Meet The Team
Andre’s training and education has been interdisciplinary in keeping with his belief that the creation of exceptional architecture requires an understanding of the often-conflicting facets of the industry. He has had extensive experience in a broad range of firms, having worked for a dozen architects, engineers, and developers for over 10 years before founding Soluri Architecture in 2004. These firms included Diller + Scofidio, the Hut Sachs Studio, HB2, Perkins Eastman, and many small practitioners. One of his formative experiences was working for Cantor Seinuk / Ysrael A Seinuk PC, an award-winning structural engineering firm. While at the firm, Andre spent 18 months overseeing and inspecting high-rise construction projects in New York City, giving him a hands-on understanding of construction.
Andre received his undergraduate professional degree at the prestigious Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York City, where he won numerous awards. His professors at Cooper included some of the most important architects of our time, notably John Hedjuk, Peter Eisenman, Rick Scofidio, Michael Webb, Lebbius Woods, and Raymond Abraham. Andre received a Master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture (GSAPP), where he studied under Bernard Tschumi, Greg Pasquarelli, Manuel Delanda, Mark Wigley, Mark Rakatansky, and Laurie Hawkinson, among others. During this period he established the conceptual framework that eventually became Soluri Architecture’s design methodology.
Andre briefly taught at New York Institute of Technology as an adjunct professor for the 2nd and 4th year design studios. He continues to be invited to participate in design reviews at the top architecture schools in New York, including Cooper Union, Columbia’s GSAPP, Pratt, NYIT and NJIT.
Andre is a member of the AIA and is currently licensed and registered to practice architecture in the US states of New York, New Jersey and Washington. He also holds a nationally recognized NCARB certificate which allows for easy licensure in all 50 US states.
Phoebe Park Kincaid is Soluri Architecture’s Interior Designer and Space Planner with over 10 years of experience in both commercial, institutional and residential design projects. She began her career with a Herman Miller-owned firm, working on various large scale projects for major commercial clients. Her role included space planning, project management, as well as furniture selection and specifications for over 10 million sq. ft. of office space for clients such as: JWT, Young & Rubicam, Time Warner, and Lehman Brothers.
In the years since joining Soluri Architecture, Phoebe has combined her space planning and design skills with her belief that good design reflects the client’s identity and supports the client’s goals.
An allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Phoebe earned a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University and an Associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Interior Design. As a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and a LEED Accredited Professional, Phoebe is dedicated to bringing sustainability and social responsibility to each project. Whether the project calls for the pursuit of a LEED Certification or simply an environmentally sensitive approach to design by selection of sustainable, renewable and healthy materials and systems, Phoebe provides the resources and education necessary to achieve that goal.
Stephen Sewar is Soluri Architecture’s Junior Architect II, and is now in his 4th year working for the firm after relocating from Tampa, Florida where he received his Master’s degree at the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture. Stephen primarily assists in the production of construction document sets and is developing his project management skills. He regularly contributes to project design, meets with clients, and conducts surveys of new projects. Stephen was heavily involved in the final phases and construction administration of the firm’s award-winning Vidro Condominium Building in Harlem.
Since joining the firm in the fall of 2017, Stephen has shown tremendous growth and knowledge. Under the guidance and supervision of SA principal Andre Soluri, he is learning the ins and outs of architectural project management and is nearing the completion of NCARB’s AXP process which will allow him to begin sitting for the architecture licensing exam very soon.