We incorporated in January 1992… just after we designed and started operating our first Newsbar on 19th Street. That labor of love led to more Newsbars, then more cafés, restaurants, and retail storefronts. Looking back, those early jewels were great opportunities to innovate with new materials, imaginative and intricate details, complex programs and amazing, hands-on clients. Over the years since we’ve been fortunate to apply the early lessons to projects of every type, and at dramatically larger scales. We’ve lived in three places since — 45 West 18th, 86 Franklin and 277 Broadway— and our team or Interior Designers and Architects has grown to fifteen. But so much of the spirit of the early days still forms the core of our collaborative studio today.
TTC is what it is today because of the hard work, dedication and creative energy of our current staff and managers, building on the great work of the many talented designers who have contributed over these 26 years. Special thanks to our friends and past employees, including our ever-resourceful office managers and assistants: Anthony Frazzini, Stuart Basseches, Virginia San Fratello, Anette Ponholzer, Craig Kim, Tom Klaber, Ryan Byrnes, Arthur Chu, Corrina Noonan, Baard Hoff, Thanh Tran, Kathleen Massara, Gila Goldsmith, Lucas Hampil, Braden Novotny, Claudia Colantonio, Antonia Seubert, Sarah Shields, Maura Abernathy, Christian Nicolas, Jin Suk, Kirk Lennard, Kim Cornell, Alhan Reda, Prabjeet Green, and Lydia Cohen
… to name just a few. The Collaborative is only as good as the collaborators!
And of course, we are thankful for our most important collaborators: our clients, both recent friends, and acquaintances, and those who come back every few years with new and exciting ideas and challenges. Thanks to each and every one of you.
We’re eagerly looking forward to the next 26!