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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 18 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 18 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.

  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.

  MUIRIS DORE                                                          STUDIO DIRECTOR                                       Muiris has joined Bright Architecture with over 29 years experience working on projects throughout the U. S and Europe. Muiris's extensive experience includes high end retail flagship stores and nationwide roll out, entertainment/studio, office, showroom, bar/restaurant, transport and hotel. He has a diploma in Architectural Technology from DIT Bolton Street in Ireland.         

MUIRIS DORE                                                         STUDIO DIRECTOR                                   

Muiris has joined Bright Architecture with over 29 years experience working on projects throughout the U. S and Europe. Muiris's extensive experience includes high end retail flagship stores and nationwide roll out, entertainment/studio, office, showroom, bar/restaurant, transport and hotel. He has a diploma in Architectural Technology from DIT Bolton Street in Ireland. 

 

  

  CHRIS PERRY  CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT  As Director of Construction Management, Chris leads Bright Architecture's design-side CM team. Chris has an extensive development and construction experience in the hospitality and fitness industry, including Director of Construction at Soulcycle and Senior Director of Development at Barry's Bootcamp.  He has an MA of Industrial Design from Pratt, a B|A in Liberal Arts from the New School, and served in the USMC. When not herding cats, Chris enjoys his lifelong motorcycle obsession, jamming power chords, adding to his vinyl collection, and bourbon.

CHRIS PERRY
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

As Director of Construction Management, Chris leads Bright Architecture's design-side CM team. Chris has an extensive development and construction experience in the hospitality and fitness industry, including Director of Construction at Soulcycle and Senior Director of Development at Barry's Bootcamp.  He has an MA of Industrial Design from Pratt, a B|A in Liberal Arts from the New School, and served in the USMC. When not herding cats, Chris enjoys his lifelong motorcycle obsession, jamming power chords, adding to his vinyl collection, and bourbon.

  MICHAEL MERCADO                                                PROJECT ARCHITECT  After receiving his Bachelors of Architecture at Pratt institute in 2013 ,Michael has had experience working on a variety of project types ranging in scale from residential, retail and commercial spaces. He has worked hands-on with residential clients to resolve anything from small millwork details, to corporate level clients providing schematic organizational layouts to complete retail build-outs. As Project Architect at BA, Michael applies his professional experience and passion for detailing to lead projects from conception to completion. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking and anything zombie related.

MICHAEL MERCADO                                               PROJECT ARCHITECT

After receiving his Bachelors of Architecture at Pratt institute in 2013 ,Michael has had experience working on a variety of project types ranging in scale from residential, retail and commercial spaces. He has worked hands-on with residential clients to resolve anything from small millwork details, to corporate level clients providing schematic organizational layouts to complete retail build-outs. As Project Architect at BA, Michael applies his professional experience and passion for detailing to lead projects from conception to completion. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking and anything zombie related.

  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.

  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.

  MOHAMED FARID                          INTERMEDIATE ARCHITECT  Farid comes to Bright Architecture with 10 years of international experience. His broad experience ranges from architecture and building facades, to furniture design. Has a high motivation for design aesthetics and dedication to details to deliver quality products. His role and main goal at  B|A is to meet the client's goals through warm collaboration with designers, consultants, and staff. Farid earned an architecture degree at a highly ranked Egyptian institute.

MOHAMED FARID                         INTERMEDIATE ARCHITECT

Farid comes to Bright Architecture with 10 years of international experience. His broad experience ranges from architecture and building facades, to furniture design. Has a high motivation for design aesthetics and dedication to details to deliver quality products. His role and main goal at  B|A is to meet the client's goals through warm collaboration with designers, consultants, and staff. Farid earned an architecture degree at a highly ranked Egyptian institute.

  CANDELA BEISTEGUI   ,  LEED-GA                        JUNIOR ARCHITECT                                       Candela works on design development and focuses on creating a unique architectural identity for each  client through intensive research, client collaboration, graphics and visualization. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston and prior to joining B|A worked on high end residential and commercial projects in Austin, Texas. With her entrepreneurial spirit and craftsmanship, Candela is always scheming on what to make next.

CANDELA BEISTEGUI LEED-GA                        JUNIOR ARCHITECT                                     

Candela works on design development and focuses on creating a unique architectural identity for each  client through intensive research, client collaboration, graphics and visualization. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston and prior to joining B|A worked on high end residential and commercial projects in Austin, Texas. With her entrepreneurial spirit and craftsmanship, Candela is always scheming on what to make next.

  REUBEN SOULARIE  JUNIOR ARCHITECT  Reuben works on design development, construction detailing, and BIM model management for Bright Architecture.  He holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Louisiana State University and worked on education, facility, and community focused projects throughout Baton Rouge prior to joining our team. Reuben found his way to New York City as we all do: in a cross-country moving truck full of guitars, a bass, a saxophone, and, of course, a ukulele.

REUBEN SOULARIE
JUNIOR ARCHITECT

Reuben works on design development, construction detailing, and BIM model management for Bright Architecture.  He holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Louisiana State University and worked on education, facility, and community focused projects throughout Baton Rouge prior to joining our team. Reuben found his way to New York City as we all do: in a cross-country moving truck full of guitars, a bass, a saxophone, and, of course, a ukulele.

  ANEESH GEOFF CARVALHO                                   JUNIOR ARCHITECT  Aneesh comes to Bright Architecture with an MFA in Interior Design from Pratt and a Bachelors in Architecture from BVP in India. With experience in commercial and residential design, he works on design development, graphics and visualization for B|A. Being a lifelong supporter of Arsenal FC, his weekends are burnt in Soccer, the occasional video games and geeking-out on the latest tech.

ANEESH GEOFF CARVALHO                                JUNIOR ARCHITECT

Aneesh comes to Bright Architecture with an MFA in Interior Design from Pratt and a Bachelors in Architecture from BVP in India. With experience in commercial and residential design, he works on design development, graphics and visualization for B|A. Being a lifelong supporter of Arsenal FC, his weekends are burnt in Soccer, the occasional video games and geeking-out on the latest tech.

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JUPITER
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  OLIVER                                                             SCALE MODEL

OLIVER                                                            SCALE MODEL

 
  NORTON                                                      REMOTE ESTIMATOR

NORTON                                                     REMOTE ESTIMATOR

  FRANKIE                                                                     SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST

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BRIGHT PRESS

  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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  FASH  IO  NISTA  | 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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