Last month, Ricardo traveled to Italy and was invited to lecture at the University of Pisa on the Randall’s Island Redevelopment project. The lecture focused on the evolution of the project from historical research and analysis to the development of the design concept and the intricacies of its implementation as a large-scale public-private project involving a variety of stakeholders.
Sportime Tennis Center on Randall’s Island, which opened in 2009, recently received approval from New York City to expand. Once complete, the $20 million expansion project will make the center the largest enclosed tennis facility in the world.
Construction for the new 42,000 square feet offices for CB Insights is underway. As a fast-growing financial tech company that predicts industry trends, CB Insights is in need of an expanded space that inspires productive and creative thinking. The design concept involves bold geometries as solids and voids between spaces, and provisions such as phone … Continue reading “CB Insights Under Construction”
It has been just over 16 years since RZAPS was conceived, and to mark this occasion we recently celebrated in style with some of our closest friends and allies over the years at the AIA New York Center for Architecture. A big thank you to those of you who made it out amidst the stormy … Continue reading “RZAPS Sweet 16 Celebration”
We are glad to receive an Honorable Mention for Skyscape from The Architecture Masterprize 2018. Learn more about it here.
The goal for the latest Zucker’s Bagels and Smoked Fish, now open for business, was to create continuity between the new and preceding Zucker’s on the Upper West Side. In keeping with the approach of the latter, we revived the original red brick wall, pressed tin ceiling and storefront pillars. A new 24-feet white oak communal … Continue reading “Zucker’s Flatiron Open”
Our Randall’s Island Redevelopment Plan was recognized with the First Award in the Global Architecture and Design Awards, organized by Re-thinking the Future. The redevelopment of this public park is the largest city-funded initiative dedicated towards improving sports fields and recreation facilities in over a century. Since its completion, the park, including the public and sports facilities we … Continue reading “Randall’s Island Redevelopment Awarded”
A Modern History — We received the Metal Architecture 2018 Design Award for Interiors for Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish Bakery. An in-depth article with a focus on the role of the historic and new metal elements in the design process of the space can be found here: Print / https://bit.ly/2unIAm0 Online / https://bit.ly/2LfSZr6
Design awards gala season has arrived at RZAPS. We attended two dinners at memorable venues this week to receive awards. On Tuesday, we were invited to Battery Gardens Restaurant, overlooking the Upper Bay, for the 2018 SARA | NY Design Awards Gala Dinner where we received an Award of Honor for Sportime Tennis Center/John McEnroe Academy. On … Continue reading “Design Award Galas”
We are pleased to announce that three of our projects are recent recipients of the following architecture awards. American Architectural Awards 2018 (The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design): Skyscape Skyscape reimagines a massive bridge overpass in downtown Atlanta by creating a sculptural facade on the overpass heightening the experience for motorists below and on the overpass … Continue reading “Recent Awards”