Dean Maltz Architect
Founded in 1989, Dean Maltz Architect is a New York based architectural and design firm that specializes in Commercial, Residential and Furniture design. Our practice has led us to design projects in New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Louisiana and Georgia. Project types have included Condominiums, Houses, Townhouses, Apartments, Lofts, Offices, Medical Suites, Retail Stores, Building Identity, Galleries, Showrooms and a Nightclub.
Our goal is to be responsive to our clients’ needs, while bringing a high level of design to every project. We respect the contexts we work in, fulfill project programs and integrate high quality design within budget. Our designs are a result of an abstract and independent search for conceptual clarity. The projects are not hampered by limitations of style, and remain respectful of the past without being imitative.
As both Architect and Designer we enjoy working at all scales of design from the site, to the building and through to the interior. We are accomplished Furniture Designers and have designed many pieces in production from by manufacturers located throughout the world. Manufacturers include Natuzzi, Dellarobbia, and Dune. Often we specify our furniture for our design projects and in many cases design custom furniture and furnishings for our projects. Product furniture categories include both upholstery and casework.
Projects have been published in books and periodicals. Professional recognition has come in published projects printed in magazines such as, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Interior Design and the A.I.A. publication, Occulus. Additional publications include: Departure Magazine, Room By Room: Country Interiors; Tile and Decorative Surfaces; Hospitality Design; Casa Brutus and The New York Times House and Home. We are an award winning firm having received a New York Chapter AIA Award and a Pinnacle Award from the American Society of Furniture Designers.
Shigeru Ban Architects
Shigeru Ban Architects has offices in Tokyo, Paris and New York and a long history of producing projects throughout the world. No matter where the project is produced, Shigeru Ban participates from beginning to end. Thus, he works on a selected number of projects. In each office Shigeru Ban has a partner that runs the day to day practice of architecture. Shigeru Ban Architects America (SBAA) is managed by Dean Maltz, who is responsible for all SBA projects in North America.
Committed to innovative architecture, the New York office has worked on numerous projects and exhibitions throughout the United States. SBAA has significant experience working on Museum Projects including the Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Nomadic Museum in New York, and the Brandeis University Rose Art Museum near Boston. The firm has a repertoire of diverse building types such as the Forest Park Pavilion in St. Louis, a Hotel for Andre’ Balaz and The Metal Shutter House, a couture condominium in New York City. Distinct Residential Projects include Furniture House 6 for the Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans, and Furniture House 5 for The Brown Companies residential development as one of 34 the Houses at Sagaponac designed by world renowned architects.
Shigeru Ban and Dean Maltz began their personal relationship in 1980 as students at Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. While students, they spent a year together working for different architectural firms in Japan and upon graduation each pursued their individual careers. In 1999, they had the opportunity to work together for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on the design of the Paper Arch, for which they created a Professional Association, Shigeru Ban Architects + Dean Maltz Architect.
Together Shigeru Ban and Dean Maltz were members of Team Think for the World Trade Center competition for which they were selected as finalists. Shigeru Ban and Dean Maltz continued to work together on variety of projects and exhibition until in 2005 Dean Maltz became a Partner of Shigeru Ban Architects, establishing its New York office as Shigeru Ban Architects America.
In 2006 Nina Freedman joined Shigeru Ban Architects America as Director of Projects for the Americas. With over 25 years of experience, she brings a wealth of corporate and cutting edge experience, having been educated in the US and England, with leadership positions on varied, complex, high profile, local and international architectural projects and expertise in large scale private and public institutional projects.
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