About the Architect

Selim Koder received a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. Based in New York City since 1981, he opened his architectural firm in the SoHo district of New York City in 1996 to design the Hotel Panamericano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also collaborated as the chief architect for the renovation of the landmark Algonquin Hotel on west 44th street in New York City. He worked on a multitude of luxury homes in the Hamptons, Bronxville, Scarsdale and Connecticut. His international residential and resort work covers the Bahamas, St. James, V.I., Mexican Riviera, France, the United Kingdom, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. The firm has completed more than fifty Manhattan apartments, lofts and townhouses, and offers architectural and decoration services for residential, hospitality and commercial projects. Selim’s work has been published in Veranda magazine. A roster of client celebrities includes the actress Sarah Jessica Parker in Bridgehampton, the French writer Mireille Guiliano, the Goulandris family in New York, the Wildensteins in London and the Ivari Family in Paris. As of 2012, Selim Koder opened a practice SVKA in the South Kensington neighborhood and is currently participating in the renovation of two historic buildings in Monopoli & Fasano in the Puglia Region, Italy in addition to several luxury apartment renovations in Pimilco and Chelsea sections of London.

SVKA provides contemporary design and lifestyle inspired by Unbound tradition. Far from being static, it serves as an inspiration for a humanist future. New ideas and seasoned skills merge into an aesthetically ordered and clear design expression – the blueprint of our mission, thus, is to create a contemporary experience steeped in timelessness. Our mission is to preserve this value of excellence, to believe in the future and to provide an element of surprise with a laid-back sophistication.

SVKA Offers a consulting design service tackling all aspects of a project: Interior architectural design and contractual drawings and specifications, Decoration design and furniture and furnishings selections.

SVKA Solicits craftsmen and contractors on behalf of the client to implement its designs, supervises the implementation to ensure quality and adherence to budget and schedule.

SVKA Represents clients who has a strong affiliation with family and tradition; but may want to have an all-new start in life, seeking modernity, simplicity, unloading old ways.