Penn Plaza Face-Lift

Published on: April 12, 2018 | Under: News

The fence is up around Penn Plaza, indication that construction is underway for the rejuvenation of the outdoor POPS (privately owned public space), once “penned” by RZAPS in 2008. The project is one part of a larger scheme to breathe new life into the Penn Plaza area.  In a few weeks time, commuters will be … Continue reading “Penn Plaza Face-Lift”

Hurricane Sandy Build It Back Homes Complete

Published on: February 12, 2018 | Under: News

A number of New York City’s Build It Back (BIB) homes RZAPS has worked on are complete. The BIB program is an effort to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy and to make affected homes and communities more resilient in preparation for future storms. We designed and oversaw the construction of several homes in Brooklyn, which involved … Continue reading “Hurricane Sandy Build It Back Homes Complete”

Zucker’s Flatiron in Construction

Published on: October 27, 2017 | Under: News

Our second Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish is now under construction! Original elements like the cast iron storefront and tin ceiling have been unveiled in demolition and will undergo restoration. Located in the Flatiron District on E 23rd St, this delicious eatery should be ready for action by the end of the year…stay tuned, more to come!

RZAPS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE

Published on: August 11, 2017 | Under: News

Landscape Architecture Magazine’s current issue (Aug ’17) features the Randall’s Island Redevelopment project by RZAPS with landscape architects, MPFP. An engaging read that explores the island’s colorful past and evolution to the current recreational development. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/2vqYufA

A Look Inside Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish

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Here’s a look inside recently completed, Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish, in its third NYC location on the Upper West Side. Located in a 19th-c. landmarked building, the design developed through the desire to merge original features such as the modular tin ceiling and cast iron storefront with modern elements like the custom steel and … Continue reading “A Look Inside Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish”

Landmarked Facade for Avra Madison

Published on: January 3, 2017 | Under: News

The new storefront design restores elements of this 1902 Beaux Arts landmarked building while retrofitting windows, awnings, signage and lighting to highlight Avra Madison as the destination for authentic Greek fare and fresh seafood in the Upper East Side.

RZAPS IN ARCHITECTURE TODAY

Published on: November 23, 2016 | Under: News

RZAPS is one of forty international architects featured in Architecture Today and is described as an “influential force” in practice today. The three projects in the book — Redevelopment of Randall’s Island, Sportime/John McEnroe Tennis Center, and One Penn Plaza — show the high quality of the work of RZAPS. See the full section in … Continue reading “RZAPS IN ARCHITECTURE TODAY”

Designing for the Public with the Parametric Process

Published on: July 15, 2016 | Under: Process

“While in mathematics parametric signifies a set of quantities expressed as an explicit function of a number of independent parameters, in architecture this is complemented by a utilitarian dogma for exploring the possibilities offered by the model.” Daniel Davis For years many designers have been trying to use parametric tools to define a style and … Continue reading “Designing for the Public with the Parametric Process”