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SPACECUTTER
1010 44th Avenue, Suite 433
LIC, NY 11101
info [at] spacecutter [dot] com
T 347-688-2445 – please leave a detailed message

MISSION
To realize sublime, functional beauty.

ABOUT THE OFFICE
SPACECUTTER is a high-design, architecture firm specializing in the creation of unique spaces & objects. Every project is treated with thoughtful care & attention to detail to realize its full potential.  Our goal is to realize work that brings sublime pleasure into the everyday.

Work ranges from large spaces to objects which encompasses: master planning, retail, institutional, residential, hospitality, restaurants, and furnishings which have been built through rooftop additions, gut renovations, adaptive reuse, new ground-up construction, and imaginative proposals. Furthermore, the studio takes a very hands-on approach through the entire design and realization process to assure a high level of quality control. The office provides the below integrated services to ensure projects runs smoothly from beginning to end. The studio was founded in 2009 as Alex Gil Design LLC & is currently doing business as SPACECUTTER; a more memorable & meaningful name.

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL
Alex has lived & worked in New York City for over 18 years. His professional experience is broad & includes supervising high-rise construction in New York City; creating large contemporary residences; designing schools for the office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; & collaborating with the architectural theoretician Lebbeus Woods.  He has studied design & architecture extensively & holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University & a Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union.

WORKING WITH
Alex Gil is a registered architect, founder & principal of SPACECUTTER. Alex enjoys working with clients to help them realize a vision & has the necessary combination of strong interpersonal skills and management capabilities required to take projects to completion. Alex conducts business with candid honesty & diplomacy.

DESIGN STATEMENT

The studio is interested in physical ideas that transcend time & place. Ideas are gathered, explored, cut, combined, rejected, re-examined, refined & ultimately crafted into sensual artifacts that occupy our physical world. Although the work range cannot be stylistically classified, it is clearly contemporary work rooted in exploring notions of site-specificity, phenomenology, materiality & structural tectonics.

9 INTEGRATED SERVICES
• Concept Design
exploring different project directions & possibilities

• Schematic Design
further exploring full possibilities within one option

• Design Development
fine tuning & working with other professionals as needed

• 3D Computer Renderings
to aid in visualization & to confirm plans conform to vision

• Construction Drawings
detailed technical instructions for contractors and professionals specifying how items should be built

• Regulatory Approval
incorporating all necessary items for code, safety & city approval

• Contractor & Fabricator Selection
ensuring the proper build team is hired to meet the project’s goals

• Construction Administration
offering ongoing support & quality control through construction

• Construction & Fabrication Visits
conducted at appropriate intervals to check on progress of work

CURRENT AFFILIATIONS
New York State Architect #034544
Illinois State Architect #001021662

PAST AFFILIATIONS
American Design Club
Engineers Without Borders NY
Riverkeeper Junior Council
New York Society of Architects

AWARDS
Porcher/JADO National Design Competition
Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Leadership & Merit
Special Design Award by AAEA

EXHIBITIONS & LECTURES
2017
• 5×5 Participatory Provocations, Diplomat’s Tower,
OMI International Arts Center, NY

2016
• 5×5 Participatory Provocations, Diplomat’s Tower,
University of Illinois, IL

2015
• NYCxDESIGN, Dwell Home Tours, NYC

2014
• Dwell on Design, Preservation Nation panel discussion, NYC
• Archtober, Arthur Houghton Gallery, NYC

2012
• Design Within Reach finalist at WANTED Design, NYC
• BOFFO Show House, NYC

2010
• Black Market, CULTUREfix Gallery, NYC
• Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, NYC

2009
• AREAWARE design to go, Port Authority, NYC
• Shoot Miami, Artists of the Falls Studio, Miami
• The Great White Whale is Black, Houghton Gallery, NYC