The Brooklyn-based multi-family, commercial and institutional architectural firm IMC Architecture has launched its new interior design studio. Director of Design Federigo Luzzi leads the new interior practice, with focus on workplace, commercial, retail, healthcare, hospitality and residential work.
“Our new interior design group will both serve its own clients and support IMC’s architectural projects. The studio will take advantage of the increasing volume of interior work in the New York City, national and international markets,” says IMC Principal Eugene Mekhtiyev, AIA, LEED GA.
“Our interior design team brings together a group of accomplished designers with a wealth of experience and familiarity with international and multi-cultural aesthetics and practices. This expertise has already helped us win several new corporate, educational and residential projects,” adds Luzzi.
The new interior design studio’s current projects include the 4,000-square foot office fit-out for Brooksville and boutique 1,000-square foot workplace for We Lend in Manhattan; 10,000-square foot workplace for Bawabeh Realty Holdings in Brooklyn as well as interior design work for several charter and private schools in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn. In the retail and hospitality markets, the studio designed the new Le Café Coffee at the One Dag office tower in Midtown Manhattan.
Known for its quality architecture, contemporary aesthetic, technical acumen and zoning expertise, IMC Architecture has designed some of the most prominent recent projects in New York City and the greater New York Area. The firm is one of the pioneers of the modular design and construction technology in New York City and regional multi-family properties. In addition to design services, the firm also operates an affiliated zoning, expediting and permitting consultancy CORE Consultants.
Three principals established IMC in 2015, following accomplished careers at leading regional and national firms: Eugene Mekhtiyev, AIA, LEED GA; Jonathan Imani, AIA, NCARB; and Dominick Casale, AIA, NCARB. Working mainly in the highly regulated urban environments of New York City and the greater New York area, the founders believe compliance and creativity aren’t mutually exclusive. “We play by the regulatory rules and design beautiful buildings,” said Casale.
The firm’s portfolio features in excess of seven million square feet of architectural design and zoning consulting projects, totaling more than $750 million in construction value. IMC Architecture’s luxury, market rate and affordable condominium and rental multi-family design work includes the 41-unit 550 Prospect Place and 16-unit 701-703 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn; 155-unit 289-299 East 161st Street, 21-unit 35 Kingston Avenue and 34,000-square foot Croton Residence in the Bronx, NY; 70-unit The Grand and 73-unit NewRo in New Rochelle, NY; and multiple upgrades to the 37-story, 807-unit 63-67 Wall Street rental property in Manhattan.
The firm’s commercial and institutional design portfolio includes the 90,000-square foot 15 Parkville Avenue commercial and medical office building, 36,500-square foot Center 15 medical services building, 20,000-square foot Spring Creek Towers property management office, Ascend Public Charter Schools at 1833 Nostrand Avenue and 8-48 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, Elm Charter School at 79-20 Queens Boulevard in Queens, NY, and Persian Congregation of Flatbush in Brooklyn.