Neski, Barbara

Barbara Neski

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  • B.A. Bennington College, 1949
  • M.Arch. Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1952

Years of practice

1964–1994 (estimated)

Professional organizations

  • Joined AIA in 1974
  • Became AIA fellow in 1985

Major projects

  • Chalif House
  • Gorman House
  • Simon House
  • Sabel House
  • B. Kaplan House
  • Formby House
  • Frisch House


New York, New York City, residential


Early Life and Education

B. A. 1949 Bennington College ; MArch1952 Harvard Graduate School of Design;
Worked for Jose luis Sert, Marcel Breuer; owned practice with Husband Julian
Had 2 children (now 2 grandchildren)
Taught Architectural Design at Ciity College and Pratt Institute
Practice included above mentioned houses, but also: The Foundation Center; Non-Traditional Employment for Women; Offices for London , Buttenweiser and Chalif; Tivoli Towers Apartment Bldg; Rockland County Psychriatric Center (6 Bldgs) Office for SIS International Research. Alteration to 63rd and 32nd Police Precincts,NYC, Thin by design Restaurant, 4 Medical Offices; Office of Payroll Administration,DGS.
Now also Director of Viridian Artists Gallery, Chelsea,NYC.

Firm size: 2

Major Buildings and Projects

  • Chalif House
  • Gorman House
  • Simon House
  • Sabel House
  • B.Kaplan House
  • Formby House
  • Frisch House

Press and Awards

7 Record Houses; 5 AIA Awards, Also Work published in Global Architecture, GA, Interior Design, House Beautiful, Villa Giadini, Architectural Forum, NYTimes, Newsday, Life and Look Magazines; Dwell Magazine.

Numerous Books. Covers of NYTimes Magazine, House Beautiful, Newsday, Easthampton Star Homes, Life Magazine.