HS2 Architecture, founded by New York architects Thomas Hut and Jane Sachs in 1994, has developed a reputation for projects rooted in a deep appreciation of the visual arts and responsive design.
Operating on the belief that buildings and interiors should express a unique creative vision and a mastery of materials, HS2 collaborates to maximize all aspects of a project — from small details to larger considerations of context and environmental impact.
A highly collaborative style of working with clients enables us to fully understand what they want and need throughout all phases. This approach has resulted in a range of built projects, including high-end residential, luxury retail, galleries, hotels, museums, and creative workspaces.
Our diverse portfolio includes some of the most recognizable buildings in New York City — Ralph Lauren Polo Flagship Store and Polo Bar (2014); Gramercy Park Hotel (2007); Ralph Lauren’s Madison Avenue Flagship Store (2010); Palazzo Chupi/360 West 11th Street (2008) — as well as several private corporate, townhouse and apartment interiors in addition to several commercial and residential interior projects for public and private uses.
By listening carefully, giving feedback, considering diverse points of view, and building consensus, we move projects forward through design, regulatory and approvals processes and ultimately, construction. All projects, regardless of budget or scale, receive a high level of creativity, professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to quality.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID
Easily one of the most underrated architecture firms working today, HS2 is really a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the built environment. – Diane Pham
The architects manipulated forms, planes and materials to borrow natural light from one space to another. – Macauley Connor, Home Observer
What has influenced my work is the idea of developing forms to pull people through a space, rather than using doors and walls to separate them. – Jane Sachs
If I was to send someone who is an architecture lover first, and an art loversecond, to see the best possible example of Chelsea gallery design – a culturally specific architectural genre – I think I’d pick James Cohan Gallery. – David Cohen
Even in the bath, it was all about the open landscape. – Thomas Hut
The building [Palazzo Chupi] is one of a kind. Everywhere one experiences pleasure in materials and the presence of the hand. – Ingrid Sischy, Vanity Fair
No matter how much we appreciate contemporary design, sometimes it’s the traditional elements that capture our hearts. This house [Von Hoffman Doyle Farm] shows, however, that it’s possible to combine both influences in one project. – Logan Ward, Garden & Gun
I’ve had a lot of nice houses, but this [Chiat Beach House] is the first one I feel is really home. – Jay Chiat, T Magazine