Guido Hartray

Feb 1, 2018

Guido Hartray has worked with Jonathan Marvel since 1997, and is a founding Partner of Marvel Architects. Public space projects have been a focus of Guido’s work including the Governors Island Park design, 200 Water Street plaza, MTA Flood Mitigation, and streetscape redesigns for Hudson Square and Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District.  Guido also studied the public space strategies that were fundamental to Barcelona’s renewal as a Fulbright Scholar in 1994.  Guido has also lead a number of educational projects including New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Central King Building.  His work for private clients includes Pierhouse and Hotel One at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Whether the intervention is an urban neighborhood, a campus, or an existing building, Guido’s strategy builds from the context to develop designs that transform their surroundings by solving complex problems and creating healthy vibrant environments. He has an MA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (’94); he was a Fulbright Scholar in Spain (‘94-‘95); and he has won numerous awards, including the 21st Century Street Design Competition (2008).

Guido Hartray has worked with Jonathan Marvel since 1997, and is a founding Partner of Marvel Architects.  He has led design teams working on a wide range of projects, including Pierhouse and 1 Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge Park, the renovation and reprogramming of the Central King Building at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and streetscape redesigns for Hudson Square and Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District. Guido is dedicated to creating architecture that contributes to an environment that is greater than the individual project.  Whether the context of the intervention is an urban neighborhood, a campus, or an existing building, Guido’s design strategy builds from the context to develop designs that transform their surroundings. It is the relationship that a project establishes with elements beyond its limits that makes it an exciting and engaging place to inhabit. Guido has applied this strategy to integrating infrastructure elements in urban neighborhoods as well and transformations of existing buildings. The dialogue between new and existing, project and neighborhood, infrastructure and architecture makes spaces that engage their inhabitants.