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Brian Kaye

Brian Kaye

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I've practiced architecture for over 30 years and have taught architecture to high school and college students and continue to be a guest critic at a number of schools in the New York area.  I've also worked in Milan and am comfortable working in metric as well as English measurements.  I have a basic fluency in Italian and bit less in French.  I enjoy contemporary design that seeks to be innovative and I attempt to provide sustainable design that is a healthy environment for the client and users.  I'm well versed in interiors including furniture, furnishings and fabrics and have taught myself  quite a bit about lighting.  I have a wide range of resources of materials and pride myself of detaillng, especially millwork.  The conceptual phase of a project is one that I quickly come to and enjoy expanding the initial concept to create a total work that follows the initial ideas.  

I keep myself active in the architecture and design communities in New York through lectures, exhibitions and films.  Outside of practicing architecture, I keep active with yoga, meditation and speed walking and attend films, dance, opera, music, museums and galleries and concerts - part of the reason I enjoy living in New York..  

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Employment 

Darius Toraby Archiects, New York, NY, US, Project architect/manager

Project architect/manager on a large triplex apartment on Park Avenue, in a Candela designed building. The aesthetic was 20s-30s French modern and was established by the interior designers.

Mar 2007 - Aug 2009
 

Oliver Cope Architect, New York, NY, US, Project designer/manager

Project designer and manager for a triplex apartment renovation/alteration in a Candela designed apartment house in Sutton Square; the work followed a traditional design aesthetic.

Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

I studied design with Raymond Abraham, Giulliano Firenzolli and presentation wtih Lauretta Vinciarelli. While studying at Pratt I was working and teaching at the Institute for Architecture & Urban Studies under Peter Eisenman.

Oct 1976 - Dec 1979
 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, Architecture

I studied design with Andreas Duany.

Aug 1974 - May 1976
 

Awards 

AIA Best Interiors, Award

Award for the design of a two bedroom apartment on Fifth Avenue, opposite the Metropolitan Museum, for a young contemporary art collector.

1995
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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