In 1989 we started with a simple task, to redesign a bedroom. This modest project transformed how we consider our work, organizing and giving meaning to chaos. After the project was completed, our client told us that every morning she awoke in the room, she did so with a smile, knowing that this space was hers, fitted to her. Ever since we've strived to replicate that smile with every project we take on. We don't want to just design spaces, we want to help our clients find their home.
We are proud to say that residential has always been our focus. At the beginning we were designing country homes, guest houses, apartments, and pied-a-terre throughout the tristate area. As the first decade of our practice developed, we began to focus more and more on NYC, our home. We knew we wanted to make our city, our neighborhoods, our home, better and we began to do so.
By our tenth year in business we were focusing on Manhattan residential buildings. Their apartments, and their common areas. We think of each project as unique and personal to the building and the collective shareholders/owners. By this time we realized the importance of ensuring the common building and neighbor relations stayed strong. Also at this time we began work consulting for buildings as experts in apartment alterations and their potential impact on building systems, structure and neighbors.
By year twenty we had completed dozens of NYC lobbies and hallway renovations and our expertise, caring and thoughtful approach was getting noticed. As designers we continued to reveal to our clients that their building's common areas could and should be personal and unique. We grew as consultants specializing in advising Property Managers and Board of Directors on apartment alterations. Our expert guidance and team building began to touch everything from minor bathroom renovations to penthouse extensions and combinations. We developed an inhouse training and mentorship process to ensure each of our designers and consultants carried or could attain the collective knowledge at ECA.
Thirty years of building our unique voice in the NYC residential arena has allowed us to keep refining our design skills and understanding of materials. We continue to focus on home and how special it can be, while ensuring our clients are engaged in the process. We push the meaning of home, what it includes and how it can be better. We strive to train the next generation of leaders in this market and partner with likeminded consultants and clients. As designers and consultants our continued goal is to ensure our current and prospective clients trust our expertise and guidance. Our next story can we with you and your home. Reach out!