“As architects, we can work to better connect emerging women designers to our community of experienced professionals, and my goal is to help offer emerging practitioners what helps everyone succeed: information, insight and a sounding board for concerns and aspirations."-- Anik Pearson, AIA
NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 18, 2018
The noted architecture and interior design firm Anik Pearson Architect has announced several building commissions and new initiatives to mentor emerging women architects and designers. With this outreach and new design work, which effortlessly merges modern living concepts with a distinctive range of architectural and decorative styles, the founder and architect, Anik Pearson, AIA, is drawing audiences in design, lifestyle and professional circles.
The firm Anik Pearson Architect has been active in the United States and Europe, and it is now adding to its diverse portfolio with a number of new houses, residential interiors and institutional works. Recently completed residences include a modern, three-story estate home and grounds in Wingdale, N.Y., and the sun-filled Carnegie Hill Aerie on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, where Pearson cleared away columns and walls for new skylights and expanded windows with Central Park views.
New commissions this year for Pearson’s firm include a double-height residence on Central Park West, recreating an American Beaux-Arts apartment designed in the fashion of Manhattan artist studios typical of the early 20th century. The new design will present a “cabinet of curiosities” through a two-story window with paintings, photo-graphs and sculpture visible from the street, with interiors Inspired by Beaux-Arts designers such as architect Julia Morgan, textile designer Candace Wheeler, and makers of lighting and ornamental metals such as Edgar Brandt and Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Anik Pearson Architect has also begun work on a home along New York City’s Museum Mile combining two apartments and incorporating interior design by project partner Andre Mellone of Studio Mellone to develop a design concept inspired by French, English and Italian Modernism.
The firm has completed country houses in Arkansas, New York and Utah, as well as a historic church renovation in Manhattan and designs for a collection of forged-metal home accessories for the company La Forge Française.
In addition to the new design and building projects, Pearson has helped create new education and work opportunities for emerging professionals through leadership on a university scholarship, individual mentoring, and outreach to connect emerging women practitioners to the broader professional community. The successful Sue Ferguson Gussow Scholarship -- which Pearson helped found with two classmates from The Cooper Union, Michael Samuelian and Elizabeth Graziolo -- completed its fundraising goal of $400,000 to support an incoming architecture student. To be awarded for the first time this academic year, the endowed scholarship is named in honor of Gussow, The Cooper Union's first tenured female faculty member.
Beyond the scholarship, Pearson — who sits as board member on the New York State Board for Architecture, Office of the Profession — is developing ways to share best practices for supporting emerging women professionals in architecture and design companies. “As architects, we can work to better connect emerging women designers and architects to our community of experienced professionals, and my goal is to help offer emerging practitioners what helps everyone succeed: information, insight and a sounding board for concerns and aspirations,” says Pearson.
Anik Pearson Architect has been published widely, earning recognition and praise for its work. The firm has been named one of LUXE Magazine’s 2018 “Builders of Dreams,” and for its work on the renovation of St. Stephens United Methodist Church in New York City, the firm won the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.
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About Anik Pearson Architect
The architecture, interiors and product design firm Anik Pearson Architect is known for residences and architectural works in the United States and Europe. Each project is unique, tailored to respond to client's individual requirements, a process saving valuable time and expense. With attention to detail, the firm encourages higher craftsmanship and materials that age gracefully, improving durability and offering long-term benefits. The firm also serves as a laboratory for best practices and a mentoring ground for women in the profession. More at http://www.aparch.net.