Anthony Catsimatides is founder and principal of Open Atelier Architects, a New York-based architecture, planning and design firm that takes an innovative research approach towards the investigation of critical issues in building design.
I began architectural studies in my early high school days and have continued learning ever since. I love what I do, and I am fortunate to have developed many successful client relationships over the years. As a socially responsible designer, I consider sustainability a priority.
For over 25 years Mr. Catsimatides has worked with many architecture & technology firms designing energy conscious buildings for a variety of commercial and residential project types, from large-scale government centers, mixed-used commercial, retail, academic and institutional work, art galleries, high tech office buildings, multi-family developments to single family custom high end homes.
Mr. Catsimatides received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Masters of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. His published articles on architecture issues have appeared in numerous trade and online publications.
Associate, Senior Project Manager
Mr. Hatch has over 20 years of experience working on various building types, primarily in the retail industry. As an associate of the firm, he oversees all aspects of project development including design, permitting, construction administration and client coordination. With diverse experience in planning and design, he has managed multi-million dollar projects within budget and time constraints. His focus on quality and attention to client’s needs exceeds expectations.
My enthusiasm for architecture comes from that sense of pride when a project is completed and successfully merges the client’s vision and the community’s needs.
Mr. Kinslow provides leadership to Open Atelier Architects as a Senior Architect with the firm. Mr. Kinslow’s work encompasses many building types from airports to churches, museums, theaters, large multi-unit residential, wineries, labs, office buildings, retail, houses, hotels, town centers, schools, military facilities, data centers, parking structures, horse farms and hockey rinks, restaurants as well as small and large-scale planning.
His individual collaborations with other Architects have achieved notoriety, most noticeably the T-House in Wilton, NY done in collaboration with Simon Ungers. Overseas work with the Scottish Architect Andrew Doolan, who created the RIBA Scottish Architecture Prize, as well as with the firms Skidmore, Owings and Merrill SF, Elkus-Manfredi, ADD, Sasaki and many others have assisted in expanding his outlook.
Serving on the Architecture faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 6 years and as a guest critic for the Universities of Maryland, Tennessee, Syracuse, Northwestern, Wentworth and the Boston Architectural Center helped to reinforce the need for continuing research in practice. Mr. Kinslow has also been involved with planning groups such as the Somerville Re-Zoning Committee (prior to the expansion of the MTA Green Line), Curtis Avenue Neighborhood Initiative (both in MA) and continuing involvement with the AIA CNY Task Force on the I-81 Corridor. His work has won awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism, RIBA Arts Council, AIA Unbuilt Awards, and Certificates of Merit, and has been published and exhibited.
The integration of the idea worlds of art and engineering should create something stronger than the two individually. That is my aspiration every day as an Architect.
Jonathan is the newest member of our firm. He adds an in-depth knowledge of sustainable and ecological building design as well as a passion for graphics and modeling to Open Atelier’s repertoire. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Syracuse University in 2003, Jonathan moved back to his native Northern California to continue his career in architecture. He gained experience working in educational and recreational facilities, commercial, and various retail projects. Now that he is back in Central New York, he has gained experience in manufacturing, millwork, and project management while working for a local retail design company and with Open Atelier he has taken on many high profile commercial and retail projects throughout the northeast. His skill set has been an invaluable contribution in construction document, rendering, and project management.
For me, architecture is not just creating a space to protect people but to make them dream as well.
Amanda Henrie has a background in hospitality. She easily was able to adapt to projects. Her thoroughness helps define her jobs and project clarity into her presentations. She can collectively organize and delegate information to her team and clients to efficiently complete her tasks. With an interest in architectural products, she took Open Atelier product library to an updated educational tool. Another educational tool Amanda implements are hosting the continuing education courses at Open Atelier for the local design community. Through research, Amanda has found an interest in designing with building information modeling. She has showcased her skills with presentations. She is learning how to use modeling in a creative way.
Architecture is Invention. -Oscar Niemeyer