Eckart Graeve

Eckart Graeve

New York, NY, US

View Portfolio


Senior architect with over 20 years of work experience.  Project Architect for award-winning projects combining design skills with technical knowledge at all stages of project development and execution.  Team leader with excellent project management skills.  Focus on working within existing context, adaptive reuse, public buildings and integrated sustainable design & technology. Extensive international project experience and background in planning.


Marvel, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

Responsible for all aspects and phases of project design. Focus on managing large scale adaptive reuse projects for office, education and mixed-use. The Pearson. 20-story multifamily residential condominium tower. New Lab - Brooklyn Navy Yard. Design and prototyping facility for the development of advanced technologies and manufacturing in a former shipbuilding factory. St. Ann’s School. Renovation of the school’s main building in Brooklyn Heights. Hall Street. Transforming the industrial campus of a former printing factory at the Brooklyn Navy Yard into co-working, manufacturing, amenities, retail and food & beverage uses. Central King Building NJIT Newark, NJ. Adapting a former High School building into a campus center including historic preservation of the auditorium, and the NJII Center for Innovation.

Apr 2014 - Apr 2020

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, Senior Architect

Planning and architecture of large-scale urban projects. Responsible for master plan and site plan development and preparation of schematic design documents. Solve design and planning problems, coordinate with client and consultants, lead planning aspects and direct the work of team members, develop the master planning concept incorporating site, landscape, transportation and infrastructure planning. La Guardia Airport. Advance the Master plan and Terminal design from early planning through schematic design. Planning and design of the new public entrances at Moynihan Station. Coordinate existing and new structure, systems and services. Detail design of new plazas, new entrance halls and extension of the West End Concourse. Lead the Sustainability Knowledge Network at SOM New York.

Apr 2010 - Oct 2013

Adjunct Professor NYIT and Freelance Architect, New York, NY, US, Adjunct Professor NYIT and Freelance Architect

Teach Design Studios and architecture research and practice.
Design projects: Triangle Les Plantaz, Switzerland. Housing design competition. North Flatbush Avenue Streetscape Design. Proposal to update a major Brooklyn boulevard (with dland studio). Fort Greene Rooftop Addition and Roof Garden. Extension of a new rooftop penthouse with solar panel canopy and roof garden to improve light, circulation and spatial clarity. PACC Apartments in the former Brooklyn Fire Department Headquarters. Renovation of a historical landmark in Brooklyn.

May 2007 - Apr 2010

Work AC, New York, Project Architect

Diane von Furstenberg Building. Oversaw building design and renovation from early design sketches through to construction. Managed and coordinated the design team. Produced design development and construction documents. Formatted design for landmarks and filing process. Provided detail design according to field conditions and revisions for value engineering. Coordinated with the client; directed consultants and contractors in a delivery method similar to a design-build process. Responsible for construction administration and site supervision.

Jan 2005 - Apr 2007

Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn (now Perkins Eastman), New York, Architect / Urban Designer

Architect / Urban Designer. Designed master plans for mixed-use, residential and commercial projects from concept through to final presentation. Produced plans, models and renderings. Coordinated drawing work, graphics and models for client presentation.

Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

Kees Christiaanse, KCAP, Rotterdam, NL, Architect / Planner

Planning and design, including mixed use, housing and office developments, educational facilities and public buildings. Acquisition and feasibility studies, presentation drawings and exhibition design. Produced concept and design for Eindhoven Airport, including a master plan for the larger airport city area and terminal design through to final design. World Forum in The Hague. Master plan creating an urban ensemble with public facilities including the U.N. tribunal, Stedelijk Museum and the Europol headquarters. Utrecht Overvecht Transformation of a housing project. Master plan for the larger housing area and implementation plans and master plan for the city center.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2003

HNTB, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer in a design-oriented architecture office leading ambitious planning and architecture projects. Produced drawings and graphics for design packages, presentations and construction documents. Assisted in design, meetings and charrettes. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport from terminal design to concessions, signage, parking garage and canopy designs. Urban Deck. A project to bridge an interstate highway with a wide deck featuring sports fields and landscaping.

Sep 2000 - Dec 2001

Areas of Specialization