About Sage and Coombe

The Sage and Coombe Office

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We create architecture that strengthens communities. Led by Jennifer Sage FAIA, and Peter Coombe AIA, Sage and Coombe Architects has built a portfolio focused on social infrastructure through diverse projects ranging from the multiphase transformation of the Noguchi Museum to the design of the next generation of New York City phone booths. We worked with the New York City mayor’s office to help rebuild the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. For the New York City's Design Excellence Initiative, we created an award-winning prototype for park facilities that was adopted as the new standard. Over two decades, our team has designed libraries, parks, firehouses, athletic facilities, art centers, schools for all ages—and from time to time, we take on a beach house, townhouse, or penthouse.

Our office approaches every challenge with flexibility and an open mind. Our work is inclusive, collaborative, and environmentally sustainable. We embrace the unexpected and strive to bring lightness and humor to our practice—because we know that there is always more than one solution to a problem.

We believe in public work. We believe in cities, big and small. And most importantly, we believe in the power of architecture to inspire.

Sage and Coombe Architects is a New York City and New Jersey certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

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Awards

AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architect, 2021
AIA New York State Excelsior Award, Conference House Park Pavilion, 2021
Mulberry Commons, Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards - Editor's Pick, 2020
Conference House Park Pavilion, Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards - Honorable Mention, 2020
Conference House Park Pavilion, Architecture MasterPrize - Honorable Mention, 2020
Mulberry Commons, AIA New York State Design Award, 2020
Conference House Park Pavilion, AIA New York State Design Award, 2020
Mulberry Commons, AIA New Jersey Design Award, 2020
Mulberry Commons, AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Award, 2019
AIA New York State Excelsior Award, Bronx River Art Center, 2019
Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission of the City of New York, Bay Breeze Park, 2019
NYC Community Leadership Recognition Award - Teatro SEA and The Clemente Soto Velez Center, 2019
Building of the Day, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY, 2018
Open House New York: Works By Women, Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Center, Staten Island, NY, 2018
Selected for inclusion, Art + Energy Card Game, Land Art Generator Initiative, 2018
AIA New York State Excelsior Award, Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Center, Staten Island, NY, 2017
Building of the Day, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY, 2017
Open House New York, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY, 2017
AIA Brooklyn/Queens Design Award, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY, 2016
Architizer A+ Award, Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Center, Staten Island, NY, 2016
AIA New York State Excelsior Award, PS 197 Comfort Station, Queens, NY, 2015
AIA New York State Excelsior Award, FDNY Marine 9 Barracks, Staten Island, NY, 2014
AIANY Honor Award, The Edgeless School Exhibit, New York, NY, 2014
American Architecture Award, The Edgeless School Exhibit, New York, NY, 2014
Public Commission Award for Excellence in Design, Conference House Park, Staten Island, NY, 2014
Architizer Jury Award, Swingtones at BEAM Camp, 2014
Merit Award, ASLA NY, Swingtones at BEAM Camp, 2014
Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission of the City of New York, Beach Access: The Rockaways, 2013
Top 50 Architects Sustainability, 2013 Architect 50 Awards, Architect Magazine,
Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission of the City of New York, Heineken Pavilion at the USTA Center in Flushing Meadows, 2013
AIA Design Award, New York State, Marine 9 Fire Company Barracks, 2013
SEGD Design Award, The Edgeless School Exhibit Design, New York CFA, 2013
Honors for Service and Design, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, 2013
Winner, Reinventing the Payphone, NYC DoITT, 2013
NYC DoITT, Best Connectivity, 2012
Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission of the City of New York, Riverside Park South Phase V: 4 structures, 2012
Design Excellence Initiative, Department of Parks and Recreation, Landscape Team with Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, 2012
Design Excellence Initiative, Department of Parks and Recreation, Landscape Team with MKW Associates, 2012
Selected for Publication, Wind Grazers, Regenerative Infrastructures, Land Art Generator Initiative, 2012
AIA Design Award - Merit Unbuilt Work, New York City Chapter, Bronx River Art Center, 2011
Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission of the City of New York, Bronx River Art Center, 2010
Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission of the City of New York, Ocean Breeze Track and Field House, 2010
Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission of the City of New York, Marine 9 Fire Company Barracks, 2010
Winner, World Trade Center Fence Competition, New York City DOT and Port Authority of NY&NJ, 2010
Winner, Jersey Barrier Design, New York City Department of Transportation, 2010
Selected for Publication, Solar Sound Field, United Arab Emirates, Land Art Generator Initiative, 2010
AIA Design Award, New York State, New York Public Library, Fort Washington Branch Children’s Reading Room, 2009
Selected for Design Excellence Initiative: One of eight firms, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, 2009
AIA Design Award, New York City Chapter, Interiors of Interest to the Public Realm, New York Public Library, Fort Washington Branch Children’s Reading Room, 2007
Finalist, Czech National Library Competition, 2007
Selected for Exhibition, New York Fast Forward, Architectural League, 2007
Selected for Design Excellence Initiative: One of twenty-four small firms, New York City Department of Design and Construction, 2006
Selected for Design Excellence Initiative: one of six firms, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, 2005
Selected for Design Excellence Initiative: one of twenty-four small firms, New York City Department of Design and Construction, 2004
Designing the Highline; Ideas for Reclaiming 1.5 Miles of Manhattan, Honorable Mention, 2003
Selected for Exhibition, Pentagon September 11th Memorial, Washington DC, 2002
Honorable Mention, Nature’s Theater, Saluda Shoals Park Competition, 2001
Selected for Exhibition, Petrosino Park Asphalt Jungle, Storefront for Art and Architecture, 1996

Press

ROI-NJ: Vision for Newark: Mulberry Commons is about so much more than grass, trees, benches, 2019

ARTFIX Daily: Leading Architects Respond to Olana's Built and Natural Environments in New Exhibition at Frederic Church Site, 2019

Waste 360: Architects, Designers Aim for Zero Waste in Challenge, 2019

Architects Newspaper: Archtober is almost here! Check out the Building of the Day schedule, 2018

Archinect: Our Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2018 Week 2 (Oct. 9–15), 2018

Waste360: Architects, Designers Aim for Zero Waste in Challenge, 2018

This Is The Bronx: Bronx River Art Center: Building of the Day, 2018

NewarkNJ.gov: Mayor Baraka Breaks Ground for Mulberry Commons at Mulberry St and Edison Place in Downtown Newark, 2017

NJ.com: 11 years in the making, Newark unveils plan for ‘transformative’ downtown project, 2017

BrickCityLive: With Groundbreaking, Rubber Hits the Road on Mulberry Commons Project Downtown, 2017

Curbed New York: Construction on Staten Island’s Conference Park is finally moving forward, 2017

New York YIMBY: Landmarks Approves Renovation, Restoration of Brooklyn’s Sunset Park Recreation Center, 2017

DNAInfo: City Seeks Builder for $3.7M Pavilion in Waterfront Park, 2017

ROI-NJ: Transformative Mulberry Commons project breaks ground in Newark, 2017

Maplewood Memorial Library: Architects Present Conceptual Design for 21st Century Maplewood Library, 2017

DDC: Staten Island Projects by DDC Receive Five Architectural and Design Awards in Past Year, 2016

Architects Newspaper: A torrent of new projects on Staten Island are reshaping the once-forgotten borough, 2016

Architecture Prize: Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Facility, 2016

RunnerSpace: Ocean Breeze Indoor Track Was Many Years in the Making - Brian Towey, 2016

Maplewood Memorial Library: Library Trustees Select Architectural Firm for a 21st Century Library, 2016

Staten Island Living NYC: Running is Good for the Soul, Environment and Staten Island as Ocean Breeze Track & Athletic Center Opens, 2015

Smithonian: The Pay Phone’s Journey From Patent to Urban Relic, 2014

engadget: New York City looks to blanket the five boroughs with free WiFi thanks to next-gen payphones, 2014

Hyperakt: The Edgeless School: Designing a learning space about learning spaces, 2014

AIGA: Case Study: NYC Beaches, 2014

Architizer: Rockaway Beach Open Up, 2014

ArchDaily: FDNY Marine 9 Barracks, 2014

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Contact

Sage and Coombe Architects
12-16 Vestry Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10013
tel: 212-226-9600
fax: 212-226-8456
office@sageandcoombe.com

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