Andre Kikoski Architect is a Manhattan-based architecture and design firm that is committed to artistry and innovation regardless of budget, genre or challenge. Our passion for material research, our detail-orientation, and our client-centric approach have won the firm projects in a wide range of categories - from exquisite private residences to award-winning arts and cultural institutions, as well as hospitality and commercial real estate projects. We routinely partner with renowned global brands to express their core identities through our work.
Our projects are rooted within a single concept and idea. We design with consistency, authenticity and integrity. We work in whatever style or language is best suited to our client's concept, and create spaces, buildings and objects that are inventive, unique and memorable.
Andre Kikoski Architect is internationally recognized as the first and only firm in history to win a perfect trifecta of three of the most prestigious design awards for a single project in a single year -- the Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award, the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design, and the Gold Key Award for Hospitality Excellence. We are also the recipient of the following honors: Award of Excellence from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) NY State; Award of Merit from the AIA NY State; Design Award from the AIA LA; Building Brooklyn Award; three Lumen Awards for Lighting Excellence; Finalist honors for the Conde Nast Traveler Innovation and Design Awards; the Travel and Leisure Design Awards; and the International Restaurant and Bar Awards. We are also the recipients of: a James Beard Foundation Nomination; the Edwin Guth Memorial Award from the International Association of Lighting Designers; and multiple "Best of" awards in New York, California and Colorado.
We are featured in the book New York Dozen: Gen X Architects as a cutting-edge, idea-driven firm similar to the original "New York Five" which included Richard Meier, Charlie Gwathmey, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves and John Hejduk 40 years ago. Our work is also featured in over 350 books and publications such as Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Fast Company, Interior Design, Surface Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper, and WWD.
Andre lectures and exhibits at The Architectural League of New York, The Center for Architecture at the NY AIA Chapter, the Guggenheim Museum, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, The New York School of Interior Design, New York University, Parsons the New School for Design, and professional conferences including IIDA and HD Expo. Andre is a member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Alumni in Real Estate.
Andre Kikoski AIA, LEED AP, received his Master's degree in Architecture at Harvard University, where he earned Distinctions for Innovation in Design and Technology. Prior to founding the firm, Andre trained in the offices of I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, and Peter Eisenman.
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