Harlem Studio

Harlem Studio is a new live/work apartment in Upper Manhattan. A precise manipulation of the existing apartment’s “back-of-house” assets creates a shared studio space for two artists, a hallway gallery, a kitchen, and a new connection between living and working areas.

West facing windows provide strong sunrise and sunset lighting, informing the choice of colors and materials. Throughout, the original unit’s mid-century character is left intact, while the sculptural walls provide masks of color to all social spaces.

New York City, New York

Construction 2021

Drawing Agency LLC is a design and research practice based in New York City founded by Galen Pardee (Assoc. AIA), with projects in New York, California, and Colorado. Drawing Agency’s work has been published widely and exhibited in the United States and abroad, including the Chicago Architecture Biennal and the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Director Galen Pardee teaches at Columbia University GSAPP; he was the 2019-2021 LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture. Galen holds a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP where he received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal, and a BA in Politics cum laude from Brandeis University.



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