Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP (C+GA) is an award-winning architecture and planning firm whose work focuses on serving the needs of our clients, the community, and the environment. The firm was founded in 1990 by Roberta Darby Curtis AIA, and Mark Ginsberg FAIA, LEED AP, on the belief that everyone deserves access to quality design, and that design can effect positive change for individuals and communities. C+GA is a certified women-owned business (WBE).
C+GA has completed a wide range of residential, commercial, academic, and cultural projects for public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. The firm is a recognized expert in the design of sustainable mixed-use, multifamily, and supportive housing and institutional projects. Our expertise in new construction and the rehabilitation of existing buildings has resulted in the completion of over 20176,000 individual units in New York, with approximately 1,800 new and the transformation of 3,000 existing units currently in various stages of design. Our commitment to designing quality mixed use developments coincides with our belief that everyone deserves to live, work, and play in well designed, comfortable spaces. Much of our work is on a repeat basis for public and private clients who we have served for many years.
Whether the project is a new building, a rehabilitation, or a planning study, C+GA helps each client realize a design that enables them to serve their mission. We are committed to ensuring that each project serves its immediate users and its surrounding community.
The firm has made a significant commitment to sustainable design, with experience in LEED and Passive House design. Our leadership in sustainable multi-family design is recognized nationally, as we are ranked 54 on the Building Design + Construction 2021 top 160 architecture firms, along with the top 150 architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the higher education sector, one of Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2021 Top 100 Green Building Design Firms, and selected for the 2021 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability in Construction and Design. In addition, we have taken a lead role in the architecture community’s resiliency efforts following Hurricane Sandy, working with municipalities, public agencies, developers, and civic groups to build more resilient communities.
Our thoughtful design process places special emphasis on analyzing the client’s goals, both functional and aesthetic, the site, the program, and the budget, to create a design solution that serves the needs of the client and the project’s users, while also considering the broader community and the environment. Each project begins with a conversation that continues throughout the design process, as we listen carefully to the client and stakeholders to understand their priorities and concerns to create the best possible project. We avidly pursue design excellence, and our work reflects our commitment to quality.