GLUCK+: Thinking Making Making Thinking

Current Work lecture from the people behind GLUCK+, followed by a conversation with Jared Della Valle.

April 7, 2015
7:00 p.m.

GLUCK+ | Tower House, Upstate, NY, 2012. Credit: Paul Warchol

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Peter Gluck, Marc Gee, Thomas Gluck, Charlie Kaplan, and Stacie Wong, principals of GLUCK+, will present their work in a public lecture to be followed by a conversation with Jared Della Valle.

GLUCK+’s innovative, integrative means of design and construction characterizes the firm’s work at all scales. GLUCK+ embraces an architect led design-build practice through a broad range of approaches to commissions that vary from single houses to residential developments, as well as institutional and educational projects. The firm is dedicated to “pushing the boundaries of design together with real-world expertise to craft bold, innovative, and conceptually unique architecture.”

Peter Gluck founded the New York-based firm in 1972. Current projects include Duke University Marine Lab’s new oceanographic science research lab building; the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, a public/private initiative for an after-school educational program in a new clubhouse venue with stadium exhibition courts in Crotona Park, Bronx, which recently received an NYC Public Design Commission Award for Excellence; 205 Race, a high-rise development in Philadelphia; and Van Sinderen Plaza, an affordable housing development in East New York. Recent projects include a studio lot building for Sony Entertainment, Culver City, California; Lady Liberty Academy Charter School, Newark, New Jersey; and The Stack, the first prefabricated steel and concrete modular residential building development in New York. Other recent projects include The East Harlem School; Little Ajax Affordable Housing, Aspen, Colorado; Lakeside Retreat, upstate New York; Tower House, upstate New York, which was selected by Architectural Record for its Record Houses issue in 2013; and Floating Box House, Austin, Texas.

The work of GLUCK+ has been published in architectural journals and books internationally. The monograph The Modern Impulse: Peter L. Gluck and Partners was published in 2008. The firm has been listed in Fast Company’s “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture.” Among its many awards, GLUCK+ has earned an AIA National Housing Award for House in the Mountains in 2013; a Design-Build Institute of America National Design-Build Award of Excellence for The East Harlem School in 2009; and an AIA National Show You’re Green Award of Excellence for Little Ajax Affordable Housing in 2007.

Moderated by Jared Della Valle. Della Valle is an architect, developer, and president and co-founder of Alloy, a New York-based real estate development company that designs, develops, constructs, and markets its buildings.

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.