Located in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood, Eric Safyan / Architect is a general architectural practice that offers a full scope of architectural services. A range of residential and commercial projects are undertaken ranging from home additions and renovations, new construction multi-family development, to restaurant and boutique design and office interiors. Each project is developed through a rigorous research and design process with attention to detail, sustainable principles, and strong client feedback. From the use of cutting edge, sustainable materials and fabrication techniques to the rehabilitation and restoration of original brownstone details, to marketing and collateral materials, ES/A believes strongly in collaboration with other fields and trades to achieve a solution that exceeds client expectations.
Current work includes a private house in Costa Rica, a restaurant in Bushwick, retail concept design for a tattoo parlor/clothing store, office design for a Gowanus-based co-work office, and renovations and additions to homes in Brooklyn, NY, specifically in the brownstone community.
Prior to forming ES/A, Eric Safyan worked for Fifield Piaker Elman Architects PC where he was Project Architect for several large scale architectural design projects which included retail design for the GAP flagship store in New York City, lobby design for the Revlon Building at 625 Madison Avenue, historic preservation work for the Flatiron Building, and designing custom homes and apartments located throughout the northeastern United States. He also designed for and managed projects for commercial and residential real estate developers, from condominium conversions in Dumbo, Brooklyn to lobby designs on Madison Avenue, for clients SL Green, Newmark & Co., Cushman & Wakefield, and Two Trees Management.
Eric Safyan holds Master of Architecture degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, CA. At SCI-Arc he was part of the MR+D (Metropolitan Research and Design) Program, where he graduated with honors and was nominated for the SOM Traveling Fellowship. He also studied architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark as part of the DIS exchange program and completed graduate study at the Institute for Advanced Architectural Studies (IAAS) in Venice, Italy.
He is a registered architect in New York State and volunteers with Architecture for Humanity in New York. He has sat on design reviews at Pratt University and at SCI-Arc.