Joseph Auld joins think! as Director of Client Development


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Joseph Auld has joined think! as our director of Client Development. In that role Joe will work with the firm principals to develop new client opportunities and to actively maintain ongoing client relationships. Joe trained as an architect and has spent the majority of his professional career working as a project manager for private and institutional clients. He brings his wide background in development, construction and management to his role at the firm.

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New Staff


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We welcome the following new staff to the think! team.

Waterfront Development Wins SARA Design Award


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We are proud to announce that we won the Society of American Registered Architects National Design Award for our waterfront complex plan in Newburgh, New York, in the urban planning category. This multi-building residential complex, with its landscape components and new ferry terminal, is meant to help economically revive this old Hudson river city.

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REACT Center Opens


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On June 16 the Roosevelt Educational Alcoholism & Counseling Treatment (REACT) Center, designed by think!, opened its doors to the community. Director Carol Jobson praised the new Center's design, filled with natural light, color and natural materials, as being a reflection of renewal and hope for their clients in outpatient treatment. The project included a total interior and exterior renovation of a dark and dilapidated warehouse.

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think! wins Mott Haven RFP


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After months of deliberation, the NYC Housing Authority has selected the team of think!, Lemle & Wolff, Alembic Community Development and The Bridge for their Betances VI site in Mott Haven, the Bronx. This 15 story, 101 unit building will consist of affordable family units, housing for formerly homeless veterans, support space for The Bridge and a significant retail component on Willis Avenue.

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Oosten Wins Brooklyn Builds Award


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We have been honored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, who gave our 215 unit condominium in Williamsburg, Brooklyn their 2017 Brooklyn Builds Design Award, residential category. This full-block, 500,000 square foot, high-end residence comprises multiple unit types wrapped around a large central courtyard. The street facades are each designed to integrate into the low-rise neighborhood, while mitigating the enormity of this building's scale.

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267 Rogers Ave is Completed


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Our 165 unit rental building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn has recently been completed and is occupied. Designed to be a simple but elegant and cost-effective solution, our client, Heights Advisors, self-built the project.

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Long Island City Hotel Tops Out


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Our new 133 key, extended stay hotel for Marriott has recently topped out at ten stories. The hotel is located in an industrial area in Long Island City that is quickly transforming into a hospitality district. Our overall design approach on this project, as an unexpectedly contemporary design, has expanded the Marriott brand to appeal to a sophisticated demographic. Completion is expected in December 2018.

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Pratt Film & Video Wins AIA Design Award


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We are pleased to report that our design for Pratt Institutes's new Department of Film & Video has won a design award from the New York State chapter of the American Institute of Architects. think! principal Jack Esterson, class of '75, attended the awards ceremony in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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Don Flagg Joins think!


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This Fall, Don Flagg has joined the think! team as our Studio Director. Don has devoted much of his thirty years of design practice to major public works that have had a profound impact on the lives of New Yorkers, including the revitalization of Grand Central Terminal. With his expertise in master planning, preservation, interior planning and construction, Don is committed to creating architecture that creatively responds to the user's needs, intelligently engages its urban context and achieves design quality of the highest caliber.

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Queens Passive House Project Tops Out


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Our affordable senior residence, designed for the not-for-profit Hanac Inc., has topped out in Corona, Queens. This 68 unit project has been designed as a Passive House building, and includes intergenerational and active design principles, as well as a high degree of sustainability, to create a new model for this building type.

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Odyssey House's George Rosenthal Center for Recovery Opens


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On May 11, Odyssey House Executive Director Peter Provet presided over the opening ceremony of their newest and largest residential treatment center on Wards Island, NY, designed by think!. Converted from an abandoned hospital, the new facility houses 240 men, women and teens in substance abuse recovery in what Dr. Provet describes as a national model for what therapeutic recovery centers can be.