A leader in today’s global design culture, Reddymade Architecture and Design was founded by Suchi Reddy in 2002.
Since its inception, the firm has been lauded for its formal experimentation, its imaginative use of color, and passion for innovative materials. Based in New York, the firm’s practice spans the fields of architecture, design, installation art, and sculpture. Its diverse portfolio of projects includes public installations, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, large-scale commercial spaces, and residential projects—from single family homes to micro-apartments and prefab architecture.
The guiding principle of the practice is “form follows feeling,” a design ethos informed by neuroaesthetics, the study of how the brain responds to the design of our surroundings. The strong belief that good design, calibrated carefully to the human, positively influences wellbeing, creativity, and productivity informs all projects from conception to details.
Recent and upcoming projects include “A Space For Being,” a collaborative installation with Google, the International Arts + Minds Lab at Johns Hopkins University and Muuto, which measured the impacts of neuroaesthetic design principles; a sensory healing room designed to improve recovery times for patients with disorders of consciousness; a flagship retail space exploring the intersection between technology and humans; and 30,000 square feet of amenities for a condominium project in Sunny Isles, FL with lobbies designed with the late Karl Lagerfeld. In 2019, “X,” a large-scale public artwork celebrating equality, diversity and love, was installed in New York City’s Times Square.
The firm has been recognized with numerous awards, including the NYCxDesign award, AIA Brooklyn + Queens Award, AIA New York State Excelsior Award, and Interior Design’s best of the year awards. The firm’s design for the Women’s Building in New York, a center for the global women’s and girls’ rights movement, was a finalist in the 2016 competition, and its entry for a solution to the threat of rising sea levels in the Rockaways in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was selected to be part of EXPO 1: New York in 2013 by MoMA PS1.
Reddymade’s work has been featured in a wide range of publications that include The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dwell, Architectural Digest, and Forbes.
Suchi Reddy brings extensive experience in large-scale cultural, educational, healthcare, retail, commercial, and residential projects to the award-winning practice. She founded Reddymade in 2002 with a human-centric approach to design, dedicated to celebrating diversity and equality, as well as addressing the economic, social, environmental and cultural impacts of her work on both the user and the planet.
Reddy is a member of the Van Alen Institute Leadership Council and sits on the board of the Design Trust for Public Space and Storefront for Art and Architecture. She was appointed the Plym Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Champaign–Urbana for the Fall 2019 semester. Reddy has presented and lectured on the firm’s work at numerous venues including The Salk Institute for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture’s 2018 conference, University of Illinois, and University of Wisconsin.