We are a collective of architects and designers inspired by both the art and technical skills of our profession.
Morris Adjmi is the founder and principal of Morris Adjmi Architects. He creates architecture that is neither a replication of a long-gone past nor a deliberately unrelated insertion into existing and historic districts. Adjmi’s passion for the aesthetic of industrial architecture and his practice of painstakingly searching for the DNA of each district and building has inspired the movement to revitalize old industrial buildings and restore meaning and purpose to historic neighborhoods. He has created an architectural vocabulary that encompasses, engages, and reveals the old and new. Morris Adjmi established the firm in 1997 following a successful ten year partnership with renowned Italian architect Aldo Rossi. Adjmi has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University GSAPP and sits on the board of Open House New York.
Wesley Wolfe has been a partner in Morris Adjmi Architects since its founding in 1997. Before joining MA, he worked for the New York offices of Aldo Rossi’s Studio di Architettura and Richard Meier and Partners. During his eight years with Studio di Architettura, Wesley managed the design of large-scale commercial projects including three hotels in Japan, the ABC Headquarters building in Los Angeles, and the Scholastic Inc. Headquarters building in New York. Wesley has also designed many of MA’s commissions for private residences.
Michael Zweck-Bronner is a Studio Director and Senior Architect with MA, responsible for management and delivery of architectural services of the firm. Prior to joining MA, Michael was with Adjmi & Andreoli where he led the team for conversion of 50 Varick Street and creation of Spring Studios NY. Previously he was an Associate Partner with Pentagram Architects, working on a range of projects including museums, retail stores, restaurants, and private residences under architect, James Biber. While there he designed and managed the completion of the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Michael received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and is a registered architect in the State of New York since 1991.
John Henderson is the Managing Director for Morris Adjmi Architects. John’s career focus has been on architectural interiors for a wide range of corporate, commercial, residential, and hospitality clients. He lived for many years in Washington DC where he worked with STUDIOS Architecture, eventually becoming an Associate Principal in the New York office. Prior to joining MA, John was Studio Director for Clodagh Design where he managed the business as well as projects for clients such as The Related Companies, Island Outpost, and W Hotels. He is a registered architect in the State of New York and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.
Eirini Anthouli is an architect at MA currently working on projects across New York City. She attended Columbia University under the A. Mentzelopoulos scholarship, where she received her post-professional M.Sc. in Advanced Architectural Design. By the time of her graduation she was awarded the Lucille S. Lowenfish Memorial Design Prize and the William Kinne Fellowship. Originally from Athens, Greece, Eirini received her professional degree in Architecture and Engineering from the University of Patras. She has worked at boutique firms in Athens and New York, and she has collaborated for design of the 2nd Athens Biennale, “Heaven”, while she was a member of the curatorial team for the 3rd Athens Biennale, “Monodrome”. Eirini is a licensed architect in the EU.
Stephen Boehmke is a Project Director at MA. His previous experience ranges from commercial and institutional to retail and high-end residential projects, including a ground-up Dutchess County estate, showrooms for Tai Ping Carpets around the globe, a beach house in Amagansett, NY, and master plan for a new SEZ in India. Stephen earned his Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies with a focus in Mandarin Chinese from Colgate University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a LEED accredited professional and is a registered architect licensed in the State of New York.
Marissa Brown is a Project Director at MA with experience designing and managing residential and commercial projects. Prior to joining MA, Marissa lived in Chicago where she worked in the offices of Brininstool+Lynch and SOM on high-rise residential projects in Chicago and Facebook’s first custom data center, a LEED Gold project. Among her recent projects at MA are residential developments in Brooklyn, the Flatiron, and Washington DC. Marissa is a LEED AP, with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.
Angela De Riggi is a Project Director at MA whose prior experience includes SOM and TEN Arquitectos with the Mexican architect Enrique Norten. Her past work managing large-scale mixed-use projects include Mercedes House with Two Trees Management in Manhattan and buildings in the West Don Lands development area for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. Angela has also worked in construction management on a number of high-end residential renovations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She received her BA from Carleton College and her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she held leadership positions on the student council and produced several publications for the School of Design.
Matt Frommer is an architect with MA, having earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining MA, Matt worked with Rafael Vinoly Architects in Abu Dhabi, UAE on a new campus for New York University. While there he developed skills in preparing construction documents and performing site administration for two 30,000 square foot dining facilities. While still in school, Matt completed several internships with Thomas Baio Architects in New Jersey.
Chris Glass is a Project Director at MA with prior experience working on residential, commercial, and institutional projects for TEN Arquitectos in NYC and MGA Partners in Philadelphia. These covered a wide range of scales and types, often with complex, mixed-use programs. Most recently Chris managed a roughly 500,000 sf project over two buildings in Washington DC that included high-end residential, affordable housing, a new library, fire station and squash tournament venue. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.
John Graham is an architect at MA with extensive experience in residential and high-end interior renovations and new construction. Before joining MA, John worked for Gleicher Design Group and Peter Himmelstein Architect in New York City. He is adept at architectural detailing, assembling complex sets of documentation, and coordinating the full sprectrum of a consulting team. John graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Ashley Hermann is an architect and designer with MA working on commercial, retail, and multi-family residential projects in the NY and DC areas. She holds dual bachelor degrees in architecture and interior design from the University of Cincinnati, and as such is particularly adept at approaching her design work in a 360 degree study of aesthetics, feasibility, and response to client needs. Prior to joining Morris Adjmi Architects, Ashley worked with Clodagh Design where she completed high-end residential and hospitality projects.
Yoo Jin Jang, originally from Seoul, South Korea, earned her Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design and Master of Science in Real Estate Development degrees from Columbia University. Before joining MA, Yoo Jin interned at CASE Design producing construction documents in Revit for the roll-out of WeWork offices in cities across the USA. Prior to her studies in New York, she worked with Garam Architects & Associates in Seoul, where she also earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Seoul National University. Yoo Jin is currently working toward her LEED AP accreditation and ARE exam.
Lester Katz is a Project Director for MA with experience working on renovated historic structures and multi-family housing and an acumen for applying technical software solutions to difficult problems. He was previously at Landow and Landow Architects where he worked on institutional projects, such as nursing homes, other healthcare related buildings, synagogues, and retail stores. Lester Katz graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and is professionally licensed in New York and New Jersey.
Brent Kitchen is an architect with MA, currently working on a large-scale addition to an existing building along the NYC Highline. Previously, with AA Studio, he managed and designed a mixed-use building in Brooklyn that includes a high-end triplex residence. Prior work includes conversion of a TriBeCa warehouse to high-end residential condos, boutique retail, and commercial interiors in Washington DC. Brent received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia where he focused on sustainability. He is a LEED GA and provided Green Building consulting services for the New Stapleton Waterfront development in NYC while he worked for Cycle Architecture.
Jason Little is a registered architect and a Project Director for MA with experience managing a wide range of projects that include high-end condominiums and residential projects. He is particularly knowledgeable at evolving zoning, technical, and building code solutions. Prior to joining MA, Jason was a Senior Associate with Helpern Architects where he completed renovations of NYC libraries and public schools. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and his Masters in Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. Jason is a registered Architect in New York and Connecticut.
Joshua Mackley’s projects cover a wide range of type and scale, from a winning competition entry for an airport terminal in Shenzhen, China to a single-family house in Nantucket, Massachusetts. A Project Director with MA, Josh is skilled in all phases of a project, from concept and modeling through construction administration. Before joining MA in 2009, Josh worked for Asymptote Architecture in New York, Studio Ian+ and Fuksas Architetto in Rome, and Agoos/Lovera Architects in Philadelphia. He obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Ohio State University and his Masters in Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michela Milanese has been working with MA as an architect since 2011. Prior to coming to New York, Michela worked in Paris with Renzo Piano Building Workshop on the Intesa San Paolo Bank Headquarters, Italy’s first bioclimatic tower, and on the Convent of Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp Church. Michela also worked for the award winning Parisian firm of Toury Vallet on residential, educational, and cultural projects, collaborating with Kengo Kuma on the Contemporary Art Museum of Marseilles, France. She was born in Genoa, Italy where she earned her Masters in Architecture degree from the University of Genoa.
Ian joined MA as an architect following three years with OMA in both their Rotterdam and New York offices. Before this, Ian had completed his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from Yale University and settled in Chicago for several years where he worked with Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge Architects and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects as well as the non-profit institutions The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Ian returned to studies at Yale and obtained his Masters of Architecture degree and was awarded editorship of the university architecture journal Perspecta, entitled Agency.
Cynthia Moral is the Office Administrator and Bookkeeper for MA, providing support to all staff and office operations, as well as management of vendor accounts. Before joining Morris Adjmi Architects in 2007 she was a bookkeeper for a property management office in Queens and an assistant controller at a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. Cynthia graduated from Plaza Business Institute where she earned an Associate Degree in Accounting.
Michele is an architect at MA working on a range of residential projects. Prior to joining MA, she completed an internship at a small firm in downtown Manhattan. Michele grew up on Long Island and attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island where she graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, she spent a semester abroad in Florence and a summer in Amsterdam. Michele completed her final thesis semester studying humanistic architecture. She tested her ideas by exploring the movements of transition between extreme exterior and interior environments.
Julie Puaux is an architect at MA, currently working on projects in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Her previous experience at Lyn Rice Architects and Desai/Chia Architects included a range of projects from exhibition spaces, residential, commercial and retail renovations to gallery spaces for the Krannert Art Museum, the L.A.U NYC Campus, exhibition presentation for the Dia:Beacon, and retail restoration for Barneys New York. Julie was born in Paris, France where she studied Art History at the Lycee Buffon. After relocating to New York City she received her Bachelor and Master in Architecture degrees from Parsons the New School for Design.
Tyson is an architect at MA currently working on a range of residential projects in Washington D.C. and New York. Previously he worked for small general contracting and architecture firms in his hometown in South Carolina, completing a range of work spanning commercial interiors to industrial renovations. After a semester of residence abroad in Lugano, Switzerland, Tyson graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech, where he received honors for his studies of Industrial American Post-functionalism and modern spatial perspectives.
Mohammad Rajab is a Project Director at MA, having joined the firm in 2005. He has worked on a wide variety of projects, including several townhouse renovations office building renovations in Manhattan, projects with NYU, and multi-family developments in Tribeca. His previous work experience includes the firm of Lucarelli, Montes & Wells in McLean, Virginia and Contempo Design in Amman, Jordan. Born in Los Angeles, California, Mohammad grew up in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Ludmilla Raphaël is an architect at MA, born and raised in Aix-En-Provence, France. She has worked for various architecture firms in France including Rudy Ricciotti and du Besset-Lyon architectes urbanistes, as well as the New York-based firms SLCE and Imrey Culbert. She is currently working on several residential developments in the City. Ludmilla obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from the National Higher School of Architecture of Marseille and her Master of Architecture from the National Higher School of Architecture of Paris la Villette.
Jeremy Reed began working at MA in 2008, completing work on diverse projects in residential, commercial and hospitality, often in Landmarked historic districts. Before joining Morris Adjmi Architects, Jeremy worked with Dattner Architects in NYC where his work included the Battery Park City School in lower Manhattan. Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia, and after working in a molecular biology lab for four years moved to New York where he earned his Masters in Architecture degree from the City College of New York. He is a LEED accredited professional, active in the AIA, and occasionally runs marathons. He is a registered architect licensed in the State of New York.
Lindsey is an Executive Assistant at MA. Originally from Chicago, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and a minor in dance from Millikin University. After relocating to New York, she worked professionally in musical theatre for several years. Along the way, Lindsey developed a passion for marketing and worked for firms such as The Michael Alan Group and Boardman Productions, managing events and organizing staff.
Rossana Russo Pavone began her career in the architecture studio of Michele De Lucchi (aMDL) in Milan, Italy, where collaboration with OneToo Studio eventually brought her to New York to work on the interior renovation of an existing landmark building on Wall Street for the headquarters of San Paolo Bank. A native of Turin, she earned her Master of Science in Architecture degree from the Polytechnic of Turin. Prior to joining MA, Rossana was a designer with Adjmi & Andreoli and AA Studio working on the conversion of 50 Varick Street into new fashion photography studios for Spring Studios NY.
Allison Schwartz is an architect at MA working on mixed-use and multi-family developments. Prior to joining MA she worked with S3 Architects in New York, SeARCH in Amsterdam, and Urban Think Tank in Caracas. Allison is a LEED GA with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. During her undergraduate studies, Allison completed a number of internships in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and New York.
Jennifer Sgro is an architect at MA, currently working on commercial buildings in New York City. Before joining MA, Jennifer worked at Moed DeArmas and Shannon Architects where she was primarily responsible for commercial buildings and plaza designs. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jennifer is an experienced watercolor artist and graphic designer who has shown her art work in various galleries in both New York and Toronto. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, with honors, from Carleton University in Ottawa. After graduating she worked for Carleton as a Teaching Assistant for its Directed Studies Abroad program in Spain before returning to Toronto to begin working as an architect.
Giovanni Sidari is a Project Director at MA with prior experience working on residential, commercial, and custom fabrication projects on both coasts and internationally for TEN Arquitectos and CookFox Architects in NYC, and with Mithun in Seattle. He attended the University of Illinois, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development with a minor in Economics. His love of materials and making things took him to Portland, Oregon where he worked in the building trades and taught himself how to weld. Giovanni enrolled in graduate school at the University of Oregon, where he earned his Masters in Architecture degree. He is licensed in the State of New York.
Chris Taylor is a Project Designer at MA currently working on large-scale residential and hospitality projects. He joined MA and relocated to New York from Sydney, Australia where he worked as a Project Interior Architect at the boutique firm Akin Creative, honing his skills for conceptual design and bespoke interior detailing. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from the University of New South Wales.
Sarah Whitney is an interior designer at MA working on a variety of projects for retail, commercial, hospitality, and corporate clients. Previously Sarah worked for Kirk Designs in Baltimore; Studio Fichandler, a boutique residential firm in NYC; and Perkins Eastman in New York. She grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from the University of Maryland. After moving to New York City she completed her Master of Science in Interior Design from Pratt Institute, where her thesis studied the design of emergency and transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence. Sarah is a member of IIDA and is working toward her LEED GA accreditation.