About Us

BHA OfficeBen Herzog Architect, PC would love to hear about your project and help you create the best results possible with spaces designed specifically for the needs of you and your family.

Whether you plan to gut renovate a townhouse, maximize the efficiency of your apartment or open your living space to the outdoors, BHA can help.

Each client brings different goals, priorities and budgets to a project. We believe that the architect’s role is not to dominate the process, but rather to guide it to completion with the client’s top priorities in mind. This successful collaboration between client and architect will result in gracious, efficient and comfortable spaces in which to live and work.

BHA offers full services for our clients from pre-design through the completion of construction. We specialize in residential renovations, additions and new construction as well as commercial and office build-outs.

BHA is just as comfortable restoring historic homes as creating modern, sleek spaces. We will work directly with developers, owner’s representatives and end-users.

Would you like to discuss your architectural project with us?
Please email us at info@herzogarch.com.

 

Our Staff

 

Ben Herzog, Principal

After working for other New York firms including Baxt Ingui Architects, Coburn Architecture, Robert AM Stern Architects and Edward S Eglin Architectural Design, Ben started his own firm in 2009. Since then, the firm has grown rapidly and he now leads a team of architects and designers specializing in renovations, additions and new construction of commercial and residential projects. Ben received his A.B. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and a Master in Architecture from Columbia University. He is licensed in New York and Connecticut and NCARB-certified for licensing in other states.

Sophia Vincent-Guy, Project Manager

Sophia was the first official employee to join BHA. She has had the good fortune of working on project 001 and has participated in the growth of the office since the beginning. Prior to BHA, she worked one year for the boutique residential architecture firm, Stern McCafferty, in Boston, MA. She received a B.Sc. of Architecture and a Master of Architecture from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Sophia also has a strong interest in socially driven architecture and has participated in non-for-profit projects such as the design and construction of a school library in Usalama, Kenya led by Engineers Without Borders, and co-led her own urban agriculture project, Garden Labs, which brought portable gardens and food related curriculums to inner city schools throughout New York City. Sophia loves the process of artistic realization and enjoys working with clients to actualize their aspirations for a beautiful, harmonious environment.

Heather Mangrum, Project Manager

Heather has been practicing architecture for over a decade after graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor of Architecture. She joined BHA in 2010 and brings with her professional experience focusing on residential projects located throughout the eastern coast. She believes it is never too early to start planning, whether it is for a construction project, planning her dinner menu before lunch, or packing two weeks before a trip.

Ori Guy, Project Manager

Prior to joining Ben Herzog Architect as a project manager, Ori worked at Pfeiffer Partners in NYC. His experience included various performing art centers for colleges and universities. Prior to that he worked for Moshe Safdie and Associates in Cambridge, MA on the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort project in Singapore. Ori obtained a post-professional master degree in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University. He obtained both his professional degree (Master of Architecture) and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Ilva Ilva Skaraine, Project Manager

Prior to joining Ben Herzog Architect, Ilva designed and led a number of projects at architectural offices in New York ranging from single family residences to community facilities. She also spent two years managing uniquely detailed and complex projects at Bjork Carle Woodworking. Ilva loves mixing old and new and embraces the unexpected in her life and in her design projects. She believes that design should not be overwhelming, however a space should be as unique and fun as the people who occupy it and strives to bring that kind of authentic creativity to her clients. Ilva earned a B.A. in Interior Design at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and holds a B.Sc. in Economics from University of Latvia. She has also attended NYC College of Technology and Art Students League of NY for selected advanced coursework.

Anita Lin, Project Manager

After spending a few years away from architecture doing web design, jewelry design and staying home with her young daughter, Anita was inspired to return to architecture after hiring Ben Herzog Architect to renovate her Brooklyn home. She enjoyed collaborating with Ben on the project so much that she decided to join the firm. Anita has a B.A. in Architecture from Columbia University and a Master in Architecture from Harvard University. She is licensed to practice architecture in New York.

Zac Ray, Project Manager

Zac graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech in 2001. His final two years at university were spent studying at the Virginia Tech CESA center in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, interning for Chestnutt_Niess Architekten BDA in Berlin, and studying a year at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland in the atelier of architect Peter Zumthor. Before coming to BHA, Zac was employed as a project manager at Miller & Wright Architects in NYC where he got to work on a diverse set of projects ranging from 10,000 square foot new construction homes to apartment renovations in the city. Before that he worked for 6 years doing high-end, custom residential work at the award winning firm Reader & Swartz Architects in Winchester, VA.

Becky Vas, Project Manager

Becky grew up in Brooklyn, first exposed to the renovation process at 11 when her parents bought a brownstone with an architect’s family and moved in after demolition. A hot plate in the bathroom and dishes in the tub seemed an adventure at the time…

Her professional experience has spanned house additions in New England to Park Avenue apartments and townhouse renovations. Other project types include multi-family housing and university work. Becky received her Master of Architecture degree from Harvard, and B.A. from Amherst College, where she produced a series of paintings for her honor’s thesis. She is a registered architect in the State of New York, LEED AP, and a member of the AIA and Architectural League. She has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios at the Boston Architectural College and Pratt Institute School of Interior Design.

Kelley Sullivan, Project Manager

Kelley is a designer and maker of places, spaces and things. Prior to moving to New York in 2012 she had been working in Boston, MA for 10 years. Her residential design work can be experienced in the homes of her clients from the greater Boston area, the Cape and Nantucket, to New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Florida and New Zealand. She sees each project as a collaborative opportunity to work closely with client, contractor, and each of the trades, to bring to fruition a design response fulfilling the desires of the project. She received both her B.F.A. in Industrial Design and her Masters of Architecture from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This education, in addition to her varied onsite experiences, combine to influence how she designs each aspect of object, home or work place that people interact with. A vinyasa yoga instructor, Kelley integrates elements of mindfulness and introspection into her designs and artwork, creating moments for her audience to stop and reflect.

Meredith Lorenzen, Interior Designer

Meredith is a Baltimore-born interior designer who has made Brooklyn her home for the past 9 years. After receiving a BA in Painting from Trinity College in Hartford, CT., Meredith moved to New York to begin pursuing her love of design. Upon finishing her AAS in Interior Design from Parsons, she worked for Darren Brown Interiors and Eli Dweck Design, both high-end residential firms focusing on the New York area.

She has designed and managed projects ranging from low-budget studio apartments to full gut-renovations of private homes, and now especially enjoys her reign over the BHA sample library. In addition, Meredith served as the Gallery Director and Operations Manager at the Brooklyn Art Space, a shared studio and gallery in Gowanus where she still maintains a studio, and has been teaching charcoal classes there since 2010.