dufner heighes


Dufner Heighes is a full-service interior design and licensed architecture practice established in New York City in 1999. Whether working on residential, corporate or retail projects, our work encompasses architecture, interior and furniture design, and art consultancy in the creation and expression of client identity. While espousing a modern design philosophy, we never forget a projectÕs history, location or function. We create highly personal environments that emphasize natural materials and texture, light, color, proportion and flow. Projects range in scale from the renovation of New York City interiors to ground-up construction on a 14,000 square foot single-family residence outside of Seattle.

Regardless of scale or location, the Dufner Heighes design process always begins with the client, investigating the specifics of the program, but also discovering the more subtle requirements that will personalize the project. By considering the interior and furniture design with the architecture, we are expertly qualified to provide a client with a complete environment attuned to their lifestyle. We are equally comfortable managing the project team on a day-to-day basis for local projects or conveying the design intent across the country via phone, email and periodic site visits.

Daniel Heighes Wismer is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning and received a Masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. A former Steward O'Keefe Lebrun Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he began his career as designer and project manager with Gabellini Associates, focusing on the Jil Sander and Ultimo concepts, before joining the firm of S. Russell Groves as senior project architect to lead projects for Coach, Giorgio Armani, and LeSportsac among others. He is a licensed architect.

Gregory Dufner received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Upon graduation, he received the Abraham E Kazan Award for Urban Design Studies and founded Dufner Heighes with Daniel Heighes Wismer.


Zieher Smith Gallery New York, New York 3,500 sq. ft. street-level gallery

Kirkham Residence New York, New York 2,000 sq. ft. apartment

Gramercy Park Residence New York, New York 1,000 sq. ft. apartment

Jane Street Residence New York, New York 4,200 sq. ft. townhouse

Radandt Residence Guest House Charlevoix, Michigan 2,500 sq. ft. guest house and 2-acre master landscape plan

448 West 22nd Street New York, New York landmark façade restoration

Speranza Corporate Identity Logo design and application

Radandt Residence Hunts Point, Washington 14,000 sq. ft. residence and 2 acre master landscape plan

Mara Hoffman Inc. New York, New York Flagship Store Concept

SY Living Water Cayman Islands 183 ft. Perini Navi sailboat

Kovalak/Miller Residence Brooklyn, New York 1,200 sq. ft. residence

Chan-Norris Residence New York, New York 1,200 sq. ft. apartment

Radandt Residence Hunts Point, Washington 14,000 sq. ft. residence

West 12th Street Residence New York, New York 550 sq. ft. apartment

East 19th Street Townhouse New York, New York 5,000 sq. ft. multi-family residence

Reber Residence Lakeville, Connecticut 3,900 sq. ft. residence

de la Fuente / Akersveen Residence Scarsdale, New York 4,000 sq. ft. residence

55 Central Park West New York, New York 1,100 sq. ft. apartment

Hen / Sung Residence New York, New York 2,500 sq. ft. apartment

Paluska/Brown Residence Burlington, Vermont 7,000 sq. ft. residence

Fox / Dimmock Residence New York, New York 1,000 sq. ft. apartment

Goldman Residence New York, New York 6,000 sq. ft. duplex penthouse

Reber Residence New York, New York 3,800 sq. ft. duplex penthouse

Radandt Residence Lake Michigan Charlevoix, Michigan 5,500 sq. ft. residence

Wm. Bolthouse Farms Inc. Bakersfield, California 30,000 sq. ft. office building

Greene Street Loft New York, New York 2,800 sq. ft. apartment

Paul Taylor Dance Company New York, New York production of written program for dance studio, administrative offices, and dance school

Johnson Residence New York, New York 2,500 sq. ft. apartment

Radandt Residence Bakersfield, California 8,200 sq. ft. residence

Williamsburg Restaurant Brooklyn, New York 2,500 sq. ft. restaurant and bar

Marco Grassi Studio · Fine Arts Conservation New York, New York cabinetry for book and painting collection exhibition design for The Robert Edsel Collection


Martha Stewart Living "Lake Michigan Guest House" August 2009

Connecticut Cottages and Gardens "Past Present" vol. 5 no. 1 September 2008

Hamptons Cottages and Gardens "Living in Eternity" vol. 7 no. 8 September 2008

New York Times "Room to Improve" Page F2 "House & Home" 15 November 2007

Interior Design Magazine "Crosslines" vol. 78 no. 11 September 2007

Northern Home and Cottage "Colonial Revived" vol. 12 no. 4 July/August 2007

Interior Design Magazine "The House at the End of the Road" vol. 77 no. 12 "Sustainability: Seeing the Light" October 2006

Metropolitan Home Magazine "Lake Effect" vol. 37 no. 6 "Living the Dream"
July/August 2005

New York Spaces Magazine "Local Colors" vol. 2 no. 2 June/July 2005

Interior Design Magazine "Loft: The Sequel" vol. 76 no. 1 "Full Spectrum" January 2005

New York Times "No Place Like a Gallery Restyled as a Home" Page F3
"House & Home" 1 July 2004

Interior Design Magazine "Ready for Their Close-up" vol. 74 no. 14 "On the Edge" November 2003

In Style Home "Top Designers' Best Finds" Fall / Winter 2003

Surface Magazine "Surveillance" no. 37 Fall 2002

Maru Interior Design "Johnson Residence" no. 1 April 2002

Interior Design Magazine "Clean Slate" vol. 73 no. 3 "In California" March 2002

Interior Design Magazine "Lofty Concept" vol. 72 no. 14 "Designers on the Rise" November 2001

Interior Design Magazine "Bright Futures" vol. 72 no. 14 "Designers on the Rise" November 2001


Hamptons Cottages and Gardens 2008 Idea House - Sagaponack, New York
Mudroom and Powder Room

Margaret Thatcher Projects "ArtHouse" 2004 - New York, New York
Simple chair
X-base dining table
Studio bed II
J side table
Thatcher media cabinet
Lake Michigan coffee table
Book boxes

Felissimo New York Foundation for the Arts
"Commune Design Show" 2002 - New York, New York
Studio Bed

Chicago Design Show 2001
"Interior Design Magazine's Future Furniture Exhibition" - Chicago, Illinois
J side table