Leadership New York

David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal
David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, co-founded 1100 Architect in 1983. He believes well-designed, functional, and astute architecture can act as a powerful catalyst of inspiration, change, and growth. Following these beliefs, he has completed several award-winning buildings, including the renovation of the Linguistics Department at New York University, Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School (New York), and the Irish Hunger Memorial (New York).

David is currently serving as the Vice President for Design Excellence for the AIA New York Chapter. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Brown University in 1979 and a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA in 1982. David is an NCARB Certificate Holder, Member of the Chamber of Architects in the State of Hessen, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

Juergen Riehm, FAIA, BDA, Founding Principal
Juergen Riehm, FAIA, BDA, is a co-founder of 1100 Architect. He believes in architecture as the all-encompassing art form, capable of affecting and portraying all facets of life and nature through an honest and timeless expression. Juergen has guided the firm in a number of recognized projects, including the Riverside Health Center (New York), the Queens Central Library: Children’s Library Discovery Center, and the New York Public Library, Battery Park City branch.

Juergen received a Diploma in Architecture from FH Rheinland-Pfalz in 1977 and his Post-Graduate Architecture Degree from the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in 1982, where he currently serves on the alumni foundation’s advisory board. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), Member of the Chamber of Architects in the State of Hessen, and a member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA).

Susanne Milne, MAA, Principal
With over 15 years of architectural design experience, Susanne has expertly led her project teams on the design and construction of numerous internationally acclaimed and culturally significant buildings ranging in size from 5,500 SF to 2,000,000 SF. These include the design of a mixed-use residential project in Frankfurt that balances contemporary design with sensitivity towards the adjacent historic structures, as well as, many high-end residential and large-scale office projects in New York. Susanne is highly responsive, meticulous with details, and has a history of bringing projects in on time and on budget.

Prior to joining 1100, Susanne worked as a Project Manager for Studio Daniel Libeskind where she managed several award winning museum projects in Europe, and as a project manager at NBBJ managing large-scale, mixed-use projects in China, including cultural and educational typologies. She received her Master of Architecture from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of the Fine Arts in 1999.

Ed Parker, AIA, Principal
As a Principal of 1100 Architect, Ed Parker, AIA, has designed and managed projects spanning a wide range of scale, typology, and complexity. From award winning residences to academic buildings on Ivy League campuses and LEED Gold certified commercial interiors, Ed embodies the ethos of 1100 in his work. Throughout his career, Ed has contributed to successful projects, cultivated a deep understanding of craft, texture, and detail as well as developed a strong technical foundation in thermal diagnostics and façade design. Ed received his Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. He is licensed to practice architecture in New York state and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Gwendolyn Conners, AIA, Associate Principal
Gwendolyn Conners has over 30 years of experience designing a variety of institutional, commercial, and residential projects throughout the United States and Asia. First joining 1100 in 1991, Gwendolyn returned in 2008 to lead high-end residential projects as well as transformative renovations for institutions including The Dalton School and Brooklyn Friends School. She has been a guest critic at Williams College, Parsons School of Design, New York Institute of Technology, and Columbia University. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington in 1983 and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 1987. She is licensed to practice architecture in New York state and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Jean-Cédric de Foy, AIA, ARB, LEED AP, Senior Associate
Jean-Cédric is well-versed in delivering projects of varying typologies and scale, ranging from a 650,000 SF civic building to a 3,000 SF private residence. He is recognized for his strong project management skills, personal client relationships, and thoughtful designs. Jean-Cédric believes that architecture has a significant impact on its users and that designs incorporating detailed knowledge of the end use, context, space, and daylight will result in buildings that are purposeful, engaging, and thoughtfully surprising. Jean-Cédric received a Diploma in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Spencer Leaf, AIA, Senior Associate
Spencer Leaf has over ten years of experience designing a wide range of institutional, commercial, and residential projects in the United States and abroad. After working in Spain for five years and serving clients from across the globe, Spencer brings a wealth of international experience and communication skills to 1100. Since joining 1100 Architect, Spencer has applied his strong leadership and design talent to award winning ground-up and renovation projects for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, art galleries and corporate offices in New York and London. Spencer received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design in 2004.  He is licensed to practice architecture in New York state and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

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