Team Leadership


Richard Alan Goodstein, AIA  |  Principal


New York State License, 2001
M Arch, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
BA, Columbia University, 1986

nC2 architecture llc, Founder & Principal, 2006-present
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, New York, 1999-2006
Architekten BHHS + Partner, Berlin, Germany, 1994-1999
Atelier Prof. Hans Hollein, Vienna, Austria, 1992-1994 

Richard founded nC2 architecture in 2006 after a long and enlightening journey studying, working and traveling in many different cities and places.  After six years working in Europe - first in the atelier of the renown architect, Hans Hollein, in Vienna, and then in the office of Architekten BHHS + Partner in Berlin - Richard joined the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. At SOM Richard was a Senior Designer on some of the most prominent projects built in New York City in recent years including the Time Warner Center, the World Trade Center Tower 1, and the expansion of Penn Station. Richard’s unusually wide professional experience - working in different countries, designing projects highly disparate in type and working at dramatically different scales - has helped him develop outstanding flexibility as a designer and has given him the ability to confidently take on virtually any type of architectural project.

Richard’s approach to every project is imbued with a strong philosophical underpinning, a careful and thoughtful consideration of his clients’ needs and tastes, and a clear understanding of opportunities and limitations inherent in the surrounding context.

Richard lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with his wife, two children and one dog.

Key Past Projects:

As Senior Designer at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP, New York:

Moynihan Station, New York City
Expansion of Penn Station into the adjacent historic Farley Post Office Building.

World Trade Center Tower 1 (Freedom Tower), New York City
The first iteration of the iconic tower in Lower Manhattan, a twisting steel and glass tower with an integral wind-farm for generating electricity.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center, New York City
The tallest laboratory building in the world; a state-of-the-art facility built in accordance with LEED sustainable design guidelines.

Time Warner Center, New York City
2.8 million square foot multi-use building containing office space, newsrooms, a retail galleria, residential condominiums, a 5-star hotel, and a concert hall facility for Jazz at Lincoln Center.

As Staff Architect at Atelier Prof. Hans Hollein, Vienna, Austria:

Banco Santander World Headquarters, Madrid, Spain
Renovation and reconfiguration of three adjacent historic buildings in a U-shaped configuration, joined through the insertion of a rotunda in the existing central courtyard.

Guggenheim Museum, Vienna, Austria
Highly sculptural and innovative museum building along the Danube River.  (unbuilt)

Volksschule Donau City, Vienna, Austria
Preschool building built on a bridging structure over a major highway in the Donau City development.

As Staff Architect at Architekten BHHS + Partner, Berlin, Germany

Hotel Hospiz, Berlin, Germany
Renovation and reconfiguration of a WWII-damaged building in the center of Berlin-Mitte.

OSZ Energietechnik Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany
Vocational school in East Berlin incorporating a 400 m2 green roof system.