“When you look at the work of SKOLNICK Architecture + Design, you understand how architecture is about everything, it is not just the art of making shapes that are visually engaging and aesthetically pleasing ……..it is also the art of living, and of figuring out how physical form can enhance life.”
From the foreword, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger
Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership: Public/Private presents the first monograph from the award-winning New York-based architectural firm. Covering nearly 40 years of work, the book—presented in a unique double-sided, two-cover format—exhibits projects in both the public and private sectors. Included in the public section is a sprawling center for entrepreneurial education, a science center built in an old turbine hall, a light-filled synagogue, two colorful and bright public libraries, and a children’s museum inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. The private side features a serenely spatial six-story townhouse, a sublimely linear beach house, a residence and matching studios for two painters, and luxurious twin villas in Anguilla. Through this juxtaposition, we learn that architecture makes life beautiful by revealing essential stories waiting to be told.
With text by Founding Principal Lee Skolnick, and a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger; each chapter provides valuable insight into the sensitive planning and highly intellectual process that goes into each project. Breaking down the barriers between disciplines, Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership: Public/Private celebrates the accomplishments of a firm that continues to operate at the top of their game.
Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, is Founder and Design Principal of SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership. He has served on advisory and grant evaluation panels for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, among others. His design work has been widely published and has received many awards of excellence, including the “AD 100 Architects” by Architectural Digest, Cooper Union’s “Achievers Under 40,” House & Garden’s “Design Obsession,” the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement from The Cooper Union, “The Most Innovative” by The Best of the Best Luxury Homes magazine, “The Best of the Best” Home Book’s House of the Year, and local, state and national AIA Honor Awards. His numerous notable projects include The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY; The SONY Wonder Technology Lab in New York; Aileron: Center for Entrepreneurial Education in Dayton, OH; The Luxembourg Science Center in Differdange, Luxembourg; and Muzeiko, Children’s Museum of Bulgaria in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is currently collaborating with artists April Gornik and Eric Fischl on the conversion of the Sag Harbor United Methodist Church into a community arts center.
SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership is an award-winning, integrated design firm specializing in architecture, exhibit design, interpretation, master planning, and graphic design. Since 1980, their New York City-based studio has provided these services in the planning and design of museums, visitor centers, corporate offices, residences, and educational institutions.
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Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership: Public/Private
Text by Lee Skolnick, Foreword by Paul Goldberger
11” x 12” / 248 Pages
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