O'Neill Rose Architects was founded in 2008 by partners Devin O'Neill and Faith Rose a decade after graduating from Yale Graduate School of Architecture.
A small firm with a versatile approach to architecture, O’Neill Rose Architects seek to create spaces that reflect and frame the aspirations of their clients. Their projects have been recognized through publications and awards in America and internationally, including the 2015 Asia Pacific Architecture, Design Trophy Award for best International Architecture and 2016 Design Award from the Architects Institute of America New York Chapter for the Choy House.
The Choy House is an unconventional home for an extended family; the client, his wife and two small children, his younger brother and his wife, and their mother—the matriarch of the family. The challenge was to design three homes under one roof, in a neighborhood of Queens defined by single family homes.
O’Neill Rose Architects created three disparate dwellings with areas of connection and overlap. With front doors only a few feet from each other, the family members live as neighbors, and all of the spaces connect through the lower level; the ground floor family room and the terraced garden and outdoor pavilion are primary gathering spaces for the whole family.