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CDR Studio Architects, PC thrives on collaborative work with clients, artisans, consultants and other professionals. This dialogue is commensurate with the firm’s primary interest: to create architecture in the public realm that is enriched by its specific processes of production, experiential qualities and collaborative relationships.
Established in New York City in 1996, CDR Studio is a multidisciplinary architecture practice with an emphasis on pragmatic research and building realization. A spirit of collaboration is the bedrock of CDR Studio’s design and project-management processes. Guided by ongoing dialogue with clients, consultants, artists and craftspeople, we are committed to the identification of a client’s core challenges and goals. The firm’s work is distinguished by a holistic aesthetic that is appropriate to the client and to the site. Individual projects achieve design excellence within the parameters of real life in real time. Success is a result of the firm’s dedication to ongoing experimentation with materials and methods of production.
CDR Studio embraces the procedural aspects of architectural practice. Our work begins at a project’s conception – sounding out ideas – through the project’s completion of construction with an eye on the post-architectural practice. It is the vigilant and rigorous tracking of budgets, community protocol, consultant coordination, contractual adherence and construction problem-solving that is the very stuff which produces architectural quality. We do not specialize in one type of market or building. Our body of work includes institutional, education, commercial and resident projects, as well as furniture design and urban planning. CDR Studio is committed to creating architecture that gives form to the client’s vision, such that it becomes a physical component of the client’s beliefs and aspirations. Connection to a community – be it cultural, civic, corporate or personal – is both the process and the result.