Architect, AIA Principal
Gene Kaufman Architect, P.C. (GKA) was founded in 1986 in New York City. For over thirty years, the firm has specialized in urban development - notably hotels, multi-family housing, adaptive reuse, new buildings for residential, commercial and institutional use, high rises, modular buildings, student housing, historic restoration, conversions and schools.
In 2011, Gene Kaufman and Gwathmey Siegel joined forces with Gene Kaufman as principal creating Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects (GSKA) as an affiliate firm to GKA.
GSKA has an international reputation for architectural excellence confirmed by more than 100 design awards including the industry’s highest honor: the AIA Firm Award.
Structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering as well as interior design and expediting services are performed in-house by GKA for many of the firm projects. GKA has been one of the leading firms in hospitality over the past decade, designing over 90 hotel projects. Recent projects include numerous ground-up new hotels for Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, EVEN, Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Starwood and Marriott.
Gene Kaufman’s GKA is also a leading residential specialist with dozens of completed projects, including condominiums, rentals, new buildings, alterations, conversions and additions. Corollary specialties include student housing, dormitories and pre-fabricated buildings.
His work has been published in numerous architectural and real estate periodicals, newspapers and repeatedly in the New York Times.