Christopher Solek

Christopher Solek

New York, NY, US

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A versatile designer with over 20 years' practice across multiple continents, Christopher Solek brings together architecture and interior design in projects large and small.

After working in top Sydney design firms, Christopher moved to New York, beginning his time in the USA as lead designer for the high-profile redevelopment of the iconic TWA Hotel. Influenced by the legendary Eero Saarinen and other international modernist, Christopher delivered his own style of modernism across the hotel interiors, furniture, and fixtures.

Since then, Christopher has worked on other prestigious projects in the United States, Mexico, and Sydney Harbour. He also designs ultra-modern homes in the Caribbean, Connecticut, and the Hudson Valley.


Solek Architecture + Interior Design, Architect & Interior Designer

Designing spaces for living — enhancing experiences, movement and mood.

Jan 2014 - current

Meyer Davis Studio, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager/Interior Architect

• One Barangaroo Crown, Sydney
• Mr.C Residences, Miami
• Vital Proteins Headquarters & Flagship

May 2018 - Jan 2021

Stonehill Taylor, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager/Interior Architect

• TWA Hotel at JFK
• Limelight Luxury Hotel & Resort, Aspen Snowmass
• Hotel and Workspace Rebrand, San Francisco

May 2016 - May 2018

Smith & Tzannes Architects, Sydney, AU, Senior Project and Design Architect

• Arise Boutique Apartments, 26 multi-dwelling residential apartments
• Emerald Park Development, five building multi-dwelling residential complex
• Marlborough Street, commercial and retail adaptive re-use of heritage terrace

Jan 2013 - Mar 2016

Turner Studio, Sydney, AU, Senior Project Architect

• Audi Service Centre, flagship two-level showroom within mixed-use development
• Union Development, three building multi-dwelling residential complex
• Mascot Square Development, seven building multi-dwelling residential complex

Jan 2011 - Dec 2013

Stanisic Architects, Sydney, AU, Project Manager

Jul 2009 - Dec 2010

Squillace Architects, Sydney, AU, Graduate Design and Project Architects

• Hugos Restaurant & Bar, Manly Wharf, Award Winning
• ‘Ayllen’ Parish Residence, modern renovation and addition to Victorian home

Jan 2006 - Nov 2009

PMDL Architecture & Design, Sydney, AU, Graduate Design and Project Architects

Jan 2004 - Dec 2006

Jackson Teece Architects, Sydney, AU, Graduate Architect

Jan 2001 - Dec 2004


University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, AU, Masters, Architecture

Graduated 'Bachelor of Architecture' Degree with Honors, from the University of Technology, Sydney.
The degree incorporated full time employment and practical experience in Architectural firms throughout Sydney and during the whole course of study.

Following the completion of the degree, I passed the architects registration exams, becoming a registered architect in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Jan 1997 - Jan 2003


DRIVENxDESIGN - New York, Silver Winner 2019 New York Design Awards - TWA, 1st Place

TWA Hotel awarded, Silver Winner 2019 New York Design Awards


Interior Design Magazine - Best Hotel & Resort Projects 2019 - TWA Hotel, Award

TWA Hotel wins the Best Hotel & Design Projects for 2019



TWA Hotel wins the Best Guestroom Upper Midscale Design at the 39th annual Boutique Design New York Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design


2019 Best of Design Award for Building of the Year - TWA Hotel, Award

TWA Hotel won the 2109 Best of Design Awards for Best Building of the Year


DRIVENxDESIGN - Sydney, Australia Silver Winner 2019 New York Design Awards - Crown Barangaroo, Award

Crown Barangaroo awarded, Silver Winner 2019 New York Design Awards


Hugos Restaurant & Bar - Best New Venue 2009, 1st Place

Best New Restaurant and Bar Venue Australian Liquor Industry Awards


Winner 2015, Master Builders NSW, Award

Excellence in Construction Awards for Interior Fitouts $3-4M (AUD)


Drummoyne Apartments Winner 2011, Award

Excellence in Housing Award, Master Builders NSW


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