Jonathan Schloss / Architect provides comprehensive services in architecture, interior design and planning. Our work in the civic, commercial and private realms spans a wide range of scale and use, encompassing new construction as well as renovation.
Our focus includes performing arts work, spaces for art and entertainment and renovation/restoration. Our goal in every project is to create quality work, and to realize the potential envisioned by our clients. With sensibilities equally aesthetic and pragmatic, we offer a refined use of scale and proportion, materials and light, history and site to promote the possibilities of use and quality of experience. Ultimately, it is our belief that improving our environment improves our lives.
Each successful project is the result of a fine balance of creativity and experience. We achieve this balance in every phase of the commission by creating a strong working partnership with our clients, immersing ourselves in the architectural process and ensuring that we establish and meet realistic project goals.
Creativity often takes the path of exploration. To be successful, however, this exploration must be informed by experience. We generate ideas with our clients, exploring design options for program, form, space, materials and construction methods. We then evaluate those options through the lens of our experience.
As Project Designer and Project Manager on each and every project, Jonathan Schloss’s professional experience provides insight that directs the entire process, employing a refined ability to interpret and accomplish the clients’ needs and desires.
Our work seeks to forge strong connections to the place it inhabits and to the people who use it.
Over the course of over 26 years in practice, Mr. Schloss has developed expertise in a wide array of project types, from co-ops and condominiums, restaurants, religious structures and educational facilities to civic centers, libraries, museums, commercial facilities and residences. He has designed, managed and administered a variety of new construction, renovation, restoration and adaptive reuse projects. Mr. Schloss’s list of accomplishments includes the restoration and renovation of several New York Landmarks, most notably Radio City Music Hall and Central Synagogue. His projects have won numerous design awards, including two national Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects.
During his tenure as Associate of Architecture at Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, Mr. Schloss was a force in firm-wide design direction, and a principal leader in the firm’s well known work in theaters and restoration. Ultimately, his demonstrated proficiency in all phases of architecture contributed to the significance and high quality of his work, from programming and conceptual design to construction documentation and construction administration.
Mr. Schloss is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and holds both Fine Arts and Architecture degrees.
Mr. Schloss is a registered architect in the States of New York and New Jersey and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Michael Connolly has over 20 years of experience in architectural practice. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he has since had experience in a wide variety of projects, both new construction and renovations or historical restorations. This includes extensive involvement with arts and educational facilities, libraries, student centers, museums, restaurants, and residential projects. His experience has covered all phases of design and construction.
Mr. Connolly spent fourteen years at the firm of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer, where he was an associate. He later worked at Holzman Moss Architects, before coming to Jonathan Schloss / Architect in 2007. He is a Registered Architect in the State of New York.
Gavin Snider joined Jonathan Schloss / Architect after six years at innovative architecture firms in Kansas City, MO. He has valuable experience in all phases of the design process–from sketches and conceptual renderings in the early stages of Schematic Design to detailed plans and drawings in the Documentation and Construction phases.
His hand-drawing ability, passion for writing, & understanding of graphic design give him a unique approach to architecture. He applies these skills to our projects in direct, engaging ways. A Kansas native, Gavin graduated from the University of Kansas with highest distinction.
CIVIC, COMMERCIAL, INSTITUTIONAL
Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK Project Manager, Project Architect
100 Hudson Renovation And Restoration, New York, NY Project Manager, Project Architect
Performing Arts Offices, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander Offices, New York, NY Project Manager, Project Architect
Pennsylvania Station/Farley Post Office Restoration and Redevelopment, New York, NY Collaborative Project Manager
Quintess Destination Club Development, New York, NY Project Manager, Project Architect