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I-Beam Design Featured in New York Magazine's List of Best Architects

For Immediate Release   

New York, October 2015                                                                                                      

For the second year in a row, I-Beam Design, led by Suzan Wines and Azin Valy, has been included among the top New York Architects and Designers in New York Magazine's Special Design Hunting Issue by Wendy Goodman for the Fall/Winter, 

2015-2016.

I-Beam is honored to be included amongst great architects and designers such as Steven Hall, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Hariri & Hariri, Architecture Research Office and many others.

New York Magazine's Annual Design Hunting Special edited by Wendy Goodman features projects that dare to dream what space can be and the professionals who design and build them.

Current and recently completed work by I-Beam Design include residential projects in Tribeca, the Upper West Side and Long Island and a 250,000 square foot headquarters for a high end fashion distribution company in Babylon, NY.

NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2013 CEREMONY AT WHITE HOUSE

I-Beam would like to congratulate James Wines (Suzan’s father) and Michael Sorkin for their National Design Awards from the Smithsonian /Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.

James is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Michael received the 2013 Award for his insightful ‘Design Mind’.


It was an honor for Suzan to accompany her father to the White House where they dined with Michelle Obama while discussing the importance of ‘risk-taking’ and potential of instant media in education, and design. Suzan is wearing the ‘New York City’ dress from Cityzen by Azin.

URGENT ARCHITECTURE

Our Pallet House has recently been published in “Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World.” The book features several innovative proposals for affordable housing, prefab construction, transitional shelters, and adaptable homes. Check it out!


A LOOK AT ONE OF I-BEAM’S LATEST PROJECTS

Mark’s/Caride Residence

The renovation of Melissa Marks and Vicente Caride’s loft is the result of a thorough collaboration. Melissa and Vicente are creative pro­fessionals who were very involved in the design process of their space.The architects and owners worked together to develop a plan that would remain open while creating order among a variety of domestic and professional activities. A series of sliding walls each weighing over 500 lbs serve as alternating studio and exhibition walls that reveal or conceal different areas (studio, office and living room) according to the time of day and who is using the space.