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New York City is a Buyer’s Market, Architect Says

April 8th, 2019

Rafael de Cárdenas, a native New Yorker, started his career in fashion, working as a designer for Calvin Klein’s men’s collection, and later switched to architecture and design.

In 2006, he opened his own design studio, Architecture at Large, which works on exhibition spaces, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, private residences and even custom-designed furniture for an international clientele. One of their recent projects included the public spaces and a model apartment at The Belnord, a famous and grand turn-of-the-century residential building that occupies a full block on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.