Great Architects

I got the latest issue of “Westchester Home” magazine and was amazed and happy to see the headline on the cover: Great Architects, the County’s 12 Top Master Builders.

It’s not every day that a consumer magazine such as this, which serves the greater Westchester, N.Y., area, gives such significant recognition to architects. Inside were articles on 14 architects “who are changing the way the county looks—and lives,” according to the blurb.

Photographs accompanied the articles, showcasing the work of the featured architects, and of course in many cases glass and metal were integral to the designs. But some of the architects went even further explaining how glass plays a part in their designs.

Michael Gallin, Gallin Beeler Design Studio in Tarrytown, said, “There’s not a project we do that doesn’t have significant consideration on glass. It’s sort of the anti-material; we play with translucency and the layering of different opacities.”

Radoslav Opacic, Radoslav Opacic Architects, Irvington, commented, “There are so many wonderful new surfaces, like PaperStone. There are all sorts of new decorative glass. There are endless possibilities with these new materials.”

I want to congratulate “Westchester Home” magazine editor-in-chief Esther Davidowitz for highlighting architectural talent. And, of course, I’m happy that they recognized the importance glass can make in their designs.

If you want to see more of the “Westchester Home” articles on architects, visit and click on the cover of Westchester Home magazine.