Archi-Tectonics is a research-based design practice located in New York City, founded by Winka Dubbeldam in 1994. She and Justin Korhammer, Partner, lead a diverse team of designers that works on multiple scales, spanning from cities and buildings to design objects.
We are WBE and Leed certified and pride ourselves of being a diverse and international design studio. We aim to achieve design efficiencies that express themselves in optimized modulations, resulting in innovative structures and original shapes. In all scales we do this through deep research and extensive prototyping. Our research-based approach allows us to develop individual, custom-tailored designs across a wide range of scales and tasks, maintaining a particular, characteristic identity while displaying a unique task-specific intelligence and performance. We at Archi-Tectonics believe that a research-based approach leads to better design innovations, and evocative and transformative environments. We see innovation not only as a better built environment, but as a way to give buildings character and identity. To create architecture that matters.
Publications on Archi-Tectonics include three monographs -“Winka Dubbeldam, Architect” [010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1996], AT-INdex [Princeton Press, NYC, 2006], Archi-Tectonics, a Monograph [DAAB publishers, 2010], a fourth monograph is on the way by Actar  - as well as countless features in American and International Architecture & Design Periodicals.
2018 | Winner Invited Competition “ASIAN GAMES 2022”, with !Melk, Thornton Tomasetti, and MIC
2016 | WIRED: 25 Masterpieces that prove 2016 was an Incredible Year for Architecture: For Inscape project in NYC
2015 | Award for the 497 GW Building by “Best Building built by a Woman in New York City”, from the AIANY.
Design Intelligence 30 most Admired Educators 2015: Winka named one of the 30 most exemplary professionals in their field.
2014 | Finalist; Gateway Waterfront Design Competition, New Rochelle, NY
2012 | First Prize Winner for International Urban Design Competition Yulin China
2011 | Award Winner; Maashaven Towers Design Competiton, from the Hommes Foundation, The Netherlands
2010 | BoY Award, Nomination for Interior Design Best of Year 2010 for Inflection Sconce designed for Ivalo Lighting
Retail Interiors Awards 2010, 2nd prize in the Shop Excellence Award for PORTS 1961, London
2009 | Wall Of Fame; Nomination at the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands
Finalist Abu Dhabi, Central Plaza Invited Competition, 2,800,000 sf
2008 | First Prize Staten Island: Green Housing Design Competition, NYC
Best of Local Business Award, New York Award in the Architects Category, U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
2007 | Finalist Drents Museum Extension, Assen Drente The Netherlands
2007 | Finalist Pontsteiger Competion Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2006 | Smart Environments Award, for the 497 GW Building, from the IIDA & Metropolis
2005 | Jurors Recognition for the International Competition New Jalisco State Public Library
2004 | Esquire Magazine, the Genius Issue : Best and Brightest, Winka Dubbeldam Award
2003 | New York Magazine nomination “the City’s 100 Best Architects & Decorators”
High Line NYC Competition, Jurors mention
2002 | Finalist for Issey Miyake showroom invited competition in Manhattan
Finalist for Temporary MOMA space in Long Island City, NY
2001 | Emerging Voices, Winka Dubbeldam Award of the Architectural League of New York
2000 | Architecture Triennale, Sofia, Consultant: ‘Urban Design Award’ Moscou (first prize)
Record Interiors Award for Excellence In Design, from Architectural Record (Duggal Project)
1996 | Governors Island; Urban Design Competition, Vanalen, New York: Honorable Mention
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We are not limited to a specific program or style; rather, we develop a unique identity for each project. Our design teams conduct rigorous project-specific research and as a result, our clients receive customized experiences and optimal spatial formations. We are passionate about the use of smart systems and sustainable materials to create healthy and energy-efficient environments.
To date, we have completed several ground-up buildings, to name a few: GW497 (80,000 sf residential building in NYC), American Loft (65,000 sf residential building in Philadelphia), GT House (2,500 sf residence in Upstate New York), Dub Residence (3,000 sf prefab house in Germany), a 3,500 sf Chelsea townhouse, the Brewster Carriage House (32,000sf), and V33 Condominiums (32,400 sf) also in NYC. Internationally, we have built several commercial spaces, such as the Ports1961 stores in London, Paris and Shanghai and the Netherlands Architecture Institute space in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. New York City commercial spaces include the Gear magazine offices (1999), BitForms, Gallery, Christine-Rose Gallery, the Duggal Digital Headquarters (2000), the Netherlands Board of Conventions and Tourism offices (2009), the Moooi Showroom (2016) and Inscape, a new Meditation Concept (2018).
Exhibitions include "The Unprivate House", a MoMA exhibit (1999) and the MoMA PS1 ‘Young Architects’ exhibition (2001), the WTC proposals exhibition at Max Protetch Gallery in NYC (2001), two Venice Biennale [2002 & 2004] and Archi-Tectonics was included in Performalism, an exhibit in the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art  and ACADIA [NYC] in 2010. The AIANY awarded Archi-Tectonics’ 497GW Building, and included it in the Built by Women exhibit . More recently Archi-Tectonics participated in "Manhattanisms" in Storefront NY , "Unbuilt NY" in the Queens Museum NY , and had two solo exhibits, one in Milan, Italy  and recently at Aedes Berlin (2019).