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Andrew Franz Architect PLLC

New York City

Regions Served

  • New York City & Mid-Atlantic

Services Offered

Founded in 2003 by Andrew Franz, Andrew Franz Architect PLLC is an award-winning and widely published architecture and design studio based in New York City. With projects ranging from houses and apartments to commercial and cultural facilities, the studio creates engaging buildings and spaces that are thoughtfully detailed and highly functional with a rich, modern sensibility to stand the test of time.

The studio is a close-knit professional team of architects and interior designers. We promote an approachable and open environment that shares original ideas and proven building practices. We approach each project as a collaborative exploration with our clients to create distinctive and intensely individual design solutions.

Noted for creating carefully crafted and exceptionally built homes and interiors, our designs emphasize the user experience and meaningful connections to the natural environment. Whether for new construction or renovations, we are passionate about utilizing sustainable and lasting building practices and new technologies to make our projects as smart, energy-efficient, healthy and low-maintenance as possible while reducing costs and environmental impact.

Our primary goal is to create designs with a positive impact on people, communities, and the environment.

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Principal

  • Andrew Franz

Locations

  • 135 West 26th Street, Suite 10B
    New York, NY 10001

Featured Projects

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Fire Island House, Fire Island, NY

This 1965 house designed by modernist architect Horace Gifford is nestled into a wooded site on a sandy barrier island. Andrew Franz Architect, along with interior designer Peter Dunham, designer Jamie Bush, and landscape architect Tania Compton, renovated and restored the house as part of a master plan that included a new guest house, pool, exterior stair, new decking and circulation paths, and relocated entry pavilion.

Photo: Tria Giovan
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UWS Pre-War Duplex, New York, NY

This gut renovation of a pre-war apartment restores historic features and reconfigures the floor plan to add light and views and to better serve a modern family’s needs. The original layout was opened up to give the apartment a consistent and generous sense of space. An enlarged kitchen and relocated dining room now share an open, continuous space where custom wood cabinetry juxtaposes original arts-and-crafts detailing.

Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
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East End House, Long Island, NY

Perched on a bluff overlooking the water, a house on Long Island’s East End is a serene year-round retreat. Living spaces open outward toward cool breezes and lapping waves in summer, and in winter orient inwards toward warm wood paneling and a cozy two-sided fireplace.

Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
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West Village Apartment, New York, NY

A gut renovation of a compact apartment in the West Village opened up a highly compartmentalized plan and introduced longer views through different spaces and out over its view of Sheridan Square. Warmth, texture, and color were introduced through solid end-grain parquet flooring, rift white oak cabinetry, forest green doors, misty ceramic tile, and contrasting slabs of terrazzo and schist.

Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
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Chelsea Loft, New York, NY

Created for a family of four, Chelsea Loft imagines a corner unit drenched with sunlight to bring brightness and views deep into the spaces. Efficient, comfortable and open, the 1,300-square-foot home offers a model for urban family living today. Marked by natural materials and minimal details, the apartment is made with close to 100% reclaimed wood.

Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
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Tribeca Loft

The top floor of a Civil War-era warehouse is transformed into a warm and welcoming residence by a mezzanine courtyard that brings daylight flooding in and draws occupants up and out. Embracing the building’s industrial past, the design engages in a visual discourse between new and old, juxtaposing modern insertions with restored original and reclaimed materials.

Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
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Chelsea Apartment, New York, NY

This 800-square-foot apartment is transformed into a spacious and light-filled place. Focusing on the apartment’s high ceilings and the four exposures, several walls and superfluous elements such as a formal hallway were removed. In areas where privacy were desired full-height glass partitions were added to keep the openness. Kitchen cabinets in white, natural fir and two alternating shades of green contrast with marble backsplashes.

Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

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