ABOUT US

Good Design = Smart Business

Design transforms business. Kohn Architecture creates places for companies and international industry leaders with a design approach that drives their goals.
Our clients come to us because they realize great design builds great companies – they hire us to help them grow and change with the times. They understand that design offers a powerful tool for achieving any number of business goals, including increased customer traffic and sales, brand awareness and staff recruitment and retention. It can also reduce bottom line costs through sustainable strategies that maximize real estate and lower resource consumption.

Experience and market understanding

With a depth of industry knowledge and an intimate grasp of the larger social and economic issues that affect business, we offer cross-market insight gained from 25 years in the retail, hospitality, corporate, and residential sectors. This expertise is both a product and reflection of long-term client relationships. In helping companies like NBC, Chopard, The Coca Cola Company, and growing trendsetting companies like Surface to Air respond to business changes and evolve over years, we continue to offer increasingly valuable insight to all our clients. This allows us to wield design as a business strategy with authority and ingenuity.
RETAIL
Atrium
Bloomingdales
Chopard
Comptoir des Cotonniers
Conrans
David Z
Escada
Foot Locker
George Smith Furniture
Henri Bendel
Hermes
Kallista by Martin Lane
Surface to Air
Ungaro
Valentino
Volcom
COMMERCIAL
AIMCO
American List Council
Bozell Worldwide
Capezio/Peridance International Dance Center
Carmel Partners
Empire Capital Partners
The Coca-Cola Company
The Durst Organization, Inc
El Museo del Barrio NYC
Etour.com
Equity.com
Friendset Houses
Fujisankei Communications
H Mart
Hyatt Hotels
J.P. Morgan (Market Axess
L2 Capital LLC
Morgan Stanley
Nafinsa Securities, Inc.
Nintendo
NBC Today Show
Nonstock/Janou Pakter
The New York City Department of Design and Construction
Thor Equities
RESTAURANTS
Tavern on the Green
Gloo
Oh Mama Mia
Franklin Avenue Café
Café Buon Giorno
Le Marche de Sud
Vive la Crepe
Tuscan Kitchen
MUSEUMS/CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
El Museo Del Barrio
New York City School Construction Authority
Touro College

Guy Kohn
BIO

After graduating, Kohn went on to work for a series of famous architects and firms including Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Paolo Soleri and Takefumi Aida in Japan.
Kohn’s creative background and hands on experience emphasizes the balance between creating good design, managing projects and creating value for clients.
His practice has included housing and private residences, retail stores, restaurants, high-tech offices and commercial buildings and such major commissions as El Museo Del Barrio in New York. Among his most well-known projects are the NBC Today Show Studios, the Peridance Capezio International Dance Center, Tavern on the Green and Chopard’s New York City Headquarters. He received the Renaissance Award from the Friends of the Upper East Side, and is a member of the NYC Department of Buildings Industry Committee, NYC Department of Building’s Architects and Engineers Roundtable, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).