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Atelier036 is full service, hands-on award-winning New York City-based architecture and interior design studio. Our approach to every project is specific to the client, site, space, and budget. We believe that in order to achieve a well-designed, thoughtful project, an architect should be involved in all aspects of design, starting with project objectives, planning and space layout, selection of finish materials, built-in cabinets, custom furniture, and lighting design. We begin with a "clean-slate” that leads to intense study, a process of discovery, and a creative approach to space, design, and details. From start to finish, we believe that good design is only half of the process. Selecting the right contractor and having the architect’s presence on-site during construction (normally once a week) is a key part of a successful project. In addition, we provide immediate follow-up with our clients both during and post-construction, providing a comprehensive service that leads to a successful outcome and an excellent relationship with our clients. Niv Ben-Adi, Founder & Principal With more than 20 years of experience, Niv has a deep understanding of all aspects of architectural and urban design. His approach is based on the understanding that each client is unique and every project starts from a clean slate. All aspects of design projects are customized to the clients' needs, from spatial layout to selection of materials and lighting. Niv holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, School of Architecture, in Jerusalem, Israel and is a Registered Architect, member of the AIA, and a LEED AP.


Working with Niv was an absolute joy! He transformed my small, pre-war, one bedroom apt into a modern, open and artistically beautiful space. His eye to use every bit of space for storage and creative design was so much fun to work with. He was able to capture my vision of a traditional look mixed with contemporary and the space turned out beyond my expectations. I’m so thankful to Niv and his team! He was so patient and attentive to detail. I cannot recommend him enough!Read More

We have had the great fortune of working with Niv. We took recommendations from friends and did extensive interviews and reference checks - and were glad we decided on Niv. We had a major gut renovation of a 2-apartment combination with very strict coop rules/board and extensive NYC rules. Niv was able to envision the space with a concept that was unique to our style (modern and comfortable) and helped take us from this concept to granular detail. He is all things - architect, design, project manager - and created architect plans, lighting, electrical plans, and also sourcing for materials (flooring, concrete wall, tiles, bath, Bose sound system, window covering, appliances, furniture). My husband and I have very busy jobs plus two young kids. Niv kept us on track and pushed our contractors to make sure they were completing each project at a high quality and on time. Niv also helped us make decisions so that the materials arrived when the project called for them. Niv was the conduit for our board, for our building manager, for every representative that we needed to place orders with. We had thought we wanted to do the furniture selection ourselves, but Niv was so easy to work with and knew the overall concept that we decided to stick with him until the very end - including art. We are grateful to Niv and his hard work and attention to detail. We hope never to do another of these projects again - but if we did, we would go with Niv again. Not only do we have an amazing space but my husband and I still have a healthy and strong marriage. Highly recommend Niv!Read More

Niv is an amazing architect and fantastic person. I worked with Niv on the gut renovation of my apartment. During the design phase, Niv (of Atelier036) was creative in developing a design scheme that not only energized the apartment but brought light further into the darker spaces of the garden level apartment – striking the balance between design, budget, quality of materials, and lighting. To make this project affordable, Niv offered to purchase the materials directly from the vendor and coordinate the shipping schedules. This helped keep the GC costs down significantly.During the construction phase, he provided detailed, weekly progress reports which described project progress and critical path items to both the contractor and me. What perhaps impressed me most was Niv’s collaborative spirit and on-site problem-solving. Throughout the entire process, Niv was extremely responsive and pushed the general contractor to do his best work. In summary, I would definitely use him again on a future project and highly recommend Niv!Read More

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We offer the following services:

  • Architectural Design - renovation and new construction
  • Space Planning
  • Interior Design
  • Project Management
  • Furniture Selection and Layouts
  • Custom Furniture Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Zoning Analysis
  • Construction Administration Services
  • Conceptual Design
  • 3D Digital Modeling and Rendering
  • Retail Interior 
  • Commercial Interior


Best of Houzz 2022 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2021 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2020 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2015 - Client Satisfaction
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