Victoria A. Rospond, AIA, Principal

(1961 – 2021)

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of Victoria Rospond, Principal at CDR Studio Architects, who succumbed on August 10, 2021, after a year-long battle with cancer. An award-winning architect with incredible talent, a mentor to young architects and a trailblazer for women in architecture, Victoria will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

Hurricane Maria Memorial Entry Earns SARA NY Award

Tótem de Unidad, CDR Studio’s conceptual design for a memorial to honor the victims of Hurricane Maria, has received a Design Merit Award from the Society of American Registered Architects - NY Council as part of its 2020 Design Awards Program. Designed as an inverse of the traditional obelisk...with carved terra cotta textures that pattern the interior up to an oculus-framed sky view...the structure was envisioned as a place for both quiet reflection and celebration of life.

Tótem de Unidad: Hurricane Maria Memorial


On the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo established the Hurricane Maria Memorial Commission to solicit designs for a memorial honoring the victims and to stand as an international symbol of the resilience of the Puerto Rican community. CDR’s entry was inspired by an existing public art piece located in San Juan: Tótem Telúrico, constructed in 1992 by Puerto Rican artist/architect Jaime Suárez, the exterior of which is made from earth and clay of the Americas in remembrance of history lost.

Norfolk Blues


This renovation strategically redefines rooms through a series of three specialized walls articulated across the open-plan apartment. A custom-designed plywood screen (created through Computer Numerical Control [CNC] milling) features reflected, lacquered slats that slide and rotate parametrically from one side to the other—defining the apartment’s bar-lounge while permitting clear views to the Williamsburg Bridge.

Governor's Cup Wins IDA Design Award

Governor's Cup Pavilion received an Honorable Mention in the Architecture Categories as part of the 2018 International Design Awards.

Long Island Residence Wins AIA Long Island Chapter Award!

CDR Studio is thrilled to announce that we just received an AIA Long Island 2017 Archi Award for "Residential Single Family Under $1 Million" for our Long Island Residence project.

Hoboken Residence


This Hoboken residence underwent a significant renovation of the existing 3,200-square-foot brick and brownstone building. The four-story building was reconfigured for optimum lighting and ventilation, allowing a sense of openness that was not present in the original floor plan. The interior central bedroom on the 4th level was converted into a dressing area with a new operable skylight for whole-house ventilation. This dressing room and walk-in closet connects the master bedroom with a secondary bedroom.

Pier 62 Featured in Article "Spin Doctors" at Architectural Digest Online

The article discusses the "green" aspects of public pavilions and carousels throughout the New York City area.

CDR Studio To Work With St. Nick's Alliance for Arts@Renaissance Project

CDR has been green-lighted by St. Nick’s Alliance to proceed with construction documentation for the Arts@Renaissance project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Governor's Cup Pavilion Featured in AD Magazine

CDR Studio's Governor's Cup Pavilion was featured in the latest issue AD Magazine.