Architect Visit: Rees Roberts + Partners in Tribeca

January 23, 2011 6:30 PM

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Located in the heart of Tribeca, the storefront offices of Rees Roberts + Partners feature large steel-framed glass windows that offer a glimpse of the design process taking place within. Headed by British-born painter and designer Lucien Rees Roberts, who studied architecture at Cambridge, RR+P concentrates on interior and landscape design, creating effortlessly elegant projects that "defer to the elements of art, light, and views." Rees Roberts frequently works with Steven Harris Architects (the two were fully integrated under the SHA name from the mid-1980s to 2007) and shares office space with the firm. To see more work, go to Rees Roberts + Partners.

Above: The office facade seen from Chambers Street.

Above: Partners Lucien Rees Roberts and Deborah Hancock lead the interiors department.

Above: The multilevel loft space seen from above.

Above: Partner David Kelly heads the landscape department.

Above: A collection of materials for a client presentation, including a Fornasetti screen and a sample of tiger eye stone.

Above: Hand-laid river stones, copper, and images of the firm's landscape work.

Above: Just out from Princeton Architectural Press, True Life ($33.07 at Amazon) showcases the firm's residential work over the past 25 years.