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Bright Architecture's practice is rooted in the command of architecture as a craft, to provide clarity and simplicity to the spaces we create. By integrating the aspects of site selection, pre-lease spatial analysis, and construction processes into our workflow, we are able to meet a variety of demands on behalf of our clients. Our team has specific expertise in creating spatial products that enable growing businesses to scale and flourish. This involves not only an in-depth investigation into the look, feel, and branding of each space, but at the same time designing, with our clients, the infrastructure and value chains that will support the build-out process.

NATHAN BRIGHT, AIA, LEED-AP PRINCIPAL Nathan is the founder and principal of Bright Architecture. With over 15 years experience in New York City, Nathan has worked extensively with the New York City Department of Buildings, Landmarks Preservation Commission, and Board of Standards and Appeals.   Nathan has a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Texas and a Masters in Environmental Design from Yale University. He has been an Adjunct Professor in Interior Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

NATHAN BRIGHT, AIA, LEED-AP
PRINCIPAL

Nathan is the founder and principal of Bright Architecture. With over 15 years experience in New York City, Nathan has worked extensively with the New York City Department of Buildings, Landmarks Preservation Commission, and Board of Standards and Appeals.  

Nathan has a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Texas and a Masters in Environmental Design from Yale University. He has been an Adjunct Professor in Interior Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

JESSICA CONGER PROJECT ARCHITECT Since 2013, Jessica has directed the design of Bright Architecture’s retail and fitness partnerships. Prior to joining B|A, she worked on high-end residential and museum projects, including Project Space’s Petzel Gallery. Jessica has a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science in Architecture from Pratt Institute. She also holds a Crossfit L2 certification and is an active trainer in Brooklyn.

JESSICA CONGER
PROJECT ARCHITECT

Since 2013, Jessica has directed the design of Bright Architecture’s retail and fitness partnerships. Prior to joining B|A, she worked on high-end residential and museum projects, including Project Space’s Petzel Gallery. Jessica has a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science in Architecture from Pratt Institute. She also holds a Crossfit L2 certification and is an active trainer in Brooklyn.

YUL KASEMAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Yul is the Business Development Director for Bright Architecture and brings a diverse consulting experience working with hedge funds and investment firms. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and spent 11 years with Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income and Prime Brokerage divisions. Outside of work she is dedicated to her husband and two little boys, HIIT workouts, and making very spicy kimchi.

YUL KASEMAN
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Yul is the Business Development Director for Bright Architecture and brings a diverse consulting experience working with hedge funds and investment firms. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and spent 11 years with Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income and Prime Brokerage divisions. Outside of work she is dedicated to her husband and two little boys, HIIT workouts, and making very spicy kimchi.

TRAVIS GREGORY, LEED-GA DESIGNER Travis is Bright Architecture’s employee zero and brings his experience to every project in the studio through the management of B|A’s design specifications and integrated project delivery. Travis is a LEED GA certified designer with a Bachelor in Interior Design from Suffolk University. 

TRAVIS GREGORY, LEED-GA
DESIGNER

Travis is Bright Architecture’s employee zero and brings his experience to every project in the studio through the management of B|A’s design specifications and integrated project delivery. Travis is a LEED GA certified designer with a Bachelor in Interior Design from Suffolk University. 

AMY COLE PROJECT MANAGER As a project manager, Amy leads Bright Architecture’s permitting, zoning, and building code review. Her extensive expertise in navigating filing and approval processes is integrated into all phases of B|A's projects to ensure a smooth transition from their initial concept through completion. She has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from Alfred State College and a Master of Science in Design from UMass Amherst. Previously, she was a project director at a boutique NYC code consultancy guiding complex residential and commercial projects.

AMY COLE
PROJECT MANAGER

As a project manager, Amy leads Bright Architecture’s permitting, zoning, and building code review. Her extensive expertise in navigating filing and approval processes is integrated into all phases of B|A's projects to ensure a smooth transition from their initial concept through completion. She has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from Alfred State College and a Master of Science in Design from UMass Amherst. Previously, she was a project director at a boutique NYC code consultancy guiding complex residential and commercial projects.

SARAH KAVANAGH JUNIOR ARCHITECT Sarah works on new concept design and development for Bright Architecture. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and a Master of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Prior to joining B|A, Sarah was part of large-scale commercial projects with Pickard Chilton Architects.  Outside of the office, she volunteers as a mentor for the Architecture-Construction-Engineering (ACE) Program for high school students and crushes out half marathons.

SARAH KAVANAGH
JUNIOR ARCHITECT

Sarah works on new concept design and development for Bright Architecture. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and a Master of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Prior to joining B|A, Sarah was part of large-scale commercial projects with Pickard Chilton Architects.  Outside of the office, she volunteers as a mentor for the Architecture-Construction-Engineering (ACE) Program for high school students and crushes out half marathons.

HASSAN RAZA INTERMEDIATE ARCHITECT Hassan comes to Bright Architecture with both international and NYC experience in high-end residential, commercial, and adaptive re-use of historical developments. In that capacity, he manages select projects of B|A’s residential and commercial portfolios. He has a Masters of Architecture from Dessau Institute of Architecture, Germany, and a Bachelor of Architecture from National College of Arts, Pakistan, and has taught as an adjunct professor at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.

HASSAN RAZA
INTERMEDIATE ARCHITECT

Hassan comes to Bright Architecture with both international and NYC experience in high-end residential, commercial, and adaptive re-use of historical developments. In that capacity, he manages select projects of B|A’s residential and commercial portfolios. He has a Masters of Architecture from Dessau Institute of Architecture, Germany, and a Bachelor of Architecture from National College of Arts, Pakistan, and has taught as an adjunct professor at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.

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BLOOMBERG | JANUARY 2017 Certain fitness studios in New York, including Shadowbox, SLT, and The Fhitting Room,  are moving into the Cult category. READ MORE...

BLOOMBERG | JANUARY 2017

Certain fitness studios in New York, including Shadowbox, SLT, and The Fhitting Room,  are moving into the Cult category.

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WELL + GOOD | JANUARY 2017 ...if you’re at all intimidated by boxing as a workout, know that Neiman is pointing out the artwork on the walls, the “experience,” which includes cushioned benches for hanging out, swanky locker rooms, and absolutely no getting-punched-in-the-face. READ MORE...

WELL + GOOD | JANUARY 2017

...if you’re at all intimidated by boxing as a workout, know that Neiman is pointing out the artwork on the walls, the “experience,” which includes cushioned benches for hanging out, swanky locker rooms, and absolutely no getting-punched-in-the-face.

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FASHIONISTA | MARCH 2016 New York City boats of fitness and fashion alike. MNDFL and Pop Physique, both unique in their approach to the fitness work, have made the list of the "5 Most Stylish Studios in NYC." READ MORE...

FASHIONISTA | MARCH 2016

New York City boats of fitness and fashion alike. MNDFL and Pop Physique, both unique in their approach to the fitness work, have made the list of the "5 Most Stylish Studios in NYC."

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NEW YORK POST | JANUARY 2016. At Acadia’s building, spinning studio FlyWheel has the second and third floors, SLT (Strengthen Lengthen Tone) the fourth and The Fhitting Room the fifth. Each of the floors is 2,528 square feet. READ MORE..

NEW YORK POST | JANUARY 2016.

At Acadia’s building, spinning studio FlyWheel has the second and third floors, SLT (Strengthen Lengthen Tone) the fourth and The Fhitting Room the fifth. Each of the floors is 2,528 square feet.

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AM NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2015 MNDFL, NYC's newest meditation studio, wants to help New Yorkers unwind authentically. READ MORE...

AM NEW YORK | DECEMBER 2015

MNDFL, NYC's newest meditation studio, wants to help New Yorkers unwind authentically.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR | NOVEMBER 2015 You can expect the New York locations to have the same cheeky '80's aesthetic.  READ MORE...

HARPER'S BAZAAR | NOVEMBER 2015

You can expect the New York locations to have the same cheeky '80's aesthetic. 

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THE OBSERVER | OCTOBER 2015 Row House will open its third location in Chelsea on Monday, October 12.  READ MORE...

THE OBSERVER | OCTOBER 2015

Row House will open its third location in Chelsea on Monday, October 12. 

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GUEST OF A GUEST | AUGUST 2015 Our stadium-style seating allows every rider to have a full view of the instructor during class – every seat is the best seat. It also means the instructor can see everyone in class from the instructor podium.  I find it makes it easier to follow the workout effectively and with proper form.  READ MORE...

GUEST OF A GUEST | AUGUST 2015

Our stadium-style seating allows every rider to have a full view of the instructor during class – every seat is the best seat. It also means the instructor can see everyone in class from the instructor podium.  I find it makes it easier to follow the workout effectively and with proper form. 

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THE SWEAT LIFE | JULY 2015 Our projects are very much defined in forming relationships across value chains, in understanding our client’s internal logistics, and establishing an active role during the entire process of the build-out. READ MORE...

THE SWEAT LIFE | JULY 2015

Our projects are very much defined in forming relationships across value chains, in understanding our client’s internal logistics, and establishing an active role during the entire process of the build-out.

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SELF | MAY 2015 One of the hottest (and fittest) workout spots in NYC.  READ MORE...

SELF | MAY 2015

One of the hottest (and fittest) workout spots in NYC. 

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WELL + GOOD | FEBRUARY 2015  The room is so big that it can accommodate 24 people, which is double the max class size uptown. In groups that big, there are two instructors making the rounds to monitor your form and encourage higher jumps and deeper squats. READ MORE...

WELL + GOOD | FEBRUARY 2015

 The room is so big that it can accommodate 24 people, which is double the max class size uptown. In groups that big, there are two instructors making the rounds to monitor your form and encourage higher jumps and deeper squats.

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WELL + GOOD | MARCH 2015 Popular high-intensity interval training studio The Fhitting Room just announced it will open its third Big Apple location soon, on the Upper East Side - in what may be New York City's fittest building. READ MORE...

WELL + GOOD | MARCH 2015

Popular high-intensity interval training studio The Fhitting Room just announced it will open its third Big Apple location soon, on the Upper East Side - in what may be New York City's fittest building.

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