Meet The Team
Andre Soluri is a licensed architect, principal & founder of Soluri Architecture – an award-winning firm in New York City that’s completed 120 projects since 2005 including new buildings and renovations in a wide-range of sectors, scales & typologies
Recent work focuses on solving the challenges of designing & developing small urban-infill lots in NYC’s underprivileged neighborhoods. The Vidro, his first new NYC building exemplifies this, winning numerous awards and named by FastCompany magazine among the 10 most-innovative buildings of 2020. In NYC he has completed over 50 apartment renovations, dozens of offices and numerous clinics & medical facilities.
COVID-19 has been a call-to-arms for Andre to tackle challenges beyond traditional practice to help those in need through advocacy, action and thought-leadership. Through AIANY’s Unified Taskforce, he led a team producing webinars helping small businesses reopen while adapting to the future of distributed/hybrid workplaces, and co-founded the award-winning “Design Corps” to provide pro-bono design services to NYC restaurant’s outdoor dining. Because of this, Andre received a 2021 AIA NY State Presidential Citation, a 2021 “Best in Business” award from Inc Magazine, and honorable mention in Architecture Masterprize’s 2021 “Firm of the Year” awards.
Andre graduated from the Cooper Union’s prestigious undergraduate architecture school where he studied with John Hedjuk, Peter Eisenman, Rick Scofidio, Michael Webb, Lebbius Woods, and Raymond Abraham. He also completed a master’s at Columbia’s University’s GSAPP where he studied under Bernard Tschumi, Greg Pasquarelli, Manuel Delanda, Mark Wigley and Laurie Hawkinson. Andre is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses program, is the current president of BNI Chapter 15 and a member of SARA and the AIA where he sits on the Advocacy & Policy Committee at AIANY and is also co-chair of the Future of Practice Committee.
Andre NCARB certified and is currently licensed and registered to practice architecture in the US states of New York, New Jersey and Washington.
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.