Alexander
Gorlin
Architects

Alexander Gorlin Architects is an award-winning design firm that embraces a diverse range of clients for whom we apply the same degree of design excellence. Our firm is renowned for its ability to create comfortable, welcoming spaces with a Modernist aesthetic.

Our practice is founded on the belief that excellent design should be applied to all realms of society. To that end, we have applied our creativity and expertise to housing across the social spectrum, as well as to schools, religious institutions, and commercial buildings. We believe in rigorous analysis, synthesis and creativity at every level. Our designs are clean, modern sophisticated and fun. Clients can expect thorough research, intensive design development, and responsive solutions to their needs.

Our work has received numerous accolades, including multiple Design Excellence Awards from the American Institute of Architects, and has been published in Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, Alexander Gorlin was included in Architectural Digest’s AD100 list of top architects and designers for two decades.

In addition to his design work, Mr. Gorlin is also a noted architectural critic and scholar. He is the subject of a monograph, Alexander Gorlin: Buildings and Projects and is the author of numerous books including Tomorrow’s Houses: New England Modernism and two definitive volumes on The New American Townhouse, all of which were published by Rizzoli International. His most recent book, Kabbalah in Art and Architecture, was published by Pointed Leaf Press. Mr. Gorlin’s criticism has appeared in the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

In 2005, the American Institute of Architects recognized Mr. Gorlin’s significant contribution to the profession by bestowing him with one of its highest honors, that of promotion to Fellowship.

Awards and Honors

2010- 2020
AIA NYS Excelsior Award, Honor award for Public Housing, The Jennings Supportive Housing, 2020
Interior Design, NYC X Design Awards, Honoree, Multi-Family Residential award, The Jennings Supportive Housing, 2020
Home Builder Digest, The Best Beach House Architects in the US, 2020
Architect’s Newspaper, Top 50 Interior Architects, 2019
Architect’s Newspaper, Top 50 Interior Architects, 2018
Seaside Prize, The Pioneer Architects of Seaside, 2018
Docomomo US, Commercial Design Award of Excellence, Bell Works, 2017
AIA NYS Excelsior Award, New Construction Award of Merit, Boston Road Supportive Housing, 2017
Interior Design, NYC X Design Awards, Multi-Residential Building, Boston Road Supportive Housing, 2017
SARA Design Awards, Design Award of Excellence, Boston Road Supportive Housing, 2017
Urban Land Institute of New York, Excellence in Development in Housing Nomination, Boston Road Supportive Housing, 2017
Ocean Home, Top 50 Coastal Architects, 2017
AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Chapter, Design Citation Award, Temple Beth El, 2015
SARA NY, Design Award of Merit, Nova Scotia House, 2015
Ocean Home, Top 50 Coastal Architects, 2015
SARA 2014 Design Award, Silver Award of Merit, The Brook Supportive Housing, 2014
National Jewish Book Award, Visual Arts Category: Kabbalah in Art and Architecture, 2013

2000 - 2009
New York State AIA Design Excellence Award: Southampton House, 2009
John Q. Hedjuk Award for Architecture, The Cooper Union, 2008
Architectural Digest: AD100: 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1995, 1991
Architectural Digest: Top 30 American Deans of Design List, 2005
Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture Restoration Award: New Church Swedenborgian, 2005
Prism/Architectural Record Stone in Architecture Awards: Colorado House, 2004
New York State AIA Design Excellence Award: Colorado House, 2003
First International Piano Design Competition Winner, 2002
Robb Report, Best of the Best Award: Colorado House, 2002
Colorado State AIA Award: Colorado House, 2002
New York State AIA Award: North Shore Hebrew Academy, 2001
Chicago Athenaeum, 2000 Exhibition, Chicago Town House

1990 - 1999
Architectural Digest: AD100: 1991, 1995
American Architecture Award, Yale Boathouse, 1998
American Architecture Award, Colorado House, 1998
New York State AIA Award: Ruskin Place House, Seaside, FL 1996
Builder Magazine Grand Prize Award: Ruskin Place House 1996