Since 1996, Studio GAIA has provided an original narrative for clients through an
integrated and visceral design approach. We provide an understanding and sensitive
approach to built environments by creating unique structural, emotional, and
transformative experiences that improve people's well being. Our principal, Ilan
Waisbrod, founded the company on the principal of interior architecture and continues
to lead a team of expert, international, cross disciplinary team of architects and interior
designers towards innovation.
Studio GAIA placed a large imprint in New York Restaurant scene beginning in the late
90s with the opening of Republic, a 1996 James Beard Award Finalist for restaurant
design. With Republic's success came a stream of future successful projects such as
BondSt, Cafeteria, Michael Jordan's 23, Tao Restaurant and Nightclub and so on. Well
established as a force in the restaurant and nightclub scene, Studio GAIA expanded into
the hotel market. We collaborated with 'W' hotels delivering bold and provocative
properties, W Walkerhill in Seoul and W Mexico City. From there on out we have
delivered some of the most lucrative properties such as Thompson Hotel in Washington
D.C. and Toronto, W Bogota, The Ritz Carlton Herzliya and many more.
We continue to deliver projects for clients globally. Our critically hailed portfolio
showcases notable projects within major metropolitan cities such as New York, Los
Angeles, Dubai, Mexico City, Miami, Seoul, Panama City, Las Vegas, and Doha.
Our designs continue to endure the many phases and trends within our industry. We
commit to our clients vision and promise to deliver beyond their expectations.