Gene Kaufman Architect Doubles Up in NYC

Soundview Real Estate Partners and Chartwell Hospitality, as well as The Lam Group, have tapped the firm for the design of two dual-branded Marriott hotels totaling 870 guestrooms.
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Gene Kaufman, principal & founder of Gene Kaufman Architect

Gene Kaufman Architect has been seeing double as of late. GKA recently got the green light from the New York City Department of Buildings for its design of Marriott-and-Residence Inn at John F. Kennedy International Airport, a dual-branded property to be developed by Soundview Real Estate Partners and Chartwell Hospitality. The architectural firm has also received an assignment from The Lam Group to take the reins at the developer’s Courtyard by Marriott-and-Residence Inn, another combination property, which is already in the construction phase.

For Soundview and Chartwell, GKA will bring a greater sense of reality to the partners’ plan for a 540-key, two-flag hotel by taking the idea and turning it into a visual. The 270,000-square-foot tower will feature such extras as 4,000 square feet of meeting space, and bar and lounge options totaling 4,000 square feet. At Lam’s 330-key Courtyard-Residence Inn project, GKA has been tasked with spearheading the final design of the 170,000-square-foot building, which has been in the hands of architecture firm Nobutaka Ashihara…

Gene Kaufman Architect Doubles Up in NYC

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