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1.16.2017

In Home of Hip-Hop, a Concert Hall to Honor Its Musical History


The New York Times and Curbed report on the ground breaking of the WXY designed Bronx Music Hall, a part of a new, all-affordable, housing project in the South Bronx. The Times wrote, "It is the latest move to honor the Bronx’s heritage, part of a continuing effort to burnish the image of an area that was once synonymous with urban decay and neglect."




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1.9.2017

Behold the Next New Astor Place


After years of construction, Astor Place's new look is finally finished. New York Magazine reviews WXY's redesign of Astor Place, detailing the revamp of Astor's "old-fashioned graciousness" towards a fresh identity in 2017.




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1.4.2017

A Notorious Former Bronx Prison Site to Become Affordable Housing


WXY's principle in charge, Claire Weisz, told The Architect's Newspaper, “The goal is to create a campus that incorporates living and working to reimagine this promontory place in Hunts Point” and as The Wall Street Journal reports, the development will include "740 units of affordable housing, 52,000 square feet of open and recreational space, 49,000 square feet of light industrial space, 48,000 square feet devoted to community facilities such as a health-service provider and 21,000 square feet of retail space." 




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12.22.2016

New Car-Sharing Program Could Put Charge Into NYC's Electric-Vehicle Use


Adam Lubinsky, WXY managing principal, and Paul Lipson, principal of Barretto Bay Strategies, an urban policy consulting firm, pen an op-ed in Crain's New York Business arguing that "given our traffic congestion issues and that transportation accounts for an average of 35% of greenhouse-gas emissions in most metro areas, increasing EV usage and car sharing are significant steps in the right direction." Read more about their pilot car sharing program in Battery Park City in Curbed.




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11.17.2016

Can You Guess These New York City Buildings?


The Spring Street Salt Shed is featured in The New York Times online quiz game.




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10.5.2016

WXY Transforms Former Shipyard into Innovation Hub in New Jersey


ArchDaily writes, "WXY Architecture + Urban Design has been commissioned to masterplan and develop a 130-acre former shipyard into a modern 'innovation district' featuring flexible workspaces and a modern maker hub at Kearny Point, New Jersey. Working with owner Hugo Neu, WXY’s plan calls for the adaptive reuse of several former maritime industry buildings that once served as factories for warships."




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9.28.2016

The WXY Principals Have Put Their Stamp on Nearly Every Corner of New York


In a Q and A with Interior Design Magazine, WXY principles, Mark Yoes and Claire Weisz, say, "Although we’re game to design anything, we do our best work in collaboration with other architects or even people in different disciplines. We have a track record of putting great teams together. We’re really focused on pushing the quality, and we’re not scared of diversity—whether of disciplines or ideas. The more voices at the table, the better the project."




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6.7.2016

East Harlem Holds Its Own


Rather than wait to respond to a zoning proposal by the city’s Department of City Planning (DCP), local organizations in East Harlem began working vigorously with elected officials to develop recommendations for how to use zoning to preserve affordable housing stock, open space, and the community’s cultural heritage. The resulting East Harlem Neighborhood Plan, marks the first time a community in New York has developed such a plan ahead of a DCP proposal. Landscape Architecture Magazine




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5.10.2016

Architectural Firm Shares New Vision for Brooklyn Strand


At the core of the Brooklyn Strand plan is an initiative called the ‘Gateway to Brooklyn,’ where a series of Parks and DOT spaces can work together and unlock a highway interchange into a place for people, complete with expanded parks, a new market space, and seamless access to the Brooklyn Bridge. Commercial Property Executive




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3.16.2016

How the Salt Shed Happened


Karrie Jacobs tells the story of how the Department of Sanitation Garage and Salt Shed at Spring and West Street came to be. She explains the roles of the DDC and the PDC and their quest for design excellence in public work. Of the Salt Shed, she asks "how did this roughly $18 million piece of publicly funded infrastructure, one built for so quotidian a purpose, wind up being so gorgeous?" Architect




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2.25.2016

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito unveils proposal for East Harlem


WXY helped facilitate a community engagement process, initiated by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Manhattan Community Board 11, in response to an announcement of plans to rezone East Harlem. Crain's reports that the results of that effort are now available in a 138-page plan. (Crain's




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2.23.2016

Kearny Point being remade as N.J.'s Brooklyn Navy Yard


WXY was selected to provide master planning services for Kearny Point, a 130-acre industrial site in New Jersey. Read more at NJ.com.




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