Sydness Architects, a full service architectural firm of experienced professionals, is dedicated to improving the built environment by combining design excellence with a balanced consideration of our client’s requirements, the project’s budget and its context.
From our office in midtown New York City, the management and technical expertise we provide ensure our client’s objectives are met for projects of any scale. We have a wide range of experience in a variety of building types including residential, hotels, educational and cultural institutions, office buildings, master-planned communities and mixed-use developments. Our work in restoration and building repositioning has proven to be very successful and ties in well with our efforts to introduce sustainable initiatives into as many projects as possible, for both new construction and restoration/renovation projects.
We are committed to providing a very high level of client service and “hands on” principal involvement in each project. Having worked successfully in several countries around the world, providing this high level of principal attention has set us apart from larger firms doing similar scale work.
We are pleased that our track record of designing projects of varying complexity within budget has resulted in several repeat clients over the years including private developers as well as not-for-profit organizations.
Our buildings and interiors convey a lasting image, seemingly created with one defining stroke. As designs, they fully integrate the latest in technology and sustainability as well as current trends in work, learning and living and will serve their users for decades to come.
Jeff Sydness, the founder of Sydness Architects, has created an international practice which specializes in both commercial and institutional work, ranging from high-rise residential and office towers to a master plan for a university in India and commercial interiors....
Jeff Sydness, the founder of Sydness Architects, has created an international practice which specializes in both commercial and institutional work, ranging from high-rise residential and office towers to a master plan for a university in India and commercial interiors. Known for his ability to combine creative design solutions with the realities of large scale development, he brings over 30 years of design experience in corporate, commercial, hospitality and residential buildings to a wide range of U.S. and international clients.
Mr. Sydness founded Sydness Architects in 1996, after winning an invited international design competition for the Shanghai St. Regis Hotel. He built steadily on that success, with commissions for major projects in some of the fastest growing areas of Asia and the U.S. They include The Alexander, a 25 story residential tower in New York City; a mixed-use complex proposed in Cairo, Egypt; the repositioning of One Light Street in Philadelphia; a planned community for Phoenix, Arizona; and residential towers in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida.
Previously, Mr. Sydness was a partner with Johnson/Burgee Architects, a leading international architectural firm of the 1980’s and 90’s. Working closely with Philip Johnson and John Burgee, many of the buildings he designed have become significant landmarks, including 500 Boylston Street in Boston; Puerta de Europa in Madrid, Spain; and the Conrad International Hotel in Singapore. He received his BA degree from Principia College and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota.