Where is Resimmercial Design Going?

Whether you call it resimmercial or commercial, this blurring of the residential and commercial sides of design is not necessarily new. But the trend is certainly evolving. One of the key questions: “Where do we draw the line between interior and exterior, between public and private, to create a holistic design that delivers an experience for everyone who uses it, for whatever use?” says Andrew Kotchen, one of the founders of Workshop/APD.

In this studio session, ARCHITECT editor-in-chief Paul Makovsky talks resimmercial design with Kotchen and Jackie Schneider, vice president of marketing at Hearth & Home Technologies. They explore case studies and dive into how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed and will continue to change the design of public and private spaces, along with many other angles of the evolving resimmercial design trend.

Andrew Kotchen
Andrew Kotchen

For more than two decades, Andrew Kotchen’s distinct aesthetic vision has shaped Workshop/APD’s remarkable portfolio of projects in North America and beyond. Under his leadership, the New York City-based design and architecture firm has grown into an 80-person vertically integrated team known for its luxury homes; pioneering multifamily developments including 70 Charlton Street, The Printing House and 111 Leroy Street; and design products developed in collaboration with leading manufacturers in the industry. Many of the company’s projects are featured in the new book Workshop/APD Homes (Rizzoli, September 2022). Andrew is dedicated to supporting educational initiatives and dedicates his time to institutions such as the Van Alen Institute and Swim Across America, as well as serving as a board member of Suffield Academy and the Artists Association of Nantucket.

Jackie Schneider is the vice president of marketing at Hearth & Home Technologies and leads the fireplace business unit marketing members in driving awareness, demand generation and growth strategies. Prior to this role, she was vice president of marketing at Marvin and brand director for Heat & Glo Fireplaces. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Jackie has worked in the construction industry throughout her career, including 12 years at Kohler Co. as a sales manager and five years with Wold Architects and Engineers as an interior architect. During this time, she served as president of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

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This studio session is supported by Heat & Glo.

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