Established in New York City in 2004, SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio PC is an award winning office that has acquired a reputation for work that is carefully tailored, discrete, and precise, with an emphasis on designs that are both unexpected and practical. The firm’s work ranges in scope from adaptive reuse projects to new construction, and in scale from private townhouses to large museums for art. The firm emphasizes the integration of design concepts and construction detailing to create projects with a comprehensive sensibility.
SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio is a New York State licensed minority/women-owned business.
Galia Solomonoff, AIA / Creative Director
Argentinean-born Solomonoff is the founder and Creative Director of Solomonoff Architecture Studio. Before establishing Open Office and later SAS, Solomonoff worked with Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Bernard Tschumi, and Rafael Vinoly. She has directed award-winning proposals for architectural and urban design competitions in Europe and the United States, and received a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Solomonoff teaches at Columbia University’s GSAPP, and has taught at The Cooper Union, RISD, Princeton University, and Yale University where she was honored with the Louis Kahn Chair. Solomonoff holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from City College CUNY, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University; she is a licensed architect in the State of New York.
Jonathan Garnett / Managing Director
Garnett joined SAS in 2004, and oversees the design development of the firm's projects. His professional experience includes work in all phases of residential, commercial, and retail design. Garnett holds a Master of Architecture from SCI-ARC, and a Bachelor of Art from the University of Michigan. He has co-taught graduate design studio and serves as a guest critic at Columbia University GSAPP.
Abe Bendheim / Project Designer
Bendheim joined SAS in 2013, and has developed residential, museum, and competition projects. Prior to joining SAS, Bendheim worked for the Rockwell Group and led a Solar Decathlon Team. Bendheim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Architectural Studies from Middlebury College and is working towards his Master of Architecture at Columbia University.
Kate Christensen / Senior Associate
Christensen joined SAS in 2008, and has developed commercial and residential projects, including a townhouse for two art collectors featured in New York Magazine’s inaugural design hunting guide. Christensen holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.
Eva Hagberg / Communications Director
Hagberg joined SAS in 2011 and is the Communications Director. Her writing can be found in publications such as Wallpaper*, Metropolis, the New York Times, Wired, and esquire.com. She has authored two books on contemporary architecture, Dark Nostalgia and Nature Framed. Hagberg received her Bachelor of Architecture from Princeton University.
Steven Harper, RA, LEED AP / Senior Associate
Harper joined SAS in 2008, and has led the development of residential, commercial, and retail projects including an 85,000 square foot office and production facility. His professional experience includes tenure at KPF’s New York office. Harper holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and is a licensed architect registered in the State of New York.
Bruce Hinternish / Finance Management
Hinternish joined SAS in 2012 and is in charge of the firm’s billing and bookkeeping.
Pamela Lucero / Office Management
Lucero joined SAS in 2013 and manages the firm's daily operations, scheduling, and archiving.
Edel Murphy / Associate
Murphy joined SAS in 2013 and has developed residential and retail projects. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Limerick School of Architecture in Limerick, Ireland, and had the opportunity to complete the Urban Design Studio of the Master of Architecture program in Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH in Stockholm, Sweden.
Liduam Pong / Associate
Pong joined SAS in 2011, and has developed residential, retail, and competition projects. Prior to joining SAS, Pong founded a graphic design collective in Madrid, Spain, where she worked with artists, gallerists, commercial and institutional clients including the National Library of Spain. Pong holds a a Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University and a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute Graduate Architecture and Urban Design.
Manuel Rearte / Consultant
Rearte has worked with SAS since 2006 and contributes to the development and visualization of the firm’s projects. In 2010, Rearte co-founded an independent design and visualization studio producing digital content of exceptional quality for several internationally-known architects and developers. Prior to founding his own studio, Rearte worked on the design development of several projects, including the 2010 Spanish Pavilion by Enrique Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue. Rearte holds a Bachelor of Architecture, with a minor in Construction Administration, from the University of Houston, Texas.
Cody Zalk / Associate
Zalk joined SAS in 2012, and has developed residential and museum projects. Prior to joining SAS, Zalk worked at SCAPE Landscape Architecture where he was a project designer and contributed to the publication Petrochemical America. Zalk holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Connecticut College and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.
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