Carol Kurth Architecture

“approached with sensitivity and care, each project’s narrative unfolds to reveal inspiring architecture and design that becomes a backdrop for living and an inspiration for lifestyle.”

An Integrated Approach

Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors is a full-service architecture and interior design firm located in Bedford, NY, in Westchester County. Carol J.W. Kurth, FAIA, ASID, and her talented design team create distinctive and welcoming architecture and interior spaces. The firm’s multidisciplinary design approach is inspired by the creative process, developing unique solutions for their clients.

Carol Kurth, FAIA, ASID, is licensed to practice architecture in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Florida. She is NCARB certified, an ASID professional, and a LEED accredited professional.

Our Services include:
Architecture: Residential and Commercial Additions, Renovations, and Transformations
Interior Design: Residential and Commercial Interiors, Custom Millwork and Cabinetry
Pre-Design: Master, Site, and Landscape Planning; Land Acquisition; Zoning and Codes; Town Approvals and Permit Application Submittals
Product Design: Furniture, Lighting, Textiles, and Tabletop
Art Consulting: Sourcing, Acquisition, and Curation
Graphics: CAD, 3D Renderings, Models, and Marketing Collateral

Carol Kurth, FAIA, ASID

Carol is an award-winning licensed architect and interior designer and Principal of Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors. Carol’s distinguished and award-winning body of residential and commercial work is notable for its elegant and imaginative integration of site, form, structure, and materials.

Carol is passionate about designing distinctive architecture that layers modernism with traditional elements and textures. Taking inspiration from nature and the built environment, her design vision integrates all scales: landscapes, building forms, interiors, and product design. Her multidisciplinary expertise and active engagement from conception through construction administration, interior design, and art curation bring a cohesive design vision throughout the process.

Carol is a popular keynote speaker and is sought after by the media for her insights on architecture, interior design, sustainability, and design trends. Her work has won numerous design awards and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, national shelter publications, and on television broadcasts such as NBC News and MTV Cribs.

A native New Yorker, Carol was born and raised in the scenic New York City “Hudson Heights” neighborhood of Manhattan. She is inspired by both the layered urban backdrops of the city and the quiet, natural surroundings of Westchester, where her studio has been located for more than three decades. Her diverse portfolio of places to live, work, and play embodies an inventive spirit, creating transformative backdrops for living and inspirations for the luxury lifestyle.

Carol is a Registered Architect in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and Florida; a Member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); and a LEED Accredited Professional.

View the Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors Portfolio.

Our Team

Christine R. Lent, AIA

Ms. Lent is a licensed architect and has been a key member of the firm’s architectural design team since 1999. Her diverse range of capabilities includes site planning, architectural design, space planning, detailing, and construction administration. With more than 15 years of experience, Christine is expert in creating beautiful architectural design solutions founded on intelligent and practical construction processes. Her comprehensive organizational and communication skills ensure clarity and confidence in every project of which she is a team member. Christine’s most recent project experience includes the award-winning Cloverhill Farm, which integrates historic modern design with contemporary spaces to showcase the client’s art collection.

Christine is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. She is a licensed architect in New York and has studied architecture and design in Venice, Italy, and Paris, France.

John E. Rapetti, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Mr. Rapetti has been an integral member of the firm’s architectural and graphic design team since 1999. He is an accomplished designer and has managed many of the firm’s complex residential projects, including the modern Art House 2.0 and the widely published, award-winning Five Star House, which blends historical barn structure design with contemporary forms, spaces, and materials. John has also been involved in numerous renovation projects at the firm, including traditional, historical, and commercial interiors. In addition, he has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s 3D visualization and web capabilities, and in the development of marketing collateral for turnkey residential and commercial developer projects.

John graduated from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a minor in Visual Arts and Graphic Design. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED accredited professional.

Tina Schwab, Senior Interior Designer

Ms. Schwab has been an interior designer with the firm since 1999. Tina’s diverse design capabilities include classic and modern styles, which complement the firm’s diverse architectural, planning, and product design practice. In addition to her detailed project coordination and management, Tina is highly regarded for her ability to listen, envision, and realize the client’s interior design goals. She is a constant collaborator with the team, and her expertise in textiles and furnishings adds resonance to the firm’s work. She is currently involved in a variety of luxury residential interior design projects, including several apartments in New York City.

Tina is a native of Germany, and visits Europe often for sourcing and inspiration.

Sely Quispe Gandarillas, Assoc. AIA

Ms. Gandarillas has been a designer and project manager with the firm’s architectural design team since 2004. Sely is adept at working collaboratively to design, program, and implement effective architectural solutions. She has been an integral team member on residential projects, including the award-winning Arcadia kitchen transformation and the renovation of a mid-century modern home in the acclaimed Usonia community.

Sely graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the City College of New York, where she received the Carol J. Weissman Kurth Women in Architecture Scholarship. She is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects.

Diana Wawrzaszek, Assoc. AIA

Ms. Wawrzaszek is an experienced designer specializing in high-end residential and hospitality. Diana joined the firm in 2015 and is adept at translating clients’ needs and style into tailored, timeless spaces. She is currently working with the team on several residential projects throughout Westchester and New York City.

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Valerie Lavine, Interior Designer

Ms. Lavine joined the firm's interior design team in 2014. Her strategic space planning experience combined with her "eye" for building color schemes and knowledge for sourcing unique materials has made her a key member of the firm. Valerie is currently working on several interior design projects, including two apartments in the city. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Interior Design.

Samantha Marino, Design Liaison

Ms. Marino is the firm’s design and administrative liaison. She is a key member of the interior design team, responsible for facilitating and managing the procurement of fabrics, furnishings, and installations of the firm’s designs. An integral member of the firm’s interior design practice, Samantha is also the firm’s point person for sourcing and coordinating vendors. She lends her keen eye and exceptional organizational skills to enhance the design vision of every project in which she is involved.

Jessica Wyman, Marketing Liaison

Ms. Wyman has managed the firm’s marketing and graphic design since 2010. Her dynamic graphic design skills and marketing knowledge elevate the firm’s visibility and advance the firm’s brand through print and media initiatives. As a collaborative member of the firm’s graphic design department, Jessica has designed and implemented the firm’s web-based and social media initiatives, including a compelling corporate presence on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz.

Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She worked previously in marketing at FXFOWLE Architects and Rafael Viñoly Architects.

Charrette, Architectural Puppy

Charrette the "Architectural Puppy" is the firm's "design dog" and arbiter of good design. When she isn't reading up on the latest modern architecture trends, you can find her enjoying nature and long walks at her home, "Cliffwater", one of Carol Kurth's original passive solar modern home designs.

Follow Charrette's adventures on Instagram. 

“We applaud the minimal detailing and modest exterior that allows the landscape to take over, creating a building that beautifully nestles into the site and is one with nature.”

— AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Jury, Art House 2.0

Awards + Accolades


2017

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Best Modern Architecture for Art House 2.0

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Best Landscape for Cloverhill Farm

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Traditional Kitchen Finalist for Farm to Table Residence

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Modern Bathroom Finalist for Hemlock Hill

2016

NY Cottages & Gardens Magazine Innovation in Design Award, Kitchen Design Finalist for Westchester Classic

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Design Honor Award, Interior Architecture for Skyline 17

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Great Room Finalist for Farm to Table Residence

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Kitchen Finalist for The Oakhurst at Sutton Farm

Baldwin Hardware Inspired Design Winner for

2015

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Public Advocacy Honor for

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Design Award Citation, Architecture for Hobby Barn

NY Cottages & Gardens Magazine Innovation in Design Award, Architecture for Art House 2.0

NY Cottages & Gardens Magazine Innovation in Design Award, Bath Design Finalist for Hemlock Hill

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Architecture Finalist for Cloverhill Farm

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Kitchen Finalist for Cucina Modern

2014

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Design Honor Award, Architecture for Art House 2.0

NY Cottages & Gardens Magazine Innovation in Design Award, Architecture Finalist for Cloverhill Farm

NY Cottages & Gardens Magazine Innovation in Design Award, Bath Design for Cloverhill Farm

Home Builders Industry Award (HOBI): Best Custom Home for Cloverhill Farm

2013

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Design Honor Award, Architecture for Cloverhill Farm

NY Cottages & Gardens Magazine Innovation in Design Award, Bath Design for Chelsea 24 Apartment

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Best in Show for Farm to Table Residence


2012

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Design Award, Interior Architecture for Skyscape 37

Westchester Home Magazine Design Award, Traditional Kitchen Design for The Arcadia

Brick in Architecture Awards, Silver Medal Design Award for Single Family Residence for Tudor Classic Residence

2011

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Design Honor Award, Architecture for Farm to Table Residence

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Design Award, Interior Architecture for Chelsea 24 Apartment

2010

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Design Award, Architecture for Link House

Home Builders Industry Award (HOBI): Best Residential Remodel for Farm to Table Residence

Home Builders Industry Award (HOBI): Outstanding Special Purpose Room for Farm to Table Residence

Home Builders Industry Award (HOBI): Best Outdoor Room for Farm to Table Residence

2009

Chrysalis Design Award, Best Project, Whole House Remodel for The Charlestonian

2007

AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Design Honor Award, Architecture for Five Star House

Home Builders Industry Award (HOBI): Best Custom Home for Five Star House

Brick in Home Building Awards, Silver Award for Scarsdale Manor

2006

Home Builders Industry Award (HOBI): Best Large Community for The Orchards at East Lyme

Brick Industry Association Brick in Home Building Awards, Community Planning Award for Scarsdale Manor

Brick Industry Association Brick in Home Building Awards, Community Planning Award for Scarsdale Manor Residence

Qualified Remodeler Magazine Bronze Award for Mountain Peak

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