George Schieferdecker was born in the Netherlands and grew up in the United States. This background continually informs an affinity for modern buildings that expressively interact with their historic contexts. He considers regional understanding and fine-grained awareness of place to be essential for creating enduring architecture, and he strives to always thoughtfully observe the communities that he serves.
Of the many projects that demonstrate George’s integrative approach, 25 Bond Street is particularly notable. Winner of an AIA Award, this distinctive multifamily dwelling draws from the neighborhood’s historic rhythms while adding a modern voice, setting a new standard for the harmonization of a contemporary building with a historic New York district. George’s civic commitment also extends to other project types, such as the Plainsboro Public Library, the 52nd Street Project theater and educational home, and the East End Temple. His enthusiasm for design that offers long-term value and meaning is tangible to clients and colleagues alike.
Out of the office, George serves on a number of volunteer boards for the Village of Mamaroneck and also harbors a love of marine design, which may eventually lead him to quite literally sail off into the sunset. He holds a BA from Middlebury and an MArch from Columbia University.