Current Work: GLUCK+

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 7:00 - 9:00pm

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GLUCK+, Little Ajax Affordable Housing | photo by Steve Mundinger

GLUCK+, Little Ajax Affordable Housing | photo by Steve Mundinger

Peter Gluck, Marc Gee, Thomas Gluck, Charlie Kaplan, and Stacie Wong

Moderated by Jared Della Valle

“Thinking Making Making Thinking”

Co-sponored by the Architectural League of New York

GLUCK+’s innovative, integrative means of design and construction characterizes the firm’s work at all scales. GLUCK+ embraces an architect led design-build practice through a broad range of approaches to commissions that vary from single houses to residential developments, as well as institutional and educational projects. The firm is dedicated to “pushing the boundaries of design together with real-world expertise to craft bold, innovative, and conceptually unique architecture.”

Peter Gluck founded the New York-based firm in 1972. Current projects include Duke University Marine Lab’s new oceanographic science research lab building; the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, a public/private initiative for an after school educational program in a new clubhouse venue with stadium exhibition courts in Crotona Park, Bronx, which recently received an NYC Public Design Commission Award for Excellence; 205 Race, a high-rise development in Philadelphia; and Van Sinderen Plaza, an affordable housing development in East New York. Recent projects include a studio lot building for Sony Entertainment, Culver City, California; Lady Liberty Academy Charter School, Newark, New Jersey; and The Stack, the first prefabricated steel and concrete modular residential building development in New York. Other recent projects include The East Harlem School; Little Ajax Affordable Housing, Aspen, Colorado; Lakeside Retreat, upstate New York; Tower House, upstate New York, which was selected by Architectural Record for their Record Houses issue in 2013; and Floating Box House, Austin, Texas.

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