LEROY STREET STUDIO specializes in turning complex projects with aggressive schedules into award winning architecture for discerning clients. Studio members share a passion for architecture inspired by material and detail. Current projects include new houses in Colorado, Massachusetts, and Long Island; townhouses on historically sensitive sites in London and New York; design and construction management of apartment combinations in NYC; a new Educational Nature Center at Alley Pond, Queens, and a new services building on Randall’s Island for New York City Department of Parks’; and new offices on the High Line.
Honoring clients’ needs and creating a positive impact on the larger community is central to the firm’s practice. In 2001 LSS partners founded Hester Street Collaborative, a non-profit community design/build initiative, to foster community participation in the urban revitalization process. In 2008 LSS founded BLDG to streamline the design build process, to take more responsibility for complete project delivery, and to provide more architecture at lower construction costs.
Classmates from Architecture school at Yale, Morgan Hare and Marc Turkel founded LSS in 1995. Shawn Watts, a fellow alumnus, became partner in 2005. The studio has an international pool of talented designers who share an interest in design, detail, construction and community outreach.