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Wid Chapman Architects

Contemporary American Architecture Practice based in New York City

post updated Apr 15, 2021

Wid Chapman Architects News

Wid Chapman Architects NYC – News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Watermark Bar and Lounge, New York City, NY, USA
Design: Wid Chapman Architects
Watermark New York Bar and Lounge by Wid Chapman Architects
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Watermark Bar and Lounge – Aug 6, 2013
A stunning venue with indoor and outdoor space located in/at a pavilion designed by SHoP Architects, Watermark is perched on the edge of the ultra-modern new double level Pier 15 adjacent to NYC’s historic South Street Seaport on the East River. It aims to enhance appreciation of the waterfront through a sophisticated and stylish yet serene bar and lounge atmosphere with an unparalleled panorama of the New York Harbor and Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges.

Southwest NY Restaurant, New York City, NY, USA
Southwest NY Restaurant by Wid Chapman Architects New York City
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Southwest NY Restaurant – Aug 6, 2013
This freestanding restaurant in Battery Park represents a rebranding of a highly successful “Tex-Mex” restaurant that had existed nearby for over a decade.The challenge was to make the spaces feel distinct from one another while united by a cohesive theme, using rustic materials in unusual ways to create an upscale vibe.

Blackhound Bar and Lounge, New York City, NY, USA
Blackhound Bar and Lounge New York
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Blackhound Bar and Lounge – Aug 6, 2013
Carved out of the SWNY space with a separate theme and entrance, this venue is an intimate and modern interpretation of the speakeasy, featuring a leather tufted, paneled bar at the front and, accessed through a set of saloon doors, a discreet plush lounge in the back that invokes a private living room.

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Location: New York City, NY, USA

New York City Architecture Practice Information

Architect studio Location

The WCA office is based in New York City, NY, United States of America.

New York Architect Studio

Wid Chapman Architects

An award-winning firm specializing in hospitality, education, and residential design, Wid Chapman Architects (WCA) approaches each project by synthesizing the client’s program and point of view with contextual site conditions to create a concise and achievable architectural vision. The firm seeks to instill integrity and unity in spaces by holistically considering their architectural components as well as their interior design elements.

Visual brainstorming is the genesis of WCA’s hotel and restaurant designs, fine-tuned by its clients’ input and refinements. This pre-design phase helps solidify the “brand” for a project, leading to a successful finished environment. WCA has completed projects both domestically and internationally, in locations including New York, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington State, the Dominican Republic, Korea, Malaysia, and Mexico.

The firm is a “preferred designer” for Starwood Hotels and Resorts. WCA’s work has been featured nationally in Contract magazine, Crain’s New York Business, Hospitality Design, Interior Design, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and internationally in Figaro Japan, Interiors India, International Design (I.D. ), and Shotenkenchiku. It has also been featured on New York’s WABC TV. In 2000, the firm’s designs for three Elixir juice bars in New York City garnered an I.D. Magazine Annual Review Award.

WCA is headed by Wid Chapman, AIA, who received his architectural education at the Rhode Island School of Design. A former chair of the interior design department of Parsons the New School for Design, he currently serves on it senior faculty. Wid has guest lectured in the U.S. as well as internationally in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, France, India, Malaysia, and Singapore. An authority on lifestyle design, he is co-author of the topical books Home Design in an Aging World (Fairchild Books, 2008) and Unassisted Living (Random House, 2011).

Manhattan Architectural Designs

New York City Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

550 Madison
Architects: Snøhetta
550 Madison NYC
photo © Snøhetta and MOARE
550 Madison in New York City

20 Times Square Skyscraper Building, corner of Seventh Avenue & West 47th Street, Manhattan, NYC
Design: PBDW
20 Times Square Skyscraper Building, New York City
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20 Times Square Skyscraper Building

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