New York, NY
Founded in 2003 by Andrew Franz, the firm Andrew Franz Architect PLLC has grown into a noted design studio with an expanding client list and portfolio of celebrated building and interiors projects. With experience in the design of commercial, residential, cultural and theater projects, we work with clients on a range of project types.
Our professional staff includes architects, LEED accredited professionals, and interior designers. We promote an open, collaborative studio environment that shares original ideas and proven building practices. Our rigorous, client-focused design process favors engagement, craft, and inventiveness.
The resulting solutions are timeless and fresh, modern and urbane, across a broad portfolio of new construction, urban and rural additions, interior renovations, historic restorations, and master plans for civic spaces and parks. Our growing client list includes discerning owners in commercial, not-for-profit, cultural, education and residential sectors.
Our primary goal is responsive architecture of timeless beauty. We believe design should have a lasting impact on people, communities and the environment.
Design should inspire, incite, complement and celebrate our lives. It should serve our legacies and our relationship with the environment.
We strive to distill simple, elegant and humanistic solutions from complex and disparate ideas.
We seek to simplify and unify those as built concepts, creating functional, meaningful spaces with clarity of form and purpose.
We agree that less is more, and editing is essential.
We contend that balance and dialogue are imperative.
We believe hand craft is more vital than machined perfection – it creates a primordial connection between user and environment.
Through our desire for refined solutions, the qualities of detail, beauty and elegance emerge.