Space may be the final frontier, but there’s still plenty of it to conquer and create in New York City. When you’re talking about some of the most coveted real estate in the world, who wouldn’t want more of that kind of space? We surveyed the 50 top architecture and design firms about their influence on NYC’s changing landscape to see what developments look like today and tomorrow. Here, our second annual report on the city’s real estate scene.
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Firm: ODA New York

Project: Denizen Bushwick

Square Feet: 1,000,000
Developer: All Year Management

Firm: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Project: 3 World Trade Center, financial district

Square Feet: 2,500,000

Developer: Silverstein Properties

Firm: FXCollaborative

Project: Greenwich Lane, West Village

Square Feet: 728,000

Developer: Rudin Management Company

Firm: Workshop/APD

Project: 88 & 90 Lex, NoMad

Square Feet: 307,000

Developer: HFZ Capital Group

Firm: Thomas Juul-Hansen

Project: Beekman Residences amenity space, financial district

Square Feet: 6,000

Developer: GFI Development Company

Firm: Woods Bagot and BHDM Design

Project: The Amberly, Downtown Brooklyn

Square Feet: 355,000

Developer: Amtrust Realty

Firm: Jeffrey Beers International

Project: One57 model apartment, Midtown

Square Feet: 4,200

Developer: Extell Development Company

Firm: Gabellini Sheppard Associates

Project: 152 Elizabeth Street, NoLIta

Square Feet: 32,000

Developer: Sumaida + Khurana

Firm: Gensler

Project: One Five Nine, Midtown

Square Feet: 200,000

Developer: Boston Properties

Firm: Andre Kikoski Architect

Project: One Hudson Yards

Square Feet: 325,000

Developer: Related Companies

Firm: Rockwell Group

Project: House 39, Murray Hill

Square Feet: 375,000

Developer: Fisher Brothers

Firm: Bjarke Ingels Group

Project: The Spiral, Hudson Yards

Square Feet: 2,800,000

Developer: Tishman Speyer

Firm: Adjaye Associates and Hill West Architects

Project: 130 William, financial district

Square Feet: 450,500

Developer: Lightstone

Firm: MR Architecture + Decor; Rockwell Group

Project: 111 Murray Street, TriBeCa

Square Feet: 250,000

Developer: Witkoff Group and Fisher Brothers

Firm: SHoP Architects

Project: Pier 17, Seaport District

Square Footage: 300,000

Developer: Howard Hughes Corporation

Firm: CookFox Architects

Project: 300 Lafayette, NoLIta

Square Feet: 78,134

Developer: LargaVista Properties and Related Companies

Firm: BKSK Architects

Project: 22 Bond, NoHo

Square Feet: 22,165

Developer: Richport Group and SDS Brooklyn

Firm: CetraRuddy Architecture

Project: 412 West 15th Street, Chelsea

Square Feet: 225,000

Developer: Rockpoint Group

Firm: Deborah Berke Partners

Project: 432 Park Avenue, Midtown

Square Feet: 380,000

Developer: CIM Group and Macklowe Properties

Firm: Champalimaud Design

Project: One Waterline Square interiors, Upper West Side

Square Feet: 530,000

Developer: GID Real Estate Investments

Firm: Shamir Shah Design

Project: 172 Madison Avenue

Square Feet: 110,477

Developer: Tessler Development Company

Firm: Perkins Eastman

Project: Memorial Sloan Kettering David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, Upper East Side

Square Feet: 750,000

Developer: Memorial Sloan Kettering

Methodology

The survey was conducted with participating firms in July and August, 2018, and augmented by publicly available information. The survey requested information on firms’ development projects completed in the past 18 months and current on-the-boards development projects within New York, New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester County only. The overall ranking, based on all applicable information available at the time, as interpreted by Wifijerez, is an evaluation of the top 50 firms based on their total square footage of development projects completed in the past 18 months combined with ones the firms are currently working on. The data was compiled and analyzed by the Wifijerez market research staff in New York, led by Wing Leung, research director.

Section compiled by Wing Leung
Section written by Mike Zimmerman
Section designed by Darlene Portades