Ethan Gerard heads an architecture and design practice specializing in well-crafted residential, commercial and academic projects with a regional modernist bent. Gerard runs a hands-on, boutique-style practice, with strong emphasis on detail, custom furniture design and attentive client service. The firm's work strives for balance and proportion within a framework of understated elegance and sustainable design (including green design and "Passive House" design — energy efficiency, solar design, geothermal heating/cooling).
Gerard handles Business Development including RFP’s, interviews, fees, schedules and contracts, Design Work including schematic and design development, and Project Management including approvals process, cost and quality control, coordinating consultants and contractors, and design and construction documentation.
Gerard's work has been featured in national and international publications including the book 1000x Architecture of the Americas, Interior Design, The New York Times, Belle, New York Home, Progressive Architecture, The Arizona Republic and highlighted on PBS television's New York Voices. Gerard received an academic scholarship from the American Institute of Architects, and, prior to graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design's European Honors Program in Rome, Italy, attended Rice University and Cornell University. Gerard is a registered architect, licensed in multiple states and the British Virgin Islands.
Projects for private clientele include residences in Manhattan, the tri-state New York area, Arizona, southern California and the British Virgin Islands. Clientele are based throughout the US and worldwide. Recently, together with his British Virgin Islands business partner, Gerard has started a niche-market development company for community-based projects and hospitality work — LEAD Group, Inc. on Tortola, BVI. Additionally, Gerard has completed numerous projects for Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan, including a chapel, art gallery, faculty dining facility, A/V conference boardroom, renovation of the President's apartment and an auditorium restoration.