GWATHMEY SIEGEL KAUFMAN & ASSOCIATES RELEASES GWATHMEY SIEGEL BUILDINGS AND PROJECTS 2002-2012
Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects is pleased to announce the release of Gwathmey Siegel Buildings and Projects 2002-2012, a new monograph, published by Rizzoli and edited by Group C, Inc. The new volume celebrates the firm’s ongoing legacy as a leading force in the modernist tradition. The text is by renowned architectural critic and historian Kenneth Frampton who cites his lecture “Gwathmey Siegel: Form and Counterform,” which he presented at the opening of the acclaimed Yale University School of Architecture exhibition, Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation.
The exquisite collection of projects highlights recent notable works including the United States Mission to the United Nations, the Yale Arts Complex, the W New York Downtown and W Hoboken Hotels, as well as a curated selection of academic buildings, signature private homes, museums and high-rise residential. The book covers the last years of work by firm co-founder, Charles Gwathmey and explores the dynamic designs for projects in the firm’s current portfolio.
“This is an important volume that captures the firm’s most recent decade of design,” said Robert Siegel, one of the founders of GSKA. “Not only does it beautifully capture the final collaborations with Charlie, it highlights the tremendous diversity of our firm’s projects and introduces the era that we have now entered. As GSKA moves forward, this book allows us to look back proudly.”
Though the first two Gwathmey Siegel volumes feature many iconic works that have brought the firm international fame and celebrated commissions, this third volume surpasses them, not only in sheer scope, with 32 projects included, but also because it includes some of the firm’s most magical work.
"Gwathmey Siegel has designed some of the most distinctive and pivotal works in modern American architecture recently and throughout its more than forty-year history," said Gene Kaufman, principal of GSKA. “This Gwathmey Siegel book is a window onto the firm’s spectrum of work as it transitions to a new, dynamic period of creativity.”