We’ve changed names! GANS Studio is now Gans & Company. Inheriting the name from the Gans Family hardware store, we changed our name to reflect the central role collaboration plays in our design process. Throughout the years, our ability to use design to both design beautiful and buildings and to address questions of equity and sustainability has only been possible by working with collaborators, from single-family homeowners to civil engineers to housing activists, and welcoming their various expertise and perspectives. We have tackled large scale issues, engaging with community groups to ask questions concerning workforce housing and environmental resiliency in a post-sandy waterfront rebuild. At the same time, we also partnered with amazing engineers, landscape architects, and industrial designers to develop innovative designs to ensure that regardless of the project, our buildings will always be environmentally responsible. As Gans & Company, we reaffirm our desire to look at architecture (and industrial design) as a collaborative process; one that requires the perspective of different disciplines and that is a medium for positive change.
Gans & Company is an architecture and industrial design firm based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, working on a variety of scales to create socially consciously and environmentally responsible designs for a resilient and exciting future. From building a mobile workstation for children, to designing a stain glass window, to developing neighborhood master plans, our work always asks what architecture can do to produce welcoming, beautiful, and healthy spaces.