Office of Architecture

612 degraw st. no. 2 | brooklyn ny 11217 | 718.643.0371 |

Brooklyn Row House 1 Description



February 3, 2017 – Brooklyn Row House is a featured in a story on Dwell.  See here.

January 26, 2017 – A story on the Watermill House on See here.

December 8, 2016 – Final images of the Watermill House are here.

September 14, 2016 – Watermill House is nearly complete and the owners have moved in.  Final images coming soon!

April 6, 2016 – Our Kentile Kampaign postcards are published in an article by Urban Omnibus about the Axis Civitas competition.

April 1, 2016 – Brooklyn Row House 1 begins construction!  Completion is scheduled for late fall of 2016.

February 24, 2016 – OA’s OA’s Honorable Mention entry in the Axis Civitas competition is exhibited at Site:Brooklyn gallery in Gowanus, along with other winners.  See details on our entry here.

October 1, 2015 – OA receives honorable mention in Gowanus by Design’s Axis Civitas competition.  See details here.



Office of Architecture (OA) was established in 2012 on the premise that great spaces require the artful orchestration of vision and logistics; that ingenuity can emerge from the limits set by the hard realities of a problem; and that imagination need not belie common sense. OA engages each project with the design sensibility to envision the big idea and the professional savvy to realize its potential.


Aniket Shahane, Principal


Since founding Office of Architecture in 2012, Aniket has overseen the design and execution of a variety of projects – both commissioned and speculative – that have been featured in diverse print and online publications and exhibits including Architectural Record, Dwell, ArchDaily and Storefront for Art and Architecture. Born in India, raised in the U.S., and trained as an architect in Paris, Barcelona, and New York City, Aniket brings to his work a rich set of experiences and an ability to artfully engage diverse groups of people and projects. Prior to establishing OA, Aniket trained in the offices of notable architects Enric Miralles/Benedetta Tagliabue and Joel Sanders as Designer and Project Architect on several award-winning works. He is a licensed architect in New York.

In addition to practice, Aniket is actively involved in architectural education. He currently teaches architecture studios as a Critic in the M.Arch I and M.Arch II programs at the Yale School of Architecture and is a regular invited juror on architecture reviews at Yale University, Columbia University, NYIT, Parsons, Washington University, and the California College of Arts.

Aniket received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture from Yale University, where he was awarded the Edward Parsons Medal.


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Current / Past Team Members: Joshua Eager, Ivan Kostic, Eddie Simpson, Valentin Bansac, Stephen Maher, Tristan Walker, Brendan Pettersen



Office of Architecture

612 degraw st. no. 2

brooklyn ny 11217


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Brooklyn Row House 1

Designed for an architect and a jewelry designer who needed to accommodate two growing children and their need for separate bedrooms, this tall and small row house is even smaller in the rear. Given the current zoning regulations, the only place to expand is up, enabling a bird’s nest of a master suite at the topmost level of the house. This opens up the 2nd floor for both children with bedrooms at either end of the building and a new bathroom for two. The 1st floor is completely redone for entertaining, while the cellar receives a new entry from the outside in order to create an urban mud room. Much of the inspiration for the house is taken from the existing wild vines that ferociously climb the house, which surely will return to climb again the new building.

Project Specs:

Architect: Office of Architecture; Team: Aniket Shahane, Ivan Kostic, Joshua Eager, Valentin Bansac, Stephen Maher