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1100 Architect

475 Tenth Ave., nr. 36th St., Ste. 1000; 212-645-1011; 1100architect.com

Juergen Riehm and David Piscuskas aim to create sustainable, community-minded spaces with innovative touches, like using hand-gathered Hudson Valley river stones to conceal electrical outlets and heating conduits around the perimeter of a Soho loft. (ecofriendly)

Alan Wanzenberg

333 W. 52nd St., nr. Ninth Ave., second fl.; 212-489-7980; alanwanzenberg.com

Wanzenberg combines the best of the architect’s and the decorator’s sensibilities through his focus on craftsmanship. His aesthetic favors a limited palette of color and high-grade materials that create handsome and unifying spaces.

Alexander Gorlin Architects

137 Varick St., nr. Spring St., fifth fl.; 212-229-1199; gorlinarchitects.com

Gorlin sees the home as a sanctuary, built of materials native to the site and fitted with wide windows to take in the view. Trained as a modernist, he nonetheless cites Vermeer’s use of light and space as an inspiration.

Alex Scott Porter Design

153 W. 27th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 705; 212-924-2966; alexscottporter.com

With an intuitive sense of natural light and an intricately developed material palette, Porter creates spaces that bring in the outside world. Among her past triumphs is a sustainable, off-the-grid Maine retreat that uses harvested rainwater and is powered exclusively by solar energy. (ecofriendly)

Allan Greenberg Architect

750 Lexington Ave., nr. 60th St., sixteenth fl.; 212-355-0057; allangreenberg.com

Traditional and classical American architecture and thorough attention to detail are the watchwords at this firm, which offers a full range of services, from preliminary planning to construction administration.

Andrew Berman Architect

77 Chambers St., nr. Broadway, fourth fl.; 212-226-5998; andrewbermanarchitect.com

This studio creates airy, light-filled spaces and buildings. Recent commissions include work for MoMA PS1, the SculptureCenter in Long Island City, and residences in Long Island and Maine.

Andrew Franz Architect

135 W. 26th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 10B; 212-505-1992; andrewfranz.com

Clean, open, and ecofriendly spaces are this firm’s specialties; most projects employ natural wood and materials while incorporating modern design principles. The staff includes several LEED-accredited practitioners, reinforcing the company’s commitment to the natural world. (ecofriendly)

The Apartment Creative Agency

56 Crosby St., nr. Spring St., Apt. 3A; 212-219-3661; theapt.com

At this open-sourced firm that offers both interior-design and architecture services, the aesthetic skews avant-garde and semi-futuristic. Even so, meaningful historical details are respected and often highlighted.

Architecture in Formation

526 W. 26th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 422; 212-714-1006; architecture-if.com

Celebrated architect Matthew Bremer’s outfit designs contemporary spaces that juxtapose modern tech- nology with artisanal flourishes. This 2009 AIA Young Architects Award recipient is at once practical and learned: He created an urban bachelor pad for a young commodities trader based on the theory of fractal geometry and Plato’s cave.

Architecture Research Office

170 Varick St., nr. Charlton St., seventh fl.; 212-675-1870; aro.net

The work of partners Stephen Cassell, Adam Yarinsky, and Kim Yao moves beyond modernism via adventures in the application of materials: Laser-cut stainless steel, a geometrically patterned composite-wood screen, and a translucent beeswax-covered partition have all appeared in their projects.

B Five Studio

30 W. 24th St., nr. Sixth Ave., eighth fl.; 212-255-7827; bfivestudio.com

This studio’s five principals include architects and interior designers, and it has been creating modern houses and interiors since 1981. The firm’s designs emphasize comfort and craftsmanship­—think special wall treatments and custom-made furniture—and often incorporate floor-to-ceiling windows show-casing natural landscapes or city views.

Bonetti/Kozerski Studio

270 Lafayette St., nr. Prince St., Ste. 906; 212-343-9898; bonettikozerski.com

Designing residential and commercial spaces, Bonetti/Kozerski distills and conveys the essence of each client. For designer Donna Karan’s terrace apartment, the firm created an air-conditioning system that circulated air from a nearby park and infused it with essential oils of Karan’s choosing.

The Brooklyn Home Company

138 Union St., at Hicks St., Ste. 1B, Carroll Gardens; 718-715-0418; thebrooklynhomecompany.com

At this cooperative, designers Lyndsay Caleo and Fitzhugh Karol and architect Ilya Vilnits create spaces with top-notch custom carpentry: countertops, cabinets, ceiling beams, and built-in units.

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