Coursey Design Consultants

Producing both commercial and residential interiors since 1976, Coursey Design specializes in turn-key operations - beginning with the interior architectural design and space planning, including all elements of interior decoration and finally the supervising of all phases of construction and installation.

CDC has ultimate responsibility for all jobs undertaken. The general contractor, architect and all sub contractors are under the direct control of James B. Coursey, which insures that the chain of command is orderly - resulting in a strong team and an enviable finished product.

James Browning Coursey

Beginning on Wall Street in the mid-1960's with the U.S. Trust Co. and The First Boston Corporation and moving uptown to "Wild Bill" Donovan's law firm (Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine) and Jock Whitney's personal foundation offices, James B. Coursey has for over 30 years provided distinguished office design throughout corporate Manhattan.

Immediately after Parsons School of Design, JBC was a designer for Theo. Hofstatter & Co. (New York City's oldest design firm), whose location has given way to the Trump Tower.

After starting Coursey Design Consultants in 1976, JBC has enjoyed a reputation for bringing projects in on time and within the intital budget, which has been a major factor in keeping clients returning to Coursey Design for more than thirty years.

James B. Coursey is well schooled in American and English 18th and 19th century styles, and has extensive knowledge of the major American trade sources, and those of London and Paris. JBC has consulted frequently with the Winterthur Museum, the Metropolitan Musem, SPNEA and Strawberry Bank on matters of period authenticity. Conversant with French and Continental styles, JBC also has working experience producing contemporary interiors.

Among the recognizable residential credits in New York City, JBC has designed apartments for Sullivan & Cromwell's Mr. & Mrs. William Ward Foshay, Time Inc.'s Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. Larsen, Dyson Kissner Moran's Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Dyson, Dr. Anne E. Dyson, CBS's Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Wyman, and American Airlines' Mr. & Mrs. Albert V. Casey.

Further afield, residential clients include the Greenwich, CT home of Mrs. Donna Brace Ogilvie of Harcourt Brace, and the New Hampshire home of Mr. & Mrs. E.G. Nicholson - collectors.

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