While the houses for which they are so justly renowned often exceed 20,000 square feet, the apartments they have designed are frequently one-tenth that size. The work, however, does not suffer from this reduction in scale, rather it takes on a stunning intensity - as if the ideas encompassed in the bigger houses are in the apartments compressed into tight, concentrated forms. Expressing an unsurpassed level of detail and craftsmanship, the 17 apartments featured in this monograph document the evolution of the firm's design ethos over 30 years of practice
Charles Gwathmey has been awarded several prizes and honors including the first Yale Alumni Arts Award from the Yale School of Architecture and a lifetime achievement award from the new York State Society of Architects. Robert Siegel received his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University and nurtures young architects through the Pratt Institute Student Intern Program he organized at the Gwathmey Siegel office. Brad Collins has designed and edited more than 30 architectural monographs. Paul Goldberger is the architecture critic for The New Yorker and has won the Pulitzer Prize for his work at The New York Times.