ASA worked with the NASA historians to bring their past achievements to the foreground, contributing to a collaborative project that will be the home to future innovations. It has been a pleasure partnering with NASA Glenn for the past 7 years, and congratulations to the larger team on this incredible project.
See the full announcement here on NASA’s website. (link)
Design Architect: TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten with Andrea Steele Architecture/Andrea Steele
Architect of Record: Bialosky
Landscape Architect: MKSK Studios
Civil Engineering: Bedell Tucci
Structural/Sustainability/Envelope: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
MEP/FP: Heapy Engineering, General Corporation
Food Service: Cini Little International, Inc.
Acoustical Consulting: Lally Acoustical Consulting LLC
Graphics/Branding: Andrea Steele Architecture
Construction: Walsh Construction
Photography: Alan Karchmer
The Chelsea Townhouse received the Society of American Registered Architect’s highest honor, an Award of Excellence, during the 2021 Design Awards.
Learn more about the project here.
We started off this year strong with news that our Make the Road NY Community Center project was awarded the AIANY Design Award in the Project category! The headquarters for this great organization is currently under construction and will be finished within a few months.
Click here to learn more about the awards.
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
Recognized by the International Design Awards (IDA), the Chelsea Townhouse was awarded a Bronze within the Conceptual Architecture category, and is slated to begin construction in late 2020.
The design successfully challenges the townhouse typology and creates a surprising solution to a zoning restriction with a suspended “carriage house”. This glass pavilion acts as an internal lantern for the surrounding activities, simultaneously providing autonomy while sharing identity across generations. The main house is an exercise in layered space and filtered views resulting in a dynamic experience that connects family members to each other, to their surroundings and to the City beyond. The design integrates nature and passive sustainable strategies.
Learn more about the project here.
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.
Alignment builds trust and community; it is the ultimate goal of both the process and product of architecture.
Julia Gamolina, of Madame Architect, sat down with Andrea Steele to talk about testing the waters, design excellence, and the importance of sharing learning. Read more on Madam Architect.
Lead photo by Ben Salesse.
Photo above by Carolina Madrigal.
This past Wednesday December 4th, our L10 Arts Cultural Center broke ground. A new home to several cultural institutions including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Public Library, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, (MoCADA) and 651 Arts.
Stay tuned as our team works towards completion in 2021.
Fifty years ago, humans took their first steps on the Moon, we celebrate the achievement and our collaboration with NASA as the construction for the new Research Support Building reaches a milestone.
Our Studio welcomed PS 184 students and presented a wide array of project types and scales, which celebrated public space and community.
Our Studio along with LTL Architecture opened its doors to League members for this past June’s Architectural League First Friday.