2018 January

Senyai project wins the 2017 LIT Design Awards in the Hotel and Restaurant Design category. LIT Design Awards was created with the belief that lighting is an art and a science, and it is one of the most important elements of design.

2017 December

Aisha Han writes about Senyai in The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s student newspaper.

2017 November

Senyai project wins The American Architecture Prize, read more in the CMU news article.

REYES Residence

| New York, NY | CD Phase 2006-08 |

| Interior Renovation | Proposal |

The Reyes Residence is a proposal for the complete renovation and combination of three studio apartments into a single family duplex in the Central Park West district of New York City. Formerly three separate hotel rooms located at the inverted corner of the building courtyard, the challenge of this project was to create a tightly integrated vertical convenience stair, which enables a flexible spatial organization while only minimally impacting the overall size of the occupiable floor-plate. The interior surface geometry is constructed to wrap all the existing structure and its hard edges, creating a fluid, undulating effect. The ceiling form enables the insertion of light sources into the surface. It produces a sense of lightness via large reflective inclined planes, while not impacting the perception of the room’s height. Most built interventions are designed as cabinetry, creating spatial subdivision, programmatic nodes and storage. This strategy maintains the privacy of selected areas, while creating a sense of a spacious yet compact space for living.

| DESIGN PRINCIPAL: Dana Cupkova ©DCm-STUDIO | DESIGN TEAM: Kevin Pratt, Brenda Petroff, Kelly Yarasavage, Sanny Ho-Yan Ng, Arthur Liu, James Ferullo, Patrick Delahoy | MEP CONSULTANT: Hillary Lobo | STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Robert Silman Assoc. | LIGHTING CONSULTANT: Technical Artistry, Inc. |