“Boddewyn Gaynor Architects (BGA) is a design firm par excellence!
During our recent Showroom project there were numerous design challenges that BGA solved to create an elegant Showroom. They incorporated a nuanced system of lighting, to present our decorative furnishings and antiques in the best light. For our longstanding clients, they maintained design continuity from our prior Showroom, via the reuse of many design elements, display cabinetry and interior finishes.
For more than a decade, we have engaged BGA for our Showroom design needs, and each time they have met the challenge. BGA is a design firm that consistently delivers compelling and creative solutions, while keeping the project goals and schedule in mind. We highly recommend BGA.”
Metropolitan Fine Arts & Antiques
“In 2017, the principal ownership of SoHo’s Prince Building at 568-578 Broadway, Aurora Capital Associates and Allied Partners Inc., began a multi-million dollar capital improvement program to reposition the office portion of the building.This was prompted by the expansion of the digital media holding company, Group Nine Media’s occupancy to 100,000 square feet.
Up until that time, the office portion of 568 Broadway had been mostly multi-tenanted, subdivided floors with antiquated building systems; so bringing the Prince Building up to the standards of the area’s corporate technology tenants was a daunting task for Building Management. The first step in the process, and the most important step as far as I am concerned, was engaging a top-notch Building Architect with deep experience not only in the ‘nuts and bolts’ of design and construction, but also with a demonstrated track record in navigating the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval process.
Boddewyn Gaynor proved successful on both fronts, and became our Building Architect. Moreover, the principals of Boddewyn Gaynor, whom both have been operating in New York City since the late-1970s, were personally involved in my projects from Day 1, seeing them from start to finish along with their world-class project management staff.
While this city is known these days for the “starchitects,” Boddewyn Gaynor remains reliable, value-driven, and easy to work with. Their value-engineering, craft, and simply caring attitude towards their clients, no matter how big or small, have ensured my personal success in repositioning the Prince Building. Work with Boddewyn Gaynor. They are a true one-stop shop that can do everything!”
Director of Property Management
Aurora Capital Associates
“We are thrilled with the new space that Boddewyn Gaynor Architects designed for us at One Grand Central Place. They showed exceptional sensitivity to our needs: from the first layout, it was clear they had listened carefully and anticipated what aspects of our work space needed to be preserved, and what could be improved. We are also delighted with the aesthetics of the design: the way light is brought into the space, the judicious use of glass to give a more open feel, and the flow of traffic along and through the office. In short, Boddewyn Gaynor has given us an inspiring place to do our work.”
William T. Grant Foundation
“We’re all proud of what the team has achieved at 601 West 26th Street,” says Marcelo Renzi, SVP Design and Construction at RXR Realty, owner of the 2,300,000-square-foot property. “It took us a long time to get here, but what a change it has made. I want to thank the BGA team for all their hard work and commitment. We could not have been successful without them.”
SVP, Design and Construction
“Boddewyn Gaynor Architects (BGA) stepped into the middle of an Apartment Building’s Public Space Refurbishment Project and advanced a preliminary design concept into a successfully completed project. Despite challenging field conditions, BGA remained focused, asked the right questions to solve the problems and developed economically feasible solutions to maintain the design integrity of the original concept.”
Matt Sledz, AIA, ALA
ARA, American Realty Advisors
“We have engaged Boddewyn Gaynor Architects for several projects since 2009, including office fit outs, teaching laboratory and classroom space, and lecture halls.
In each case, the firm has undertaken their work with the highest degree of professionalism, design sensitivity, and technical expertise and has been especially responsive to our requirements, including budget and schedule. We’re pleased with their development of creative and relevant architectural solutions, coordination of all aspect of the project, their attention to detail, and consistent follow-through.”
William H. Cunningham, AIA
Campus Architect, Weill Cornell Medical College
“Boddewyn Gaynor’s team was deft in their approach and displayed an aptitude for detail that proved to be the difference in obtaining Landmarks approval to proceed on one of the largest window replacement projects in North America. Further evidence to their success can be attributed to team continuity.”
Project Manager, RXR Construction & Development
“BGA brings a no-nonsense approach to designing and building a project. What sets BGA apart is their ability to create cutting-edge design in a budget-focused manner. They have a fundamental understanding of value and never lose sight of the client’s bottom-line.”
Managing Director, MRH Real Estate
“The MTA Storm Mitigation project demanded outside-the-box thinking. Rarely had something like this been done before in Lower Manhattan. We were forced to be pioneers and Michael Ankuda of BGA had the vision to help us make it happen. Michael’s flexibility and imagination made him a most valuable member of our team…I don’t think we could have done it without him.”
Ms. Yvonne Saavedra Limb
Director of Project Management–NYC MTA Account, Transwestern Commercial Services
“BGA treated our project as if it were the most important thing on their agenda. What’s more, the support team that followed up was professional and highly competent.
What has impressed me most is their understanding of my business, from the moment they first sat down with us.”
President, (IFC Solutions Inc., formerly International Foodcraft Corporation, Inc.)
“The New York City Bar has had an ongoing professional relationship with Alan Gaynor & Company, P.C., currently known as Boddewyn Gaynor Architects, D.P.C., for well over 15 years. During that time, they have performed to our highest expectations on projects that were both large and small in scale. Boddewyn Gaynor has an excellent ability to bring a project from conception of design, to a satisfying solution of our project expectations.”
Robert Huber, CFM
Director of Building Operations, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
“I have a 16 year relationship with this group and I’m not breaking up with them anytime soon. With each new project I am more and more amazed at the creativity and thought that goes into their work.”
M. Booth & Associates
“We were lucky to work with BGA. They took the time to listen to us and to learn about our organization. No detail was too small, and no question went unanswered.
As a result, BGA created an innovative design that filled our office with sunlight and air, while keeping within our modest construction budget.”
Executive Director, Volunteers of Legal Service
“BGA is down-to-earth, with the special ability to shepherd complex projects successfully and seamlessly. We get what we want, the tenants get what they need, and everyone is happy.”
Joanne A. Agoglia,
“Boddewyn Gaynor has unerringly understood our work needs, and has incorporated them into a design that beautifully retains and enhances our traditional style and atmosphere.”
Vice-President, The John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
“The BGA team worked with us on two complete office projects. One during the dot com boom, and one after we, and our industry had matured. In both cases, the design reflected a keen understanding of our company culture, the market in which we operated and our work style. The finished product was a synthesis of design and function and one in which we were comfortable from day one.
Invariably our prospective employees felt that space was cool, and our clients felt that we were savvy and substantive. In one word, perfect.”
Shmuly (Sam) Goldman
Partner, IntraSphere Technologies
“A critical hallmark of the firm’s process is the low-key and supportive manner in which that advice is provided. At the same time, we felt that they were clear on their strong commitment to their design ideas, all of which turned out to be correct for us.”
Vice President Administration + Finance, Henry Luce Foundation
“To sum it up, Boddewyn Gaynor Architects, D.P.C. is a team you can trust. They came in with a fantastic can-do attitude and tackled a tough situation with calm professionalism.”
“Good recommendations thru successful projects should always be the basis of utilizing the resources of those who compete for professional services and for that reason, and thru my most recent experience, I would recommend and place Boddewyn Gaynor Architects at the top of the list.”
Former RXR Senior Project Manager and DASNY PM Retiree
“I have known and used the services of Boddewyn Gaynor Architects, D.P.C., formerly Alan Gaynor & Company, for almost 40 years.
Briefly put: they are creative, competent and easy to work with. The construction drawings for the various projects were amazingly detailed and complete; almost -0- change orders during construction.”
Burton R. Kassell
“Over the decades (1985–present) we have developed a trusted relationship with Boddewyn Gaynor and have come to regard the firm as a part of our team. Advantest is a Japanese-based technology company with a 60 year history and recognizable name and reputation in their home country. It was important for us to partner with an architectural firm that understood our aesthetic and our brand, and yet was able to make it relevant and compatible in a new country. Through thoughtful and inspired design, Boddewyn Gaynor interpreted our needs perfectly, elevating our image and receiving accolades from the Japanese executive management for its refinement.”
Director, Corporate Communications, Advantest America, Inc.