INC is an open source, multi-disciplinary, architecture and design studio, with experience in a wide range of project types from big to small that specializes in the integration of the design disciplines. We approach a chair, a room and a super structure all equally. We posit that good ideas can come from anywhere and unlock the creative process to inspiration from our collaborators and the world outside our studio. A tripartite leadership structure guides our projects from conception to completion and balances the three essential elements of successful design: joy, utility and craft. At INC to lead is to listen and thus each project is a unique portrait imbued with the aspirations of our clientele, be they an individual or a segment of the population. Based in New York, INC works globally and takes a global view by implementing environmental best practices naturally.
At INC “context is king”. We propose that good design can be driven by the social, cultural, physical and historical context of a project. We assert that a project can legitimately take its place in the environment of a city or in the heart of its user by creating a meaningful dialogue with its physical and cultural conditions.
Curtains to Curtain Walls
We are a multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio, with experience in a wide range of project types, from big to small, specializing in the integration of the design disciplines. Having executed residential buildings, hotels, restaurants, galleries, stores and private residences, we approach a chair, a room and a super structure all equally from tables to towers, embracing the constraints of each as the seeds of inspiration for their development.
We affirm that to lead is to listen hence each of our projects is a unique portrait imbued with the aspirations of our clientele, be they an individual or a segment of the population. Portraiture is a metaphor for how we interact with our clients, by approaching each project as an individual subject with distinctive attributes to be focused through our design lens, we fashion tailored designs that capture the distinctive desires of the end user.
Based in New York, Incorporated works globally and takes a global environmental view by implementing best practices naturally, not as an afterthought, with all three principals LEED certified. With completed projects at diverse scales and in urban to rural contexts around the globe, we are uniquely qualified to lead a variety of complex projects, incorporating green solutions appropriately.
We are an open source design studio where all ideas are created equal but only the strongest survive; thus unlocking the creative process to inspiration from our clientele and the world outside our studio. We thoughtfully filter the information and ideas that flow through our open studio, allowing only the strongest ideas to survive, and thus bringing a refined aesthetic to a wide range of project types.
Us is more
Many heads are better than one. Our practice emerges from more than a decade of collective knowledge power, which we access through a live, shared, virtual archive. Through a carefully maintained library of materials, ideas, details, products, and know-how, we approach challenges in unexpected ways, translate successful solutions between contexts, and enrich our projects through shared information.