Joel Sanders Architect, PLLC was founded in New York by principal Joel Sanders in 1989. Our comprehensive design approach merges three disciplines — architecture, interiors and landscape — with the goal of creating innovative buildings and environments that respond to today’s rapidly changing culture. We specialize in residential and institutional commissions, as well as ecological projects that integrate people, buildings and landscapes.
Joel Sanders Architect has received numerous awards of design excellence, including being recognized by the American Libraries Association, the AIA New York State and New York City Awards of Excellence, as well as belonging to the permanent collections of the Museums of Modern Art in New York and San Franciscio, as well as the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Recent exhibitions featuring the work of Joel Sanders Architect include: “Cut’N’Paste” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2013); “Glamour: Fashion, Industrial Design and Architecture” at the San Francisco Museum of Art (2004); “New Hotels for Global Nomads” at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (2002); and “Folds, Blobs, and Boxes” at the Heinz Architectural Center in Pittsburgh (2001).
Joel Sanders is the editor of “Stud: Architectures of Masculinity” (1996). In 2005, Monacelli Press released a monograph of his work, “Joel Sanders: Writings and Projects” and, in 2011, he co-edited “Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture” with Diana Balmori.
Regulary featured in print and online media, the work of Joel Sanders actively contributes to a cultural discourse that explores how society and technology affect the design of our built environment. Recent placements include: Architectural Record, Architect, Interior Design, Architectural Digest, Dwell, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Wallpaper, and Wired.