Making Healthy Spaces

"Working with Celia and Frank was a true pleasure. The Space Kit workbook they prepared helped me completely re-think my space. Their knowledge and guidance was invaluable. Before working with them I had no clue where to start. All I knew was that my office wasn't comfortable. Now with their help I have an action plan on how to transform my office into a healthy and productive space."

- Alexis S.

"Working with Space Kit is a builders dream. By offering a clear and realistic vision to both client and contractor alike, Space Kit energized the project team and delivered a vision that made the construction process develop organically. This firm fully embraces the demanding nature of the building process, as was evident, most notably, in the pre- construction phases, however that dynamic remained consistent right through substantial completion. A talented team of professionals, Space Kit is poised to become the standard in the growing field of DIY clientele."

- Mike M., Builder

"Working with Space Kit has made the chaotic and unpredictable experience of NYC apartment renovation so peaceful, understandable, and enjoyable. Everything from the brilliant designs to the project management services is performed at the highest level with attention to the smallest detail. We couldn't be happier with how Space Kit transformed our fragmented coop apartment into a fluid, unified environment."

- Jacob F.

"The Design Kit transforms the chaos of client wishes into a parade of facts. From ideas to actuality, Space Kit effectively reshapes Renovation Costing, presenting a Project signed off, filed and delivered with a start date........for a fixed fee! Simply brilliant."

- Tom, General Contractor

"The comprehensive Space Kit package goes beyond what you would find from a typical architect. We found the suggestions were relevant and very functional for our situation."

- Angelo M.

Celia Imrey
Celia Imrey is the principal design partner of Space Kit. Through her concurrent practice Imrey Studio LLC and previous firm Imrey Culbert, has done residential renovations within New York CIty as well as private residences in the Northeastern U.S. She has led numerous museum and exhibition designs for such institutions as the Louvre, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Rubin Museum of Art. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Architecture Record, Casabella and Architectural Digest, among others.

Prior to founding her own practice Celia worked for I.M. Pei, Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, and William McDonough and Partners. She has taught architecture and art studios at Columbia, Yale and Brown universities. She is a graduate of Yale School of Architecture, is an Associate at the American Institute of Architects, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Frank Guittard
Frank Guittard is Lead Designer and Project Manager for Space Kit. He has worked on numerous apartment renovations in New York City, assisting clients with co-op board approvals and coordination with managing agents for DOB approvals.

Frank has worked for such leading firms as Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership) and Rem Koolhaas's OMA. He has completed a variety of projects including residential apartments and homes, commercial offices, cultural institutions, university buildings and healthcare facilities. Frank received his M.Arch. from Rice University where he received the Margaret Emerson-Fossi Award. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Architecture League of New York.
Allison Oberhand
Allison joined Space Kit after serving as Director of Marketing at Novo Arts, where she developed national art programs with architecture firms in healthcare, hospitality, corporate, and residential environments. Previously, Allison served as project manager at Los Angeles residential design studios Estee Stanley Design and Nadia Geller Designs. Concurrently, she launched her own practice, executing complex renovations in Beverly Hills and projects in Manhattan. She is a graduate of the University of California Santa Cruz where she studied History of Arts and Visual Culture.
Neha Shah
Neha Shah is the lead Interior Designer at Space Kit. Prior to joining Space Kit, she worked as Interior Design Project Manager at FZAD Architecture + Design where she led numerous high end residential and retail projects. She has over 10 years of experience in design and Landmarks and Building Department filing. Neha is adept in selection and specification of furniture, furnishings and equipment and has traveled internationally to procure furnishings for clients. Neha is a graduate of School of Interior Design (SID), Mumbai India and has received her certification in interior construction management from NYU. She is also a LEED accredited professional and is certified as a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT)

She has over 10 years of experience in high end retail and residential renovations.

"We knew this place had potential when we bought it, but we had no idea how the floor plan could work. It was so dysfunctional and had never been renovated. We never lived in the      space, so we learned about it through the design process: walking through with Celia and asking questions we would have never had thought about. We are so excited to finally live here."

- Danielle, Client

"I valued their insight into how you design a living space. Celia was able to create a space that accommodates my interests, my work and my desire to entertain."

- Peter, Client

"It's like renting a high end architect for a day."

- Dana, Client

"It's one of the best design ideas we've heard in a long time."

- Linley, T., Clos-ette Too

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New York, NY 10014