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Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects

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Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, DPC
FoundedNew York City, New York, U.S. in 1995
FoundersRandolph Gerner, Richard N. Kronick, Miguel Valcarcel
Location675 Third Avenue, 16th Fl, New York City, New York, U.S.
ServicesArchitecture, Interior Design, Sustainable Design, Lighting Design

Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel Architects (GKV Architects), is an international architecture and design firm based in New York City, United States

GKV’s designs feature a variety of materials and textures such as exposed steel, glass panels and in-situ concrete.[1] The firm’s work has been featured in publications including The New York Times,[2] Architectural Record, Interior Design, Contract, New York Spaces, Metropolis, and The Wall Street Journal.[3] The firm’s 5 Beekman Street project in lower Manhattan, topped off in 2016.


The firm was founded by Randolph H. Gerner, Richard N. Kronick, and Miguel Valcarcel in 1995. It has designed projects in North America, Turkey and Portugal.


Recently completed projects include: TEN23 (National Green Building Standard—Silver), a 111 unit multifamily building next to the High Line;[4] 2 Cooper, and the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Samuel Tredwell Skidmore House; The Brooklyner, a residential tower and the tallest building in Brooklyn;[5] the 250,000 square-foot headquarters for 32BJ SEIU (LEED certified); and Park Hyatt Istanbul, Maçka Palas, a hotel adapted from the old residence of the Italian embassy.

The firm’s current projects include new headquarters for God’s Love We Deliver[6] and Temple Court at 5 Beekman, a landmarked building that will be restored and converted into a hotel and residences, including a 40+ story tower in an adjacent lot.[3] It has also joined Carrère and Hastings in a controversial project that will see the First Church of Christ Scientist in the Upper West Side be transformed into a residential development.[7]

Selected Projects[edit]


  1. Krichels,Jennifer. ‘Cast for the Future’ 1 February 2008. [1] Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Staff,The New York Times. '138 Apartments at First Avenue and 23rd Street; 20-story Rental to Glisten in ‘02' "" 5 August 2001. [2] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Five Beekman Street Restoration Under Way". Wall Street Journal, 11 September 2014.
  4. Kurutz, Steven. ‘Close Quarters.’ New York Times 24 December 2008. [3] Retrieved 2012-01-08.
  5. GBNYC. ‘On Top: WestLB New York Lands LEED Platinum at 7 World Trade Center’ 11 February 2011.[4] Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  6. Kaysen,Ronda.‘SoHo Nonprofit’s Expansion Upsets Some Neighbors’ 7 May 2013. [5] Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  7. "Contentious Church-to-Condo Conversion Finally Gets Blessed", NY Curbed, March 11, 2015. Accessed 2 December 2015.
  8. Jones,David. 'With 500 W. 23rd, Zell bets on West Chelsea.' "" 31 May 2011. [6] Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  9. Barrenche,Raul. 'At Your Service.' "" 1 September 2012. [7] Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  10. Thau,Barbara. '2 Cooper Square arrives, looking old-school.' "" 1 August 2010. [8] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  11. Gregor,Alison. 'Developers Restore a Bowery Landmark' "" 18 November 2010. [9] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  12. Radomsky,R. Rosalie. 'Former Site of Olympia Movie Theater on Upper West Side; A $56 Million Condo Project' "" 25 January 2004. [10] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  13. Abramowicz, Lisa. 'Marketing bachelor pads: Bikes, beer & black olive dust' "" 4 March 2008. [11] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  14. Kornbluth, Elena. 'Crossroads of the World' ""1 January 2009. [12] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  15. Gregor, Alison. 'Starck Heads Downmarket' ""2 January 2008. [13] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  16. Cutler, Steve. 'Condos Line East 23rd Street’s Concrete Canyon' "" 27 November 2007. [14] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  17. Kellogg, Craig. ‘Beauty Treatment.’ 1 May 2008. [15] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  18. Bernstein, A. Fred. ‘Mercedes Gets Back in Gear.’ 1 October 2004. [16] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  19. Suqi, Rima. ‘A Move Gives Modern Furniture Its Space.’ 10 February 2010. [17] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  20. Cameron, Kristi. ‘Onward and Upward.’ 1 March 2011. [18] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  21. Kim, Sheila. ‘Adobe Illustrated.’ 1 January 2003. [19] Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  22. Gregor, Alison. ‘It’s a Long Way From the Five-and-Dime.’ 30 May 2007. [20] Retrieved 2013-07-29.

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