Insights on Architecture About People Blog Office Events About People Blog Office Events Architects vs. Interior Designers In residential design and construction, the roles of architects and interior designers often overlap, leading to some confusion about who to hire. Why Not Design-Build? Design-build firms garner lots of hype these days, but are they as good as they seem? Reports from homeowners who’ve taken this path of renovation are mixed. Glossary of Contractor Terms General Contractors speak their own language. This glossary defines the peculiar words and phrases a client is likely to find in a contractor’s proposals and agreements. How To Hire An Architect If you’re planning to renovate or build a new home, the first step is to hire an architect. Well before site work can begin, you first need a design and a city application. Best Residential Architects Home Builder Digest has just published its Best Residential Architects. And we’re happy to report Delson or Sherman Architects made this short list. Dumbo Gets a New Public Library The new Dumbo library opened last month, and it’s even better than we’d hoped. Though compact, it packs a lot of architecture into its small footprint. Curbed’s Most Beautiful Homes Curbed has chosen a project by Delson or Sherman Architects for its list of “New York City’s Most Beautiful Homes of 2019.” The project was the gut renovation… Office Air Purifiers Can the indoor air in our workplaces ever be safe from coronavirus? As dropping temperatures force us to close our office windows, this question becomes critical… Black Lives Matter We stand in solidarity with the BLM protesters. We are outraged by the ongoing murders, police brutality, and systemic racism against Black people. Streeteries As temperatures dropped, we mourned the end of our summer nights dining al fresco in the middle of Vanderbilt Ave. The COVID winter ahead seemed dark and bleak. Pop-up Hospitals When New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, it posed a crushing challenge not only to our medical professionals, but to the spaces they work in. Design Solutions To PPE Crisis As New York reopens, we take inspiration from designers who have responded to the COVID crisis with drive, imagination, and honor. Here are a few projects of note. Greetings From The Epicenter As we close in on two months of working from home due to COVID, we’re settling into our new normal. But we’re still very much at work.