Gavri Slasky

Gavri Slasky

New York, NY, US

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Mr. Slasky, AIA, started his career at SBJ Group in 2013 as the Project Manager for an eleven story, 311 unit residential building in Long Island. Since then, together with Mr. Stephen Jacobs, he has designed and managed 2.25 million square feet of residential new construction projects in New York City, Long Island and Westchester and developed an expertise in the New York State Building Code. 

A major focus of Mr. Slasky’s work is in Transit Oriented Development, where he seeks to strengthen historic town centers in the greater New York region with mid-rise multifamily and mixed-use buildings adjacent to commuter train stations. Mr. Slasky has piloted these projects from conception to completion, testifying at local municipality Zoning Boards, producing documentation for Building Department approval, overseeing construction administration and working together with the general contractor and owner in achieving building occupancy. Two of these projects received the Long Island Smart Growth Award as a testament to their success.  

In New York City, Mr. Slasky has designed and managed high-rise hotel, office and residential projects, and performs peer reviews on many SBJ Group projects for compliance with Accessibility, Building and Energy Codes. 

Mr. Slasky received his Masters in Architecture from Princeton University and his B.A. from Columbia University, majoring in architecture. Prior to joining SBJ Group, Gavri worked at Kohn Pedersen Fox on supertowers in Korea, megablocks in China and urban planning for the Boston Seaport and New York’s Hudson Yards.


SBJ Group, New York, NY, US, Associate

Manage high-rise hospitality and multi-family residential projects from design through construction. As Project Manager, perform zoning, building code, energy code and accessibility analysis; act as primary contact for client, oversee all coordination with consultant engineers, prepare all items for DOB approval, run weekly project meetings, produce complete construction document sets, review submittals and manage the architectural teams. Perform peer reviews of firm projects for compliance with accessibility, zoning, building code and energy code.

Feb 2013 - current

Morpurgo Architects, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, US, Project Architect

Manage and design residential and commercial projects from inception through construction. Responsibilities include client communication, proposals and contracts, zoning analysis and planning board testimony, technical detailing and construction documents, consultant and manufacturer coordination, budget estimates, bid selection and construction administration. Established firm’s web presence, created firm website and social media pages, initiated AdWords campaign and GoogleAnalytics. These efforts directly led to projects and publications.

Mar 2009 - Feb 2013

Redtop Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Construction documents for high-end apartments and townhouses in Manhattan.

Nov 2008 - Feb 2009

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Team member on large scale international projects. Worked directly with Job Captain establishing standards and coordinating project team and consultants. Developed 3D models, diagrams and presentation drawings for sustainable master plans, supertowers and large mixed-use projects.

Jul 2007 - Oct 2008

Ascape, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Part time assistance on multiple residential projects in Manhattan.

Jun 2003 - Feb 2007

Peter Marino Architect, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Chanel retail projects.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, Project Manager

GIS mapping projects for sustainable campus master plan, directed by Prof. Guy Nordenson.

May 2005 - Aug 2005

Kaehler/Moore Architects, Greenwich, CT, US, Architectural Intern

Residential estates in Greenwich, CT.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2004

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Research Assistant to Prof. Barry Bergdoll

Sep 2002 - May 2004

Marble Fairbanks, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Team member on two competitions for higher-education buildings.

Mar 2003 - Aug 2003

The Turett Collaborative, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Drafting details for Manhattan townhouse in the construction administration phase.

Jun 2002 - Aug 2002

Richard Bienenfeld Architect, New Rochelle, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Dec 2001 - Jan 2002


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, Architecture

Masters of Architecture

Student Representative, M.Arch. Class of 2007 2005-2006
School of Architecture, Princeton University—Princeton, NJ

Project Manager, directed by Prof. Guy Nordenson 2005
Princeton Environmental Atlas, Princeton University—Princeton, NJ

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

B.A., Magna cum Laude
Architecture Major GPA: 3.96, Departmental Honors
Overall GPA: 3.84, Phi Beta Kappa

Research Assistant to Prof. Barry Bergdoll 2002—2004
Department of Art History, Columbia University—New York, NY

Studio Teaching Assistant 2004
Department of Architecture, Columbia University—New York, NY

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004


Long Island Smart Growth Award, Village Green, 1st Place

Project: Village Green
Category: Transit Oriented Development


Long Island Smart Growth Award, 1 Third Avenue, 1st Place

Project: 1 Third Avenue
Category: Transit Oriented Development


Winner, Design Within Reach Champagne Chair Competition., 1st Place

Winner of the Popular Vote


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