Sweeten Expert Lauren and Adam of Glickman Schlesinger Design Office (GSDO) gave us an extended tour of their Midtown West renovation. Lauren explained that the project began with a message from Jemma, an old friend from summer camp who she had not seen since the 1980′s. Jemma and her husband Jason were looking for an architect to update their new space, but, as she informed the designers, in the years since camp, Jemma had been diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Working closely with the couple, GSDO created a breathtaking, minimalist design that facilitates Jemma’s use of a wheelchair, as well as accounts for future live-in care.
In constant correspondence with Jemma (–who helped in the design process “with gusto,” picking finishes, and making decisions all along the way), the designers were able to transform this compact 1960’s apartment into an open, loft-like space.
Great work Lauren and Adam & many thanks to Jemma and Jason!