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.  Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Richard earned his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 1986 and his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.  

Richard spent most of the 90s 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.  Upon his return to the US in 1999, Richard joined the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and worked as 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 (Freedom Tower) and Moynihan Station (the Penn Station expansion).  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 and two children.

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.


Michael P. Hanson, AIA, LEED AP  |  Senior Associate


Pennsylvania State License, 2010
LEED Accredited Professional, 2008
M Arch, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
BA, Allegheny College, 1995

nC2 architecture llc, 2011-present
J Davis Architects, 2007-2010
Brett Webber Architects, 2004-2006
Christopher Beardsley Architects, 2003-2004
Shubin + Donaldson Architects, 2002-2003
Hakomori + Tang Architecture, 2000-2002

Michael joined nC2 as Senior Associate in January of 2011.  Since earning his Master of Architecture in 2000, Michael spent several years in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, working on projects up and down both coasts of the United States, as well as Asia and Europe, before settling in New York City and coming to nC2.

As a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional, Michael's work has focused on the integration of cleanly detailed, sustainable construction into its physical, conceptual, and historical environment.  A broad experience in design-driven residential work and an abiding curiosity about materials and composition has driven the development of a design and construction sensibility to meet the needs of clients in the varying contexts of urban infill, single family homes, brownstone and rowhouse construction, condo buildings, and multifamily complexes, including new construction, additions, renovations and the adaptive reuse and sustainability upgrade to existing historical buildings.  Michael's design and management skills have also been brought to bear on office, retail, restaurant/bar, and mixed-use projects of varying scales and budgets.  In each case, the work is carefully managed to meet the functional and aesthetic needs of the client and program to create a pleasing and efficient space, while offering scheduling, budgetary, and construction administration guidance.  

Beyond his Master's work at Penn, Michael's education and research have continued in travels through Europe, Asia, and South America, including an international research and design proposal in Venice.  He has maintained a role in design education as a guest lecturer and a regular visiting design critic at several universities and colleges, including Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia University.

Michael lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with his wife, daughter and stepdaughter, and their german shepherd.

Key Past Projects:

As Project Manager/Project Architect at J Davis Architects:

The Woodside Mill Complex, Greenville, SC
261-unit, 7-building historic adaptive re-use. 

South Charles Street Apartments, Baltimore, MD
193-unit apartment building. 

The Yards at NoDA, Charlotte, NC
339-unit, 4-building apartment complex. 

The Townhomes at Camden Park, Cary, NC
84-unit townhouse development. 

As Project Architect at Brett Webber Architects

Girard Street Townhouse, Philadelphia, PA
New 3000 SF single-family residence. 

Rodman Street Residence, Philadelphia, PA
3-story addition to 1500 SF residence. 

BC Sports Collectibles, Various Locations
Benchmarking, design, permitting and CA of 10 retail locations. 

As Project Architect at Christopher Beardsley Architects:

Rittenhouse Square Residence, Philadelphia, PA
3800 SF 2-level condo renovation. 

Law Offices, Merion, PA
Interior renovation & remodel of existing residence to include law office and residence. 

As Staff Architect at Shubin + Donaldson Architects:

Santa Monica Office, Santa Monica, CA
4630 SF Commercial Tenant Improvement. 

Laguna Beach Residence, Laguna Beach, CA
2600 SF residential addition/remodel. 

Pacific Palisades Residence, Malibu, CA
1900 SF addition/remodel to an existing 3400 SF residence. 

Canyonview Residence, Malibu, CA
New 4000 SF single-family residence. 

As Staff Architect at Hakomori + Tang Architecture:

Redondo Beach Residence, California
650 SF residential addition/remodel. 

Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, CA
3900 SF Addition to a 7200 SF funeral home and mortuary. 

Violet Cloud Tower, Beijing, China
Competition entry for a 45-story mixed-use office building. 

1111 Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
Season Ticketholders’ lounge within the Staples Center complex.