153 Cumberland Street
An early project for a hip menswear client and friend, undertaken in collaboration with KPMB partner Bruce Kuwabara, advancing investigations and experiments in formal and material pleasures.
In launching an architectural practice, it is advantageous to secure work that affords the opportunity to experiment, express ideas and get projects built relatively quickly. In this case, a series of sequential retail projects enabled partners Bruce Kuwabara and Thomas Payne to get started. These ‘starting out’ projects became a vital testing ground for initial creative impulses and work alchemies.
Compensation for the work was in fees and contra, which enabled our client to keep soft costs down, while enabling us to hone our skills as proprietors/artists/businessmen-and to dress well.
KPMB ARCHITECTS: Bruce Kuwabara, Thomas Payne (partners-in-charge), Todd Macyk
Merber Corporation (mechanical and electrical), Millworks Custom Fabrication (contractor)