Strategic Thinking Across Scales and Typologies
At Crosstown Concourse we created the original ideas study for the 1.5 million sq ft ruined Sears building, led the 50 000 sq ft Crosstown Arts project in the historic 1927 building, developed the ground floor food hall strategy plan, designed the interior of the 450 seat auditorium and provided designs for Curb Market
We are regularly asked what type of architecture we specialise in. Whilst we don’t have an obvious reply for that question we do have a series of responses.
All our projects are critically demanding in their own ways and we are provoked by the combination of client, site, motivating reason for the project and projected final use. We tend to apply a similar set of strategic questions for each project, but because the inputting variables are so broad, no projects come out the same way. We do recognize, however there are themes, techniques and systems that reoccur within the work.
We are committed to being adept across scales and project type and developing the appropriate teams of individuals to allow this approach to both function and flourish.
Our smallest project is an automated ticket machine for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, our largest is a 2-mile long park bridge across two sides of a city in Richmond, VA. Our private house projects range in scales from compound to micro-home, both as new build and remodels, and arts projects, multi-family homes and masterplans of varying scales in between. Meanwhile we use installations, exhibitions and creative writing as way of testing our own work outside typical project constraints.
Some of our projects have spawned furniture or product design solutions and we particularly like the detailed thinking and different procurement processes this type of work requires. Click below for more information.
Peter Culley also believes that a successful and engaged practice also requires investigation in different types of media - not just buildings and landscape - and timescales that are independent of regular construction work. He believes it is important to include these as part of the growing personality of the office: