A 19th century timber frame structure was retrofitted to accommodate a video residency program, including apartments, studio spaces, video editing rooms and offices. Removal of a 12’ wide section of the first floor exposed the cellar to daylight from above and differentiated discrete building occupancies. Another wall-to-wall incision was made in the lower roof to bring reflected southern light evenly into the main studio spaces. The green roof above, accessed via a steel stair, forms an elevated garden that surveys the distant Manhattan skyline. 2009.