Victoria Rospond '84/ARCH
Video documentation of Victoria and Lea’s Mindshare presentation at RISD November 4, 2017.
Established in New York City in 1996, CDR Studio is a multi-disciplinary architecture practice with an emphasis on pragmatic research and building realization. CDR Studio's portfolio is a manifestation of the processes of collaboration and consideration of the unique qualities and constraints of each project. CDR uses evolving technology to create unique works of architecture while incorporating environmentally sound principles.
A spirit of collaboration is the bedrock of CDR's design and project management processes. Partners play an integral role in every step of project development and progress. Guided by on-going dialogue with clients, consultants, artists, and craftspeople, we are committed to identification of a client's core challenges and goals. Immediate or signature solutions are eschewed in favor of consensus building throughout the execution of the design.
We do not specialize in one type of market or building. Our body of work includes institutional, educational, commercial and residential projects as well as furniture design and urban planning. Our scope of work begins at a project's conception "sounding out ideas" through the project's completion of construction with an eye on the post-occupancy issues of the building itself. CDR embraces the procedural aspects of architectural practice. It is the vigilant and rigorous tracking of budgets, community protocol, consultant coordination, contractual adherence and construction problem-solving that is the very stuff which produces architectural quality.
CDR has won eleven AIA awards and has been selected for two three year terms as one of the small firms in the NYC Department of Design and Construction's Design for Excellence initiative. CDR has been featured in numerous design journals and publications.
CDR STUDIO, Architects
New York, NY