Back to winners page

1st place
IBI Group – Gruzen Samton

1st Place Winners

For more information
on this winning design, contact Helen Malani at

Emily Andersen

Gabriel Espinoza Associate AIA

Gabriel is a Junior Architect at IBI Group – Gruzen Samton and Project Lead for the competition. He graduated in May 2015 with a Professional Bachelor in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. After receiving his degree, he moved to New York where he is currently involved in various projects including housing, hospitality, and education. As a young architect in IBI Group he continues to grow professionally and he is on his path to becoming a licensed architect.

Emily Andersen

Carmen Velez Associate AIA, LEED Green Associate

Carmen worked at IBI Group – Gruzen Samton during the completion of their entry for the competition. She is currently pursuing an interest in aviation at a different firm. Her professional experience includes Education, Residential, and Retail. She received her Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Environmental Studies and Sustainability from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Emily Andersen

Timothy Gargiulo Associate AIA, LEED Green Associate

Timothy is currently a Junior Architect at IBI Group – Gruzen Samton in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master in Architecture with a focus in Ecological Practices from the University at Buffalo. His professional experience includes Education, Transportation and Commercial projects.

IBI Group – Gruzen Samton

44 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005