Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects

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Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects LLC
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects
Architecture firm
Founded 1967
Headquarters New York City, United States
Key people
Charles Gwathmey, Robert Siegel, Gene Kaufman

Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects LLC (formerly Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects) is a New York City-based architectural firm founded in 1967 by architects Charles Gwathmey and Robert Siegel.

The firm's work ranges from art and educational facilities and major corporate buildings to furniture systems and decorative art objects.[1] Its designs are regarded as well crafted, expensive, and not particularly avant-garde.[2] Critics view Gwathmey Siegel's work as the stylistic successors of the formal modernism of Swiss architect Le Corbusier.[3] The firm is especially well known for its residential architecture, having designed homes for such famous clients as Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Ronald Lauder.[3]


Gwathmey and Siegel met while students at The High School of Music & Art in New York City in the 1950s.[4]

Gene Kaufman joined the firm as partner soon after Charles Gwathmey died of cancer in August 2009.[5]

Selected works[edit]

Basketball in the sky above the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame


  1. ^ Ojeda, Oscar Riera (1995), Ten Houses: Gwathmey Siegel, Rockport, Mass.: Rockport Publishers, Inc., ISBN 1-56496-216-4 
  2. ^ a b Goldberger, Paul (May 2, 2005), "Green Monster", The New Yorker 
  3. ^ a b Goldberger, Paul (March 12, 1995), "Houses as Art; The Masterpieces They Call Home", The New York Times 
  4. ^ "Notable Alumni," Alumni and Friends of LaGuardia High School website. Accessed Feb. 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, Firm Profile, retrieved 2008-08-29 
  6. ^ Linn, Charles (January 2003), "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame", Architectural Record 
  7. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (July 1, 2006), "Renovating a Master's Shrine: Yale's Art and Architecture Building", The New York Times 

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