GUILLERMO M. GOMEZ ARCHITECT | A refreshing take on a timeless concept
Guillermo Gomez is a classically trained architect whose work, both historically correct and traditionally inspired, effortlessly translates into a modern setting that reflects the vision of the client at hand.
Since its inception in 1993, Manhattan-based Guillermo Gomez Architects has embodied an attitude that is reflective of Gomez’s own international upbringing: the notion that, like all art, architecture evolves from a sincere, open – arguably feminine – will to discover all the world’s beauty. With work spanning the globe, GGA relies on local artisanal talent to maintain this philosophy. Also a frequent collaborator with the firm is designer Valeria Pollak. Though also Gomez’s wife, Pollack’s involvement is independent of the firm’s approach; hers is an outside perspective that clients rely on to ensure every creative moment is always fresh and never jaded.
GGA achieves both stylistic balance and fluidity because its work inherently stems from the foresight of interiors. Collaborative designers find their décor is not only complimented by GGA’s foundation, but that it naturally falls into place within the space. It is this artistic awareness that allows GGA, and the design team as a whole, to effortlessly translate each new project as the client would interpret it. The result of this client collaboration: an exquisite solution that outlasts time’s elements and trends, and feels intrinsic for all involved.
GGA willingly takes on projects all over the world, with the majority of its work located in: Manhattan and the surrounding areas, including Sagaponack and the neighboring regions of the Hamptons, Connecticut’s Litchfield and Fairfield counties, including Greenwich, waterfront properties along the Hudson River spanning Westchester County, and northern New Jersey; Palm Beach, FL; The Caribbean, including St. Maarten; the Punta Del Este Polo Farm in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay; Europe, particularly in Paris and Vienna; and China. In addition to its most discerning private clientele, GGA works regularly with Puig USA, GCNP International Law Offices, and film production company 0 Positive. GGA’s most prominent and exemplary projects include:
A 4,500 square-foot coop apartment on Fifth Avenue and 62nd Street with views of Central Park, gut renovated in a traditional style
A 5,000 square-foot Upper East Side penthouse duplex on Madison and 61st Street, combining two floors
Interiors of Ghurka’s flagship location in the Sherry-Netherland Hotel on Fifth Avenue, reflective of the brand’s signature style
A Chelsea advertising office that captures the historic mercantile spirit of the neighborhood
The majestically modern Montessori Preschools in NYC’s Soho and Flatiron districts
A triplex and a loft down on Tribeca’s Duane Street and in the West Village, respectively
A new 12,000 square-foot Sunset Beach bayfront weekend house, bold both in its ultra modern design and in its stature within an area of the Hamptons’ Shelter Island that otherwise forbids structures over 6,000 square feet
A timber frame polo farmhouse in the Hamptons that encapsulates “Nantucket-meets-St. Barts”
A 21-acre East Hampton equestrian estate, crafted in shingle style, complete with a timeless sweeping roof
A villa among the hills of Vienna, Austria, that embodies the feeling of being on Cap-Ferrat, France
Throughout its legacy, GGA’s versatile work continues to grace the pages of the most prestigious shelter publications, including Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Record, and Elle Decor. But what truly speaks to the firm’s ability is the reaction it evokes from satisfied clients. GGA sets an incomparable standard for excellence, delivering on the belief that all deserve the chance to experience something bespoke and everlasting. As if trying on cashmere for the first time after a lifetime of other fabrics, clients say GGA’s work fulfills a desire that has not yet been realized, and cannot be forgotten.
“For some, a can-do attitude signifies willingness; with [Guillermo] Gomez it stems from a résumé that shows he literally can do it all. His commitment to excellence is never for status, but rather an obligation as an advocate for the client. His mission is to ‘discover the client’s signature,’ not impose his own.” – The Franklin Report