GAuthier Architects provides architectural and coordination services that produce creatively pragmatic design solutions. We pride ourselves on an ability to engage project constraints and still provide beauty, novelty and the “right fit.” Each project is fresh and unique and considers client need and wants, site specificities, technology, budgets and social conditions. Our firm combines the attention and agility of a boutique firm with the most up-to-date technologies and capabilities of large-scale data sets.

Douglas Gauthier has over 20 years of experience designing and building residential and institutional projects throughout the US and Europe. Numerous accolades include a Fulbright Scholarship, the Berlin Architekturpreis, The Architectural League’s Young Architect Award, a Graham Foundation grant, a NYSCA grant, Time Magazine Innovator of the Year, and an Architecture Magazine Visionary Architecture Award.

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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