Audrey Matlock

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Audrey Matlock Architects focuses on the ability to achieve the activities taking place inside the building. The design process involves many different aspects including plysical, cultural, and economic. [1]

The firm is located in New York City and currently has 12 employees. It was founded in 1993.

The founder, Audrey Matlock, had an interest for materials, aesthetics and assembly in her early years as she was studying fine arts at Syracuse University. Her career intentions changed as she realized that the world of fine arts had no stake holders, and she wanted to work with larger scale projects. Much larger.

Biography

Audrey in New York City at Chelsea Modern


Matlock earned a Masters Degree at Yale University and had a complex path leading to her success today. She worked worked shortly for Richard Meier, and then Peter Eisenam, until finally settling at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for a ten year period. Following that, she took on a design director position at a large international firm.

This was when the recession hit. In order to cope, Matlock began building desks out of her city loft and entered the designs into competitions. During this time, she also worked on proposals for Public work including aquariums, libraries and schools.

After many rejections, but even more determination, someone said yes to one of her proposals. Within the next year, Matlock was looking for her own office space.

Many Architects say her career worked the opposite way that many others do. Within the first couple years, she was designing award winning buildings.

Nowadays, she has buildings all over the globe, including some of the more difficult places to build such as Kazakhstan.

She thrives on the concept to do the things that haven't been done. He innovations have drawn the attention of Robert Gladstone, who hired her to design the Chelsea Modern residential tower.

Matlock has a skill for the exterior form and shape of the building. Many architectural critics are surprised when they are looking at a building and discover it is designed by a woman.[2]

Buildings by Audrey Matlock

Chelsea Modern 447 West 18th Street, New York City

Chelsea Modern Kitchen

Chelsea Modern has one seven awards for its design.

Features of the 42 units include custom designed kitchens, maple flooring, fog free mirrors, nine foot high ceilings, and private balconies.

A unique feature is that the windows open parallel to the facade, allowing air to enter from all four sides.

Amenities include bicycle storage, individual storage rooms, a landscaped garden, a fitness center and more.


References

  1. New York Architects - Audrey Matlock Architect
  2. Residential Architect - Audrey Matlock Architect


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