1994 – Present
HS2 Architecture is a New York City-based firm with a collaborative design approach and deep appreciation of the visual arts. The firm’s portfolio of 30 years of practice includes a rich diversity of project type and scale and numerous commissions for repeat clients. Projects range from high-end residential and luxury retail to galleries, hotels, museums, and workplaces.
With each commission, the HS2 team synthesizes considerations of context, purpose, and client vision to arrive at a unique design solution. Form is grounded in function rather than preconceived concept or style; attention to detail is meticulous regardless of budget or scale. From initial concept design through completion of construction, the firm’s process prioritizes client experience.
HS2 Architecture was founded by Thomas Hut and Jane Sachs in 1994. The firm’s portfolio features some of the most recognizable buildings in New York City—Gramercy Park Hotel, Chanel Flagship Store at 57th Street, Ralph Lauren’s Madison Avenue Flagship Store, and Palazzo Chupi/360 West 11th Street. In addition to multiple stores and boutiques for global labels Chanel and Polo, retail projects include boutique stores for such brands as Acne Studios, Frame and Toteme. HS2 has created gallery spaces for Pace, Levy Gorvy and James Cohan, among others. Recent projects include the Riggio Foundation offices as well as two Tribeca art galleries for James Cohan.