Split Decisions: Q&A With Michael Kirchmann, Architect and Developer, GDSNY | Video


Commercial Observer caught up with architect and developer Michael Kirchmann, the founder of GDSNY. Here he discusses the High Line, boutique offices and affordable housing.

0:14 – The tension between the architect’s perspective and the developer’s perspective.
1:15 – Which tenants are best fit for boutique office buildings.
1:49 – The specific amenities tenants are looking for.
2:13 – Tell us a little bit about 1245 Broadway.
3:24 – What’s so attractive about the High Line?
3:57 – Tell us a little bit about the affordable housing projects you’re working on.
4:32 – Innovations in the design of affordable housing.
5:20 – Some of the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy, from an architect’s perspective.
6:48 – On the possibility of retrofitting certain buildings.


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