If You Want Something Done Right…

If You Want Something Done Right. Introducing the new breed of architect-developer. by David Sokol. Originally published in Departures, Fall 2017. Download the article here.

Interview: Jared Della Valle of Alloy

In September 2017, I sat down with Architect & Developer Jared Della Valle of Alloy in Brooklyn, New York. See more information about Alloy at their website. Watch Jared lecture in a panel on Architect as Developer at Harvard here. Jared Della Valle: It was my thesis in graduate school,...

Top Brooklyn Residential Sales by Architects & Developers

Two Architects & Developers made is big in Brooklyn in 2016. Alloy and Nava both made The Real Deal’s Brooklyn Top Residential Sales in 2016. These results help validate the value that an architect self-initiating their own work can bring to the table.     One John Street was the winning...

The Architect as Developer

Originally published on DesignIntelligence here. Written by Luis Gil & Richard Peiser While architects are responsible not only for the design of buildings but also for their economic performance to the extent that their designs meet the demands of the marketplace, it is the building developers who reap the vast...

The Architect as Developer Panel Discussion at Harvard

On November 5th, Harvard’s RED Club hosted a panel discussion on the topic of the architect-as-developer practice model. The event brought together three leading professionals in the industry to discuss the reasons each decided to pursue this method of practice, the benefits that it has afforded them, and the myriad...

Architect-Developer-Experimenter in West Chelsea

Originally published by The New York Times and can be accessed here. If West Chelsea seems like a canvas for ambitious architects and their indulgent developers, the midrise condominium at 459 West 18th Street makes a disciplined self-portrait. The 11-story black-and-white building looks restrained on a corner between the irregular-grid tower that...

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