Before & After: 5 New York Homes by Tina Manis

Store History

  • Founded by: Tina Manis
  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY

Tina Manis, Associates, LLC is a design practice dedicated to facilitating the complex process of creating space. Our mission is to bring to fruition the programmatic, physical and economic boundaries surrounding each project and through inventive-management of those resources, redefine the common perception of beauty in the built form. We explore not only the architectural presence in the immediate context, but also its presence in global, urban and regional settings; contexts and scales from teh most infinite to the most intimate.

Nothing speaks more clearly on behalf of an architect than a good portfolio of before and after photos. Brooklyn-based Tina Manis has completed some impressive renovations, transforming cramped urban spaces into homes full of light, storage, and plenty of breathing space.

Manis worked for Rem Koolhaus and Richard Rogers before moving back to the US and opening her own practice in DUMBO. The firm focuses on residential and office renovations in New York City, and they've undertaken a few high-profile projects, including the TED Offices and the New York studio of artist Takashi Murakami.

Brand-name projects aside, the real draw for us is the way Manis and her firm are able to solve common problems of space-deprived apartments. Large windows, skylights, built-in walls of storage, and strategically placed lighting make formerly dark and tiny rooms feel open and livable.

5th Avenue Home
West 66th Street Home
Garfield Place Home
13th Street Home
5th Street Home

Photos: Tina Manis Associates, LLC