Narofsky Architecture + ways2design

(212) 675-2374

Services Provided

Areas Served
Tri-State, New York area

Business Description
We are architects and interior designers, offering our services to residential clients for new homes, renovations, apartments, town houses, multifamily complexes and to commercial clients for corporate/professional offices and retail/hospitality establishments.

Founding principal Stuart Narofsky AIA, LEED AP, has received numerous awards, won high profile competitions and has been featured in numerous publications nationally. Stuart is a former chapter president of the American Institute of Architects, and has also devoted years to teaching architecture and furniture design at the New York Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute

Jennifer Rusch, president of ways2design, our affiliate for managing and overseeing interior installations, is an architect that has devoted her talents toward the emerging of architecture and interiors. She has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality and retail industry as well as extensive experience with custom home design.

Our studio is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of our clients while pursuing innovative, environmentally conscious design. The design process is equally important as the completed project. As members of the US Green Building Council, we practice an architecture in which innovation and environmental responsibility is a goal, and design is used as a tool towards that end.

Certification and Awards
2012 Long Island AIA Archi Award in sustainability for a residence in Sag Harbor, NY

2011 Long Island AIA Archi award residential design for a home in Port Washington, NY
New York, NY US 
Stuart Narofsky & Jennifer Rusch 
227 East 24th street
New York, NY 10010 
(212) 765-2375 
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The Future of Smart Design: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

See why reducing waste in a home construction project should appeal to every architect, designer and client Full Story
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Diana Bier Interiors, LLC
Very timely article! I'm renovating my 27 year old kitchen. Tomorrow my brother-in-law is coming to disassemble it and use the cabinets and appliances for a new kitchen for him and my sister. I wouldn't have gone through with the project if the cabinets were going to a landfill.
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daryoosh norozpor
very good
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10 Ways to Hide That Air Conditioner

Feeling boxed in designing around your mini-split air conditioner? Try one of these clever disguises and distractions Full Story
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We converted our garage to a huge den about twenty years ago, and installed a big motel style wall HVAC unit. Noisy, ugly, expensive, always breaking down. It's our favorite room in the house, so everyone was either sweating bullets, or fighting over dogs as a lap warmer.

Last year we had it pulled out, drywalled over (with new siding on the outside) the hole, and replaced it with a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim minisplit unit. Love it! It heats and cools our 440sq foot room almost instantly, and has motion detectors that sense where to shoot the air to.

I was worried about it gaping out from the wall, but the other comments are correct. You don't "see" it after a while. And it beats the heck out of the eyesore that used to be stuck in the wall.

If I could replace our entire HVAC system with these, I would, but it's pricey for a large house. The one for the den was about $5,000, and they told us that unfortunately there was no way to attach it to the sauna that is our sunroom, since they are on opposite ends of the house. Darn!

If ever we build the dream house, it will be all mini split units.
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Scott Homes, Inc
You can also install HRV's (Heat Recovery Ventilators) to distribute the air. We've installed DHPs into larger homes and minimized the indoor units this way. The HRVs work well in about half of the U.S.
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They are a comercial curtain wall system, Kawneer, though there are many companies that do these systems, Fleetwood is another one we often specify.
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Stuart Narofsky Architecture was hired for his design and project coordination of a second story deck that measured approximately 22 feet by 11 feet.They were a...
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As the designer and owner of a landscape design/build company, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many architects over 25 years. Over this time, Stuart Narof...
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We went to Narofsky after having problems with our original architect and could not be more happy with the results. Stuart [Narofsky] started by asking us abou...
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These guys design and build homes that fit their surroundings using modern, sustainable materials in a way that you'd expect to see in Scandinavia, California o...
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The project was a complete gut renovation of a Fifth Avenue apartment.I was amazed at the transformation of this prosaic post war space into a contemporary open...
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