Chosen as one of the top new york architecture firms for the second year in a row. I-Beam "designs and constructs residential, landscape, and commercial projects, blending an unerring eye for functionality with a streamlined sensibility."
Finalists for The American Architecture Prize for the 2017 Firm of The Year Award.
Chosen as one of the top architecture firms in New York, for four years in a row by New York Magazine.
“I-Beam designs and constructs residential, landscape, and commercial projects, blending an unerring eye for functionality with a streamlined sensibility."
Wendy Goodman, New York Magazine
We create inspiring and cutting edge environments that bring beauty, serenity, playfulness, while increasing productivity, efficiency and savings for our clients.
We repurpose the abandoned, rethink the obvious, and celebrate the future possibilities of design.
We make the ordinary, extraordinary.
We believe that architectural design is a collaborative process that transforms spatial perception and personal experience.
I-Beam Design is an award winning multi-disciplinary firm founded by Suzan Wines and Azin Valy. They have over 20 years of experience on a broad range of design and construction projects including corporate, commercial, cultural, landscape and residential work. The firm’s projects have been featured in numerous national and international publications and have received much praise for their sensitive yet highly innovative design solutions. Personal attention by the partners and the project team is given to each project through active participation in all phases of research, site analysis, space planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, specifications, and construction. I-Beam is actively engaged in all phases of the building process that range from feasibility studies, Design Documents, building department and government filings, to on site construction supervision and sign offs.
Ms. Wines and Ms. Valy both completed professional degrees in architecture at The Cooper Union on full scholarships. Ms. Wines is licensed in New York State and served as New York correspondent for the renowned Italian Art and Architecture Magazine, Domus. She has taught architectural design at Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, Parsons New School of Design and The Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York. Ms. Valy has taught at City College and served as guest critic at Parsons, Pratt, and Columbia University. She is also the founder and CEO of Cityzen by Azin, a fashion brand based on intersection of human body and maps of cities from around the world.
I-Beam’s work has been exhibited at the Milan Architecture Triennale, the Venice Biennale and Prince Charles’ Royal Gardens in London.