Alspector Architecture, LLC is a full service architectural and interior design firm devoted to collaboration with clients in the creation of vital and durable architecture. We focus on creative and responsible problem solving based on the timeless principles of architecture: firmness, commodity and delight.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality architectural services for discriminating clients, particularly educational, cultural and non-profit institutions. We strive to create enduring, sustainable, functional and beautiful designs.
An Associate Partner at the world renowned firm of Gwathmey Siegel until 2002 when he established his independent practice, firm principal Jacob Alspector has over forty years of architectural design master planning, programming, and management experience with a variety of new buildings and sensitive renovations/additions for educational and cultural institutions, including many innovative and technologically advanced institutions of learning. Professional expertise encompasses a wide range of public and private facilities for libraries, higher education, K-12 schools, museums, assembly and performance spaces in addition to the full gamut of commercial and residential buildings and interiors.
Critical project design and management experience has included multi-phased design and construction around occupied facilities, landmarks and historically sensitive interventions, responsiveness to demanding budget and schedule situations, complex agency approvals, and integration of fundraising and donor criteria and realities. The firm’s focused and dedicated core professional staff collectively represents over eighty-five years of innovative, informed and proven professional design experience.
Alspector Architecture, LLC’s most recent work includes gut renovations for Town School’s science labs, NYU’s Meyer Hall science lecture theaters, and the new High School Division for Grace Church School at 38-50 Cooper Square, a multi-phased project, the first two phases of which are complete while the final phase is undergoing agency review and approvals. We also recently finished the phased renovation of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth floors of NYU’s Bobst Library to complete the new digital intensive Graduate Research Commons, the most recent part of a $100 million multi-phase renovation, the $11 million first phase of which was completed 8 years earlier.
Other recent projects for academic and cultural institutions include the $5.4 million General Purpose Classrooms in Bobst Library for NYU, the $1.5 million headquarters and training facility for the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis in NYC, the $46 million Digital Learning Center at Utah Valley University, the $12 million new Gymnasium for Grace Church School in NYC, and feasibility studies for expansion and renovation of NYC’s Town School and the Dana Library at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.