Esther Dockery is a registered architect and Leed Accredited Professional who has a passion for simple, yet rich design, uncompromised function and an insatiable curiosity for technological advance. Esther believes that successful design stems from a pragmatic approach to real-life constraints and the ambition to create something special, relevant, and beautiful.
As a founding partner of NBO4 Architecture, Esther leads the studio's design efforts and architectural execution. She has vast experience in the residential sector, both multi- and single family. Esther is also the CEO of Vine Street Architecture, a full service architecture firm in NYC, catering to the development community.
Born and raised in Germany, Esther received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and her Master in Architecture and Urban Design from Cornell University. She has previously worked in the offices of Michael Graves, SPaN, and Dieboll Architects where she was exposed to a diversity of project types. Esther is also the proud mother of two energetic young boys and lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.
Matt has been engaged in the fields of architecture, construction, and real estate development for two decades. He has acquired, designed, developed, managed or disposed of over 375,000 square feet of new construction across a broad spectrum of market segments.
As Owner’s Agent, Matt represented the Developer for a ground-up, 14-story luxury residential tower on Manhattan’s far west side, where he led the project from pre-development, acquisition design and permitting through construction, sign-offs, disposition, and lease-up.
His work has been featured in academic and popular media, most recently on Million Dollar Listing New York.
He has taught building design extensively at the undergraduate level and began his professional career in the offices of Michael Graves Architect.