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GKA Tapped to Design Two New Projects on Manhattan’s West Side

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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New York, NY – Gene Kaufman Architect, P.C. (GKA) has been chosen by McSam Hotel Group to design two new hotels on Manhattan’s continually evolving West Side. The two projects, located at 326 West 37th Street and 350 W. 40th Street, add to GKA’s extensive portfolio of hospitality work on these and the surrounding blocks helping to transform the neighborhood.

"New York City is slated to attract more than 55 million visitors this year and that number is expected to grow each of the next five years," said Mr. Kaufman, founder of GKA. “Beyond the nonstop flow of visitors, Manhattan is booming with commercial and residential growth along the Hudson River. The Midtown West neighborhood where these two new projects will rise has changed dramatically in recent years creating a bridge between the city’s center and the new, dynamic far West Side.”

The project at 326 W. 37th Street is set to be a 22-story hotel with a national brand while the new development at 350 W. 40th Street is also expected to fly the flag of a national hotel brand and encompass approximately 200,000 square feet.
In recent years GKA has designed a collection of successful hotels in the West 30s including a Four Points, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, an Element and, most recently, a SpringHill Suites. In addition to the two new projects for McSam Hotel Group, GKA has three other hotels projects currently under construction in the neighborhood.

About Gene Kaufman Architect
Gene Kaufman Architect (GKA), has built a sterling reputation in the real estate and private development arenas for high-caliber and high-impact designs that are both innovative and highly-efficient. For nearly 30 years, GKA has cultivated strong, collaborative relationships with some of the most active developers in real estate, helping them realize substantial bottom-line results through thoughtful design. GKA is the most prolific hotel architect in the history of New York City having completed over two dozen new Manhattan hotels over the last 10 years. GKA also specializes in urban developments, notably multi-family residential and adaptive reuse projects as well as new residential, commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Corollary areas of expertise include zoning, land use changes, variances, urban planning and historic restoration. In 2011, GKA joined forces with celebrated modernist master Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, forming Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates. GKA and GSKA work collaboratively to extend their reach and provide a full spectrum of architectural services to clients.

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