Established in '92 by Glynis M. Berry and Hideaki Ariizumi, studio a/b
architects offers a wide range of services, including planning, architectural
and urban designs. studio a/b advocates design that considers both the
physical and intangible aspects of sites. The designs of studio a/b
architects create choices for the user by stimulating a mix of experiences
and stressing a connection to nature. They also have expertise in traffic
calming, pedestrian and bicycle projects. Glynis is a LEED Accredited
Professional capable of guiding projects through a green agenda and
registration with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Architectural and furniture designs by studio a/b have been published in
Architectural Digest, The New York Times and The New American House.
The "House on North Fork" was awarded in Space Design (SD) Review '94
and received the Award of Honor from the New York Council, Society of
American Registered Architects, '97. The house was also featured in the
TV program "Amazing Vacation Homes," aired September, '04. In Metropolis
Magazine Michael Sorkin cited studio a/b's "elegant" proposal for Hell's
Kitchen South as "perhaps the most readily and immediately realizable of all
the projects". Their projects have received awards from the AIA, Peconic
Chapter in 2007, 2009, and 2010. studio a/b architects is a 51%
woman-owed, 49% minority-owned partnership.