590BC is a design studio based in Brooklyn, NY that develops a wide range of projects at varying scales, from residential design to commercial development. Whatever the size of the project, 590BC combines conceptual rigor with hands-on knowledge and a love of craft and artisanship that informs every gesture. 590BC actively seeks collaborative efforts with clients as creative partners, to result in richly imagined, cohesive and human outcomes.
Principals are Bronwyn Breitner, Registered Architect, and Luigi Ciaccia, LEED AP. Breitner received her MArch with Distinction at Parsons the New School for Design, and her BA at Duke University in Anthropology and Photography. Prior to co-founding 590BC, Bronwyn worked at Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects on a wide range of projects including dense urban residential developments and medium scale commercial offices. Bronwyn has taught both undergraduate and graduate level design studios at Parsons the New School for Design and at the Pratt Institute. Bronwyn's work has been exhibited at The Center for Architecture in NYC and at the University of Alicante in Alicante, Spain. Ciaccia received his BArch with Distinction from The New York Institute of Technology. Prior to co-founding 590BC, Luigi had 5 years of experience as a senior associate at RMJM leading design teams on large scale urban projects in Europe, Asia, Middle East and the US, and 7 years of experience as a designer at KPF US and UK. While specializing in exterior enclosure design, Luigi's experience ranges from high rise design to interior design to landscape design.