The Studio Welcomes New Members

Gabellini Sheppard Associates has recently added new talents to the studio's architecture, interior design, 3D visualization and marketing teams: Steven L Soleo, Ruishu Wang, Ekaterina Melikova and Taylor Gonzalez. "I love this studio's energy and look forward to applying all my talents to the excellent work we're doing," said Gonzalez.


Gabellini Sheppard in Full Color

The latest theme on on our Instagram is color, showcasing our brightest and most captivating use of chroma and hue to date. Our studio, already known for its usage of space and light as sculptural materials, frequently finds inspiration in sophisticated color stories, which we use as accents and focal points to enrich the contemporary experience our work has to offer.


Be Original: 5 Questions with Michael Gabellini

Where do designers find inspiration? Be Original Americas asks their experienced A&D members about their creative process, favorite designs, and more. They recently chatted with Michael Gabellini.

The best advice you’ve ever gotten:
“You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well, you just might find you get what you need.” (Mick Jagger, 1969)

Your place to get creative:
I get the most creative inspiration in our studio in New York City. Our firm’s location is like a “cockpit” of design that allows us to develop projects all over the world with a growing team of international staff that sends creative ripples outward in new directions.

Favorite iconic original design:
The humble paperclip, invented in the 1870s, and the Post-It note, invented a century later, show how simple and universal design can make an object absolutely indispensable. Amazingly, neither product has changed much since they were designed all those years ago. Improvements have been made, but the original concept remains.

Favorite new original design:
James Turrell’s massive land art project, The Roden Crater. He is transforming a 400,000-year-old, 3-mile-wide crater in Arizona into a colossal, naked-eye observatory. It’s an unbelievable life’s work—a masterpiece of original creation.

What’s your design mantra:
Keep it simple
grow yourself small.

Angelo Donghia Foundation Awards $450,000 In Design Scholarships

Gabellini Sheppard Associates Angelo Donghia Foundation Scholarships Design Interior Architecture
The Angelo Donghia Foundation is a nonprofit created under Angelo Donghia's Will to help educate, encourage and inspire future designers. The foundation has awarded over $450,000 to seniors in baccalaureate programs in universities and schools of interior design located throughout the country. Our very own Director of Business Development & Marketing, Joel Robare, was part of the judging panel. “I really enjoyed being able to contribute to the future of some of the most talented and promising young designers in the country,” says Robare.

Alvaro Siza Speaks About His Life & Work

Alvaro Siza Pritzker 611 West 56 Street Gabellini Sheppard Interior Architecture
World-renowned architect and Pritzker Prize laureate Alvaro Siza visited New York City to celebrate his first ever skyscraper in the states. After the festivities, he was able to sit down and speak with Paul Goldberger about his life, career and new tower, 611 West 56th Street, with interiors by Gabellini Sheppard Associates.

The XI Visionaries Gallery has won a 2019 NYCxDESIGN Award

The XI Visionaries Gallery NYCxDESIGN 2019 Awards Sales Gabellini Sheppard Associates Interior Design
More than 700 guests gathered at Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan to once again celebrate the winners of the fourth annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design and ICFF. The Visionaries Gallery took top honors in the Sales Gallery category celebrating the combined efforts of The XI's collaborative team. Read more here.


Interior Design Award Winning Gabellini Sheppard Associates Architecture Luxury Lifestyle Modern The XI Sales Gallery Visionaries
Taking place this year from May 10-22, NYCxDESIGN showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, product launches, open studios, and more across the city’s five boroughs. The NYCxDESIGN Awards honors outstanding products and projects in categories that span major areas of design, from architecture to interiors, from products to accessories, from craft to technology. Gabellini Sheppard Associates and The XI Visionaries have been named as finalists for their work on The XI Sales Gallery.

Gabellini Sheppard Associates & Tadao Ando featured in Wallpaper Magazine.

Gabellini Sheppard Associates 152 Elizabeth Street Contemporary Interior Design
"From the sharply cut-out reveals that outline the architectural features, imbuing a feeling of suspension, to the Dinesen oak floorboards and monolithic kitchen islands, there is no lack of showstoppers here." Read the full article here.


We are pleased to present the launch of the preview for our collaboration on 56th Street with Pritzker Prize laureate Álvaro Siza and the development team of Sumaida + Khurana. Articles on this new development can be found on Curbed, 6sqft & Archinect.

Elizabeth Street As Seen in Cea Lab

We’re always proud to see our work showcased by our project collaborators. Thank you to Cea Design for this article about our work together for 152 Elizabeth Street.

The Topping Off of the XI

Gabellini Sheppard’s collaborative condo development with HFZ Capital Group, Bjarke Ingels, Six Senses, Gilles & Boissier, Es Devlin and Enzo Enea has officially topped out above the Hudson River and High Line, becoming the tallest towers in West Chelsea. Gabellini Sheppard is proud to be part of such an exemplary team, and an architectural and design triumph. Learn more about the amazing achievement here.

A Retirement Announcement

After 25 years of partnership at Gabellini Sheppard Associates, Dan is looking toward the future and launching plans for retirement:

I am excited to announce my retirement after spending the past year preparing the firm for my transition. As of this January, my new role will be Consulting Principal, assisting Gabellini Sheppard Associates on special projects. I am grateful for our 25 year collaboration, and we have ensured that the studio is ready for the future as it embarks on this new chapter of its development.

Michael and Kimberly continue to direct the firm as Design Partners and will now share the role of Architect of Record for current and future building department filings. 

My financial management responsibilities are being assumed by Stephanie Musselwhite, our Business Director and Controller. Stephanie comes to us from Gensler and AECOM and began her career at an architectural firm similar in size and character to Gabellini Sheppard Associates. 

Business Development and Marketing will continue to be handled by Joel Robare, who joined our team last year with over 20 years of design and strategic business experience.

Architectural and interior design responsibilities will be supported by our talented Associates, Bobby Young, Colin Martin, Sylvia Maffei and Ozlem Akcay, who combined have 40 years of experience with our firm.

Michael, Kimberly and I very much appreciate the wonderful clients, consultants, contractors, colleagues and staff who have been instrumental to our success. I look forward to staying in touch as Gabellini Sheppard Associates moves into the future.

Dan Garbowit, AIA LEED AP

Our feature in the January issue of Wallpaper magazine

Very excited to have been featured in the January 2019 issue of Wallpaper magazine. you can check out more here

A preview of our feature in Wallpaper's January 2019 Issue

A fog and light installation by Tadao Ando and Gabellini Sheppard behind the reception desk in the seven-residence condominium. Read More

The XI Sales Gallery took home Interior Design's Best of Year award for Residential Sales Gallery!

Congratulations to The XI team for winning Best Residential Sales Gallery at Interior Design's Best of Year Awards 2018!!