Located in New York City since 1972, Peter Gluck and Partners is a 40 person architectural firm known for its integrity of design and sensitivity to the relationship between architectural form and context. Rather than specializing in a particular building type or specific architectural style, the goal is to provide appropriate responses to often difficult and conflicting requirements. The firm has designed buildings throughout the United States, ranging in type from houses, schools, religious buildings, and community centers to hotels, corporate interiors, university buildings, and historic restorations. Many of these projects have won national and international design awards and have been published in architectural journals and books in many countries.
The firm is dedicated to the idea that the architect must take responsibility for the architectural process from conception to construction, assuming oversight of all aspects of the process. This commitment led to the establishment of AR/CS (Architectural Construction Services), Inc. in 1992, an integrated system of architectural design and construction management, which provides sophisticated design, quality construction, and unusually low costs in an increasingly difficult building environment. Projects are presently in construction in New York, Chicago, Texas, Florida, and California. In order to develop these ideas further, Aspen GK, LLC, was established in 1997 as a development partnership, founded to produce well-designed, high-quality housing.
Peter Gluck received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1965. After designing a series of houses from New York to Newfoundland, he went to Tokyo to design large projects for a leading Japanese construction consortium. This experience influenced Gluck’s later work both in his knowledge of Japan’s traditional aesthetics and of its efficient modern methods of integrated construction and design. His firm, Peter Gluck and Partners in New York, has been designing and building throughout the country since 1972, joined in 1992 by AR|CS, a construction-management firm, established to build the firm’s designs, and in 1997 by Aspen GK, Inc., a development partnership, founded to produce well-designed, high-quality speculative housing.
Exhibitions of Gluck’s award-winning work have been held in the U.S. and Japan, and he is widely published in architectural journals around the world. He has taught at Columbia and Yale schools of architecture, and curated exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Milan Triennale.