Friday, February 16, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to the SWA Architecture weekly blog post.  This blog primarily takes a look into projects that SWA Architecture has been a part of.  This week we are going to take a look at what made SWA Architecture what it is today, the sidewalk cafes.  We'll take a little trip around New York City to take a look at some sidewalk cafes SWA Architecture has been a part of.  



SWA Architecture has been a part of over 700 sidewalk cafes coming to life in New York City.  That is not a typo, we have really don’t over 700.  Above you can see a picture of Brick Café on a beautiful summer day.  Located in Astoria at 30-95 33rd Street, Brick Café should be a destination of interested if you’re ever in Astoria. 


Next we take a look at Bistro ten 18 located at 1018 Amsterdam Avenue.  If you are looking for a casual bistro that pleases locals with solid pastas, salads, steaks, burgers & cocktails. 


Let’s take a trip south to Brooklyn and take a look at another spot with a beautiful sidewalk café, Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar & Kitchen.  You can find this gem at 50 Henry Street in Brooklyn.  If you go get ready for a diverse by the glass & bottle list that compliments a beautiful American menu at this low-key spot. 


For our last joint let’s take a turn back into Manhattan to visit Fatbird Southern Kitchen & Bar.  With celeb Chef Cat Cora, you will find various upscale renditions of Southern favorites & mason-jar cocktails.  At 44 9th Avenue, this is a can’t miss spot. 

SWA Architecture does a lot of unique and different projects, but the projects we most frequently are involved with are sidewalk cafes.  Pick a restaurant in New York City with a sidewalk café, we probably are the Architect and expeditor of note.  That’s it this week for the SWA Architecture Weekly blog post, give us a follow on Instagram - @swa_architecture where we have many beautiful pictures. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to the SWA Architecture weekly blog post.  For the past couple of years, we have been looking at projects that SWA Architecture has collaborated with.  You have seen many gems from the Opry City Stage, to landmarked buildings to beautiful apartments.  This week we are going to change it up a little bit, and give you a behind the scenes look at the office and people that make the SWA Architecture engine run.




We have two offices, one in Tribeca, Manhattan and the other in Long Island.  As SWA Architecture has grown, the office space has grown as well.  When you are in charge of over 100 projects at one time, the employees need their space to ensure everything is getting covered. 



Meet Steve Wygoda, the President and Founder of SWA Architecture.  With more than 40 years of experience in architecture and design construction, he is the man behind all the beautiful work you have been a witness to.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the City University of New York, and is an affiliated member of the National Council of Historical Preservation, and the American Society of Military Engineers. 


Next we have Sergio Ali, Senior Associate with SWA Architecture.  Mr. Ali is a senior associate at SWA Architecture with more than 14 years of experience in architecture and design construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture at New York Institute of Technology, and has worked on both residential and commercial projects.  He has been with SWA since the beginning and has helped SWA grow into the successful machine it is today.



Interesting stuff.  That’s it for this week from the SWA Architecture weekly blog post.  Give us a follow on Instagram - @swa_architecture and check out some older posts. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to another post from the SWA Architecture weekly blog post.  This week we take our attention to a wonderful restaurant Il Cantinori. 



Located at 32 E 10th st, this famous restaurant is a staple of New York City.  Little background on Il Cantinori, it opened in 1983, and has been at the forefront of Tuscan cuisine in New York City ever since.  The original chef (Antonio Cinardi) is still at the helm and cooking up delicious Italian dishes. 



SWA Architecture are the architects, designers and expeditors for the renovation of the entire building including Il Cantinori.  As you can see by the floor plans SWA Architecture is responlible for the residential units found above this beautiful restaurant.




That’s it this week for the SWA Architecture weekly blog post.  Stay tuned for a possible bonus post coming later from another spot from the same owners of Il Cantinori.  I know the anticipation is killing you.  Also give us a follow on Instagram – swa_architecture where you can see a bunch of photos of different projects we have worked on.