Behind-the-Design Tour of Studio ST Architects

SynaCondo rendering by Studio ST ArchitectsRendering for a SynaCondo, a condominium and synagogue hybridSynagogue Kesher rendering by Studio ST ArchitectsSynaCondo rendering by Studio ST ArchitectsSynagogue Kesher rendering by Studio ST ArchitectsSynagogue Kesher rendering by Studio ST ArchitectsInside the office of Studio ST architects in Manhattan

Tour the offices of Studio ST Architects, a woman-owned, full-service architecture firm based in Manhattan, to meet the firm's founder Esther Sperber and learn what goes on behind-the-design. Studio ST Architects employs a design approach that is "simultaneously personal and collaborative, providing innovative and responsible design solutions on projects ranging from synagogues and community centers to high-end apartments and low budget real-estate developments." On this visit,  Esther will introduce the firm's work in small real estate developments, high-end residential apartments, community centers and international competitions. Insiders will also lean more about three special projects: a 5-story residential development in NJ and 2 synagogues, Kesher Synagogue: a suburban house that has been adapted into a synagogue; and the SynaCondo, a residential condominium and synagogue hybrid that could potentially provide a solution for a Manhattan congregation's need for financial sustainability.

Esther Sperber, AIA founded Studio ST Architects in 2004 after five years at Pei Partnership Architects, working closely with Mr. I M Pei. She quickly established a reputation built on the firm’s commitment to making meaningful spaces and expanding the palette of forms and construction methods. In 2008 the firm was included in Wallpaper magazine’s list of “World’s 50 Hottest Young Architectural Firms.” Esther lectures frequently and writes extensively on architecture and psychoanalysis, two fields that strive to reduce distress and widen the range of human experiences.

This is a members-only event.


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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non-transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member.

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All renderings courtesy of Studio ST Architects

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  • Registration for this event will open on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 12PM EST
  • Date and Time: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 6:00PM -7:00PM
  • Capacity: 10 guest. Spots allocated on a first come, first serve basis
  • Meeting Location: Studio ST Architects, 330 W 38th S. New York, NY 10018. Meet in the lobby and we will go up as a group
  • Meet the founder of Studio St Architects
  • Learn about innovative projects created by the firm
  • See plans for a SynaCondo and explore how it could help financially strapped congregations across the city