Ten to Onedesigns 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, 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 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 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.
June Lee is a designer from Toronto, Ontario. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Toronto (2013), where she studied Architectural Design and Fine Art History, and completed her first year in the M.Arch 1 program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has worked in various kitchens and design studios in Toronto, New York, London and Seoul, and has been an intern at Ten to One since June 2015.
JCCo / Collaborators
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.
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.