GA provides architectural services that clarify and balance between technology, site specificities, budgets and social conditions. Twenty- plus years of practice sustain innovation stemming from our ability to provide an increasingly accurate measure of all aspects of a project. This intimacy combines the attention and agility of a boutique firm with technological facility and capabilities of large-scale data sets. GA concentrates on work that is creatively pragmatic. We pride ourselves on an ability to engage project constraints to provide beauty, authenticity and the right fit - the laugh of seeing something for the first time.

GAuthier Architect, P.C.
115 Willow Street, Suite 4B
Brooklyn, NY 11201
t. 212-673-2600


  • Design Director and Founder, GAuthier Architects, New York.
  • Project Architect and Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Real Estate Development, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation;
  • Architectural Licenses New York State #024334 New Jersey State #19368
  • Founding Partner, System Architects, New York. 1998-2007;
  • Frank Barkow & Regine Leibinger. Kindergarten & Youth Center, Berlin. 1998;
  • Bernard Tschumi Architects. Le Fresnoy: Film School, Tourcoing, France, 1993;
  • Holt Hinshaw Jones: Architecture. The San Jose Repertory Theater, 1988-1994


  • Fulbright Fellowship, The Slovak Republic;
  • Columbia University GSAPP. M.S. Advanced Architectural Design, 1992;
  • University of Notre Dame. B.Arch and Art History, 1986


    AIA; The Architectural League of New York; Van Alen Institute; SEANY; Benefactor with Grand Projects; Editorial Board, GSAPP Real Estate Review; StoreFront for Architecture; and serves as a juror for GSAPP ARPA program, New York State Council on the Arts Grant, and the apexart Franchise Grants


  • Architecture Magazine, Visionary Architecture Citation;
  • Architectural Record Magazine, Design Vanguard feature;
  • Bank of America Award, SECCA Home House Project Competition Winner;
  • Berlin Kammer Architekturpries Award;
  • Chausseestraße, Berlin Urban Housing Competition Winner;
  • Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, MoMA Exhibition;
  • First Prize/Double Award, Berlin Kindertagesstätte Competition.
  • Graham Foundation Grant;
  • MacDowell Colony Fellow;
  • New Housing New York Competition Winner, Universal Housing Proposal;
  • The New York Architectural League. Young Architects Award;
  • New York State Council on the Arts Grant, currently on Award Committee;
  • Royal Australian Institute of Architects 2008 Wilkinson Award;
  • Socrates Sculpture Park, The New York Architectural League, Folly Selection;
  • Time Magazine, Forging the Future, an Innovator in Housing


  • GA concentrates on work that is creatively pragmatic. We pride ourselves on an ability to engage project constraints to provide beauty, authenticity and the right fit - the laugh of seeing something for the first time.
  • Douglas, his wife and four-year old daughter live in Greenwich Village


  • Gauthier, Douglas. “Ford Foundation Revisited.” Twelve Institutional and Public Buildings Revisited 1928-1968. Max Risselada, Ed. Rotterdam: NAi Press. forthcoming;
  • Gauthier, Douglas. “Legibility.” another pamphlet 01, I. King, R. Neihauser, G. Valle, Eds. (2011): 8-11. Print;
  • Gauthier, Douglas. “Active Forms.” Material Evidence. Matt Burgermaster and Rhett Russo, Eds. Trenton: AIA NJ Press, 2010;
  • Gauthier, Douglas. “BURST*008.” “Closing the Gap,” Spec. Issue of AD v.79, Richard Garber, Ed. 2009;
  • Gauthier, Douglas. “Tightening and Loosening.” FutureWood. Oliver Neumann, Ed. Vancouver: UBC Press. 2007;
  • Edmiston, Jeremy, and Douglas Gauthier. “The City of the Near Future” Metropolis. Karen Steen, Ed. 2004;
  • Edmiston, Jeremy, and Douglas Gauthier. “nNY3 / Warm-Up.” 306090 Vol.05, Jonathan Solomon, Ed. (2004), Print;
  • Edmiston, Jeremy, and Douglas Gauthier. “Versioning.” Spec. Issue of AD v.72, SHoP Architects, Eds. 2002;
  • Gauthier, Douglas. “Perspectives of Conversion.” Techno-Fiction. Joerg Gleiter, Ed. 1996;
  • Gauthier, Douglas. “Berlin After the Fall.” Profil Design Journal Vol.3-4. 1994;
  • Gauthier, Douglas. “Berlin-Bratislava.” Architekture &Urbanizmus XXVIII 1994. PRINT (selected/incomplete)
  • Nobel, Philip. “Housing: A Conversation with Vishaan Chakrabarti, Douglas Gauthier and Gregg Pasquarelli.” American City X: After the Master Plan: Syracuse: Syracuse Architecture New Book Series. forthcoming;
  • Mitchell, Edward. “Pits and Piles in the Non-Concept City: Luzerne Valley,” Formerly Urban: Projecting Rustbelt Futures. Syracuse: SANBS.
  • Dunbar, Wells. “168T and Folly:C” Design Bureau Magazine Sept./Oct. 2011;
  • Iwamoto, Lisa. Digital Fabrication: Architectural and Material Techniques.
  • Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009;
  • Rotaru, Irina, Ed. “Gauthier Architects - Dossier.” Arhitectura, Jan. 2009;
  • Terragni, Elisabetta. “A Burst of Ideas.” “Green Ways,” Domus, 13 July 2008;
  • Yokoyama, Kei, Ed. “Architectural Transformation via BIM.” a+u, August 2009;
  • Bergdoll, Barry and Peter Christensen, Eds. “BURST*008.”
  • Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2008;
  • Azizian, Carol. “Flint Native’s in MoMA Exhibit.” Flint Journal 15 Aug. 2008;
  • Ouroussoff, Nicolai. “Instant Houses, Then and Now.” The New York Times 18 July 2008;
  • Judah, Hettie. “Out of the Box.” The Financial Times 13 July 2008;
  • Birkner, Gaby. “Turning a 1200-Piece Puzzle into a Home.” NY Sun 29 May 2008;
  • Lewis, Christina S.N. “Can Houses be Sold Like Art.” Wall Street Journal 18 September 2008;
  • Filler, Martin. “Fabrication and Bucky Fuller.” The New York Review of Books, 9 October 2008;
  • Garafolo, Francesco. “BURST* Casa Prototipo.” Abitare No. 468, 2007;
  • Hall, Peter. “*Bursting Out.” Metropolis Magazine (cover) December 2007;
  • Moreno, Eleucidio, and Jaime Alvarez, Eds. Pasajes Construcción 22 (cover);
  • Saporito, Bill. “Housing: Forging the Future.” Time Magazine Dec. 2005;
  • Meredith, Michael. “Complex/PS1.” Praxis 7: Untitled Number Seven April 2005;
  • Brown, David, Editor. Michael Sorkin, Ben Nicholson. The HOMEhouse Project;
  • Lynn, Gregg. “Constellations in Practice.” Praxis 6: New Technologies March 2004;
  • Rosa, Joe. Next Generation Architecture: Folds, Blobs and Boxes. New York: Rizzoli, 2003;
  • Bahamón, Alejandro, Editor. aRQUITECTURa aLTERNaTIVa, (cover);
  • Holl, Steven. Introduction. Young Architects: 2nd Nature. Introduction by Steven Holl. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2001;
  • Fuksas, Masimilliano. La Biennale di Venezia: “kosovoKIT.” Actar


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