G.V.Z. ARCHITECTS is a Brooklyn based partnership of licensed professionals providing a full range of Architectural and Interior Design services. Since our founding in 1986 we have completed a wide range of commercial, institutional and residential projects.
OUR APPROACH to each project begins with a careful analysis of the client’s specific programmatic, budgetary and physical requirements. The outcome of this process is a design solution specially suited to the client as well as to the attributes of the site. Partners participate in the progress of all projects to maintain maximum continuity of the work and are supported by a team of highly qualified and experienced consultants and by a select staff of design professionals. Our services are tailored to fit the requirements of each project. The highest standard of design and detailing is rigorously maintained throughout our work.
THE PROJECTS LISTS demonstrate the diverse nature of our practice, including retail stores, health care facilities, commercial offices, restaurants, residential, educational and institutional facilities and public spaces. Projects include new building construction as well as alterations to and adaptive reuse of existing structures
Nina Galletta, R.A.
Nina Galletta received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Art History from Barnard College and Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Cooper Union School of Architecture. Ms. Galletta is registered as an architect in New York. Prior to the formation of G.V.Z. Architects, Ms. Galletta was Project Architect for JCS Design Associates, a prestigious interior design firm located in New York City where she directed renovation and planning projects for corporate offices, public spaces and hospitals. She brings to G.V.Z. a solid background in art and architectural history. She has considerable design experience and extensive knowledge of interior finishes and furnishings as well as expertise in kitchen and bath design.
Peter A. Valentini, R.A.
Peter Valentini received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Cooper Union School of Architecture. He is registered as an architect in the state of New York. Prior to the formation of G.V.Z. Architects Mr. Valentini was a Project Architect, Senior Designer and Project Manager with the firm of Jack L. Gordon Architects. He was responsible for overseeing the design and construction of a multitude of projects including new branch banks, corporate offices and retail stores in the U.S. and Japan. As an independent practitioner Mr. Valentini worked on several design projects with Judith Stockman and Associates creating new galleries and residential and office interiors of the highest quality. Mr. Valentini infuses G.V.Z. with his finely developed design skills, management abilities and wide range of construction experience.
Michael A. Zuckerman, R.A., LEED AP
After studying Art at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Michael Zuckerman received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the City University of New York — City College School of Architecture. He is registered as an architect in New York and New Jersey. Prior to the formation of G.V.Z. Architects he practiced independently, designing lobbies for residential co-ops, retail stores and collaborating on restaurants, residences and offices with Judith Stockman and Associates, The George Office and Richard Bloch Architect. Mr. Zuckerman brings to G.V.Z. extensive experience in design and construction along with well honed detailing skills. Mr. Zuckerman is also a Professor in the Interior Design department of Pratt Institute and adjunct faculty in the Interior Design: Built Environments department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).