Steel, Wood + Data Cables

For an upcoming workplace project outside of RDU airport, Pliskin Architecture has teamed up with Bull City Designs (BCD) to develop several custom pieces that will anchor the fit-out of the offices.

The signature piece will be the focal point of the employee break room, visible from most corners of the office, and allowing over 20 people to converge at the same time. Made of raw steel and barely finished ash wood, the table’s unique shape allows for groups of different sizes to congregate for breakfast, lunch, or beer.

A large conference table, pictured above in BCD’s shop, will span 18′ and is structured from an 80 year-old truss from an old water tower in Durham.

The table surface is made of solid heartpine wood, and has raw steel accents, and it will be fully wired to allow for different types of uses, presentations, and training to occur.

For the reception desk, a plywood carcass is wrapped with unfinished steel and 2,500 linear feet of cat6 data cabling, giving the office a pop of color when entering, and making the support engineers on site feel at home.

Manhattan Park Pool, Year 2

Block Party

The summer installations by K&Co and Pliskin Architecture at the Manhattan Park Pool have entered their 2nd year, with the 2016 being launched this past Memorial Day. Like last year, the new installation features an 8,000sf mural with a bright color palette, and will accompany the pools other design elements, ranging from lounge chairs, hammocks, sun-brellas, and more. This year’s mural is by Andrew Faris and is titled Block Party – it uses bright colors that are similar to those in last year’s installation, but re-imagines the pool in Andrew’s unique vocabulary. The mural and the pool have garnered the attention of local blogs and media outlets, including Curbed, Gothamist, Timeout New York, Architectural Digest, and The Architect’s Newspaper.

Construction Update – CUMC

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Work has been progressing on Pliskin Architecture’s renovation of the entrances to two residential towers on the Columbia University Medical Center campus in Washington Heights. The work includes new glass entrances and large metal canopies to create a seamless transition from the education campus to the student and faculty apartments that overlook the Hudson River and The George Washington Bridge.
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The residential towers are set within two courtyards designed by SCAPE Landscape Architecture and are adjacent to the new Medical and Graduate Education Building by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler.
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Current work on site includes structural concrete and steel programs, which are nearing completion, and recently saw the start of electrical work and ceiling framing.
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Work is scheduled to complete by June of 2016 and in advance of the 2016/2017 academic year.

Lights, Camera, Action

Proudly rolling out our latest completed space, this time in video format.

The video chronicles the design and construction of a 15,000 sf office space for a technology company in Midtown. Documenting 10 busy months, the video follows an empty space through its design, visualization, construction, furnishing, and move-in of the 2nd phase of the expansion of the company’s global headquarters. The end results, both space and video, are the product of the hard work of a wonderful team and devoted collaborators – special thanks to all who made it possible.


Virtual Reality – KX-L
Still Photography – Liam Frederick
Film – Workshopolis


Architecture – Pliskin Architecture / Project Manager – Travis Bunt; Lead Designer – Tom Heltzel; Design Team: Travis Bunt, John Buonocore, Tom Heltzel, Barak Pliskin, Mat Staudt, Switchaya Yingsree
Associate Designer – Lothan Architects / Dvir Daitch
MEP – AVCON Engineering
Lighting – Megan Pfeffer
Estimating – ELLANA
Graphic Design – Mel Lim Design
General Contractor – Plaza Construction
Furniture – Edge Office

Model Shop is Open

To further our computational capabilities, we’ve added 3D Printing to our arsenal this month, to cap a year of growth and exploration. The Tinkerine Ditto Pro got its run last week, printing the massing model for the Mixed-Use High Rise in Flushing, Queens. Our hope is to employ rapid prototyping to our design process, further expanding our development and communication tools – as our practice evolves, we hope to match it with an increased sense of curiosty and exploration, exploring design concepts with new tools and technology, both digital and physical, further refining our ‘spacecraft’.

Meet our new #intern

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Architects Making Pasta

To celebrate a fruitful, productive, and fun year, we gathered the designers from K&Co and Pliskin Architecture for an afternoon of pasta making at Haven’s Kitchen. It was first and foremost a holiday celebration, but it also marked 1 year since we moved our operation to the same space in Tribeca, and capping a rewarding period of collaboration on projects across New York City.

K&Co + pa|nyc holiday party / cooking class begins

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As with an proper holiday party, we started with wine. This was also the last time the prep area was clean…

@carlyberger rolling in #dough

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First stop for architects making pasta – dough from scratch.

@jkwonpun and @tjmb stretching it while @jnykwon supervises / #holidayparty

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From dense block to long flat sheet.

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Prepping the filling.

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Waiting for water to boil.

@jnykwon @marykatefeld and @aaronthomaslevy posing, @davidjmawhinney photobombing

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Selfie time…

Toasting to a great team, great work, and great food. Happy Holidays!

Scenes from a Photo Shoot

The recently completed expansion for an international technology company‘s New York City offices was the focus of a photo shoot by Liam Frederick. With the support of a large cast and crew, the photo shoot spanned 3 days, 2 sunsets, 2089 photos (educated estimate), 12 beers, and 3 pizzas. Some behind the scenes photos from a long weekend of shooting are included here, with the final photos expected in the coming weeks.

All the photos from the 3 days have also been condensed to an 84 second time lapse featured below:

In addition to Liam, special thanks go to Lee Altman, Travis Bunt, Julio Alberto Cedano, Annie Coombs, Thomas Heltzel, Jenny Joe, James Quick, Amy Shell, and Margaret Zyro, who added life to the photos and photo shoot alike.


Recent time lapse footage of 151 light fixtures beings installed over the course of 2 days, ending with a constellation of energy-efficient LED glowing orbs to balance off the dark ceiling. The space was designed for a a growing technology company headquartered out of NYC. The lights were the final piece installed in the open space work area- they capped an accelerated construction schedule, and complemented the wood accented work surfaces, raw steel framing, and the industrial look of the exposed waffle slab.

99 and Counting

As our Instagram feed readies to round 100 posts, a look back at some of our favorites. First, finishing touches of lights and furniture complete an 8-month sprint to shape the informal floor for a large tech company:

#lightson in the #heraldsquare construction site / design by #pa_nyc lights by #bega

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Cue gratuitous sunset photo, as seen from the Kosciuszko Bridge on Labor Day 2015:

#sunset over the Manhattan #skyline as seen from the #kosciuszko bridge

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By far the most popular post of the first 99, a dusk shot of MP Pool Party, the pool on Roosevelt Island designed by K&Co and us, with art by HOT TEA:

Dusk at Manhattan Park's new pool club / design by @kristanini and @_panyc, mural by @hotxtea

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(Good Times)

MP Pool Party, the summer pop up at the Manhattan Park Pool Club on Roosevelt Island, was used as one of the shooting locations for Jamie XX‘s latest video ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’. The song, which features Young Thug and Popcaan, and was directed by Rollo Jackson, was shot over the summer in various locations in NYC and Jamaica. The scenes at the pool, which was designed by K&Co and Pliskin Architecture, heavily features the mural commissioned by the designers for the space, which was painted on the pool deck by street artist HOT TEA.