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AWARDS 2013: 
Residential Architect Design Award:
The most prestigious residential design award in the United States

BRIDGE HOUSE > Custom / More than 3,000 Square Feet Design Award
At the AIA National Convention in Denver, Joeb was presented the Residential Architect Design Award.

Joeb Moore + Partners won three (out of 18 total) AIA Connecticut Design Awards:
1 Hemlock Hill Residence
2 Stonington Residence
3 Sullivan Office Building

Connecticut Cottages and Gardens Innovation in Design Awards 2013
Grand Award for Architecture

LAKE RESIDENCE > Winner for Architecture and Builder Recognition (JB Construction, LLC)


55DHL > Greenwich, CT

Set on a site that panoramically opens onto Greenwich Cove, this renovation was designed to highlight waterfront views and reflect the landscape’s essence throughout the interior. Guests access the landscape through a small private garden entrance that strategically angles one’s view to the harbor vista.  An infinity pool and patio tie the new architectural features to the existing landscape. A boathouse and dock complete the final extension of the property onto the Long Island Sound.

You might recall that this project was a stop on an office field trip featured in the Winter NewsBar.


An image of the entry before renovation:

After the renovation:


From the main entry throughout the house, oversized exterior doors and windows provide large, framed vistas. As the breeze sweeps over the water, light and air flow seamlessly up and into the house from an open-space horizontal ground floor to a vertical organization of private floors above. Clean lines and fine detailing allow for an open plan, high ceilings, and long walls that accommodate the family’s contemporary art collection. The second floor accompanies the grand master suite with its sleek master bathroom, relaxing sunspace, office loft and lengthy terraces that run along all the bedrooms and gives sights of the bay. Both exterior and interior capture soft sunlight and colorful textures from the landscape to reflect on smooth windows and surfaces.

Site Section Diagram


Before First Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan


As a renovation, most of the work is in the details. From the recessed lights to the milkglass resin to the hand-blown glass light fixtures, everything was carefully conceived to produce an atmosphere that would balance the art inside with the light and water outside. More playful spaces contain green, blue and brown hues to alter the environment. Customized handcrafted metal work can be found on the pristine entry stairs and massive entry door.


After photos by David Sundberg/Esto

SPB > Palm Beach, FL

The SPB project is a renovation of an apartment built in 1975 that has an expansive 270 degree view of Palm Beach.  The clients’ world-class collection of art creates a dialogue between the apartment’s interior and the view beyond.  Interior teak partitions, rather than traditionally framed walls, enclose private rooms, allowing for various layout configurations within a seamless, transitional space. The partition panels also act as a gradient, transitioning from a lattice pattern of teak louvers over milk-glass walls at the front entry to solid teak at the back, ocean side of the apartment, allowing for a dramatic reflection of light and waves. Custom furniture, including the study desk, bed and bench frames, chairs, and console tables, were designed within the clear, minimal language of the architecture.  These forms and simple pieces, inspired in part by the designs of R.M. Schindler, and the refined geometries focus on framing striking views of both the contemporary artworks and stunning coastline.


Diagram showing various configurations for the teak partitions
Axonometric site model
 Photos by David Sundberg/Esto

112RR > Washington, CT

112RR is nearing completion.  Our addition/alteration continues a progression of change; the original colonial farmhouse dates to 1910. An addition was made in 1980, and in 2012, Joeb Moore & Partners restored the existing spaces and is making an addition. The project results in an amalgamation of periods, which coexist in a rural, wooded site. The additions contain two large, wooden screens, which envelop perpendicular facades of the home; a reference to the traditional fences of rural New England, these screens divide the site, creating a separation from the road and adding privacy. The screens work with rocky knolls on the site, both natural and landscaped, to create nestled spaces and to emphasize the open vistas of the natural sanctuary to the rear of the home. Whereas the traditional purpose of subdividing rural property had agricultural intention, we use new constructed and natural elements to provide both open and intimate spaces on the site; the rear opens up onto a beautiful, hilly landscape, while the front has pocketed spaces that guide one through exterior and interior space, ultimately to the meadow on the other side of the house.



PARTING > Long Island City > Brandt Knapp and Jerome Haferd


As an encore to the winning design “Curtain” (featured in the previous NewsBar), “Parting” was designed and constructed by Brandt Knapp, staff architect at Joeb Moore and Partners, and Jerome Haferd.


From Brandt and Jerome:


Parting is a sequence of spaces created through a game of occupation, play, and passage. This folly, the second in a series, forms thresholds and frames, beginning with an 8′ high entry under which a pedestrian path meanders through. The folly is 25′ x 25′, with columns that directly play with the ground plane on a 25 square grid and beams that follow a game of rise and fall. The structure is topped by a triangulated canopy, which chain link then envelopes and dances across, thus creating dramatic angles. There are only three primary components which make up the architecture; the frame made of wood; steel joints that connect; and the curtain of plastic chain that is then draped. The center houses an opening to the sky, while elsewhere diagonals plunge towards – and even meet – the ground. The final effect achieved is a habitable ‘drawing’, with thick lines (columns and beams) and thin lines (chain).


The first version of this fanciful structure, called Curtain, was proposed and erected in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League of New York, who selected Curtain as the first Folly in their collaboration to be built at the Socrates Sculpture Park in 2012.  The “rules” of the game for this project were designed to explore architecture and form making. These rules are denied, played with, and transformed by the interaction of the folly with its site and users. Jerome W Haferd and K Brandt Knapp use this ‘series’ of operations as part of their process in understanding architecture.




This April, Joeb Moore + Partners sponsored the Point Foundation at their annual gala event in Chelsea Piers. The Point Foundation provides scholarships, mentoring, and leadership training to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students of merit, many of whom have been marginalized by their families and communities, or are unable to pay for the high cost of college. The Point Foundation currently supports seventy-nine college and graduate students studying a diverse range of disciplines at the country’s top academic institutions. JM&P intern Diego Arango is a Point scholarship recipient and current board member, and introduced Joeb to the organization.

Joeb, Brandt, Diego, Leigh, and Brandt’s boyfriend Ash


Joeb Moore + Partners sponsors:

Daniel Urban Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most important and visionary Modernist landscape architects, acclaimed for more than 1,000 designs worldwide. In November TCLF will present a RETROSPECTIVE of Kiley’s life and prolific body of work, a special edition of the annual Landslide compendium. A traveling exhibition of photography, showcasing some of Kiley’s most important commissions as they appear today, will begin its nationwide tour at the Boston Architectural College (on view through 2013). Additional venues to be announced.

To Learn More & Register for the Opening Reception:

To Support the Exhibition Catalogue:




53DR > Greenwich, CT


53DR is the second addition by Joeb Moore & Partners to a modern house designed in the 1960’s.  The house literally hovers over a small stream in the Greenwich countryside.  The first addition completed in 1996 introduced new programmatic elements to the original design.  Between these elements are gaps through which nature, art and domestic life slip in and out of each other.  Continuing the idea of experiential slippage, the second addition extends the house along the stream with a series of elements and gaps.  Furthering the initial design exploration, the elements themselves have gaps that create a reading that oscillates between volume and surface.  The second addition includes a new garage, guest suite, playroom, and children’s lounge as well as a gut renovation to the original part of the house.


 Existing House with JM+P’s 1996 addition


Design Evolution


Site Plan

Elevation 1


First Floor Plan

Elevation 2


Site Site Model

STUDIO FIELD TRIP > Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes > MOMA > New York

MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Conceived by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career, using all the artistic techniques at his disposal, from his early watercolors of Italy, Greece, and Turkey, to his sketches of India, and from the photographs of his formative journeys to the models of his large-scale projects. His paintings and drawings also incorporate many views of sites and cities. All of these dimensions are present in the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre. (MoMA)


Organized by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA.


SAN FRANCISCO > The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation hosted a daylong excursion through several of the Parks’ recently completed projects, with tours led by many of the landscape architects involved and senior representatives from the Parks’ stewards – the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and The Presidio Trust.


Destinations during the excursion included The Presidio, a park and former military base at the mouth of San Francisco Bay; the mysterious aquarium and bathhouse ruins at the Sutro Baths complex; the transformed airfield of Crissy Field; a sumptuous lunch at Fort Mason’s Greens Restaurant, and several other sites. The day closed with a visit to the garden of the former residence of the pioneering landscape architect Thomas Church, a giant of Modernism known for the groundbreaking Donnell Garden in Sonoma, San Francisco’s Parkmerced, and nearly 2,000 gardens nationwide. (The Cultural Landscape Foundation)

Pippa’s photo:

MANHATTAN > Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum > Aten Reign > James Turrell

James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic architecture-its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space-as one of Turrell’s Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus the Roden Crater Project (1979- ). Reorienting visitors’ experiences of the rotunda from above to below, Aten Reign gives form to the air and light occupying the museum’s central void, proposing an entirely new experience of the building. (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)


Exhibit under construction 


 Responsive ModernismL (Re)Thinking Time + Cultural Connectivity > AIA DESIGN[realized]
STO Project



The aim of this session was to provide participants with an understanding and appreciation of the design process as it

relates to working with and within existing architectures and physical/social constraints. How does one operate, find

opportunities, and negotiate risks in this expanded field and cultural landscape?


The underlying thesis here was that architects do not so much shape space and place, but rather time and culture (experience). Through the lens of four residential architecture case-studies, each with unique issues of scale, situation, and infrastructure we will consider the rubric of modernism and preservation and the possibilities and problems of the reuse of historic buildings, landscapes and institutions.


Case studies were from Joeb Moore + Partners, an architecture and design firm known for its intellect in design, craftsmanship and inventive buildings. In the broadest sense, the office is committed to the ideal that architecture is a material and social art that cunningly engages with the visual, social and political history and culture of which it is an active part.


Nuetra Project

DWR-Canal Street Project


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JM+P @ Leigh and Rudi’s Wedding 
Leigh and Rudi were married at Windrift Hall on September 14, 2013.


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