We are excited to announce our participation in Urban Design Forum’s exhibition “Gallery of Urban Ideas: City Life After Coronavirus”!
UDF called upon various Fellows and interdisciplinary civic leaders, to provide suggestions/strategies/proposals to rethink the way our city operates in the midst of this pandemic, with the goal of inspiring New York City to “work towards a safe, equitable and dynamic recovery.” Our proposal focused on the “hyperlocal”, suggesting ways of improving the quality life of residents on the scale of the neighborhood and even the block.
We tapped into the idea of the “community hub”, which is a large part of our practice, to act as a catalyst for engagement. We considered this the common thread within the network of neighborhoods, and developed the concept to REshape, REconnect, and REimagine the “local”.
Take a look at our proposal and the other fantastic proposals in Urban Design Forum’s Gallery of Ideas!
We are happy to be highlighted in Residential Design magazine in the article “Parti Shot: Chelsea Townhouse by Andrea Steele Architecture”
By S. Claire Conroy. Read the excerpt below, and check out the article link for more.
“When Andrea’s client approached the firm with an ambitious program and an ample budget, ASA set about rethinking the townhouse typology from the ground up—or, more precisely, from below ground up to the sky. The first element to go was that party wall stair, which the architects moved to the center of the structure. “We tried as best we could to create a courtyard building,” she says.
The multilevel, reinvented townhouse weaves nature, light, and controlled views to the outdoors into nearly every space, while also creating a visually striking example of urban residential architecture.” – S. Claire Conroy
Andrea announces the winner of the AIANY WIA 10th Annual Women in Architecture Recognition Award. Andrea was one of four jurors who selected Grace Yu as this year’s recipient.