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Mr. Rice, 60, is the founder of Barry Rice Architects, based in New York. Before starting the firm in 2000, Mr. Rice spent 13 years at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and while there designed, among other things, the feature animation building for the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, Calif.
Brownstoner reports that the owners of the landmarked building at 177 Montague Street on the corner of Clinton Street in Downtown Brooklyn want to build out the space with condos. Barry Rice Architects is the firm on the project, which calls for 13 condos in the rear annex building. The owners also want to build a one-story rear addition, clean the exterior, replace skylights, remove air conditioners, and add new insulated windows. The main bank hall, which currently hosts a Chase bank, is landmarked inside and out, and it will remain as is.
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Greystone Development, in partnership with Afshin Hedvat’s Prime Rok Real Estate, is planning to convert the longtime Upper West Side headquarters of drug-and-alcohol rehab nonprofit the Phoenix House into a boutique residential condominium.
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The Brooklyn Trust Company Building, an imposing structure on the edge of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn, was built to resemble an Italian palazzo, with a grand banking hall meant to impress patrons. Soon, it will also be a place to live, as work is underway to transform the upper floors into a boutique condominium.
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Greystone Development carefully assembled a team of experts to transform the unique and notable property, with design efforts led by esteemed Architect Barry Rice. This is Rice’s second collaboration with Greystone. Interior Designer Maureen McDermott of Winter McDermott Design worked in collaboration with Rice, and was tasked with creating a vision for the interior suitable for the historic building. Greystone Development has also tapped Stribling Marketing Associates to exclusively handle the sales efforts for the building. Alexa Lambert will head the sales effort, bringing decades of experience in new development uptown. Stribling Marketing Associates will collaborate with Greystone Development Marketing for the marketing of the project.
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A full-floor condominium with ample Park Avenue frontage and white-glove amenities in a prewar building that underwent a luxurious and luminous two-year makeover under the direction of the architect Barry Rice in 2004, sold for $12.9 million and was the most expensive sale of the week, according to city records. The original listing price was $15 million.
Today we’re buzzing with Barry Rice, Principal at New York-based Barry Rice Architects. Rice has practiced architecture for 30 years in London, Sydney and New York and has worked on a variety of projects from high-rise residential and commercial buildings to private houses and hotels.