Côme Ménage, Founder and Design Principal
AIA, NCARB, CPHD (Certified Passive House Designer), MsC. Urban Design
Côme Ménage is a licensed Architect in the state of New York and New Jersey that gained experience at firm ODA-New York as an Associate Project Architect. He helped bring the firm from a 10 person operation to a 70+ person operation. He was in charge of the facade design of many multi story iconic residential projects, with an experience ranging from concept to detail execution and construction site management.
A holder of a Master of Science in Urban Design from Columbia University GSAPP, Côme now expands his work at the city scale. He founded ‘Re Architecture Design’ or READ, a practice that redraws the boundary between the private sphere and the public realm through design. The current projects on the boards takes on contextual clues to challenge what is an art gallery, a modern apartment, a library storefront, an ice-cream shop or a nursery.
READ often engages with high performance sustainability and quality through the use of Passive House techniques. The firm is particularly interested in the carbon footprint of the materials we use in construction and in the existing building stock.
It’s a natural fit for READ to use European sustainable building strategies on existing and new buildings. Côme studied Architecture in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture Paris Val de Seine and in Berlin at the Universitat der Kunst (UdK). When intervening on spaces, READ simultaneously applies high performance techniques and seeks to retain traces of the emotional historical heritage that defines them.
Megan Grehl, Principal
Megan established Megan Grehl Design in 2014 and brings her refined ideas about materials, interior details and furniture to read. She studied Art’s History and Urban Planning at the University of Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2009. She worked for a large scale planning firm before giving in to her real interest. Her taste in interior design led her to refine her focus on art direction through practice for residential interiors and commercial projects. Megan gained recognition when she led the FF&E department at the prestigious firm Neri and Hu in Shanghai from 2011 to 2014. Working at a large scale international firm allowed her to confidently complete projects at a global level. Living and working in China allowed Megan to become fluent in Mandarin. She is now practicing between New York And Los Angeles. Megan is also starting her furniture and lighting brand worldwide in 2017.
Fabián Guerra, Architectural Designer for NYC
Born in New York, Fabián spent most of his life and education in Bogotá, Colombia, where he received a bachelor of arts in Architectural design from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Before joining re-ad, Fabián gained experience as a junior architect in a diverse range of architectural projects in Colombia, Chile and New York, where he specialized in retail and housing. Fabián has also participated in a number of architectural workshops and museum installations, fulfilling his passion for creative design. Fabián is a fluent speaker of English and Spanish and enjoys working on architectural and urban renovation projects.
Gigi Singh, Architectural Designer for NYC
Gigi grew up in Panama City, Panama, she received a Bachelors of Architecture from University of Arkansas where she won numerous awards such as the Fay Jones School of Architecture Book Award, school-wide lamp contest, and for Little Rock's Creative Corridor Competition. She has previous experience working in art design, exhibitions, cultural, and residential projects in NYC. Currently, she holds a Masters of Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University GSAPP.
From Panama City, Panama
Claire Liu, Architectural Designer for NYC
Graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Claire received Bachelors of Architecture on Dean's List and Harriet R.Peck Prize finalist for her final project. Working for years in the school's architecture workshop has familiarized her with all the fabrication tools and appreciation for craftsmanship. She has worked in interior design, residential and commercial projects both in China and New York City.
Rui Chen, Architectural Designer for NYC
Rui graduated from South University School of Architecture in China with a bachelor of urban planing, and pursuit his master degree in architecture in Washington University Saint Louis. Rui has gained professional experience working in firms located in multiple cities in China producing drawing documents as well as architecture visualization.
Blithe Archbald, Architectural Intern Designer for NYC
Blithe is currently an MArch Candidate at Columbia University GSAPP. Originally from Massachusetts, Blithe got her Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in 2012, where she studied art and architectural history. She has held internships with Habitat for Humanity and in architecture firms, mainly working on small scale residential projects.
Marceau Guerin, Project manager for Europe
bio coming up
Geoffrey Ménage, Project manager for Europe
Geoffrey graduated from the Ecole Special d'Architecture in Paris with a Bachelor in Architecture. After working in various countries (France, China, UK, Japan), he is joining force with re-ad. His expertise covers housing and luxury hotel. He worked as a member of the Architectural team in charge of renovating the Ritz hotel, place Vendome in Paris.
+ owner's rep
+ exterior design
+ interior design
dob approvals & permits
decor & furniture design
assistance in food & beverage license/ liquor license
finished & lighting
assistance to lease negotiation(loi)
contractor bidding & contractor negotiation
budgeting & timelines
coordination of plumbing, hvac, sprinkler system
construction admin/report for compliance