Brooklyn Artist Studio's


2014 | New York
After acquiring a vacant 12,000ft² shoe polish factory in Brooklyn, this client sought Rexrode Chirigos Architects to undertake the design of New Artist Studios. Rexrode Chirigos Architects reputation with Gallery Design made them an obvious choice. Shea Hartigan began work with Rexrode Chirigos on the Artist Studios in February 2014.


The design called for a loading garage with parking, store rooms, display areas, offices, studio’s, gallery spaces and a residence.  A former production hall on the upper floor formed the largest studio designed to accommodate interchangeable walls. Lighting was designed to accommodate free standing partitions which could divide the space into four individual spaces to maximize hanging space while providing optimum lighting conditions.  Preparation and display/gallery areas led from this large studio space. Display/gallery spaces were separated to allow for viewing by separate parties without interruption. The upper floor also contained a one bedroom apartment which shared a terrace with the large studio space. Both natural and artificial lighting were well considered on the upper floor, removed skylights were to be re-established and some new skylights were to be formed over the apartment. The ground floor contained offices, a smaller studio, store rooms, loading/parking and a further gallery/display space.


Outside of the Brooklyn Studios, Shea Hartigan also collaborated other projects in Rexrode Chirigos.
These include:

Residence 1065 Lexington Green, 
Bald Eagle Drive, Deer Valley
Green Naftali Gallery 
Chalmers Residence
Cooper # 16 
Marlboro Gallery, Chelsea
92 Laight Street