Gramercy Park Duplex — A Collaborative Gut Renovation

Brick & Wonder members often collaborate with one another to deliver their projects; in the built environment, nobody actions their work alone. We want to celebrate and explore the collaborative process, to better understand what leads to great work. Often, it’s the relationships built on site and the ideas that blossom when true partnership emerges…

May 24, 2023

An NYC Dream Loft Realized Through Collaboration

Members Rachelle Louis and Bill Caleo joined forces to renovate an early 20th-century factory loft into Patrick Janelle’s dream Flatiron apartment.

December 05, 2022

Workshop Review: Branding the Built Environment

Brand is as essential as it can seem ephemeral. How do we define it, craft it, and drive its visibility in a noisy and competitive landscape? Brand strategy matters to businesses – and to buildings – and there isn’t a fixed formula for making it work. In this March 2024 workshop, Alexandra Thom, Executive Creative Director at Revolver, walked through…

March 21, 2024

Workshop Review: Cultural Projects

Cultural spaces hold a special place in our hearts, and for good reason: they are spaces devoted entirely to the joy of human expression and creation. They are also spaces to which access is largely democratic. Though great architecture can create exceptional private homes, luxury condo developments, cutting-edge office buildings, and even exceptional infrastructure, museums and…

March 06, 2024

Roundtable Review: Performance Under Pressure

On February 21st, we held a Roundtable in NYC at the studio of Workshop APD, on the topic of Performance Under Pressure. Entrepreneurship, leadership, and management all create great stress and pressure on those who lead, but we don’t always succeed in managing these moments well. In this Roundtable, Brick & Wonder members discussed strategies and…

March 04, 2024

Roundtable Review: Sales & Selling

Survival and growth in business depend on sales and selling, but, for many, the process is exhausting, emotionally fraught, and a distraction from the satisfaction of doing the work we’re required to sell. 

Read on for some of the key insights from the discussion.

October 06, 2023

NYCxDESIGN Presents Design Pavilion 2023

This October 12-22, Brick & Wonder members, NYCxDESIGN (Ilene Shaw), will present Design Pavilion, New York’s premier public design exhibition, for another year of experiential installations that engage, inform and inspire the public. Taking place during Archtober – New York’s month-long celebration of architecture – this year’s edition of Design Pavilion will feature three activations by creative visionaries from multiple disciplines…

October 04, 2023

Roundtable Review: Expanding Business Ownership

On July 20th, 2023, we held a Roundtable discussion on Expanding Business Ownership for Brick & Wonder Pro & Council members.  As your business grows, it becomes increasingly critical to retain senior team members that have deep institutional knowledge, valuable client and collaborator relationships, and tailored experience in core business activities.  One of the best…

July 25, 2023

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