August 11, 2016 Selective Demolition begins on The Summit Hotel in Cincinnati.
Feb.25, 2016 The China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awarded Shanghai Centre, a Mixed Use Project Raffie Designed in the 1980’s the 2016 Legacy Award. This is the first year this award is given; it recognizes proven value and performance over the period of time from China’s economic opening in 1978 and acknowledges projects that have performed successfully long after the ribbon-cutting ceremonies have passed.
October 1, 2015 Construction Documents on the Harvey Cedars Beach House are submitted.
May 15, 2015 RBM Development LLC released details of its planned $124 million mixed-use development in Madisonville, which will include the region’s first Dolce Hotels & Resort Lifestyle Collection hotel.
“With the arrival of a Dolce hotel in Cincinnati incorporating a design that is at once tenant-, community-, event- and conference-friendly, we are looking forward to being able to engage the city of Cincinnati, the community of Madisonville and the region as a whole,”
Dr. August Troendle, RBM CEO and Medpace CEO and founder, said in a news release. Dolce Hotels & Resorts, part of Wyndham Hotel Group, will be the property’s hotel operator. This will be the first Dolce Hotel in Ohio.
March 20, 2015 A dear friend of ours commissions SAS to design for her a custom beach house on a beautiful water front site in Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island NJ. As always multiple concepts are explored to address her specific vison for her home.
February 26, 2014 After an extensive search for a larger office space, we sign a lease for a great space with great light and a spectacular view in Midtown Manhattan.
July 12, 2013 Raffie and DB join the Citibike program and fearlessly engage NYC traffic. Manhattan has just gotten smaller and even more accessible.
July 11, 2013 www.SAS-Arc.com is launched with the wonderful guidance and technical prowess of Michelle Leftheris and Meghan Calhoun at Paper Weight.
June 03, 2013 Jongseo Kim joins our team
May 30, 2013 The Kick off meeting for The RBM Hotel takes place in Cincinnati!
May 10, 2013 We receive the great news from Seth Barnhard that the project in Cincinnati has been approved and a Kick off meeting is being scheduled.
May 05, 2013 Our first SAS publication! Brazil Oasis Agrarian Eco-city is published in the May issue (301) of ELA (Environment & Landscape Architecture) 12 pages in Korean but the images are beautiful and the credit is also in English. Once again, thank you Taewook for making this happen.
Apr 11, 2013 Brazil Oasis Agrarian Eco-city receives a Design Excellence Award by the ASLA in New York.
Thank you Taewook for submitting the project and to Mr. An our colleague from Gaone for coming to the ceremony from Korea.
Apr 03, 2013 Raffie joins Bashar Masri at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University to present and discus Rawabi
Mar 12, 2013 Raffie meets with Students at the Harvard Business School who are working on a Case Study of Rawabi.
Dec 12, 2012 SAS celebrate 12-12-12 with a greeting card to our friends.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season & New Year. May it be Fulfilling and Peaceful
Niš City Hall
Sep 20, 2012 SAS presents it Concept Master Plan for NOVI NIŠ to Zoran Perisic, MD, PhD the Mayor of the City of Niš. The presentation is well received and we look forward to moving on into the Concept Design of the Buildings.
Aug 02, 2012 SAS enters into agreement with Philip Bay and his Serbian Company for the design of a Concept Master Plan for NOVI NIŠ Mixed Use Development in Niš, Serbia. SAS now has a European Project.
July 17, 2012 Raffie is introduced by Irena Savakova an old friend and former colleague to Philip Bay Founder of Clean Earth Capital, Serbia DOO regarding a project in Niš, Serbia.
July 03, 2012 SAS’s first brochure is published… looking very good.
June 25, 2012 Daisuke Suzuki joins our team to assist on our expanding efforts on BOA
May 28, 2012 Gabriel Samach on summer vacation from Williams joins us to assist in assembling and editing a Corporate Brochure
May 24, 2012 Raffie participates in the jury Ken Lewis’s Skyscraper Studio at RISD. He’s impressed by the quality of the work of the students at his old Alma Mater.
May 19, 2012 Raffie Attends AIA Convention Special Ceremony and is awarded an AIA Presidential Citation for his efforts rebuilding Ground Zero. The Ceremony is terribly hokey, but it’s good to see all his former colleagues and friends from all the project teams. Raffie gives Michael Arad a ride back to NYC in his convertible (top down). Time and reflection are also part of the “healing”.
Apr 16-22 2012 DB and Raffie Travel to Brazil to visit the BOA site with Taewook Cha. The site is amazing although very far away, the hospitality of the members is touching and Brazil, specifically Brasilia and San Paulo are exhilarating.
April 12, 2012 Raffie receives an invite from Robert Ivey to attend the AIA Convention’s Special Ceremony honoring the “Architects of Healing” as part of Santiago Calatrava’s design team. Raffie is uncertain if he will attend, DB thinks it’s important he goes.
Taewook and Mr. Do (our Client)
Mar 03-10 2012 DB presents our work on the Brazil Oasis Agrarian Eco City (BOA) to the members in Seoul. The reception is amazing, not a dry eye in the audience. We are clearly onto something big.
Feb 21, 2012 We move into the 4th Floor at 28 West 25th Street in a space we are subleasing from BKSK Architects. It’s a wonderful space adjacent to Madison Square Park and the folks at BKSK are terrific.
Feb 06, 2012 IRS issues us an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and reminds us that we will have to file a Form 1065 on April 15. We agree this is a small price to pay…..
Feb 03, 2012 SAMACH+SEO ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING LLP is Registered with the New York State Division of Corporations and State Records. We are now “officially” a Partnership
Feb 01, 2012 SAMACH+SEO ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING LLP is Registered with the help of David Wrobel Esq. a friend….
Jan 23, 2012 We announce to our friends the formation of SAMACH+SEO, the response is wonderful!
Jan 08-16, 2012 Raffie is a guest of PADICO a large conglomerate in the West Bank visiting Jericho and Ramallah to advise them on Jericho Gates a project they are considering in Jericho, one of the oldest cities on earth. Jericho is spectacular.
Dec 21, 2011 DB meets with our friend Taewook Cha of Supermass Studio who inquires if DB would assist him on a small task in Brazil. It’s envisioned as a 2-3 week task.
Dec 20, 2011 Raffie attends The 5th Anniversary of the Portland Trust’s office in Ramallah He meets with his old friends and client, Bashar Masri and Samir Hulileh and is excited about new opportunities in the West Bank of Palestine.
Dec 13, 2011 DB sets up @SAS-Arc.com and declares: “It works well”
Nov 23, 2011 Raffie participates with Sir Ronald Cohen Chairman of the Portland Trust and a very old friend at a Seeds for Peace Breakfast to present and discuss Rawabi.
Nov 11, 2011 DB and Raffie meet and agree that it’s about time they form a long overdue partnership. They draft a Vision Statement affectionately referred to our 11-11-11 Memo. It is a very good day!