Lee JablinLEE S JABLIN, a founding partner of HARMAN JABLIN ARCHITECTS, has over 35 years of experience in the disciplines of Architecture, Urban Design and Interior Design with specialized expertise in Landmarks Preservation, renovation of existing buildings, and the design of restaurants, hotels and clubs. Lee Jablin has practiced in Boston, New Haven and New York City prior to the establishment of HARMAN JABLIN ARCHITECTS. Noteworthy projects completed under his supervision during that period include his work with WARREN PLATNER on the original WINDOWS ON THE WORLD at the WORLD TRADE CENTER, the landmark WEST HOUSTON STREET HOTEL, and the HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION HEADQUARTERS, both with DER SCUTT, each in New York City; the MILLER BREWING COMPANY, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the PHILIP MORRIS WORLD HEADQUARTERS, New York City both with ULRICH FRANZEN. LEE JABLIN is the recipient of the EIDLITZ TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP and the YORK PRIZE both from CORNELL UNIVERSITY and was named a HARVARD UNIVERSITY FELLOW. He has taught at HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CORNELL UNIVERSITY and HAMPTON INSTITUTE and lectured at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.


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MR. JABLIN is Principal-In-Charge of the following projects:

  • THE NEW YORK PALACE. The upgrading, redesign and repositioning of this mid-Manhattan 850,000 S.F., 960 Room Hotel to five star, four diamond quality with an allocation for new construction and interiors of $I00,000,000. Our services included master planning, space programming; new Hotel Lobby, Ball and Banquet Rooms, 24,000 S.F. Conference Center on two floors, 8,000 S.F. Fitness Center and new Departmental Offices, Employee areas, Kitchens, Laundry, ADA compliance, Landmarks approval.

  • BOULEY INTERNATIONAL. The architectural upgrade, interior design fit-out, LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION and BUILDING DEPARTMENT approvals of three distinct projects located in Tribeca across Duane and Hudson Streets from each other. BOULEY INTERNATIONAL comprises a fine dining restaurant, cafe, private dining rooms; a cooking school, research center, library; and private residence within two buildings of seven and four stories totalling 38,000 S.F. DANUBE, a restaurant of Viennese cuisine accommodating I20 guests. BOULEY AT HOME, a multi-floor food hall, production and dining facility for the preparation and selling of food to be served on site, taken away to be consumed directly or upon finishing at home.

  • THE WALDORF ASTORIA. Our service extends over ten years representing projects totaling in excess of $28,000,000 in restoration and construction. Design assignments have addressed the renovation of I35 Towers Suites, the Public Corridors, OSCAR'S RESTAURANT, PEACOCK ALLEY, three Kitchens/Pantries; a new 3,000 S.F. Fitness Center, Employees Cafeteria; the restoration of the building's exterior stone, metal and glass with the establishment of an ongoing maintenance program.

  • HARVARD CLUB OF NEW YORK CITY. A landmark building designed by McKim, Mead and White, we prepared feasibility studies and designs for the provision of a new thirty-thousand square foot, fifteen million dollar building addition housing a new Dining Room, Multipurpose Room accommodating 250 persons, Meeting Rooms, Guest Accommodations and support facilities. The Georgian character of the historic exterior facades and interior spaces are respected.

  • 55 WATER STREET. The master planning, redesign and repositioning of the largest office building in New York City and the second largest privately held building in the United States at 3,600,000 S.F. Our services included the planning, design, project management services and construction observation services for a new Building Lobby, common area renovations, systems upgrades, facade treatment and Building identity, plaza redesign and regulatory compliance. We serve as the Building's architect on an ongoing basis beyond the performance of the capital projects.

  • LE CIRQUE. The restoration of the architecturally significant interiors under the jurisdiction of the NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION designed by Stanford White in I883 through I9II and the design consultation with and securing of Landmarks approval for the installation of the restaurant interiors as by Adam Tihany.

    "Le Cirque is one of the best preservation jobs in the City."—Ms. Jennifer Raab, Chair, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, The New York Times, April 21, 1999.

    Upon the completion of the Le Cirque landmarked interior restoration Ms. Suzannah Lesard stated that "the restoration was carried out to brilliant effect by Lee Jablin"The New York Times, May 1, 1997.

  • BROADWAY CITY. A family oriented amusement arcade of I7,000 S.F. and atrium on three levels within E-Walk just off Times Square on the New 42nd Street, a development project of Tishman Realty and Construction and the Forty-Second Street Development Authority, a New York State agency. Broadway City themed as "Olde New York" is composed as a series of distinct neighborhoods organized so as to move through and experience each themed neighborhood environment in sequence.

MR. JABLIN’s extracurricular interests include serving CORNELL UNIVERSITY on the Trustee Nominating Committee, the University Library Advisory Council, and the College of Architecture, Art & Planning Advisory Council; HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY; supporting FRIENDS OF POPLAR FOREST, SAVE VENICE and POET'S HOUSE, and lending his collection of Architectural rare books and materials, and his Wiener Werkstatte Ceramics collection to museums.

Cornell University
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
125 Years of Achievement

Lee Jablin

Frank Lloyd Wright:
From Within Outward

Exhibition in celebration of the Guggenheim Museum's 50th Anniversary of its Frank Lloyd Wright designed museum.

"The architect died six months before the Guggenheim opened, which is convenient because the chronological procession and the march up the ramp converge on the museum itself. Along the way, pale pencil-and-ink renderings and drawings click by like quiet billboards, their rhythm syncopated by several eloquent new three-dimensional models, an assortment of slideshows, and animated video tours of never-built or long-demolished projects. This elegant agglomeration of archival material emphasises his aesthetic achievement, and certainly Wright deserves everlasting praise for the deftness with which he sliced light as it slid into a room, for exposing the soul in rock, for the way he arranged rooms into a pinwheel of space around the pivot of a fireplace, for the grace with which he grafted structures onto the landscape."

Review by Justin Davidson
New York Magazine, May 25, 2009

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