Gluckman Tang Architects is a multi-faceted firm offering services in architecture, planning and interior design.
Over nearly 40 years, Gluckman Tang has grown from a studio focused on art installations and galleries to an internationally-recognized firm with a body of work that includes museums, educational institutions, retail, residential and commercial projects.
We are renowned for our sensitive interventions into historic structures and for ground-up buildings that are responsive to their context.
Our design sensibility is shaped by a history of close collaboration with artists and curators, and by our commitment to enhance the public realm and enrich the human experience.
Richard Gluckman, FAIA
Since establishing his architectural practice in New York City in 1977, Richard Gluckman has occupied a special place in the world of art and design, creating distinctive spaces and buildings for artists, public arts institutions, art foundations, galleries and art collectors. In recent years, Gluckman has applied his unique design sensibility, informed by decades of collaboration with artists and curators, to projects for universities, resorts, developers and private clients. Gluckman’s design approach is defined by an emphasis on architecture as an experiential opportunity; as a frame for art and human activity.
Richard Gluckman has been a visiting critic and lecturer at Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Parsons The New School for Design, and Syracuse University. He is a recipient of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, and the Interior Design Hall of Fame Award. He has served on the boards of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Van Alen Institute. He currently serves on the board of Socrates Sculpture Park.
Gluckman received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University’s School of Architecture. He received the George Arents Award from Syracuse University in 2006, and he was Chair of the University’s School of Architecture Advisory Board from 2003 - 2014.
Dana Tang, AIA LEED AP
Dana Tang joined Richard Gluckman in 1995 and became his partner in 2015. Tang has provided design and project leadership on many of the firm’s most notable projects, in a variety of types and scales. Tang brings a particular expertise in programming, planning and pre-design to all projects, while maintaining the highest level of design excellence and client service. She has been a LEED Accredited Professional for ten years and is deeply committed to building environmentally-responsible buildings.
As lead architect on many of the firm’s celebrated projects, including Mii amo Spa in Sedona, Arizona; the Philadelphia Museum of Art Perelman Building; and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Tang has applied her unique and broad perspective, gained through a multi-disciplinary background, to the process of design and to her collaboration with clients and consultants. In recent years, Tang has spearheaded the firm’s presence in China, securing and leading the design of three major museums in Shanghai and Hangzhou.
Tang received a Master of Architecture from Yale University and a Master of Regional Studies – East Asia from Harvard University.
Robert White joined the firm in 1990 and was named Principal with the formation of Gluckman Tang Architects in 2015. Robert has played an integral role in the realization of many of the firm’s most visible projects, and his work has ranged in scale from the design of custom furniture to large-scale urban redevelopment. Robert has special expertise in the design of museums and galleries, and has provided design leadership on many of the firm’s most prominent museum projects, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and the Staten Island Museum in New York City. Robert assists in overseeing the firm’s marketing initiatives and the development of new business. He received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Perry Whidden, AIA
Perry Whidden joined the firm in 1997 and was named Principal with the formation of Gluckman Tang Architects in 2015. In over 25 years of practice he has designed and managed a broad range of institutional, educational, commercial and residential projects, and has led many of the firm’s largest projects for more than a decade. Perry has extensive experience leading design teams and working with institutional clients on complex multi-phased or fast-tracked projects, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art Perelman Building and the Syracuse University College of Law. Perry brings a rigorous emphasis on design excellence to all projects, with a strong commitment to client communication and project leadership. Perry also assists in overseeing the financial and operational aspects of the firm to ensure that we continue to provide the highest level of design and client service. Perry received a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia.
James Lim, AIA
James Lim joined the firm in 2004 and was named Associate in 2012. James has an extensive background in all phases of project execution with a particular emphasis on commercial, gallery and museum construction. He has served as Project Architect for several key commercial projects including One Kenmare Square in New York City and Olive 8 in Seattle, Washington. James also led the construction phase for the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Staten Island Museum in New York City. James received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Arts from the Architectural Association.
A monograph of Gluckman Mayner Architects’ recent work, titled Framework: Gluckman Mayner Architects, was published in 2009 by the Monacelli Press.
An earlier monograph, Space Framed: Richard Gluckman Architect, was published by the Monacelli Press in 2000.