Workshop/APD is a design and architecture firm founded in New York City in 1999 by Principals Matt Berman and Andrew Kotchen. The studio has since grown to more than 45 employees with an enviable roster of work that runs the gamut from seaside retreats and sleek urban lofts to luxurious family homes, high-end multi-family developments and trend-setting restaurants. Workshop/APD is not bound by project type or a singular aesthetic, actively leveraging past experiences to solve a myriad of design challenges. The firm offers an environment that fosters creativity and embraces technological advances in products, design, and materials. As such, they advocate big ideas and believe in conceptualizing projects first, over merely designing them. The Workshop/APD process is steeped in collaboration, bringing together the necessary set of expertise to fulfill all design requirements. Committed to designing properties and spaces that embrace the local, Workshop/APD projects demonstrate a profound respect for the physical and contextual environment in which they are realized. The firm has won a variety of awards in recognition of all sectors of its business - residential, development, hospitality and product design.