January 3, 2023

Hill West has designed a 26-story mixed use residential building at 30 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Developed by Fortis Property Group, the 270-foot-tall tower will yield 76 condominium units.

Olympia will feature 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, 72,500 square feet of community facilities, and parking. Residential amenities include a lounge, a sauna and spa, gym and a yoga room, and a swimming pool.

The project’s name, and the design inspired by the history of the neighborhood, a waterfront village named Olympia that later became part of the Parish of Brookland and ultimately the City of New York. When complete, the high rise will have expansive views of Lower Manhattan and the New York Harbor. Its distinctive sail-like massing will be complimented by maritime colors and industrial materials, harkening back to the area’s roots.

Finalist for the 2023 World Architecture Festival.

Winner of 6sqft’s 2022 Building of the Year.


November 27, 2016

Rather than creating a building with the intention of melding it into its surroundings, Bankside gave Hill West Architects a unique opportunity to create an entire neighborhood, two projects — 101 Lincoln Avenue and 2401 Third Avenue — that are linked by the waterway and are on either side of the 3rd Avenue Bridge which connects the Bronx to Manhattan. Well serviced by subway access, this up and coming neighborhood is rich with culture and local flavor.

Bankside will bring new commercial, retail, culture, and residential development to the area, along with a new park along the waterfront that will add new ways for the residents to connect to the waterfront.

101 Lincoln Avenue

101 Lincoln Avenue is a mixed use market-rate residential building occupying an entire city block at the foot of the Third Avenue Bridge. On the Harlem River, the site has historically served as a freight transfer depot for rail, boats, and trucks. The property has 500 feet of waterfront frontage and will feature a 25,500 square foot waterfront public access area. The building will integrate its surroundings with multiple entry points: a residential entry courtyard from Lincoln Avenue for pedestrians and vehicles, a residential lobby entrance at Bruckner near Third, and retail access from all four corners.

The building consists of 849 rental units with indoor and outdoor amenities, four retail spaces, 423 indoor attendant parking spaces, and a community facility. The entire project has a total above-and-below grade area 940,545 gross square feet

The building composition consists of three stand-alone 24-story towers and one 22-story tower, growing out of a 6-and 7-story podium. The entire structure, constructed of reinforced cast-in-place concrete, sits on a common cellar. At the center is a landscaped entry courtyard open to Lincoln Avenue and set two feet above the 100-year flood plain. The courtyard gives access to the two lobbies, each serving two towers, and an entrance to the multi-level parking garage.

2401 Third Avenue

2401 Third Avenue is a mixed use market rate residential building on the former JL Mott Iron Works site at the foot of the Third Avenue Bridge. On the Harlem River, the property has approximately 350 feet of waterfront frontage which will be accessible to the public. The building has pedestrian access from Third Avenue and vehicular access from Bruckner Boulevard via a dedicated drive under the bridge.

The building consists of 430 rental units with indoor and outdoor amenities, 175 mostly-indoor attendant parking spaces, and a community facility. The entire project has a total above-and-below grade area of 459,474 gross square feet.

The building composition consists of one stand-alone 25-story tower and two other towers, a 25-story and a 16-story, growing out of an 8-story podium. The entire structure, constructed of reinforced cast-in-place concrete, sits on a common cellar. The roof of the cellar podium, in those areas which surround the towers, is landscaped and set two feet above the 100-year flood plain. This landscaped deck, open on one side to the river and waterfront esplanade, serves as an entry court and drop-off to both lobbies.

Winner of 2022 ULI New York’s Award for Excellence in Market-Rate Housing Development.

Skyline Tower

November 27, 2016

The tallest building in Long Island City, Skyline Tower rises 67 stories. The 800 condominium units have unparalleled 360 degree views of Manhattan and the surrounding skyline.

This all glass curtainwall building is a sleek, monolithic structure with re-entrant corners articulating the form and creating a place for balconies. The designers used two shades of glass, a neutral blue on the broader faces of the building, and a clear green on the edges. The result is a building that appears to expose its special interiors beyond its glassy exterior.

The base and crown are screened with metal fins that add lightness and conceal parking at the base. This language of metal fins allows the private residential entry and the public MTA entry at the building base to both relate to each other and be separate.

The building features a double-height sky-lit amenity space with a mezzanine lounge overlooking a pool on the 3rd floor. On the 5th floor amenities overlook an exterior terrace. A fitness center, sauna, spa, yoga room, parking, and storage round out the luxury experience.


December 14, 2016

PLG, a 467-unit luxury rental development designed by Hill West Architects, is located at 123 Linden Boulevard in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Located just seven blocks from Prospect Park, the project carefully balances the history of its surrounding neighborhood with forward-thinking and innovative design. Combining the playfulness and scale of post-war modernism with contemporary styling, PLG elevates this venerable neighborhood into one of Brooklyn’s most coveted places to call home

Rising 26 stories and 320 feet, PLG is the tallest new development in its proximity. The 469,000-square foot tower pays homage to the vibrant surrounding neighborhood and capitalizes on its impressive views of downtown Brooklyn, Prospect Park, Manhattan, the Verrazano Bridge, and beyond. PLG’s façade responds to its environment, with textured precast concrete masonry formed into a chevron pattern as an homage to the area’s masonry, which is juxtaposed against a glass curtain wall to embody a modern interpretation of brownstone bay windows.

PLG’s residential units, ranging from studios through three-bedrooms designed by Whitehall Interiors, boast Caesarstone countertops, stainless steel appliances, spacious closets, in-unit washer/dryers, dishwashers, and remote keyless entry. Many units also offer private outdoor space with unobstructed views. PLG features more than 50,000 square feet of amenities, including a spa-like indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna; an indoor/outdoor fitness center; a residents’ lounge; a game room; and a business center with co-working capabilities. There is also a pet spa, a rooftop pool, and a 27th floor outdoor terrace with various seating areas and sweeping 360-degree city views.

When designing PLG, Hill West implemented sustainable architecture strategies throughout the project, including an electric HVAC system for the entire building, an ultra-insulated facade that exceeds NYC building code by more than 10% and green roofs.

The Rockwell

March 15, 2023

Meticulously merging classic with current, Hill West designed The Rockwell, a 13-story residential building, as a study in contrasts. The building is uniquely at home on the Upper West Side, where greenspace abuts urban space, stately and sleek live side by side, and the atmosphere is intimate yet brimming with energy. Named for the iconic American artist, born on the very same block, The Rockwell offers a coveted collection of original condominium residences that create a portrait of timeless style against an idyllic urban backdrop.

Located at 2688 Broadway on the southeast corner of West 103rd Street, The Rockwell is situated between Central Park and Riverside Park on the Upper West Side. The building is comprised of 81 one- to three-bedroom condominium residences.

Designed by Whitehall, the interior design of the residences will feature high-end luxury finishes. Residents will enjoy a best-in-class amenity package, which includes a 24-hour attended lobby, lounge with landscaped terrace, private dining room, fitness center, children’s playroom, screening room, music room, pet spa, and rooftop terrace with grills.


Gemma Gramercy

March 17, 2023

Gemma Gramercy is the first time Hill West has designed to Passive House standards.

Situated on a vibrant corner of Gramercy, the building benefits greatly from the triple glazed, airtight windows required by Passive House design standards. In addition to their importance in building insulation, the windows are soundproof. Standing 20 stories high, the location of the building on the South East corner of 3rd Avenue and East 23rd Street features incredible views from all directions. The large windows Gemma Gramercy host proves visibility does not need to be compromised for high-insulation.

The exterior facade was designed with materials selected to limit carbon. Designed to be dynamic from all angles, Gemma Gramercy’s facade provides an interesting addition to the neighborhood’s skyline.

Gemma Gramercy houses 108 total studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom rental units. Some of the units are affordable. The benefits of sustainable design are present throughout the building. There is fresh air intake in every room. The units feature all electric appliances. Tenants will be able to take advantage of the many amenities designed by Whitehall: A rooftop terrace, fitness center, coworking lounge, and recreation room on the top floor of the building.

Overall, the Passive House design provides tenants many long-term benefits and lifestyle improvements: Year-round fresh indoor air quality and stable temperature; the substantial reduction in energy use and operating costs; and a quiet atmosphere.

Gemma Gramercy’s dynamic facade provides an interesting addition to the neighborhood’s skyline from every direction you consider it from.

365 Bond

November 27, 2016

365 Bond Street sits on the Gowanus Canal at the edge of historic Carroll Gardens. The project is the first major development in Gowanus, an edgy industrial neighborhood that is quickly becoming a destination. 365 Bond is the first of a pair of buildings with 363 Bond, presently in construction across First Street. Designed as a complimentary pair, each building stands alone but shares a commonality of form and materials. The facades relate and both buildings look and acts like a series of buildings working in tandem to create a well-balanced neighborhood. The buildings both front a richly landscaped public esplanade designed by Brooklyn landscape architect Lee Weintraub and are adjacent to the historic Carroll Street Bridge.

At 365 Bond, weathered brick, raw concrete, and large expanses of mullioned glass make reference to the area’s industrial past. Although the building occupies an entire block its variety of scale and height make it feel like a neighborhood rather than a building.

The units are anything but identical in this building, with over 66 unique layouts. There are duplex townhouse units with entries off the street that are surrounded by front gardens much like other townhouses in the neighborhood. Many units have private roof terraces and those that don’t can enjoy one of many outdoor amenities or a view into the serene inner courtyard from the floor to ceiling industrial windows. Amenities include a living lobby and community center, several lounges, a fitness center, valet parking, roof decks, and community spaces for kayak storage and a boat launch.

The neighborhood surrounding the 1.8 mile Gowanus Canal is in the midst of a renaissance.

“The project challenged us to find a sweet spot between edgy industrial and Brooklyn brownstone. We managed that by weaving some common materials through a varied landscape of height and scale,” states David West.

Winner of 2017 AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Award of Merit for Multifamily Residential.

363 Bond

November 27, 2016

363 Bond sits on the Gowanus Canal at the edge of historic Carroll Gardens and this edgy industrial neighborhood that is quickly becoming a destination. 363 and 365 Bond were originally designed as a 2-block development on the Gowanus Canal. Designed as a complementary pair, each building stands alone. The facades relate and both buildings look and act like a series of buildings working in tandem to create a well-balanced neighborhood. The buildings both front a richly landscaped public esplanade designed by Brooklyn landscape architect Lee Weintraub and are adjacent to the historic Carroll Street Bridge. Each building however, has its own identity.

363 Bond draws from the industrial language of the Gowanus warehouses but uses greyish brick to differentiate itself from typical red brick buildings. The building mass is broken into elements that allow it to feel more in keeping with the townhouse scale of neighboring Carroll Gardens. One portion of the building acts as townhouses, with direct entry from the street, front stoops, and planters. The tower portion of the mass sets back at 1st street and at the Canal and has a glass corner for open views over the water and the surrounding neighborhood. As one approaches the site from across the historic Carroll Street Bridge, there is a restaurant and terrace planned as well as commercial space that services the community. The aim of this building is to enhance the neighborhood and to provide a livable community center for a younger generation. Residents will have large-scale, mullioned windows in their units along with such luxury touches as stone sills.  The amenity package includes a pool on the 6th floor roof with a view of the Freedom Tower, a shuffleboard court, lounge, game room, yoga, fitness center, kids room, a 2nd floor courtyard, and plenty of accessible outdoor terraces. Both in conjunction with 365 Bond Street and on its own, 363 Bond adds to the neighborhood’s resources and allows First Street to become a zone of community interaction.

The d’Orsay

November 27, 2016

The D’Orsay is a jewel-like, intimate 11-story, 21-unit condominium building located at the crossroads of the West Village, the Meatpacking District, the Highline, and Chelsea. Hill West poured attention into each detail of the fine brickwork of the facade and intricate glass and metal work. A mixture of classic ornament and industrial touches allow this design to walk the line between edgy and highly sophisticated. The designers worked with elegant round patterns in the metalwork at the entry doors and more industrial elements at the residence windows, such as the horizontal mullions inspired by warehouse-like expanses of glass. This mixed palette befits the varied neighborhood.

Building amenities include a rooftop garden, a spa with a plunging pool, steam and treatment rooms, a fitness center and a drawing room. The residences range from 1 to 4 bedrooms and are designed with direct elevator access. Many have private terraces and all are fitted with the luxurious residential details that Hill West is known for.

Tower 28

November 27, 2016

Tower 28 in Long Island City was designed to be a 58-story residential rental tower inclusive of a luxury amenity experience to rival any vacation destination. The building is comprised of two connected segments; the tower on 28th Street houses all of the 451 residential units, while the smaller building on 27th Street houses amenities including a pool, a fitness center, spa, sauna, and yoga studio. The two segments are connected on the 2nd floor by a covered breezeway and share a roof deck that can be opened in summer months via a Nanawall to the pool in the amenity building.

The tower’s mass is broken into lighter volumes to create a slender volumetric expression. A combination of spandrel glass and fritted glass panels in a variety of different colors and patterns, are layered to create compositions that move up the building in shifting, dynamic movements. The observation deck on the 60th floor of the building allows residents to take in the incredible views.

Interiors were designed by Whitehall.


November 27, 2016

Sky, 605 West 42nd Street, boasts an impressive 1,175 units in a 60-story luxury rental tower. The approach to this building by foot or by car is through a cobbled entry court featuring a fountain holding a sculpture by artist Yayoi Kusama. The entry canopy is illuminated with an array of Hollywood bulbs that enhance the feeling of arriving at the foot of a red carpet. The soaring form of the tower is an exclamation point at the west end of 42nd street.

The glass skin was designed to seamlessly marry exterior and interior, allowing for floor to ceiling glass in residential units and spectacular city and river views throughout. While the building is a single volume, the form is articulated as two slender rectangles slipped past each other, giving a verticality and slenderness that belies the nearly 1,000,000 square feet contained within. Each face of the tower is differentiated by subtle shifts of glass color and metal trim.

At night, the building’s edges glow with thin bands of white light that culminate in the illuminated crown and the night sky. Many units on the western side have balconies with all glass railing panels that allow unobstructed view of the river and surrounding city.

The building’s extraordinary amenity package includes NY City’s first Lifetime Athletic; a health and wellness club that is open to public membership and has a separate entry. It houses a full sized basketball court, Turkish bath, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and over 16,000 square feet of outdoor wellness space.

1 Flatbush

November 27, 2016

1 Flatbush Avenue, a 19-story, 183-unit rental building, sits at a busy intersection in Brooklyn on a wedge-like site. This corner site called for a contextual building with a large, three story, double-height retail base. Hill West created a masonry building with glass structures pushing out as they rise above the base. Referencing industrial language, columns rise from the storefront to the third story where a setback allows for a recessed amenity terrace.

The residential entrance is on Fulton Street with convenient nearby subway access. A two story vestibule with a grand chandelier is set apart from the retail entrances by a bronze marquis. Some units have private terraces and all residents enjoy the rooftop amenity terrace with BBQs, a shuffleboard court and views of the Manhattan Bridge to the South. The terrace parapets were designed with a view gap specifically to allow enjoyment of the views at the 3rd floor and rooftop.

7 West 57th Street

December 14, 2016

Ocean Dreams

December 14, 2016

Ocean Drive, 3514 Surf Avenue is a 21-story, 425-unit, market-rate apartment building that brings “Miami sophistication” to the Coney Island Boardwalk. Located outside of the gated communities in the surrounding neighborhood, Ocean Drive enhances the area with a large retail space set to house a quality neighborhood food store, improves the boardwalk and street ends, and ushers in a rebirth to the area.

The beach and boardwalk informed the placement of the structural elements and the program of the building’s foundation. The heavier two towers were shifted back toward Surf Avenue while the lighter garage structure was moved towards the beach to mitigate erosion and depths of excavation required for the foundation. Ocean Drive’s garage location presented a challenge, but ultimately allowed our design team to develop a creative and effective solution. Our team cladded the garage with the goal of creating a landmark while providing a playful, 3-dimensional facade appropriate for the boardwalk and beachfront.

The design team and landscape architect collaborated on a design that serves the community with a public space for food, activity centers, shade, seating, and lush plantings allowing the building and boardwalk to become a destination in the neighborhood.

As the first market-rate building in the area in two decades, Ocean Drive is a renaissance in the community of Coney Island.

One Archer Avenue

May 18, 2021

Hill West Architects designed a new 326,528 square foot, 22-story tower that provides a modern, urban residential experience in the heart of downtown Jamaica, Queens. One Archer offers a dynamic collection of 315 well-appointed studio, one- and two-bedroom residences with carefully considered architectural details like high ceilings, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious room sizes. The result is a home of surpassing sophistication and a remarkable living experience.

Whitehall Interiors designed a 23,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor amenity package that features a lobby, package concierge, state-of-the-art fitness center, co-working space, a game room, dog wash, and a party room. Residents will also have access to a landscaped rooftop deck that has panoramic views from the Rockaways to Midtown, Manhattan and a full-floor penthouse amenity space on the 22nd, with various lounge and entertaining areas.

The residential portion of the project includes 95 affordable units. Additional components include 22,000 square feet of retail space in the base, as well as a 178-vehicle indoor parking garage.

Parkhill City

November 27, 2016

Hill West has developed a master plan for Parkhill City to bring several new buildings with over 600,000 square feet of residential development to the full block at 152-11 89th Avenue in Jamaica Queens, just north of Rufus King Park. The block was formerly home to Mary Immaculate Hospital, which closed in 2009.

Two main structures of the hospital will be completely converted and rebuilt into a new 17-story residential rental building with 481 units, enlarging the building and replacing its facade with a contemporary metal and glass skin. The adjacent building, which was the original prewar building, will have its limestone and brick facade restored along with a 1-story Penthouse addition topped by an 8,000 square foot amenity roof terrace.

The residents of Park Hill City will have access to over 20,000 square feet of indoor amenities, including a 60-foot lap pool, whirlpool hot tub, cold plunge pool, sauna, steam room, fitness center, arcade, children’s playroom, café / juice bar, screening room, as well as multiple lounges.

1399 Park Avenue

November 27, 2016

Rising to 22 stories with 78 condominium units, 1399 Park Avenue emerges as a beacon alongside the Park Avenue Railroad viaduct in East Harlem. The sculptural form is composed of architectural concrete, metal and glass. The building rises through a “Mondrian-like” composition of interlocking cubes and volumes. The building is a true expression of New York City urban design traditions, merging zoning, function, and aesthetics into a singular sculptural form.

David West, the project’s lead designer and premiere NYC zoning expert was the perfect counterpart to a client who encouraged excellence beyond the typical hurdles. Despite its height and size, the building has the ambiance of a boutique residence. The scale of the lobby and the amenities provide all that a resident could hope for without sacrificing a feeling of intimacy. An integral part of the 5th floor amenity space is a lounge that spills out onto a terrace and seamlessly blends interior and exterior space. Even the furniture defies boundaries as the bar/table/grill element penetrates the glass between the lounge and the terrace.

The site’s zoning challenges led to some unique moves that helped to shape the form while also still allowing for function. The building resembles a series of nested cubes suspended from a solid vertical spine.  The mass was first informed by zoning needs but then took sculptural form with deliberate manipulation by the designers. A cube hovers above other forms as the central shape around which other forms wrap. Large exposed columns and a recessed amenity terrace at the 5th floor augment the impression of a hovering cube separated from other forms by voids all around. Glass surfaces increase as the building rises to allow for views. Private terraces wrap the building at multiple levels and capture spectacular views of a vibrant neighborhood including such hidden gems as the community garden to the south.

Hill West created a landmark in the Harlem skyline by combining function and aesthetic in a tower that Harlem can be proud of.

2230 Cropsey Avenue

April 28, 2021

Standing 31 stories tall, 2230 Cropsey Avenue is the tallest residential tower in South Brooklyn.

Located in Bath Beach, the residential tower maximizes the incredible views in all directions by leveraging a structurally glazed curtain wall system for the vertical tower. To balance scale and emphasize the interlocking geometrical forms, the tower mass is broken up with recesses. The projected fin articulation on the curtain wall expresses movement and accentuates the vertical tower, while also allowing for sunshading opportunities.

However, the base of the building was constructed from brick and reflects the context of the preexisting buildings found within the neighborhood’s streets. On the 3rd floor of the building residents will enjoy a fitness center with a yoga room and billiards room. The 4th floor hosts a locker room with a Sauna and Steam room and a 2,300 square foot outdoor terrace with a swimming pool and lounge deck. An additional 1,200 square foot outdoor terrace is available to residents at the 23rd floor.

Reade Chambers

November 27, 2016

At Reade Chambers, Hill West won approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission for this modern take on a classic Tribeca building.

The mid-block 18-unit condominium building spans through from Reade to Chambers street and looks to the surrounding neighborhood for scale and context while adding contemporary fresh touches. The residential entrance on Reade Street sits in a black metal base made of refurbished cast iron columns salvaged from the previous building on the site. The garage door mimics a historic wooden carriage door, and the creamy Jerusalem limestone used above the base gleams resembles the Tacohoe marble that was often found on 19th century Tribeca facades.

Historic details mix with modern ones. Forged metal Juliette balconies on Reade Street look to the past while a modern cornice signals a contemporary style. Large scale windows are framed with thick stone slabs and a reveal to set off the frame from the rest of building. The way the window bays alternate from single punched openings to double windows separated by fluted stone pillars sets the building in the contemporary era.

The building features a number of amenities that include a central courtyard, rooftop terrace, and an indoor fitness center.

The Boerum

December 14, 2016

Hill West teamed with Flank and The Carlyle Group on a 19-story mixed-used building featuring a luxury condominium and hotel located at 265 State Street on the corner of Smith Street in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Located between Brooklyn’s most prominent neighborhoods, The Boerum pays tribute to the neighborhood’s rich history through its primary facade of classic red brick, and windows framed with cast stone. The exterior is inspired by townhouse proportions and modernized by a modulating basket-weave pattern to integrate a sense of rhythm into a larger visual field. With its upper levels composed of sculpted aluminum panels, The Boerum’s subtle shift of form and material rises to create a building of understated substance, and a respectful nod to the surrounding streetscape.

The Hilton Brooklyn New York, the hotel portion of the project, is a 4-star hotel with 196 rooms. The hotel also includes a 2,376 square feet of meeting space, a lounge, full-service restaurant, and bar as well as a fitness center.

The residential portion, which starts on the seventh floor, has 128 one- to five- bedroom apartments, with a majority of the units designed to feature larger layouts to cater to a family-heavy neighborhood.

Jackson Park

December 14, 2016

With 1,871 stylish residences conveniently located in Long Island City, New York’s fastest changing and most centrally located neighborhood, the three skyline glass towers of Jackson Park provide unparalleled access to Manhattan and the surrounding area.

With 120,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor resort-style amenities, Jackson Park takes luxury to the next level. The Club at Jackson Park is a five-story, 45,000 square-foot collection of premium amenities, and offers an indoor/outdoor fireside lounge, demo kitchen, private dining room, gaming rooms, golf simulator, state-of-the-art fitness center with group fitness studio, a 75 foot indoor lap pool, massage treatment rooms, steam and sauna room, full-size basketball court, squash court, outdoor pool, and hot tub.

Residents also enjoy the rarest of New York amenities – your very own private 1.6-acre park, featuring a great lawn, dog park, children’s play area, bocce court, BBQ’s, and more.

234 East 23rd Street

November 27, 2016

234 East 23rd Street is a 20-story condominium building with 57 units located in the Gramercy neighborhood.

Hill West created a contextual brick building reminiscent of a historic Soho-style warehouse with a contemporary twist. The tower maximizes views of Gramercy Park with large, mullioned windows that are nearly floor-to-ceiling. The selected brick is eroded and aged to feel as though it has been part this neighborhood for years. Metal fins rise up the building from an elegant chiseled and scored stone base to the top of the tower, emphasizing the building’s verticality. The fins frame window openings to make the windows feel as though they are part of a deep masonry wall; the hallmark of a quality historic structure. These same fins continue, uninterrupted to form the parapet railing of the amenity roof terrace, a thoughtful detail that adds to the slender quality of the tower.

There are only five units per floor on lower levels, two units per floor on upper levels and a duplex penthouse with direct elevator access. Private terraces allow for city and park views from the gracious units, many of which have double exposures in living rooms, and windowed kitchens. The building features amenity spaces such as a state of the art fitness center and two roof top amenity terraces.

The inspiration may have been born in the warehouse aesthetic but the execution is one of refined luxury in Gramercy Park.

The Seymour

November 27, 2016

The Seymour is a brick 12-story, 67-unit residential condominium in Chelsea inspired by the many industrial buildings in the neighborhood.

Detailed custom brick work was used to add a layer of richness to the industrial language. A soldier course of brick defines oversized window bays that span two floors to create floor-to-ceiling mullioned windows in the residences. Deco trim in black metal at the entry and at the windows on the first and second floors define the base of the building with custom details. There are several floor-through units, several units that have private terraces with both front and rear views, and a ninth floor penthouse level.

This building boasts the luxury details that have made it a neighborhood favorite.

Chelsea 29

November 27, 2016

Chelsea 29 is a 21-story, 95-unit residential rental building with both retail and parking at West 29th Street, west of 7th Avenue. The building’s form is an updated take on the setback, “wedding cake” aesthetic of the pre-war commercial high-rises that line the blocks of the Garment District. The facade has an elegant vertical emphasis and is organized into three bays of windows separated by vertical limestone piers that start at the base and rise to the top through a series of setbacks and terraces. Each pier is capped by a decorative T-shaped metal finial in a dark metal finish. A series of thinner mullions clad in a matching metal rise between the limestone piers to create each of the three window bays. Dark metal grills and limestone bars make up the spandrels between the windows.

A series of setbacks between the 13th and 16th floors create landscaped terraces fronted by glass balustrades. The building meets the street with two lower floors that embrace an aesthetic of polished and textured metal surfaces along with glass. The entrance sits underneath a glass canopy suspended by two steel rods and surrounded by metal mesh. The resulting composition is not an imitation of the past, but rather a modern reinterpretation of the district’s historic spirit that recalls a time when commercial high-rises shared their urban space with light manufacturing facilities.

LANA Hotel and Residences

December 14, 2016

LANA Hotel and Residences at 515 9th Avenue is 12-story mixed use, hospitality, and residential building that contains 108 residential units and a 90-key hotel. Hill West created this unique building with a shared fitness facility and separate residential amenities that include rooftop terraces.

The concept behind LANA was to create an intimate hotel with edgy amenities and to pair it with a boutique residence. The white paneled exterior with playful fenestration patterns has numerous terrace spaces that evoke a sense of Miami in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen.

The Toy Building

November 27, 2016

At 10 Madison Square West, Hill West converted a former toy building into a 23-story building containing 175 of the most coveted residential condominiums in NoMad.

The now fashionable neighborhood north of Madison Square Park, was a former industrial zone that has become a thriving destination for restaurants, culture and art installations. The Toy Building was one of two buildings that made up the International Toy Center, a hub for the nation’s toy manufacturers and distributors.

As with any adaptive reuse project, the designers had to devise ways to make an existing building, in this case made for toy distributors, become an ideal space for living. The building was a U-shaped, 16-story brick building with oversize windows on Broadway overlooking the park. The design team carefully removed one leg of the U- shape, allowing for light and air to flood the new residences and for the creation of a lush green roof courtyard at the 2nd floor that provides residents with a serene escape from city life.

The existing building’s shell and structure were maintained but the interiors were gutted. New windows were designed for the large masonry openings with mullions designed to break down the scale and make the transition to residence while still maintaining the industrial appeal.

Above the 17th floor, a new addition, clad in white limestone, is set back to create wrap-around terraces with unrivaled view of the city beyond. At the base of the building, the first 3 floors received new limestone cladding that complements the existing brick, ties the building base to the new addition, and lends elegance to the building’s street presence. Retail spaces enliven the neighborhood at the street level and a new canopy marks the private residential entrance to complete the building’s transformation from factory to luxury residential experience.

22 Central Park South

November 27, 2016

22 Central Park South is a landmarked condominium building containing 6 full-floor residences and a duplex penthouse.

Hill West won approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to renovate the small building attached to the Plaza Hotel. From a non-descript building with exterior fire escapes, a subway entrance in the base, and numerous challenges, Hill West created a jewel-like residential condominium that draws from historic details in the surrounding context without overshadowing the historic Plaza next door.

A penthouse and balcony, setback above a cornice line, are designed at the top of the building taking full advantage of proximity to Central Park without being visible from the street. Limestone is carried into the subway and the public entry is integrated into the building base with a glass and metal frieze above the entry that marries with the decorative residential entry canopy. The ornate metalwork in the Juliette balconies and the prominent stone sills are drawn from contextual historic details, while the large windows sit in recessed frames far more modern and clean that the profiled openings of the nearby Plaza.

22 Central Park South is rich with details that both embed the building in its historic contrast and set it apart as an example of modern luxury.

One Riverside Park

November 27, 2016

One Riverside Park at 50 Riverside Boulevard is a 33-story, 274-unit, residential condominium that is part of the exciting developments on Riverside South that include both Riverside Center and Waterline Square.

The building’s design turns to a lighter, glassier aesthetic than that of the developments to the north. The design was achieved by an innovative use of the SOTA wall system, which is a hybrid of curtain wall and window wall. Both stone and glass panels are part of the architectural precast system used in the composition to create the facade. The storefront is framed in 4 textures of stone and the building is glassier as it rises to capture the Hudson River, Riverside Park South, and Manhattan views.

The residential entry is dramatically elegant with a series of canopies on double-height window openings. The building is segmented to include many different levels of high-end residences that include full floor apartments and extensive amenities: a screening room, game room, lounge, and 24-hour fitness center. Some units feature private swimming pools.

One Riverside Park distinguishes itself and while still becoming an integral part of the Westside’s ongoing transformation into a premiere destination. To the south, Riverside Center and Waterline Square feature 3.2 acres of open space and a K-8 public school with over 100,000 square feet of retail shops and services.

Silver Towers

November 27, 2016

At the Silver Towers, the 58-story pair of towers include 1,252 rental units located at the bustling intersection of West 42nd Street and 11th Avenue in the heart of Midtown Manhattan with close proximity to Hudson Yards.

The buildings contain over one million square feet. The site plan was carefully considered to maximize views, sunlight and elegance.

The two slender towers that result are connected by a low-rise ring surround courtyard that serves as a private entry to the buildings.

The Eagle

November 27, 2016

This 33 story luxury mixed use tower is part of a four building development on the western edge of Fort Greene in Brooklyn. Just under 400 feet tall, comprising 478,000 square feet in area and containing 440 apartments, 86 Fleet Place will be the tallest and largest building in the development.

Hill West crafted a design noted for its curved, cylindrical crown and delicately placed glass balconies. 86 Fleet Place, with its distinct form, certainly makes a mark among the emerging skyline of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn and will include 11,000 square feet of retail space, outdoor dining, a 3 level parking garage, a well-appointed fitness facility, a 7,600 square foot landscaped community terrace, and a penthouse terrace with Manhattan and river views.

46 Crown Street

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1 Square Phillips

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The Residences at 400 Central

May 20, 2021

210 Clarkson

May 19, 2021

25-34 Jackson Avenue

April 28, 2021

11 Lawton

May 18, 2021

48 Cedar Street

May 18, 2021

Flushing Waterfront Master Plan

May 18, 2021

1 River Park

May 18, 2021

355 Exterior Street

May 18, 2021

110 John Street

May 18, 2021

1100 Myrtle Avenue

April 28, 2021

160 Clarkson

April 28, 2021

118 Hope Street

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The Aldyn

November 27, 2016

The Aldyn at 60 Riverside Boulevard is a 39-story condominium tower with 286 units overlooking the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper West side.

Hill West crafted residences worthy of the spectacular unobstructed river views.

Amenities include La Palestra Athletic Club and Spa that includes a 75-foot indoor pool, hot tub, rock-climbing wall, basketball and squash courts, and a bowling alley.

470 Manhattan

December 14, 2016

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