April 9, 2015
William Reue Architecture is an award-winning design firm that has completed a range of residential, commercial and institutional projects. The firm’s portfolio includes renovations of brownstones and townhouses, commercial spaces and landmark buildings in New York City and the surrounding area.
In 2013, William Reue Architecture won the High Honors Design Award from the AIA Westchester Hudson Valley for the project A House In The Woods. The house was described by Architectural Record: “With its green technologies and warm palette, the house fits into its forested landscape while minimizing its environmental footprint.”
Learn more about William Reue Architecture.
How did your company start?
We started in 2006 after I returned to NYC from teaching architecture in Africa. The firm started quite organically from a few small freelance projects. Within a year, we had calls for larger projects — townhouse renovations, large apartments, summer homes, and some interesting commercial work. We were super lucky to have great clients who trusted us.
Describe your company in three words.
Optimistic, thoughtful, innovative.
Why did you choose to be in the NoMad District?
We wanted to work in a neighborhood in Manhattan that was being rediscovered. A lot of new cool things were happening in NoMad at the time, and we wanted the business to benefit from that energy. Plus, it’s such a joy seeing the Flatiron Building from our office window.
How does the neighborhood influence how you do business?
NoMad is a convenient commute from nearly anywhere in the city, so it is easy for our clients to find us. We are also close to a wide range of trades and suppliers that we deal with nearly every day. There is tremendous benefit being located in the heart of Manhattan.
What are some of your favorite spots to decompress after work?
You can never go wrong at Gramercy Tavern. It is a five minute walk from the office and they have the best cocktail menu in town.
Where’s your go-to for morning coffee?
The super-friendly guys at the Starbucks on the corner of 26th and Broadway are the best.
What’s been your favorite installation in Madison Square Park?
Anthony Gormley’s cast iron human figures rank at the top of the list with Jaume Plensa’s “Echo” as a very close second. Both were incredible.