12 January 2021
Bennington College Commons Renovation wins Honor Award at 2021 AIANY Design Awards
Our renovation of Bennington College's Commons building was recognized with an Honor Award at the 2021 AIA New York Design Awards. Click here to see our project featured, and be sure to check out the many other incredible projects recognized this year by AIANY.
22 April 2020
Bennington Commons Renovation featured in Architect’s Newspaper
C:FA's renovation of Bennington College's Commons building was featured in an article on The Architect's Newspaper website, published on April 15, 2020. The article discussed the restoration and partial redevelopment of the campus building and describes C:FA's efforts to strengthen the relationship between the building's interior life and the surrounding landscape. Read the full article here.
28 December 2018
Shelter Island House takes cover of Architect magazine
Our Shelter Island house design wins a 2018 Residential Architect Award from Architect magazine, and is the cover shot of their December 2018 issue
1 May 2018
Keynote Lecture at Cranbrook
On April 25th, Martin Finio presented the keynote lecture, "What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Architecture?" at the DeSalle Auditorium at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, MI
10 July 2017
KMAC Museum in Architectural Record
Our renovation of the KMAC Museum in Louisville, Kentucky was featured in Architectural Record's July issue in an article titled "America the Beautiful." Author Alan G. Brake highlighted how the "intelligent renovation demonstrates how well-crafted architecture can better an institution, no matter the size, while enriching the remnants of a city’s history."
17 April 2017
Sagaponack House in Introspective Magazine
Christoff:Finio's Sagaponack House is featured in an Introspective Magazine article comparing "moody" and "bright" approaches to design. The chosen space exemplifies a "luminous room" with a "feeling [that] is energetic and uplifting."
30 March 2017
2017 American Architecture Award
Christoff:Finio is excited to announce that our renovation of the KMAC Museum in Louisville, KY has been honored with a 2017 American Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. This summer, the project will be featured in an exhibition of award winners in Athens, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey.
20 March 2017
East End House in AD
Our work is the featured image in an article for AD's Great Design Awards, Baths, in the April 2017 issue of the magazine.
9 February 2017
Christoff:Finio at 2017 Building Museums Conference
Martin Finio is excited to be presenting Christoff:Finio’s KMAC Museum Renovation at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums’ 2017 Buildings Museums Symposium in Washington D.C. on February 25 with Museum Director Aldy Milliken. Museums today are as much places of active participation and community engagement as they are about individual contemplation. Using KMAC as a case study, Martin will discuss the role design plays in helping 21st century museums achieve their programming goals. The renovation kept KMAC’s commitment to expanded education programs, makerspace initiatives, visiting artist programs, and special events paramount to provide the Museum with a space capable of supporting the diversity of its current needs while being adaptable to future needs. The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums is a not-for-profit membership organization, founded in 1945, that provides a forum to enhance the image of museums and educate individuals on an array of field specific study and programs. The Building Museums symposium is organized under three inter-related themes: Vision, Implementation, and Sustainability (or Life after Opening). This symposium is for architects, museum leaders, planners, project managers, technical experts, and all those who plan or implement new construction, renovation, or expansion projects for museums.
2 March 2016
Martin Finio Elected to AIA’s College of Fellows
We are proud to announce that Martin Finio has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon its members. The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. The 2016 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia.
26 February 2016
Caleb Linville Named Associate at Christoff:Finio
We’re pleased to announce that Caleb Linville has been made an Associate at Christoff:Finio Architecture. Caleb has been an invaluable member of our team since joining the firm in 2013, lending his design vision, organizational rigor, and grace under pressure to all facets of the firm. Caleb is currently overseeing the completion of a private residence on Shelter Island, and is the Project Manager of the gut renovation of Bennington College’s Commons building. We’re excited to have his continued influence on the office in this new position.
28 January 2016
Kentucky Museum Renovation Featured in Architect’s Newspaper
C:FA's work at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft was featured in the January 13 edition of The Architect's Newspaper. The article, "Kentucky Wildcraft" by Branden Klayko, discussed C:FA's efforts to clarify the space of the museum to enhance the visitor's experience. Read the full article here.
18 December 2015
C:FA Intern Pearlene Cheah Featured in UT Blog
Pearlene Cheah gave a look into her time as an intern at Christoff:Finio in a Q&A with her architecture school. Pearlene joined the office this summer as part of the Professional Residency Program through the University of Texas at Austin's School of Architecture. She will be missed when she heads back to Texas to finish up her studies!
9 October 2015
2015 American Architecture Award
C:FA is thrilled to receive a 2015 American Architecture Award for East End House from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. East End House will be featured in an exhibition this December in Chicago that will then travel to Turkey and Greece.
30 June 2015
OpenStudios: Emerging Voices
We will be opening our office to the public on July 11th between 1 pm and 5 pm as a part of OpenStudios: Emerging Voices. OpenStudios: Emerging Voices was organized by Open House New York and the Architectural League of New York to celebrate the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program and to mark the publication of 30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance. Since 1982 the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program has recognized architects and designers from across North America whose work and ideas promise new directions for design and practice. The OpenStudios event is a self-guided walking tour for ticket-holders to visit more than forty of these innovative studios. For tickets to the event please click here.
18 March 2015
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
C:FA is pleased to have been selected to renovate the museum's beautiful cast iron building in Louisville.
6 November 2014
Napeague House featured in Architectural Digest
The piece, written by Paul Goldberger, is in the December 2014 issue
19 September 2014
Monacelli Press Publishes Sagaponack House
Anthony Iannacci's new book, "Design in the Hamptons" features C:FA's Sagaponack House
22 May 2014
Exhibition at American Academy
An exhibition of our work in honor of receiving the 2014 Arts and Letters Award in Architecture opens today at the American Academy in New York and runs through June 15.
25 March 2014
2014 Arts and Letters Award
C:FA is proud to receive a 2014 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The four winners were chosen from a group of 39 individuals and practices nominated by members of the Academy. This year's selection committee included Henry Cobb, Elizabeth Diller, Michael Graves, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Richard Meier (chairman) Cesar Pelli, James Polshek, Robert A.M. Stern, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams. The award recognizes American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction.
20 January 2014
NYC Design Excellence Book Cover
C:FA's plan for the recently completed Brooklyn Historical Society redesign forms the cover of We Build the City: NYC's Design and Construction Excellence Program, by ORO Editions.
29 December 2013
Leger show makes WSJ top shows of 2013
Leger: Art and the Metropolis, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with exhibition design by C:FA, is among the Wall Street Journal's "most memorable exhibitions of 2013." http://t.co/fV35UluqZV
26 November 2013
Architectural Digest: AD 100
C:FA has been named to Architectural Digest’s AD 100 List that recognizes the “trailblazers and standard-bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent, and inspiring.” C:FA was singled out as “inventive and aesthetically agile,” “skilled composers working in a modernist mode.”
16 October 2013
Leger: Modern Art and the Metropolis
C:FA's design of this comprehensive retrospective of Fernand Leger's influence on 20th century urban culture opens this week at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
8 July 2013
Napeague House wins 2013 NY AIA award
2 July 2013
Sagaponack Barns featured in Architectural Digest
C:FA's renovation and addition to a Hampton's compound is featured in the August issue of Architectural Digest.
2 July 2013
C:FA Gets Cover of Art+Auction Magazine
A story in the July/August issue about integrating art into residential architecture features two of our projects: the Park Avenue Apartment and the East End House, which also graces the cover.
5 June 2013
Steven Alan Stores
New photos of the Steven Alan store in Chelsea
5 June 2013
Bennington College (Un)Commons
C:FA's current proposal for the renovation of and addition to Bennington College's Neo-Georgian Dining Hall and Student Center
13 May 2013
New York Magazine
C:FA listed in the magazine's annual guide to the city's best architects
7 May 2013
Marcus Prize Nomination
Taryn Christoff and Martin Finio are nominated as candidates for the 2013 Marcus Prize. The award, given through the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and the Marcus Corporation Foundation, recognizes architects in the early stages of their career who have demonstrated outstanding work to date.
6 April 2013
C:FA is designing a new pre-school building for the Williamsburg, Brooklyn community
6 April 2013
Fernand Leger and the Modern City
C:FA is working with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to design this major exhibit opening in October 2013
19 February 2013
do it (outside)
C:FA is working with Socrates Sculpture Park for the first New York (and outdoor) exhibition of Hans Ulrich Obrist's "do it" - a twenty year compendium of artist's instructions, including those of Sol Lewitt, Dan Graham, and Tracy Emin.
18 February 2013
American Architecture Award
Sagaponack barns wins a 2013 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum
7 December 2012
Emma Willard School shortlist
C:FA is among the four firms (together with Sasaki, Cooper Robertson and Freelon) shortlisted for master planning at the Emma Willard School
12 October 2012
Princeton University Commission
C:FA selected by Princeton University to develop planning and design of campus monuments
12 October 2012
Bennington College Commission
C:FA selected from an invited shortlist to overhaul and add to the 40,000 sf Commons Building at Bennington College.
14 September 2012
New York Dozen: Gen X Architects
Christoff : Finio’s work published in Michael J. Crosbie’s book New York Dozen: Gen X Architects.
14 September 2012
Carriage House Featured in AIA and Norton’s Guides
The AIA Guide to New York City and Norton’s Guide to Contemporary New York Architecture call Carriage house "a gem."
14 September 2012
Carriage House for Rent
Rent an AIA Award Winning Carriage House on Charles Lane—On the Rental Market—Curbed.