Based in New York City, with projects in the greater New York City area, the US, and internationally, Bureau V Architecture (BVA) designs projects that often fall on the border of architecture, providing the studio with new perspectives and opportunities to place architecture in a wide cultural landscape. From ground-up buildings to immersive digital experiences, BVA creates dynamic and inclusive spatial solutions.
"Easily one of the most exciting and eclectic young design firms working in New York," BVA is committed to creating innovative architectural and digital projects that challenge cultural norms and create vital new destinations.
BVA is a certified LGBTBE.
What we do:
Event Design & Production
Capital Fundraising Consulting
Immersive & Digital Design
3D Web Design
Spatial Coding & Design
Selected Clients & Collaborators:
Assume Vivid Astro Focus
Brooklyn Public Library
The Bushwick Starr
Early Morning Opera
The Goat Farm Arts Center
Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Miami-Dade Arts in Public Places
San Francisco Opera
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Arnold W. Brunner Grant for Architectural Research
AIA Honor Award
AIA Merit Award
Architectural Review Culture Commended Award
AN Best of Design Award for Adaptive Reuse
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Nominee
Architectural Digest Innovators
Ten Best Arts Centers of 2015 (Architectural Record)
NYC’s Best New Architecture of 2015 (Curbed)
Our projects and members have received support from:
Art Production Fund
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Saatchi & Saatchi
West of Rome Public Art
Peter Zuspan (he/him), RA, AIA, Cofounder and Principal of Bureau V Architecture, has taught architecture at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, and the University of Kentucky’s College of Design. He is a member of National Sawdust’s Board of Directors, which he joined after finishing the design of its award-winning building. He also serves on the AIANY’s Cultural Facilities Committee, and is an active member of the LGBTQIA+ community and the American NGLCC. Peter holds a Bachelors of Arts and Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He is licensed to practice architecture in New York and Georgia.
Stella Lee (she/her), RA, CPHC, Cofounder and Senior Architect at Bureau V Architecture, has practiced architecture for over 15 years and has led several of BVA’s projects. She is a Certified Passive House Consultant. She has taught architecture at Syracuse University and the University of Kentucky. Through her work as a member of the Board of Trustees at Diversity in Architecture based in Berlin, Germany, she has been an advocate for workplace equity and for the elimination of sexual harassment at the workplace. Stella holds a Bachelors of Arts and Master of Architecture from Columbia University. She is licensed to practice architecture in New York and New Jersey.
If you would like to be considered for a position at BVA, please email us at the address below. Please include a resume, work samples, and a brief statement addressing why you want to work with us. Please submit these materials in a single PDF (under 10MB), using the following file naming format: