Principal Andre Soluri Receives AIA NY State 2021 Presidential Citation

Today, during the annual Honor Awards event held by AIA York State, SA principal Andre Soluri, was awarded a 2021 Presidential Citation for his efforts helping others during the Pandemic through the “AIA New York Unified Task Force City and State”. The honor was bestowed upon Andre and the other Taskforce members during an online Zoom ceremony by the 2021 AIA New York State president Illya Azaroff, FAIA. Through the Taskforce, Andre helped to co-found

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NYC Outdoor Dining by Soluri Architecture for Pro Thai Restaurant

Design Corps: Construction Completed at Pro Thai

Construction of our first pro-bono Design Corps project has been completed – the outdoor dining build-out for Pro Thai in East Harlem. The completed project is truly the result of a team effort and a great example of how the architecture, design and construction industries are coming together to help small businesses survive during this pandemic – epitomizing the goals and ideals of the Design Corps. The key challenge at Pro Thai was the steep

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Back to the Workplace Webinar produced by Soluri Architecture

“Back to the Workplace” Webinar on Office Reopening Streamed in Partnership with AIANY & NYC SBS

In partnership with the AIANY and the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Soluri Architecture and a team of industry professionals streamed a webinar called “Back to the Workplace – Practical Ways to Reopen your Office” which is the first in a series on helping small businesses survive this pandemic. The webinar, which was hosted by SBS, is an industry-wide presentation with 10 presenters including architects, interior designers, engineers and change management specialists. The

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Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Business Voices

Soluri Architecture Advocates to Congress for Small Business

Today Soluri Architecture’s principal Andre Soluri participated in a advocacy video call for small businesses with Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12). The call was organized through Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business Voices advocacy program and comprised of small business owners who live and/or work in New York’s 12th congressional district. Andre was one of the speakers during the call where he expressed the importance of recovery funding for small businesses and pressed for a liability shield

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Pro Bono Services provided by Soluri Architecture for East Harlem Restaurant through Design Corps

Design Corps: Pro-bono Services Provided to East Harlem Restaurant

Soluri Architecture has completed the design and construction drawing set for Pro Thai, a restaurant located in east Harlem. Our services for this project are being provided pro-bono through the Design Corps. The sidewalk outside their restaurant is located on a steep hill, which makes it a challenge to comply with DOT requirements for the Open Restaurant program.  By creating stepped platforms separated by planters, we were able to overcome the challenges presented by the hill while

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NYC Design Corps webinar

Design Corps: Webinar on Outdoor Dining

Today, Soluri Architecture participated in a Design Corps webinar advising NYC based restaurants on guidelines and best practices for participating in the Open Restaurant program administered by NYC’s Department of Transportation (DOT). The webinar included presentations from the NYC design community (AIANY, Rockwell Group, Design Advocates & Soluri Architecture) and 3 city agencies including the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC), NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Our

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NYC Design Corps Training Video

Soluri Architecture Produces Design Corps Training Video

As a co-founder of the Design Corps and part of the AIANY’s Unified Task Force, Soluri Architecture’s principal Andre Soluri produced and created a training video for volunteer architects & designers who signed up for the Design Corps to explain how the program works and what they can expect to encounter.  The Design Corps allows architects to stand with us and help small businesses in need within our community to reopen during this difficult time.

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NYC Design Corps Launches to help small business

Launch & Co-founding of “Design Corps”

We are thrilled to announce the launch of “Design Corps: Small Business Reopening Network” – a platform that connects under-resourced NYC restaurants that are struggling to survive the pandemic with volunteer design professionals offering pro-bono services to help them re-open and stay open safely under NYC’s Open Restaurant program. As a member of the AIANY’s Unified Task Force, Soluri Architecture’s principal Andre Soluri, became one of the co-founders of the Design Corps along with colleagues

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AIANY Unified Taskforce

Soluri Architecture’s Principal Joins “AIA New York Unified Taskforce” to help with Pandemic Response

Today Soluri Architecture’s principal Andre Soluri became a member of the AIANY’s Unified Task Force which is bringing together architects and related professionals to help government agencies and client groups respond to and address the emergency needs around COVID-19 Through the Taskforce, Andre is particularly interested in ways to help small businesses navigate the many reopening guidelines.  For More information on the AIA New York Unified Taskforce please see this article published in the AIANY’s

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