
Dattner Architects 

Robin Key Landscape Design created a really great outdoor room in the rear yard of our West Village townhouse that’s defined by birch trees and a trellis, and this huge vine that was encroaching from the neighbor—instead of cutting it back and eliminating it from the yard, she actually incorporated it into the space.”
Jeffrey Murphy
Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects 

“Joe DeCeglie from William Vitacco Associates is helpful in every step of the way. He provides clear interpretations, and professional assistance to help resolve every issue in every phase.”
Stephen Luk
BBG-BBGM 

Viridian helped us on Riverhouse to make sure we were meeting Battery Park City’s energy requirements. We were able to subvert the 60-to-40 masonry-to-glass ratio by showing that a double curtain wall system would be more energy efficient than a traditional masonry wall.”
Brian Slocum
Polshek Partnership Architects 


greenwich village townhouse by murphy burnham & buttrick architects with robin key landscape design
 
Kevin Chu/KCJP
 
 

Levien & Company had a really great way of keeping the team going. They kept us together at crunch times, bottlenecks, and tough building conditions.”
Annabelle Selldorf
Selldorf Architects 

Building Conservation Associates are preservation specialists. They helped us to interpret the history of Lion House—the narrative behind it—as well as helped us with the technical issues of disassembling and reassembling different aspects of the building.”
Sylvia Smith
FXFowle 

Aria is doing everything at our Chelsea townhouse: the furniture, the facades—everything. Clive Hawkins just does it on his computer and we take it straight to production. He’s actually a car designer, though superhero is more like it.”
Winka Dubbeldam
Archi-Tectonics

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Other Services and Suppliers

Double Crown by AvroKO with Synchro
Yuki Kuwana

 

COLOR

Donald Kaufman Color
336 West 37th St., New York
212-594-2608
www.donaldkaufmancolor.com

CUSTOM FABRICATION

Associated Fabrication
72 North 15th St., Brooklyn
718-387-4530
www.associatedfabrication.com 

F Product
250 St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn
917-202-2349
www.fproduct.net 

FIT Fabrication
310 Colfax Ave.
Clifton, NJ
973-685-7344 

Kenneth J. Herman
151 Dixon Ave.
Amityville, NY
631-789-4646
www.kennethjhermaninc.com 

Lancaster Knives
165 Court St.
Lancaster, NY
800-869-9666
www.lancasterknives.com 

Material Process Systems
87 Richardson St., Brooklyn
718-302-3081
www.materialprocess.com 

Showman Fabricators
47–22 Pearson Pl.
Long Island City
718-935-9899
www.showfab.com 

SITE NY
49 Bogart St., Brooklyn
718-366-7483
www.siteny.net 

Synchro
338 Berry St., Brooklyn
718-384-2096
www.synchro-pm.com

DECORATIVE FINISHES

David Higginbotham/Art Tech Decor
122 Ludlow St., New York
646-691-5017 

ELECTRICIAN

Pinnacle Electric
130–45 91st Ave.
Richmond Hill, NY
718-846-6200

EXCAVATION

Euro Excavation
976 McLean Ave.
Yonkers, NY
914-668-4616

MATERIALS CONSERVATION

Integrated Conservation Resources
41 East 11th St., New York
212-947-4499
www.icr-icc.com

MODELMAKER/RENDERER

IO Media
91 Fifth Ave., New York
212-352-1115
www.io-media.com

radii
66 Willow Ave.
Hoboken, NJ
201-420-4700
www.radiiinc.com

Saleh & Dirani
155 West 29th St., New York
212-736-8338 

Situ Studio
20 Jay St., Brooklyn
718-237-5795
www.situstudio.com

PAINTING & PLASTERWORK

EverGreene Painting Studios
450 West 31st St., New York
212-244-2800
www.evergreene.com 

Fine
1160 Rt. 22 West
Mountainside, NJ
908-301-1040
www.finepainting.com 

JM Painting Contractors
13 Bedford Dr.
Matawan, NJ
732-566-1272 

L & L Painting Company
900 South Oyster Bay Rd.
Hicksville, NY
516-349-1900
www.llpaint.com 

PLASTICS

3form
520 8th Ave., New York
212-627-0883
www.3-form.com 

Abet
60 West Sheffield Ave.
Englewood, NJ
800-228-2238
www.abetlaminati.com 

Foiltec
13 Green Mountain Dr.
Cohoes, NY
518-783-0575
www.foiltec.de 

Panelite
315 West 39th St., New York
212-947-8292
www.e-panelite.com 

Sandhill Plastics
119 W. 19th St.
Kearney, NE
308-236-5025
www.sandhillplastics.com 

Veritas/Robin Reigi
48 West 21st St., New York
212-924-5558
www.veritasideas.com 

PRINTING

Bio Graphix Digital
302 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn
866-441-4635
www.biographixdigital.com 

Duggal
29 West 23rd St., New York
212-924-8100
www.duggal.com 

SOLAR & SCREENING

AltPower
125 Maiden Ln., New York
212-206-0022
www.altpower.com

Colt International
New Lane, Havant
Hampshire, UK
+44-23-9245-1111
www.coltinfo.co.uk 

STEEPLEJACK

Vertical Access
P.O. Box 4135, Ithaca, NY
607-257-4049
www.vertical-access.com 

TECH SUPPORT

Control Group
233 Broadway, New York
212-343-2525
www.controlgroup.com 

Sinu
285 West Broadway, New York
212-380-1230
www.sinu.com 

Valiant
307 7th Ave., New York
646-775-2771
www.valiant-ny.com 

TENT FABRICATOR

J. Miller Canvas
2429 South Birch St.
Santa Ana, CA
714-641-0052
www.jmillercanvas.com

 


macondo by crÈme design with f product
 
COURTESY crÈme design

 

east harlem school by peter l. gluck & partners with euro excavation
 
COURTESY plgp
 
 

Donald Kaufman makes his own paint. White being my favorite, I’m really difficult with color, but I always come to terms with him very quickly. He comes up with solutions, and I always think how I wouldn’t have been able to do that.”
Annabelle Selldorf
Selldorf Architects 

F Product did the gel pads for our stools at Macondo. The gel seats which we had them produce can be used as a top of a bar stool or an ottoman. We have worked with them on several occasions and they have the most interesting materials.”
Jun Aizaki
crème design 

David Higginbotham just keeps blowing our minds. We try not to tell him what we want and just try to get him to give us his ideas. At Thompson LES hotel we put a photo lithograph of stills from a Warhol Factory film by Gerard Malanga onto the tile at the bottom of the pool, and David even made sure the grout between the tiles matched to the image precisely.”
Ed Rawlings
Rawlings Architects 

“The East Harlem School site was fairly mushy and just in terms of staging everything and working with the concrete guy, the digger, Euro Excavation, really saved the day. We had a lot of dewatering to do and they pumped the water to the other side of the site and let it percolate down, which means we didn’t have to have a dewatering sub. That probably saved the project $35,000.”
Marc Gee
Peter L. Gluck & Partners 

“Some of the more striking elements in JWT are the tent elements, and the people we worked with on them really deserve credit—J. Miller Canvas. Jim Miller is a guy who is endlessly entertained by a challenge. We touch base early on in the process and outline our ideas for the project, and in tandem we come up with a solution. We’re really enthusiastic about him.”
Neil Muntzel
Clive Wilkinson Architects 


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“The one person I would love to get listed as one of the best in New York is a specialty fabricator named Chris Larkin, who has a shop called Synchro in Williamsburg. In my rolodex, under job title, I have him listed as “bad ass,” and that’s about the best description of him. He has a metal machine shop as well as a wood shop, but what he really has is an ability to pretty much build anything with an unquenchable thirst for solving the unsolvable. I tell you, the man works miracles, I even saw him turn water into wine once. No joke, it was delicious.”
Adam Farmerie
AvroKO 

Site Construction produced solid results at Volcom. They didn’t compromise quality when speed and tight deadlines were a factor. Their experience was evident when value engineering and change orders were necessary, as they found ways to keep the project within budget while preserving design integrity vital to the success of the project.”
David Winston
CCS Architecture

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R.I.P. Z Train
As if last night's hearing about the MTA's "austerity budget" wasn't scary enough, the Straphangers Campaign held a mock funeral today for the Z Train to drive the point home, complete with a memorial wreath and a bagpiper playing taps below Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan. The transit advocacy group chose the line especially because it meant many commuters on the J Line would see their commutes rise upwards of an hour. "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to ask Governor David Paterson and state legislative leaders to spare the Z Line from extinction by voting new state aid for the transit system,” Gene Russianoff, staff attorney for the group, said by way of eulogy.  “It’s curtains for the Z unless Albany comes to the rescue.  If not, the Z will buried.” Though the Z may be most emblematic of the severe cutbacks the MTA is proposing, it is certainly not the only line affected. Service on the G Line will be cut short, the R Train will skip three stations at night, and like the Z, the W will cease to be. Additionally, four bus lines will close and 11 others will cease night service, as well as longer waits for buses and trains at night and reduced staffing at stations. The MTA is currently holding hearings on the new budget, which would take affect in July if a new funding stream cannot be established, such as congestion pricing or East River Bridge Tolls. There are seven more hearings planned in the coming weeks. Russianoff was joined at the funeral by two of the three borough presidents affected by the changes, Scott Stringer of Manhattan and Marty Markowitz of Brooklyn. "The demise of the Z Train is a somber matter--and not only to namesake rapper Jay-Z--but also because it represents a more serious problem," Stringer said. Not to be outdone, Markowitz cracked wise his most beloved borough. "Friends, New Yorkers, straphangers, I come to praise the Z train, not to bury it," he quipped. "Though the Z begins in Queens and ends in Manhattan, it is--like the J--Brooklyn to the core. When trains like the Z die, our city’s economy dies with them. This is why we grieve at this mock funeral today. Let’s hope these are not the Z’s last rights. Long live the Z!" But the high--or low, depending on your reverence--point of the whole affair was Russianoff's recital of a Z-centric version of Psalm 23:
“The MTA is my conductor; the Z Train shall not want … (hopefully). Transit officials maketh the J and Z skip-stop during rush hours, providing faster trips. They leadeth the J and Z quickly in the path from Jamaica, Queens to lower Manhattan. But now the MTA sayeth it is very broke and must still the Z, and addeth an hour more a week commuting time for many riders.” “Yea, though the Z walks through the valley of the shadow of death, it will fear no MTA plan: For thou art with the Z, Governor David Paterson. Thy leadership and thy budget staff, they comfort Z riders. Thou preparest new revenue proposals to stop the death of the Z; thou annointest the Z’s wheels with oil; the Z’s subway cars runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow the Z in all its days and the Z will dwell in the house of MTA subway tracks forever.”
And, lo, I could hearth yon groaning over mine Wifi.