35-25 77th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Service area: 200 miles
Service Area: Accepting projects in the New York City area, parts north and Long Island.
Alexander Briseno and Cara Soh have been producing architecture together since 2001. Alex is former editor of the architecture journal, 306090 (www.306090.org), while Cara was co-author of the preservation plan for West Chelsea. From very different backgrounds, together their work is known for it's sobering mix of natural materials with modern forms and spaces. The firm, appropriately named Sohbr Studio, is actually a combination of the couple's last names. Sohbr Studio is your typical young, New York architecture firm. Both partners early years consisted of countless moonlighting jobs, while maintaining their day jobs at corporate (Alex has worked for several) or boutique (both Cara and Alex have worked at several) design firms. The partners believe in doing the right thing; be that making environmentally sustainable design choices for a corporate headquarters in Chelsea or a house in Alabama, to completing a series of community spaces for a well deserving group of low-income individuals or CAMBA/Enterprise Community Partners in Bushwick. Sohbr Studio doesn't believe in flashy design. What we do believe in is that everyone deserves comfortable and responsible design, and that all clients deserve to be listened to. Too often in our past, we were part of a team that tried to push their design ethos onto their clients. With Sohbr Studio, we can now be a part of something greater, helping clients achieve their goals and hopefully secure our planet or future generations in the process.