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AIA New York Day of Service with JWA

MAY - JUNE 2018

For this year's AIA Day of Service, JWA will work to upgrade the service kitchen and large multipurpose room at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew with the volunteer support of SilverLining Inc. General Contractors, staff from Gensler, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design and Walter B. Melvin Architects. Read more.


JWA Featured in Houzz: Before and After


Our Harlem apartment renovation "Harlem Renaissance" was featured in Houzz: Before and After. JWA discusses gorgeous new built-ins, furnishings, windows and a new backyard update.

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Origami at Yale University, School of Architecture


To start off the school year, James visited the graduate students at Yale University's School of Architecture at the invitation of his friend and poet, Cynthia Zarin, to speak at her "Architectural Writing" elective course. As a former lecturer at the Pratt Institute's School of Architecture, James was asked to teach and discuss the practice of origami, relating it to the art of writing and architecture.


The New York Times: Same Tree, New Nest


The New York Times Home section featured our Upper West Side apartment renovation "Empty Nest". Designed to accommodate a couple whose son was off to college, the renewed space is clean and minimal and still in their familiar neighborhood.


Houzz Tour: Patience Makes Perfect

JUNE 2016

Our East Village apartment "Heavy Metal" was featured in a Houzz Tour. Our clients moved into this new apartment and lived in it for a few years before proceeding with renovations, allowing them time to decide what they really needed in their new space.


Houzz Tour: Cool Blues & A Streamlined Design


Our Upper East Side apartment renovation "Pets Allowed" was featured in a Houzz Tour. This gut renovation streamlined the layout of a previously clunky apartment plan to create a soothing oasis in the city for a large family and their multiple pets.


JWA Featured in Christie’s International Real Estate


For their Architecture Issue, Christie's Real Estate spoke with several architects, including JWA, to discuss the process of renovation and how to work with an architect. We emphasized the importance of an open dialogue between architect and client, plus highlighted the difficulties of dealing with the bureaucratic aspect of construction in NYC.


JWA Places Third in L-Ternatives Competition

MARCH 2017

Back in January 2017, JWA submitted designs and plans to Transportation Alternatives' and Gothamist's joint competition to re-imagine 14th Street in light of the impending L-Train shutdown. JWA is excited to announce we placed in third! We are so proud of our designers and hope some of our ideas will come to fruition. Read our full proposal here.


The New York Times: Townhouse Turnaround


The New York Times Real Estate section explored the return of Brooklyn townhouses as single family homes rather than multiple resident dwellings. Our Brooklyn Passive House was included as an example of a townhouse returning to its original function.


Traditional Home:

London Calling


Traditional Home took an inside look into our Upper West Side apartment renovation "London Calling", which was inspired by our clients' previous home on the other side of the pond. With custom details and interior design from Kemble Interiors, the old apartment was transformed into a stunning residence.


TASCHEN: Icons of New York Style


Our East Village loft renovation "Mod Loft" was included in Taschen's publication as one of the quintessential living spaces in New York City. With its mid-century modern furnishings and pre-war apartment characteristics, the loft is truly a design destination.


Metropolitan Home: Mod Loft


Metropolitan Home selected our "Mod Loft" as one of their Homes of the Year.