Prior to forming Allen + Killcoyne Architects, Stephen John Killcoyne ’86, AIA, was a designer and job captain at Fox and Fowle Architects. Two projects in which he had a major design role, the Embassy Suites Hotel in Times Square and an office building in lower Manhattan, were both singled out for critical praise.
Mr. Killcoyne and business partner, Daniel Allen, founded their Manhattan based firm, Allen + Killcoyne Architects (AKA) in 1989. Mr. Killcoyne serves as the head designer of the firm. The firm’s work encompasses a wide variety of project types which include retail, institutional, residential, corporate offices and gyms. Well known retail projects in Manhattan include flagship stores for Dylan’s Candy Bar, Kiehl’s , Hershey’s in Times Square, Calypso St Barth and various projects for FAO Schwarz. The firm has designed national rollout stores for Dylan’s Candy Bar, Kiehl’s, Calypso St. Barth and Designer Fragrances.
Corporate work has included many projects for L’Oreal USA, E! Entertainment Television, Saatchi & Saatchi and EMI Records. One of the firm’s specialties is the design of exercise facilities for high end apartment buildings. The firm has completed over 50 of these projects, including gyms for most of the architecturally significant building along Central Park West. Noticed for their work on these type projects, Brown University hired the firm to design two exercise facilities for their campus.
The firm’s interest in sustainability is evident in their office design for L’Oreal Professional Products, which achieved a LEED Silver Certification. The firm is presently designing a new townhouse in Greenwich Village, which is on track for a LEED Platinum Certification, the first of its kind in Manhattan. This house will also employ many of the standards set by the Passive House Institute. This international organization has established a rigorous methodology for creating ultra low energy consuming buildings. Mr. Killcoyne is an accredited Certified Passive House Designer. Other sustainably minded projects include the completed headquarters for The Nature Conservancy in Cold Spring Harbor, NY and the recent design for a natural history museum at the Greenwich CT Audubon Society.
The firm’s work has been published in various publications including Architectural Record, The New York Times, Frame, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, House & Garden, Oculus, New York Magazine and Vogue. The firm has received several AIA Awards and many awards from retail industry associations. The firm’s work has been exhibited in various shows in New York City and Philadelphia. One of the firm’s projects was featured on the cover of the book “New York Architecture & Design” published by DAAB. This publication includes many of New York’s top architectural design firms. Mr. Killcoyne regularly serves as a jury critic at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has also served as a jury critic at Syracuse University, New York Institute of Technology and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. Mr. Killcoyne is a licensed architect in the State of New York, as well as several other states. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and The United States Green Building Council.