At Workshop/APD, an award-winning multidisciplinary architecture and design firm, each project is defined by a sense of place and purpose and a desire to enhance the user experience through exceptional design at all scales. From layered, textured penthouses and seaside retreats to luxury residential developments and groundbreaking hotels and restaurants, the Workshop/APD aesthetic is timelessly modern but site-specific, unbound by project type or a singular style. Led by founding principals Andrew Kotchen and Matt Berman and principal architect Thomas Zoli, a collaborative team of 80 architects, interior designers and product designers in New York City, Minneapolis, Nantucket, Palm Beach, and Greenwich, CT leverages its vast and highly varied experience to solve complex design challenges, resulting in evocative spaces that are exceptionally beautiful and accessible.
Through a unique, vertically integrated service offering that spans all aspects of architecture, interior design, and product design, Workshop/APD can own every step of the process from inception to completion. The firm is known for embracing technology and celebrating craft, actively pursuing materials with a worked hand, and creating one-of-a-kind furnishings and finishes to bring texture, materiality and contrast to luxurious modern spaces. Committed to designing places that celebrate a project’s location and history, the team demonstrates a profound respect for the physical and contextual environment in which projects are realized, extending theexperience beyond the structure to merge landscape, neighborhood and architecture and furnishings in a beautiful, synergistic unit. The firm’s award-winning product designs with best-in-class partners include luxurious, coastal inspired rugs with Warp & Weft; a modern hardware collection for SA Baxter; furniture for Desiron, Kallista plumbing fixtures; Aster Cucine kitchens; lighting, wall décor and accessories with Arteriors; and a capsule collection of bespoke furnishings with luxury design gallery Colony. The firm’s first monograph, published by Rizzoli, is due out in Fall 2022.