Commercial


Park Avenue South Lobby
New York, NY
2012


Kaffe 1668
New York, NY
2008
2,000 SF

Approached by two young investors to develop a café and small bakery, SAS quickly converted a generic commercial space in Tribeca into a two-level café with a small kitchen.

Central to the design concept was the clients’ desire to create a space that felt “industrial”, yet still welcoming to customers. A tall space and open layout was proposed so that the café would feel modern and airy. However, a focus on patinized finishes and antique lighting helped create a less typically modern atmosphere. Smoked and tinted oak floors and furniture, along with oiled steel fixtures, are combined with warm leather and pale plaster to suggest a materiality from a different time.

Museum of Sex Cafe
New York, NY
2010


Jungle Design Garden and Office
Brooklyn, NY
2009
1,000 SF

Landscape Design firm Jungle Design asked SAS to propose a simple 500 square foot building to house a design studio, sales office, and storage for an open lot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

After analysis of their spatial needs, building code, and intended use of the site, we suggested a simpler proposition than a small building- we proposed a large roof. To provide for a secure three-season office space we suggested fabricating a simple painted wood enclosure under the large roof. The rest of the space below the roof remains open and flexible for various uses by the owners. In conjunction with a wood worker and engineer, we developed a 25’x50’wood roof structure tied to a smooth concrete slab.


Angelo Galasso Boutique
The Plaza Hotel

New York, NY
2012


Japanese Restaurant and Bar
New York, NY
2013
7,000 SF

For a renowned three Michelin Star chef, SAS designed the conversion of two floors of a landmarked cast-iron structure into a 125-seat high end restaurant.

The design commands over 7,000 square feet of dining and cooking spaces and features two open kitchens as part of the dining experience. Within a large double-height space, a new 70-foot long dining mezzanine has been suspended from the greater building’s structure, creating a dramatic architectural feature while accommodating additional dining space.



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Colson Patisserie
Brooklyn, NY
2005
1,500 SF

Seeking to create a friendly neighborhood café and bakery, SAS developed this corner site in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn for a Belgian pastry chef opening his first business in the United States.

Crye Precision Headquarters
Brooklyn, NY
2013
85,000 SF

SAS is currently overseeing the sweeping conversion of an 85,000 square foot nationally-landmarked industrial structure into a headquarters and production facility for a private company which produces combat apparel and equipment.

The original large span steel structure and building envelope will be refurbished in an historically-appropriate manner while a new interior layout will accommodate the needs of a modern production facility. The project includes the design of studio and prototyping facilities, offices, and support spaces in addition to production, storage, and retail areas.



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Seefood Photo Studios + Office
New York, NY
2009


Lillian Ball Studio
New York, NY
1999
3,000 SF

SAS converted this 1,500 square foot ground floor space into a showroom for the artist/jewelry designer Lillian Ball.

Following the concept of the artist’s jewelry design, SAS transformed ordinary industrial elements like laboratory flasks into objects of delicate beauty. The project was completed with a limited construction budget by using inexpensive materials in an unconventional fashion. Enhancing its delicate and understated character, the floor was coated with a glossy linoleum sheet. To furnish the space, Galia Solomonoff collaborated with the client to create custom “gel” stools, faux fur rugs, acrylic display cases and a “light box” reception desk.

Brockman, Inc. Offices
New York, NY
2009
1,000 SF

Renovation of the offices of a book publishing agency headquartered in Manhattan.

Stimulus Clothing Boutique Prototype
Tokyo, Japan
Multiple sites
2006
2,000 SF

Prototype for high end retail space for the established Japanese brand in Tokyo.

Tillary St Gallery + Speakeasy
New York, NY
2010
10,000 SF


Triaxial with Steven Holl
Dongguan, China
2013
200,000 SF

Triaxial Complex is a 200,000 square feet sport and recreation center within Steven Holl Architects Dongguan Master plan, in Dongguan Mainland China. The Complex has two underground levels and two above ground level on top of a very large public salt water swimming pool.

The lowest level has five movie theaters varying in capacity from 500 to 400 and 250-seats, and space for several food vendors connected to the continuous shopping mall proposed. The level immediately below the pool houses the changing room for an estimate 5,000 users, and an indoor spa with smaller pools and treatment rooms. The level of the pool is mostly open and continuous with the Public Park and street level master plan. Above the pool there two levels of sport facilities. The building is to perform as an open Air Conditioning unit, with natural ventilation forced through and radiant cooling along the concrete structural members.

Vegetarian Restaurant Prototype
New York, NY
2009
1,000 SF

SAS submitted a proposal for a new vegetarian cafeteria launching in New York City, and created an efficient spatial prototype with LEED certification and speedy assembly from local materials.

Nave Clothing Boutique Prototype
Tokyo, Japan
Multiple Sites
2005
2,000 SF

SAS was asked to collaborate on the design of a prototype store for a new clothing brand to be launched in Japan.

Display fixtures and their materiality played a role in defining the space of the shop. The display fixtures could be arranged in any number of combinations within a given retail space. A graphic pattern developed in conjunction with designer Etsumi Imamura was the only adornment applied to the walls of the retail space.
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