GF55 Architects is dedicated to the practice of architecture and the realization of concepts into reality. We have a genuine love of being architects and bring a joyfulness that is fundamental to the creative process. We seek excellence through a collaborative search amongst ourselves, our clients and expert consultants. Embracing modern technology and work practices, GF55 is hands-on and results-oriented without prejudice to project type or scale.
NYC is in our DNA. It’s what drives our belief that the built environment must be humanized in order to be a part of the natural landscape. This philosophy is intrinsic to our design process whether we are creating a solution for a multi-residential tower, a private residential home, or implementing a brand name for a national retail corporation. GF55 designs with modern technologies and work practices, yet we adhere to Vitruvius’ classic principles of Firmitas (durability), Utilitas (functionality), and Venustas (beauty).
Our love of architecture is based upon the understanding that design solutions must be a collaborative effort with influence from all sectors of society, that we must consider the realistic parameters of timelines, budgets, constructability, historic context, local impacts, and the environment at large. As a firm, we are grounded in a practical reality and we are experts at the nexus of results-oriented design solutions.
Our NYC headquarters, a bright open floor plan, is intended to encourage professional and social interaction. The GF55 kitchen, our conference spaces, and our high-top discussion zones are intended to support the growth of these relationships. We nurture the social interaction of our staff with weekly cocktail hours, a volleyball team, foodie outings, summer and holiday events. These after work activities build a reservoir of good will between team members, encouraging the notion that the best solutions come from an open expression of ideas.