Tom Winter Architects (TWA) designs spaces that celebrate the balance between the functional and aesthetic elements of sustainability, resource conservation, and energy efficiency. To achieve these, the company relies on its arsenal of tools powered by new technologies, including parametric design, 3D printing, and building performance simulation. Its impressive architectural practices combine with its affinity to the industry’s green movement to make it a valuable member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
The company has connections not just in the US but also in Europe. Its offices in New York and Berlin allow it to serve an international network of clients that belong to public and private institutions. Tom Winter, the company’s principal, is a German-trained architect and is the US-Representative of the Federal German Architect Chamber’s Network for Architectural Exchange (NAX). Under his leadership, the company has been able to produce world-class quality designs that highlight the importance of green, smart, and sustainable practices.
The firm’s innovative designs in sustainable architecture can be observed in many of its residential projects. For instance, this 10,000-square foot Waterfront House found in Long Island’s North Shore is one of its notable accomplishments in single-family homes. The design embraced the industry’s green building practices by using geothermal heating and cooling. Other signature elements include green roofs, rain screens, ventilation throughout the residential space, automatic builds in every room, and photovoltaic panels on the roof. Additionally, the house is equipped with an indoor pool under a glass roof. Its glass walls are retractable, to give the observer unobstructed views of the nearby bay. Click here for the NYC Architects article.