Garrison Architects was founded by James Garrison in 1991 and is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Since its inception, the firm has risen to the forefront of modular building and sustainability innovation. Working across a diverse range of project types, from private residential to large scale public work, Garrison Architects pairs a research-driven approach to design with highly refined modernist aesthetics. The firm collaborates with designers, engineers, and manufacturers to produce architecture that responds to economic, cultural, technical, and environmental challenges.
James Garrison is an architect and educator whose work expands the boundaries of sustainability, demonstrating how modern architecture can address the ecological realities of our era. Garrison believes that teaching and practice reinforce one another; in addition to working with his own firm, he also teaches at the Pratt Institute.
Sal Tranchina has over 20 years of experience in the practice of architecture. His education as an engineer and focus on the implementation of design make him a knowledgeable and disciplined manager. He has a deep understanding of technical issues and yet is rigorous about maintaining the overall architectural vision of a project.