Peter Pelsinski is a principle with SPaN-Stonely Pelsinski and Neukomm, which began their collaboration in 1998. Prior to practicing with Karen Stonely as SPA from 1995 through 1998, he was a founding member of the award winning collaborative Operatives (now LTL), creating multiple competitions and exhibitions, such as “The Pull of Beauty” with curator Kiki Smith, and “slipped Space” curated by Mark Wigley at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Both were awarded “Best of Category-Environments” in ID Magazine’s awards issues of 1996 and 1994 respectively. He is the recipient of the prestigious Architectural League of New York’s Young Architects Award. Mr. Pelsinski is the designer of the award-winning public art installation, “Metroscopes,” permanently installed throughout the UM-St. Louis Metrolink light rail system, and has served as chair of the “Arts Committee” for the Design Trust for Public Space. In recent years, SPaN has worked on a broad range of project types, from residential to commercial and high-end retail. Current and recent projects include several new hotels, including 135 West 45th street for Extell Development Corp; The Core Club, a 30,000 square foot upscale private club, which received an AIA New York State Interior Architecture Citation; GoSMILE aesthetics dental office which was published in Interior Design, Spade, Metropolis, and Business Week; as well as the AIA New York State Award winning “collaboratory” for Keyspan Energy’s advanced nationwide teleconferencing facilities. His firm has been re-designing the store concept for Calvin Klein Collection, and expects to reboot stores throughout Asia. Residential projects include the renovation of Ian Schrager’s penthouse duplex in Noho, the Sullen’s Residence with SPaN-designed furniture and interiors (featured in Architecture Digest in 2007), townhouses for Aberdeen Properties; and a new 35,000 sq. ft. mixed-use buildings on 22nd Street in Chelsea adjacent to The Highline. SPaN is currently designing the master plan for the Grand Bazaar, an outdoor market place in the center of Las Vegas slated to open next year.
ARC 509: Integrated Building Systems (Spring 2015)