We are so excited and pleased to have our architectural firm in place - Truly special people with great heart and some of the best in the world at what they do. 

GEORGE   RANALLI   ARCHITECT

1361 AMSTERDAM AVENUE, SUITE 304 NEW YORK, NY 10027

+1 (212) 255-6263          GEORGERANALLI.COM

Image: George Ranalli Architect sketch for an Arts Complex in South Florida.   Read More

For jazz musician and award winning architect George Ranalli, theater is a lifetime pursuit he shares with partner of 30-plus-years, Dr. Anne Valentino - a licensed clinical and certified school psychologist. The pair joined forces decades ago to develop innovative approaches to architecture and design services for arts and education organizations. Their cumulative 70-years of professional experience are multifaceted, and they have worked on arts and education projects across the country and advised countless nonprofit organizations. Unique among married couples in architecture, the pair does not design together; rather, they each contribute their own comparable expertise to projects and work outside the firm too. 

Image: George Ranalli Architect north elevation theater study.   Read More

Founded in 1977, the New York City firm of George Ranalli Architect (GRA) designs Arts and School projects in all sizes and places, at every scope and scale, from feasibility and master plan studies to furniture for libraries and dorm rooms.  

 

Beginning in 1979, GRA’s commission for a master plan for New York’s famed Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) accurately predicted the institution’s future success, proposing more classrooms, conference and student centers, and 1,000 units of housing, assembled around a plaza, created by converting 27th Street to pedestrian means of access, much like the FIT campus of today. 

Image: George Ranalli Architect site plan sketch for Fashion Institute of Technology, ca. 1979.   Read More

In 2016, George Ranalli Architect’s design for a new Community Theater in a historic district on the parcel of land adjacent to a landmark art deco theater proposes an elegant masonry façade attuned to setting and its next-door neighbor with which it shares a new unified lobby, and offers adaptable sunlit upper floor space.

Left: George Ranalli Arch.  façade for Doylestown Theater, Doylestown, PA.   Read More

Right: George Ranalli Arch. Theater north south rendered section for a new theater.    Read More

For a Queens, N.Y. campus, George Ranalli Architect redesigned 42,000 sq. ft. of interiors in an out of favor existing Brutalist building to make space for 40 student clubs, a new media center, and 6,000 sq. ft. of dining. The project also adds a new ‘green’ parking facility and a new 444-seat, energy-responsive theater, surrounded by landscaped courtyards, and pedestrian footpaths connected to a new campus entrance. 

Left: George Ranalli Arch. Queens Campus Theater and Student Services building.    Read More

Right: George Ranalli Arch. campus dining facility.    Read More

 In a landmark Midtown Manhattan building, George Ranalli Architect designed 10,000 sq. ft. of attractive, durable, and energy-efficient classrooms, school offices, and an auditorium, ‘on a dime,’ meeting budgetary requirements for a public university.

Top:  George Ranalli Arch. modular library bookshelves.    Read More

Bottom Left: George Ranalli Arch. midtown 7th  floor Manhattan University offices.   Read More

Bottom Right: George Ranalli Arch. Theater north south rendered section for a new theater.    Read More

For a premiere independent school, George Ranalli Architect transformed a derelict alleyway into a charming entrance, and adapted 12,500 sq. ft. of space inside a midtown Manhattan commercial office building to create a charming two-story school, featuring 10 classrooms, each with its own kitchenettes, custom “See-Me” windows, and hideaway storage, a large multipurpose space, staff and administrative offices, a school library, and ceramics studio. An active stair joins two previously separate floors doubles as stadium seating, and a rehabilitated rooftop hosts community playground and garden. 

Top:  George Ranalli Arch. modular library bookshelves.    Read More

Bottom Left: George Ranalli Arch. midtown 7th  floor Manhattan University offices.   Read More

Bottom Right: George Ranalli Arch. Theater north south rendered section for a new theater.    Read More

George Ranalli Architect’s award-winning design for Saratoga Avenue Community Center completed in 2010 includes a multipurpose space adaptable for art, dance, and theater community uses. 

George Ranalli Architect garden entrance to Saratoga Avenue Community Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.    Read More

Interior view, George Ranalli Architect’s award-winning Saratoga Avenue Community Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.    Read More

 In 2015, George Ranalli Architect helped Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger - Brooklyn, N.Y’s  largest food service organization– double its campus with the interior redesign of an existing client services facility and rehabilitation of a nearby townhouse for more offices and a new culinary environment to complement the organiztion’s urban agriculture programming.

Left: George Ranalli Arch. design for BSCAH client services facility.    Read More

Right: George Ranalli Arch. design for BSCAH Culinary Environment.     Read More

Answering a call from President Mitterand in 1983 for an “Opera for the People” in the City of Paris, George Ranalli Architect proposed a large cylindrical volume set within a cubic base. Design for a magestic opera house is surrounded by space for every manner of on-site production to support  affordablity through year-round programming, while also managing to address complex zoning requirements, the reuse of two existing older buildings, and the addition of a new public subway station equipped with box office and visitor amenities.

Top: George Ranalli Architect Paris Opera Complex photomontage.      Read More

Bottom: George Ranalli Architect Paris Opera section drawing.      Read More

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