Click for more images | SPAN Architecture, Westport Pool House | Photo by Francois Dischinger


SPAN Architecture, August Moon Guest House, Bar Harbor, Maine | Photo courtesy of the firm


SPAN Architecture, Upper East Side Apartment, New York | Photo by Michael Moran


SPAN Architecture, Westport Pool House | Photo by Francois Dischinger


SPAN Architecture, Westport Pool House | Photo by Adrian Gaut


SPAN Architecture, Kips Bay Show House | Photo by Michael Moran


SPAN Architecture, Hyatt Time Square, New York | Photo by Michael Moran


SPAN Architecture, Gotham West, New York | Photo Jean-Gabriel Neukomm


SPAN Architecture, Calvin Klein Collection—Shenyang, China | Photo by Reddog Studios


SPAN Architecture, Core Club, New York | Photo by Michael Moran


SPAN Architecture, LA Metropolis, Los Angeles | Rendering by Neoscape

First Friday

Join SPAN at its office for drinks, informal conversation, and a behind-the-scenes look at recent and upcoming projects. This program is part of First Friday, a monthly opportunity for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.

Karen Stonely, Peter Pelsinski, and Jean-Gabriel Neukomm, began collaboration as SPaN in 1998 and formed SPAN Architecture in 2004, building their practice on their combined experience as practitioners, teachers, artists, and theorists. The studio “combines thoughtful and inventive conceptual design with technological innovation and creative material application.” SPAN’s work encompasses a broad range of project types, from residential and hospitality, to commercial and retail, as well as design objects including furniture, hardware, and lighting. Recent recognition includes numerous publications spotlighting their residential design, and an AIANY Interior Honors Award and Interior Design Best of Year Hospitality Award, for their commercial projects.

Recent projects include the August Moon Guest House, Bar Harbor; Westport Residence and Pool House; the re-envisioned Calvin Klein Collection in cities including Singapore, Bangkok, and Shanghai; offices for Baron & Baron; and interiors for the Gotham West Towers and the new Hyatt Times Square, all in Manhattan. Current projects include serving as design lead as the interior architect for LA Metropolis Towers, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Ashland Place, and Court Square, Long Island City; several residential commissions; and SPAN Element, a collection of bespoke items.

Time & Place
Friday, December 4th, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Office of SPAN Architecture
11 Broadway, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10004

SOLD OUT. We are currently sold out for this event. Please email with any questions.

First Friday events are free and open only to League members, who may bring one non-member guest. RSVP required to To become a member and attend this program, join here. Reservations for this event are open to members on October 26th, 2015.