1718 8th avenue brooklyn ny 11215    t / 347.763.2490    e / info@tenonearch.com join mailing list facebook instagram

Ten to One

 designs for and about people.


Ten to One is a Brooklyn based architectural design studio that in 5 years has completed over 50 projects in a wide array of project types, scales and budgets, ranging from furniture to material and sustainable energy research, apartment renovations to new homes and additions, residences to schools, mixed-use developments to urban design, from high end residential to urban revitalization projects. Each project informs the next.

Ten to One refers to long odds where the spectacular is made from the everyday. We work in close collaboration with each of our clients. Our process is critically collaborative, drawing together pragmatism with the poetics of space, construction methods with manipulations, budget with value, and the ephemeral with long term planning.

We also work in close collaboration and formal association with numerous other designers, professionals and contractors. We have a partner firm, Jones Cole Collaborative (JCCo), which we integrate with as needed, particularly on larger projects. We expand conventional design practice and custom tailor delivery methods for each project, providing services ranging from design and planning consultation to full service, zoning / code and proforma / budget analysis, construction management to design/build.

We promote progressive and sustainable design in our work as well as within our studio. Ten to One invests a minimum of 10% of our resources to civic engagement project, 10% to sustainable urbanism, 10% to pro bono or at cost fee projects, and by 2018 Ten to One is working to expand the firm to be 51% women and minority owned.

JCCo / Jones Cole Collaborative

Ten to One works in partnership with JCCo, Jones Cole Collaborative, a full service architectural firm led by partners Garrick Jones and Jeffrey Cole, R.A., with 50 years combined experience delivering 1,000,000 square feet of successful projects ranging from private residences to large scale mixed-use developments including hotels, galleries, restaurants, and condominiums. JCCo is dedicated to executing projects of inherent beauty and value and working collaboratively with local and global teams of designers, developers and owners.


garrick jones

Garrick Jones, founding principal of Ten to One and JCCo, has worked as a published and award winning designer in New York City for 20 years. He received his Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Bachelor Degree in Art and Architecture from Bennington College. Previous to founding his own firms he worked for such distinguished New York based firms as Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Alloy Development and Bernheimer Architecture. Notable completed projects include the 459 West 18th Street and 245 Tenth Avenue mixed-use new construction condominium and gallery projects in Chelsea New York; the R House in Syracuse New York; as well as the Loop Loft published in Dwell Magazine's 2011 "Inside the City's Smartest Homes." Notable projects on the boards have included a 14 story hotel in SoHo; the Community Innovation Campus, a mixed-use school, community center, park, and housing development in Brooklyn; as well as a park and restaurant design as part of the Broad Museum development in Los Angeles currently in construction. Notable awards include an AIA National Housing Award, AIA NYC Design Award, Architect Magazine Annual Design Award and R+D Award. Garrick contributed to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale as one of the multi-national team of outposts for the OfficeUS U.S. Pavilion.

Garrick has been invited to teach as Interim Professor at Bennington College and as Teaching Assistant with Jared Della Valle and Andrew Bernheimer at the Parsons New School for Design Master of Architecture and Undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Programs. He has been an invited Review Critic for Graduate and Undergraduate programs at CUNY City College of New York and the NYC College of Technology, Pratt, Parsons the New School for Design, NJIT New Jersey Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and Rhode Island School of Design.


garrick houston

Garrick Houston is an architectural designer with nearly 10 years of experience focused in providing high-quality design, details and delivery. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from Texas Tech University in 2003 and 2005 respectively, before making his way out to the east coast to pursue a professional practice in architecture. His first stop, Washington, D.C. provided experience in the design and construction of several hospital and government office interiors including: West Georgia Medical Center Annex in LaGrange, Georgia and Office of Management for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C. His final stop, New York, has presented him with invaluable experience in a number of boutique Brooklyn offices on the design and construction of a number of residential projects in the NYC-area including: an addition and interior renovation of 147 Congress Street in Cobble Hill; an interior renovation of 122 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights; apartment renovations of 70 East 96th St and 3 East 69th Street in the Upper East Side; and a 7-story new construction condo building on 305 Union Avenue in South Williamsburg. Having lived in the city for over 8 years, Garrick continues to get inspiration from the history and everyday dynamism of New York City which he attempts to incorporate into his work.


graciela hodgson

Graciela Hodgson has been a Designer with Ten To One since the spring of 2014. Despite her aversion to consistently sunny weather, she holds a Master of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc). Her formal education includes studies in traditional and contemporary Japanese architecture at Kyoto Seika University in Japan and modern Scandinavian design at Arkitektskolen Aarhus in Denmark.

Graciela's past work ranges from large scale installations to architectural design and fine art. Her professional career began with award- winning, Los Angeles- based, Michael Maltzan Architecture . She has since had the opportunity to work and collaborate with a variety of practices, designers and artists including Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Do|Su Studio, FPmod, SuperFront and Urs Fischer. Graciela enjoys the challenges of working on various projects that differ in scale, budget and address the needs of diverse communities.


sharvari mhatre

Sharvari Mhatre has been an intern at Ten to One since June 2017. She has completed four years in the B.Arch. program at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture where her projects perform at the intersection of aesthetics and the dynamic needs of fast-paced urban life. At Pratt, she has been an active member of the Center for Experimental Structures for the past two years. Recently, she spent a semester in Rome studying ancient, medieval and modern Italian architecture and urbanism. Before joining Ten to One, she has worked on various residential and commercial projects in Mumbai, India.

JCCo / Collaborators

jeffrey cole

Jeffrey Cole, founding principal of Jones Cole Collaborative as well as his eponymous firm founded in 1986 has practiced architecture in New York City for 35 years. Over this period Jeffrey has executed projects ranging from production furniture to many mixed-use new developments.

Jeffrey received his professional degree in architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University. His projects have been published in Architectural Record, Elle Decor, Vogue Living and New York Magazine. Over the past three decades Jeffrey has specialized in the conversion and gut rehab of New York City's older loft buildings. These conversions have incorporated complex bulk transfers and floor area increases with uses ranging from high end residential to corporate headquarters. Jeffrey's portfolio also includes new residential and mixed use developments in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Notable projects include Lincoln Towers Senior Housing in Secaucus, New Jersey; The through block Whitman boutique condominiums on Madison Square Park; The Alberta, an 86-unit luxury rental on Riverside Drive and THE PIPER CADMIUM 11-unit full-floor condominium development in Manhattan that dramatically cantilevers over the adjacent properties. Notable current projects include THE BLOC multi-venue entertainment complex in Williamsburg, New York and a new condominium development in the heart of the upper west side at Broadway and 75th Street. He has also designed imaginative lofts, townhouses and apartments for private clients which have been featured in Elle Decor, Vogue Living and New York Magazine.

jonathan schecter

Based in New York City, Jonathan has spent thirty years researching the meaningful synthesis of architecture and interior design. Decisions, from overall planning to the design and selection of furniture, furnishings and finishes are consistent with this analysis and ensures that the interior design is cohesive and complimentary with the architecture. Jonathan has extensive experience in the coordination of architectural detailing with interior design, as well as, the custom design of upholstery, furniture, fabrics, rugs, decorative lighting, and hardware. Jonathan Schecter draws on his broad network of resources and associates in London, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Brussels and New York to locate the appropriate antiques, objects d'art and craftsman for each project. While the research of design is vital to Jonathan Schecter, client service, thoroughness and attention to budget are of the utmost importance.

Previous to his own practice, Jonathan Schecter held positions at Machado Silvetti Associates, Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects, and has collaborated with Office dA on the Mantra Restaurant in Boston. Jonathan Schecter served as the Director of Interior Design for Pasanella + Klein Stolzman + Berg Architects for eighteen years, during which time, he presided over the renovation of four boutique properties for Gotham Hospitality Group - The Franklin, The Shoreham I and II and the Mansfield Hotel. Residential projects include apartments on Fifth Avenue, West End Avenue, Central Park West, as well as, private residences in Shilo, Tennessee; Diamond Head, Oahu; Manoa, Oahu; East Hampton, New York; and Jerusalem, Israel. Jonathan Schecter holds a BFA and BArch from the Rhode Island School of Design.


with special thanks to

Maureen Jones, Beth Eckels, Heejin Lee, Luana Lima, Rachel Dao, June Lee, Kim Nayoung, Brian Butterfield, Caryn Lee, Agla Sigriour Egilsdottir, Alec Henry, Michael Ascanio Peguero, Margaux Schindler, Sylvia Choi, and Michael Campbell.

we have worked on

SoHo store design consultation

SoHo NY: ongoing

Interior Design for the Global Green Community Development and Climate Action Center

Ninth Ward New Orleans, Louisiana: ongoing

Prospect Heights Landmarked Townhouse Residence

interior and exterior renovation and addition of a single family residence with rental: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn NY: ongoing

Rooftop addition for penthouse residence of a multi-family building

Lower East Side NY: ongoing

Landscape Intervention for Chevy in a Hole commissioned by the Flint Public Art Project

Flint Michigan: ongoing

Gramercy Park Condo combination of 2x apartments

Gramercy Park NY: ongoing

Design vision for the Beggars Wharf brownfield waterfront district, commissioned by the Rockland City Planning Department with MRLD

Rockland, Maine: ongoing

Prospect Park South Townhouse Residence

interior and exterior renovation and addition of a two family double duplex residence: Prospect Park South, Brooklyn NY: ongoing

Green Room Functional Folly competition submission for the Socrates Scuplture Park and Architectural League

completed 2016

Park Slope interior renovation

Park Slope Brooklyn: completed 2016

Prospect Park West interior duplex renovation

Brooklyn NY: ongoing

Interior renovation

Upper East Side NY: ongoing

Bathysphere Gowanus by Design AXIS CIVITAS competition submission

Gowanus, NY: completed 2015

Double Vision adjustable partitioning screen design


Interior renovation

Brooklyn Heights NY: completed 2016

Prospect Heights Landmarked Townhouse duplex

interior and exterior renovation: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn NY: completed 2016

Tribeca Condo interior renovation

Tribeca NY: completed 2016

Brooklyn Bridge Park Condo combination of 2x apartments into single duplex apartment

Brooklyn Bridge Park NY: completed 2016

SoHo interior renovation

SoHo NY: ongoing

Outpost Member of OfficeUS US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

Harlem Residence

interior renovation: Harlem NY: completed 2014

Park Slope Brownstone Residence

interior and exterior renovation a single family residence: Park Slope, Brooklyn NY: completed 2016

Windsor Terrace Residence

interior and exterior renovation a single family residence: Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn NY: completed 2016

Interior renovation

Williamsburg Brooklyn NY

Innovation Campus mixed use development

Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn NY: ongoing

Loft Within a Loft

Interior loft renovation: Chelsea NY: completed 2014

Atlantic Beach Residence

New single family residence and site work: Atlantic Beach NY: completed 2015

Interior combination and renovation of 2x apartments

Upper East Side NY: completed 2014

Exhibition Planning and Fixture Design for the BPMW Capsule Fashion Trade Shows throughout the US and Europe

Phased implementation 2014-2015

Pan Am Library / Workshop

Furniture and interior design for the Pan American Charter School: Philadelphia PA: completed 2014

New commercial storefronts

Williamsburg NY: completed 2014

Interior renovation

Park Slope: completed 2014

Interior Coop Renovation

Upper East Side: completed 2014

Greenwood Residence

New addition, interior and exterior renovation of a single family residence: Park Slope Brooklyn: In progress

L.A. Residence

New addition, interior and exterior renovation of a single family residence: Echo Park LA, CA: In progress

Park Slope Residence

New addition, interior and exterior renovation a single family residence: Park Slope Brooklyn NY: Phased implementation in progress. Phase 1 completed 2016

Interior renovation of a single family residence

Park Slope Brooklyn NY: completed 2014

Interior loft renovation

DUMBO Brooklyn NY: Phased implementation in progress. Phase 1 completed 2013. Phase 2 in progress

Interior renovation

DUMBO Brooklyn NY

Perch Cube Bushel Literary Hot Tub Tree House

work/live interior loft renovation: Chelsea NY: completed 2013

Dietl Commercial interior office renovation

Chelsea NY: Phase 1 completed 2007. Phase 2 completed 2013

Marketing material for Halstead and Sothebys real estate brokerages for numerous properties throughout New York


Remediation Redesign Workshop 01

Gowanus: with Della Valle Bernheimer

Interior renovation

Downtown Brooklyn NY: completed 2011 with Della Valle Bernheimer

Hometta New single family Spec House

completed 2011 with Della Valle Bernheimer

Interior renovation

SoHo NY: completed 2010

Loop Loft

work/live interior and exterior loft renovation: Williamsburg NY: completed 2011

Tunnel Loft

work /live interior loft renovation: Williamsburg NY: completed 2010

Interior renovation

Upper East Side NY: completed 2009

Princeton Residence

Single family home addition and renovation: Princeton, NJ: completed 2009

Full interior renovation and combination of two apartments into single duplex

Upper West Side NY: completed 2008

Interior renovation

Gramercy Park NY: completed 2008

Interior renovation

Park Slope Brooklyn NY: completed 2008

Interior renovation

Park Slope Brooklyn NY: completed 2008

U Loft

interior loft renovation: Chelsea NY: completed 2007

Dietl International Art Handling Commercial interior office renovation

Queens NY: completed 2006

Maine State Pier Mixed-use planning and development

Portland Maine: 2006 with Della Valle Bernheimer


Prototypical Urban/Rural Community Development: Buffalo Creek, WV: ongoing

Panama Residence

New single family residential compound: Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Staten Island Residence

Single family home addition, Staten Island NY

work/live interior renovation

Lower East Side NY

VESCOM Exhibition Designs for Neocon and ICFF