LewandowskaArchitect PLLC

Our Profile

Lewandowska Architect PLLC provides architectural, space planning and interior design services to small and medium size companies and private clients.

Our primary focus and expertise are interior renovations for corporate, institutional and private clients located in the Tri-state area.

We help companies develop and strengthen their identities by envisioning spaces reflecting their company’s culture and translating their distinctive brand image into distinguished work environments.

We serve companies requiring projects that range from 5,000 SF to 50,000 SF.

Facts

Established in 2002

Located in Manhattan’s Financial District

Registered Architect NY+NJ+CT

WBE Woman-Owned Business Enterprise certified in NY City (2006)and NY State (2008)

WOSB Women-Owned Small Business (2017)

AIA American Institute of Architects - member

US Women’s Chamber of Commerce - member

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce

BUSINESS CLASSIFICATION CODES

NAICS Codes
  • 541310 Architectural Services
  • 541410 Interior Design Services
  • 541490 Specialized Design Services
  • 541340 Drafting Services
NIGP Codes
  • 90607 Architect Services, Professional
  • 90610 Buildings - Architectural Design
  • 90652 Interior Design+Space Planning
  • 90735 Designing Services
  • 91814 Architectural Consulting

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Services

All phases of architectural design: concept, schematic, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration

Signing and sealing of our work for filing with a local Building Department and/or other Authorities

Code compliance review

Zoning analysis

Post-construction services, as built drawings, marketing plans

Building infrastructure and ADA related upgrades

INTERIOR DESIGN Services

All phases of interior design: concept, schematic, design development, construction documentation, construction administration, and furniture installation

Furniture fit-out

Architectural interiors

Office system furniture layout

Custom millwork & custom furniture

Post-construction services, as built drawings, marketing plans

SPACE PLANNING Services

Visioning

Facilities programming

Site assessment

Site selection

Space analysis

Functional and stacking diagrams

Test fits

Workplace innovation strategy

About the founder

Barbara Lewandowska AIA, the founder of Lewandowska Architect PLLC, begun her architectural career at IM Pei & Partners, where she was involved with the design of Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham, Federal Triangle government offi ce complex in Wash- ington D.C. In the following years she joined KPFC - KPF, where she had a primary role in the design of several of the firm’s nationally and internationally prominent projects,

which include First Hawaiian Center in Honolulu, Tokyo Europort Hotel, and a multi-use com- mercial & offi ce complex at 50 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Subsequently she worked with SOM on the design of corporate headquarters for Investcorp, Vornado Realty, and NYSE expansion (not built) all in New York City.

Our philosophy

At Lewandowska Architect PLLC she continues her lifelong commitment to design excellence.

Every project establishes its own set of governing rules and requirements that evolve into intellectual concepts and aesthetic solutions, and that are not compromised by a preconceived style.

We believe in holistic approach to de- sign, which considers parts as well as the system to which they belong. Only then the project can integrate itself into the existing environment with an aim to improve lives.

Academic

Parallel to her professional practice Ms. Lewandowska taught Senior Design Studio, Thesis, “Materiality and Detailing", “Building Codes in Professional Practice” and other courses at Parsons the New School for Design (1995 - 2015.)

In addition, she taught Senior Design Studio and Thesis at Pratt Institute 2004-2006, and served on academic juries at Parsons, Pratt, New Jersey Institute of Technology and The City College of New York.

Looking back

When reflected on her career, she said that there were two events that changed her life: One was when she “moved” from behind a drawing board to the construction site, to oversee the construction of a nine story commercial building in the center of Paris.

This is when lines on the drawings became joints between materials in unlimited variations of colors and textures. The second was when she was invited to teach a design studio at Parsons. The change orders and RFIs became un- bound questions about design merit.