April 18, 2023
Studio ST Architects is a full-service, woman-owned, architectural firm located in Manhattan. The firm believes in innovative, sustainable and responsible design. They strive to combine leading technologies with evolving environmentally-friendly design and production methods, and apply these tools in creative ways.
Esther founded Studio ST Architects in 2003 after working at Pei Partnership Architects for more than five years, during which she had the privilege of working closely with Mr. I. M. Pei. Esther Sperber writes and lectures on architecture and psychoanalysis, two fields of praxis that strive to reduce human distress and widen the range of human experiences. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Lilith Magazine, The Huffington Post, among others. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel she studied architecture at the Technion in Haifa and Columbia University in New York.
Studio ST Architects is working on a wide range of projects. The 22,000-sq.-ft. Jones Street multi-family apartment building finished construction in Jersey City. They are working on a number of synagogue renovations, including Ansche Chesed on the Upper West Side in NY and Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob in Skokie, IL. Studio ST Architects completed the renovation of the 14th Street Y in 2010 and plans for the Hudson Yard Synagogue – an 20,000-sq.-ft. $8 million renovation project in Manhattan. The firm has completed many residential projects ranging from high-end apartments to low budget real-estate development, including apartment buildings, duplex combinations, and single-family homes.
Studio ST’s work has been published in architectural magazines and monographs in North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2008, Studio ST was selected by Wallpaper* as one of the “World’s 50 Hottest Young Architectural Firms.” The Swell House was selected by Architectural Record as “Best Unbuilt House” for 2008. In July 2009 they were selected for the best 40/40 exhibition in Tel Aviv, Israel.