Morris Adjmi loves cities and is dedicated to understanding the history and complex forces that shape them. As the founder and principal of Morris Adjmi Architects (MA), Morris leads an office that specializes in interpreting those forces to create buildings that are contextual but unmistakably contemporary – buildings that may not feel like they’ve always been there, but feel like they should have always been there. The resulting work has put Adjmi at the vanguard of revitalizing post-industrial neighborhoods and historic districts with an architecture that bridges the past and the present without reverting to historicism or relying on nostalgia.
Adjmi’s passion for historic and industrial architecture was formed by the cast-iron French Quarter balconies and crumbling Creole cottages in his hometown of New Orleans and refined in New York and Milan during a 13-year collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Aldo Rossi. Adjmi opened his own practice in 1997 and built on that foundational experience by reformulating this distinctly European approach into one more apt for the modern American city.
Today his work is known for its thoughtful engagement with history, distinct interpretation of industrial forms, and creative expression of materials. Adjmi’s integration of tradition and innovation has yielded a body of work that is sometimes subtle, often bold, but always deeply imbued with a sense of place and purpose.
When not in the office, Morris enjoys spending time in art galleries and museums, relaxing with his family in New Orleans, or feeding the chickens at his farmhouse in Connecticut.
Adjmi is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and sits on the Board of the Tulane University School of Architecture. He has taught at the University of Houston and Columbia University and has lectured on historic and contemporary topics in architecture, including his own work and the work of Aldo Rossi, as well as a frequent participant on panels discussing the urban environment and adaptive reuse. He is the author and editor of several books on Rossi including Aldo Rossi: The Complete Buildings and Projects, 1981-91, Aldo Rossi: Drawings and Paintings, and Aldo Rossi: Collector’s Edition, as well as his own monograph, A Grid and A Conversation: Morris Adjmi Architects.
Adjmi is a graduate of Tulane University (M.Arch’83) and attended the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in New York.
Wesley Wolfe has been a Partner at Morris Adjmi Architects since its establishment in 1997. He oversees the development of projects in landmarked districts, and has personally ushered a number of them through approvals, including 70 Henry Street, a luxury condominium in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, the Theory Building in the Gansevoort Market Historic District, and Wilf Hall, a LEED Platinum building for NYU in the South Village Historic District. Wes is also responsible for many of the firm’s multi-family residential projects, such as The Schumacher, 465 Pacific, and 11 Great Jones.
Wes finds professional inspiration in the arts, in industrial architecture, and in the work of the Italian Neo-Rationalists of the 1960s, particularly Aldo Rossi, with whom he worked before the formation of MA. In the New York offices of Rossi’s Studio di Architettura, Wes managed the design of large-scale commercial three hotels in Japan, the ABC Headquarters building in Los Angeles, and the Scholastic Inc. Headquarters building in New York City. Outside of the office, Wes finds personal inspiration while sailing, hiking, and gardening at his home in the Hudson Valley.
Wes earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and his Master of Architecture from Yale University. He is a registered architect licensed in New York.
As Director of Finance and Operations, Allison works closely with MA’s principal and directors on all aspects of the firm’s operations. She is responsible for strategic planning and business performance in the areas of finance, human resources, information technology, and office management. Previous experience in the design and architecture world gives Allison specialized insight into the best practices and processes for MA. Her team leadership skills extend from the office to the basketball court, where she serves as captain to a team in the New York Urban Professionals league.
Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Portland State University.
As Director of Interiors, Angela leads MA’s Interiors Studio and oversees the delivery of all interior design services—working closely with our architectural studios to ensure projects reflect a holistic and integrated design. Her extensive experience includes designing and executing a broad range of high-end residential, hospitality, restaurant, and corporate office projects within the U.S. and internationally, as well as innovative government buildings. Angela has also collaborated with some of the world’s most elite luxury retail brands, such as Celine, Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton, to evolve their global image. Most recently, she managed the delivery of NEXUS Club New York, a private social and business club offering more than 34,000 square feet of luxury amenities, ranging from wellness and fitness, dining and lounging, meeting and event rooms, and children’s areas—all within a single, thoughtfully designed space.
A proven leader, Angela is known for her ability to nurture constructive relationships between clients, consultant teams, and stakeholders to advance complex projects. She is also dedicated to advancing the technical skills of the Interiors Studio, drawing upon her technical background to promote a high level of quality for all designs and deliverables.
Angela has a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University. She is a Registered Architect in New York, a LEED Green Associate, and a member of the AIA.
Tom Lewis is a Studio Director at MA. Among the projects his studio has developed are the multi-family residential buildings at 11 North Moore Street and 55 West 17th Street in New York, and the LPC-approved office building at 363 Lafayette Street in the NoHo historic district. Tom is also responsible for overseeing one-million-square-foot mixed-use projects in Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Tampa, Florida. Before joining MA, he gained experience with an array of project types at COOKFOX Architects and Robert A.M. Stern Architects, where he worked on institutional projects including the George Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas and the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
Tom is passionate about sustainability and advises the firm on how to thoughtfully integrate sustainable elements into a building’s design, rather than adding sustainable features as an ad-hoc afterthought. He is a LEED accredited professional and has served on the Urban Green Council’s Programs Committee.
Tom received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He is a registered architect licensed in New York.
Ian is the director of MA’s recently opened New Orleans office. With international experience in the architecture and cultural sectors he brings distinguished insight as project manager to notable projects like the Tampa EDITION Hotel. During his years at the firm he has worked on an array of residential, commercial, and master planning projects, including 465 Pacific Street in Brooklyn, 1800 South Bell in Crystal City, and the Gallaudet University Masterplan in Washington DC.
Ian earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, as well as his Master of Architecture, from Yale University, where he was also editor of Perspecta: the Yale Journal of Architecture. He is a registered architect licensed in New York.
Lucas Posada is a Studio Director at MA whose work includes a range of high-profile projects that vary in scale and typology. His team is currently leading the effort at 900 W Randolph, a 42-story residential tower in the Fulton Market District of Chicago, as well as a 405,000-square foot mixed-use development in Washington D.C. Other contributions to the office include 520 West 20th Street in New York City, an 85,000-square foot adaptive reuse commercial project currently under construction, and the completion of 89 Grand Street in Brooklyn, NY.
As an active leader in the firm, Lucas has spearheaded several initiatives to elevate the quality of the architecture and efficiency of operations, particularly in regards to project management and quality control. His keen organization, management skills, and technical abilities are an asset to his studio and the projects under his purview.
Lucas graduated with honors from the University of Oregon school of Architecture and Allied Arts, where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture. He is a registered architect licensed in Oregon and a LEED Accredited professional who has spoken internationally about sustainability, smart growth, and green cities. Outside of the office, Lucas has volunteered with the ACE national mentoring program for high school students interested in architecture, construction, and engineering.
As Technical Director at Morris Adjmi Architects, James reviews the construct-ability of each project, resolves documentation challenges, and leads the response to any issues that may arise in the field. With extensive experience in academic, cultural, corporate, educational, government, residential and science and technology projects, his expertise is not only a boon to his coworkers at MA, but to the students of the construction certification classes he teaches.
James holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. He is a licensed architect in New York, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Arizona., a certified construction contract administrator, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
As the Director of MA Art, Lyle leads the design and development of all art programs and related services. Specializing in the thoughtful curation of artwork and the coordination of original commissions, he has recently overseen the art programming at NEXUS Club NY, a 34,000-square foot social club offering a wide range of amenity spaces and services in Manhattan; established the creative direction and oversaw the production of the 85-foot illuminated WELCOME Sign in Brooklyn Heights; and is currently working on the design and development plan for a large public sculpture to be featured at MA’s 1.2 million-square-foot Front & York project in DUMBO. Lyle also directs the MA exhibition program of regular, curated art and design shows held in the MA offices.
Lyle has lived in New York City for more than 25 years, working as an artist and in art services. His artwork is in the permanent collections of the MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum.
Chris is the Creative Director of Interiors. Since 2012, he has worked with founding partner Morris Adjmi to develop a warm but refined sensibility that has earned MA recognition by AN Interiors, the sister publication of The Architect’s Newspaper, as one of the top 50 interior design firms in the United States. Chris ensures that all interior projects are consistent with MA’s high design standards and harmoniously integrated with the entire building to produce a comprehensive, unified architectural experience that prioritizes simplicity and functionality, the use of natural materials, and craftsmanship.
He specializes in creating distinctive, brand-defining interiors for large-scale residential and hospitality projects, including the Atlantic Plumbing development in Washington, D.C.; the ROOST extended stay hotels in Philadelphia; the Austin Nichols House condominium, a conversion of a 1915 Cass Gilbert warehouse building in Brooklyn; 7 West 21st Street in New York, a 288,000-square-foot through-block residential building in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District; and Nexus Club New York, a new private social and business club located where Tribeca and the Financial District meet in Lower Manhattan.
Chris received his Bachelor of Interior Architecture from the University of New South Wales.
With more than 25 years of experience, Michelle Wagner excels in the management of large-scale projects and has played a vital role in leading the design and delivery of some of the firm’s most ambitious mixed-use developments. Most recently this includes the highly anticipated Front & York complex in Brooklyn, NY. Named for its bordering streets, the unprecedented 1.2-million-square-foot mixed-use multifamily development in Dumbo will supply enough housing to increase the population of the neighborhood by 25 percent. In addition to Front & York, which is currently under construction and expected to top out in the Spring of 2020, Michelle is guiding the delivery of 1 Huron—a 265,500-square-foot multifamily building with ground floor retail and a generous package of high-end amenities located within Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood; a 670,000-square-foot mixed-use project in Atlanta, GA, featuring a unique blend of residential, hospitality, and retail spaces; as well as a 550,000-square-foot commercial development in her hometown, Denver, CO.
Prior to joining Morris Adjmi Architects, Michelle worked on the World Trade Center Master Plan and Design Guidelines with Studio Daniel Libeskind.
Michelle graduated with honors from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a registered architect, licensed to practice in New York and Colorado.
William Work joined Morris Adjmi Architects in 2015. As the firm’s Director of Standards, he’s responsible for establishing documentation standards and advising the firm on best practices. He brings to MA a strong technical background gained over more than 25 years of experience working on commercial offices and multi-family residential developments as well as master planning, hospitality, and civic projects. While the majority of his career has been spent in New York City, William has also worked in Florence, Italy and has traveled extensively through Europe visiting iconic works of architecture.
William is a graduate of Pratt Institute, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture. He is a registered architect licensed in New York.
Michael Zweck-Bronner is the Managing Director at MA and is responsible for providing firm-wide leadership to design teams in all phases of the project life-cycle including overseeing design direction and ensuring quality control standards through construction. Specializing in multi-family residential and commercial projects, Michael has managed the design and construction of over 2 million square feet at MA in major cities across the country, including The Sterling Mason, 7 West 21st Street, and the conversion of the former telecommunications facility at 50 Varick Street into a production and exhibition space in New York City; 11 Ludlow in Philadelphia, 950 South Capitol in Washington D.C., The Standard at South Market in New Orleans, and a 31-story residential tower in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago.
Previously, Michael worked at Pentagram, where he co-founded the architecture department and, among other projects, worked on the Harley Davidson Museum, which was recognized with a New York State AIA Award and publication in Architectural Record, and a high-end private residence in Montauk, New York that was published in The New York Times.
Michael received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.
Shay is an information professional with extensive experience in metadata management. As MA’s Digital Asset Manager-Archivist, she is responsible for organizing, storing, and protecting the firm’s numerous digital assets, ranging from preliminary sketches to professional photography. Dedicated to enhancing the user experience, Shay works collaboratively across MA’s diverse stakeholder base to create and maintain an accurate and efficient system that allows each of our employees to find what they need, when needed. Prior to joining MA, she worked at Viacom as a senior coordinator in global data governance.
Shay received a Master of Art in Moving Image Archive Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Art in English from Barnard College.
Bob is an architectural designer who is supporting some of the firm’s largest, most complex mixed-use projects. He is currently working on the design of a 640,000-square-foot apartment building in Santa Clara, CA, expected to contain 300 rental units, approximately 28,000 square feet of residential amenity space, and 55,000 square feet of ground floor retail. He is also providing Construction Administration services for Front & York, a 1.1-million-square-foot residential development in Brooklyn, NY.
Bob is a graduate of Pratt Institute, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture.
CJ is a registered architect and project manager with experience in the design and delivery of large-scale, logistically complex projects throughout the Northeast. Most recently this has included serving as the project manager of the Rye Street Market project—a central block within the Port Covington master planned development in Baltimore, MD, encompassing approximately 247,000 square feet of market style retail and office space across four new commercial buildings. CJ is also currently serving as the project manager of 2100 M Street, which involves the reprogramming of an 8-story, approximately 358,000-square-foot commercial building in Washington, DC. Built in the 1960’s, the existing building is undergoing significant interior and exterior renovations to support a vibrant mix of office, restaurant, retail, and amenity spaces. Additional commercial experience includes the design of 430 West Broadway—a 7-story office building with ground floor retail located in New York City’s SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. After office hours he’s known as a founding member of the MA house band.
CJ graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. He is a registered architect in the State of New York.
Jonathan Arcila-Garcia is a designer who is inspired by architecture’s power to improve lives and shape the future. His work draws on his experiences traveling and studying in cities across Europe and South America, and he thrives off working and living in complex and diverse environments like New York City. At MA, he’s been involved with residential projects including 540 Hudson Street, 70 Henry Street, and 41 Great Jones, and looks forward to sharing new ideas with his dedicated coworkers every day.
Jonathan earned both his Master of Architecture and his Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida.
Libby is an architect who brings a diverse background that ranges from overseas government compounds to university research laboratories to historic preservation projects. She is currently working on a new 24-story residential building in midtown Manhattan. Outside of the office she enjoys painting and exploring the city. She’s a seasoned runner and accomplished skier.
Libby earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland. Her work in graduate school focused on classical and vernacular architecture. She is a registered architect licensed in New York.
Jenna is an architectural designer currently supporting the development of 900 West Randolph and 38 West 8th Street. The former is a new 43-story, 550,000-square-foot multifamily tower with ground floor retail located within Chicago’s Fulton Market District and the latter is a 7-story, 38,500-square-foot development within New York City’s Greenwich Village Historic District encompassing 42 “micro apartments”, as well as retail space and medical offices. Prior to joining MA, Jenna worked on several high-end single family projects in New York, Connecticut, and Lebanon, including both new construction and gut renovation scopes. Her experience also includes the design of a boutique store in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. As a result of her wide ranging experience, Jenna is skilled in the preparation of regulatory filings, including New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission amendments.
Jenna received a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture and Adaptive Reuse from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She is a member of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Beirut and was published in the Int|AR Journal of Interventions and Adaptive Reuse Volume 07: “What Once Was” on the work of Rachael Whiteread.
Jihyea is an interior designer whose work benefits from her background in product design and furniture fabrication. Throughout her career, Jihyea has contributed to luxury residential buildings, high-rise office buildings, and hospitality projects including hotels, bars and restaurants in New York, Europe, and Asia. At MA, her understanding of furniture, fixtures, and equipment, and her experience with interior space planning, has influenced numerous high-end projects.
Jihyea has a Master of Science in Interior Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Product Design from Hongik University in Korea.
Jennifer is a project manager with more than 18 years of experience leading residential, commercial, hospitality, entertainment, and institutional projects ranging in size and complexity. She has particular expertise in the design of theaters, most recently including a $78 million project where she demonstrated her ability to coordinate the integration of acoustical requirements and specialty equipment with high design elements and finishes. Jennifer has also recently managed several high-rise multi-family developments, including a 300,000-square-foot mixed-use building in Philadelphia. Committed to meeting client expectations on every project, Jennifer applies her technical expertise and exemplary consultant coordination skills to consistently deliver projects on time and within budget.
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University.
Uli is an architect and project manager with nearly 15 years of experience in New York City and abroad. Known for his attention to detail and commitment to meeting client expectations, he has delivered a wide range of large-scale, logistically complex residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects. Most recently this has included a million-square-foot residential development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and a 1.4-million-square-foot residential tower in Mexico City. Additional project experience includes luxury residential developments such as 277 Fifth Avenue, Quay Tower, and Denizen Bushwick in New York City and several innovative commercial buildings, including the Japan Post Headquarters Tower in Tokyo and the new Shanghai International Financial Center.
Uli holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from Florida International University in Miami where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He was the recipient of William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize and is an active member of the Columbia Alumni Mentorship Program. Uli is a registered architect in New York and Florida.
Sarah Cancienne is a designer at Morris Adjmi Architects, with over 10 years of professional experience. Prior to joining MA, Sarah worked at design firms in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Charlottesville, VA. Her project experience includes hotels, convention centers, sports and event venues, and residential projects. Sarah is an accomplished painter and is represented by the Ann Connelly Gallery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Alex’s role as a designer at Morris Adjmi Architects is informed by his background designing experimental structures and investigating digital fabrication techniques. At MA, Alex is a member of the BIM and model-making teams. He is currently working on 363 Lafayette and has been involved with an array of mixed-use and residential projects. Outside MA, Alex is a full-fledged Eagle Scout who has also fabricated and slept in a snow shelter of his own design. Alex has a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute, where his thesis examined programmed landscapes in Los Angeles.
Maryann Lee is an interior designer who has prioritized intentionality at the core of her designs throughout her career. Her experience spans a wide variety of typologies, including workplace, residential and hospitality projects,. Her experience includes working on restaurant Manhatta with restaurateur Danny Meyer, which won a 2018 IFMA-New York award for Design and Construction, and revitalizing South Street Seaport with the Howard Hughes Corporation.
Maryann received her BFA from Pratt Institute where she graduated with merit-based scholarships and won best design award from the Pratt Student Union Charrette Competition.
Haanwa Chau is a Project Manager with broad career experience including corporate office, multifamily, cultural, educational, and fitness facilities. She is especially familiar with the historic and Landmark building process. Her organized approach to managing a project is valued by her project team. She loves any opportunity to learn something new and enjoys practicing in a city that is bursting with so many things to see and experience.
Haanwa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture from Parsons the New School of Design, and an Associates Degree in Visual Communications from Delgado College. She is a registered architect licensed in New York.
Nicholas is a designer whose expertise includes development analysis and urban design, with a particular focus on the city agency approval process. In addition to his work at MA on residential projects in landmarked districts, such as 134 Wooster and 151 Mulberry, Nicholas is a lecturer at the Parsons School of Design. His research and teaching focuses primarily on infrastructure, policy, and finance in urban architecture.
Nicholas holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.
Chris is an architectural designer with NYC-specific experience on commercial, cultural, and residential projects of varying scopes and scales. Prior to joining MA, he worked at Gensler where he served as a job captain for the interior renovation of the Jackie Robinson Museum, as well as a project to convert an existing book store within The Museum of Modern Art into 16,000 square feet of flexible studio and classroom space. Since joining MA, Chris has supported the design of a 24-story residential tower on West 55th Street in midtown Manhattan that will include two levels of retail and the value engineering of 3 St. Marks Place, a 10-story, LPC-approved commercial building in the East Village.
Chris has a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, where he graduated with honors and received the Eschweiler Prize. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Ryerson University in Toronto, where he also graduated with honors.
Christopher is an architect and Project Manager who keeps an eye on the details without losing site of the big picture. Good communication and collaboration is key to his work, which strives for unified experiences that blur the distinction between interior and exterior design. Christopher has experience working on high-end residential, retail, and hospitality projects in Miami, Las Vegas, New York, and Abu Dhabi. Among his MA contributions is the firm’s inaugural New Orleans project, The Standard at South Market, on which he served as lead architect.
Christopher studied at the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Design in Architecture with a minor in Classics. He is a registered architect licensed in New York.
Angela De Riggi, a Project Manager at MA, is working on residential and commercial projects. Her prior experience includes managing large-scale mixed-use projects in Manhattan and buildings for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. Angela has worked in construction management on several high-end residential renovations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Angela received her Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College and her Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she held student leadership positions and produced publications for the School of Design.
Magdalena Dlugosz joins MA with a broad portfolio of residential, commercial, and hospitality projects in New York City, as well as an extensive knowledge of ADA compliance. She’s particularly passionate about residential design, with experience ranging from single-family homes to large-scale multi-family developments. During her years of study, she received a nomination for Best Architectural Master Thesis of the Year in her native country of Poland.
Magdalena earned her Master of Architecture and Urban Planning from Bialystok University of Technology.
Esther is a conscientious, highly motivated senior project manager and architect who approaches each project with a pragmatic thought process and detail-oriented execution. Over the course of her 20-year career, she has successfully managed the delivery of a diverse range of projects, including luxury ground-up condominiums in NYC and the renovation and expansion of numerous private residences throughout the northeast. Esther has also worked on institutional projects such as the 99,000-square-foot St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children in Washington, D.C., as well as several large-scale international developments, including the master plan for a 385-acre resort in the Bahamas. She is currently managing the interior design of a new 24-story residential tower on West 55th Street in midtown Manhattan that will include two levels of retail. As a result of her extensive experience in NYC, Esther has a detailed understanding of the city’s zoning requirements and building codes and is particularly skilled in ushering projects through regulatory approvals, including those of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Several of her projects have been published, including a high-end private residence in Hopewell, NJ, that was featured in Architectural Digest.
Esther received a Master of Architecture from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami. Previously, she served as an adjunct lecturer and design academic at the New York Institute of Technology and Cornell University.
Eliana Drier just graduated with her Masters from Cornell University. She recently moved from upstate New York to Bushwick and is very excited to be working for MA. What she enjoys most about architecture are the endless opportunities to keep learning about different cultures, environments and technologies. In her spare time she likes to read, dance and explore the city.
She received her M.Arch from Cornell University and her Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has studied abroad in China and France.
Kerim is a project architect whose practice is inspired by the intersection of context, culture, and technology — interests that stem from his extensive travels and background in biomedical engineering. His experience designing high-end developments and master planning projects in cities around the country inform his work at MA. Kerim has also designed furniture, lighting, architecture hardware, and a textile print that received an Interior Design “Best of Year” award.
Kerim has a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute, where he is a frequent guest critic, and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He is a registered architect licensed in New York.
Monika is an architectural designer with extensive experience in the design of cultural and institutional facilities, including theaters and other unique performing arts centers. Most recently this has included the renovation of Webster Hall, one of New York City’s most iconic and historically significant music venues. Since joining MA, Monika has expanded her project portfolio to include residential and mixed-use typologies through her work on a multi-building complex in TriBeCa, which includes a new 575,000-square-foot residential tower. With a particular interest in the way new designs are informed by existing conditions, she strives to ensure that architectural interventions are thoughtful and respectful of historic context, whether in a renovation project or ground-up new construction.
Monika received her Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Luke Erickson’s work as an architectural designer is informed by a belief that buildings should be infused with a sense of emotion, mystery, and memory. He explores these ideas through complex drawings that have been published and exhibited in galleries, and through the projects he’s worked on at MA, including two current hotel projects and a new commercial project in Baltimore. Outside of his work at MA, Luke is also the drummer in the MA House Band.
Luke has a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, where he received the Shreve Thesis Award, the Eschweiler Prize, and was named an Eidlitz Fellow. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Luke is a Registered Architect licensed in New York.
Katya Fedak is a member of the in-house rendering team at MA. She creates photo-realistic images to support our project teams in conveying our designs to our clients. Recently graduated with a degree in product design, Katya has experience with model making, ergonomics, user experience, and branding. On her free time she enjoys improv, exploring NYC on foot, and making stop motion animations.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Product Design from Parsons The New School for Design.
Louis is a well-rounded designer who enjoys working on every aspect of a project, from broad concepts to the smallest details. He has experience in high-end residential and hospitality projects as well as affordable housing and community-oriented work. At MA, he focuses on large hospitality and mixed-use projects like 601 Washington Avenue. Outside of the office, Louis is an avid cyclist.
Louis graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with his Bachelor of Architecture.
Ashley Fetzer is a designer in MA’s New Orleans office. Growing up in Southwest Louisiana, she was raised with a family-instilled passion for traveling and history, and decided to study architecture after being inspired by the sense of ‘place’ created by the historical architecture of the region. She began her professional career in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and gained experience working on commercial projects, then moved to New York City, where she worked for a high-end residential architecture firm, renovating apartments and townhouses throughout the city. She recently returned to Louisiana with the hopes of continuing the development of her professional career in her home state.
Ashley has a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University.
Zoe is an architectural designer with experience working on a wide range of residential projects, including a 13-story, 265,500-square-foot waterfront condominium building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; an 8-story, 190,000-square-foot apartment building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; an 18-story, multifamily tower in Melbourne, Australia; a 28-story, 620,000-square-foot mixed-use tower within a master planned development in Reston, VA; and a number of private residences—both new construction and renovation. Zoe has also been instrumental to MA’s own office expansion project at 60 Broad Street, where she has been responsible for managing the drawings from Concept through Construction Documents.
Zoe received her Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from Monash University in her hometown of Melbourne. While working towards her master’s degree, she spent a semester at the Parsons School of Design in NYC.
As Human Resources Manager, Brittany strives to create a quality workplace through the development and implementation of policy, recruitment and benefits initiatives. Her experience spans a number of industries, including fashion, eCommerce and design. Brittany’s role offers her unique insight into MA, as she is the only person who works with each and every employee at the firm. Outside of the office she enjoys exploring the city and is an accomplished violinist.
Brittany has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Brown University.
Erica is a registered architect with more than seven years of experience working on a variety of innovative commercial projects. She recently served as a contributing member of the design team for the 200,000-square-foot Mercedes Benz U.S. headquarters, as well as the award-winning Shaw creative office space in Cartersville, GA. In addition, Erica recently served as project architect/designer for a new one-million-square-foot high-rise office building in midtown Manhattan. She also has experience in the renovation of existing commercial buildings. Since joining MA, Erica has expanded her portfolio to include the design of a confidential 300,000-square-foot dormitory building to be developed for a university within the U.C. College System in Northern California—refining her skill in the design of façades, as well as exterior design and site design. As a LEED Accredited Professional, she is committed to incorporating sustainability principles on all projects and believes buildings should respond to climate, social, and cultural contexts.
Erica received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Northeastern University.
Lucy Garner grew up near Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of New South Wales. She worked in Sydney on projects encompassing high-end residential, retail and hospitality projects. Extending the scope of her experience as an interior designer, she completed a variety of internships including positions at Vogue Living Australia magazine and at a custom millwork workshop. Lucy enjoys a love of utilitarian and beautiful product design. Prior to joining MA, Lucy worked in Sydney and New York.
Chris Glass is a project manager with experience working on an array of residential, commercial, and institutional projects. His work at MA often features complex, mixed-use programs, such as the Atlantic Plumbing development in Washington DC, a 500,000-square-foot project that includes high-end residential units as well as affordable housing, a library, fire station and squash tournament venue. Chris is also an active member of MA’s QA/QC Committee, a dedicated oil painter, and avid traveler who has visited nearly every county in Asian and Latin America
Chris received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.
Christian brings a multifaceted perspective to his role at MA. His study of architecture is complemented by his hands-on experience designing and producing furniture – an endeavor that earned him a spot in NYC’s ICFF Studio for emerging designers in 2018. Currently he is working on a multi-family residential project in New York City. Outside of the office he enjoys painting and film.
Christian earned his Master of Architecture from Yale University and Bachelor of Architecture from Ohio State University.
Jacob is a designer from the New York City area who grew up inspired by the buildings that towered over him. His diverse experience spans everything from single-family homes and commercial interiors to college campuses and high-end resorts. When he’s not designing or taking in the architecture of the city, Jacob enjoys skiing, tennis, and the cinema.
Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, where his senior thesis explored the architecture of the emerging cannabis industry.
Lauren is an interior designer with more than 12 years of interdisciplinary experience. Her portfolio includes serving as the interior design lead on numerous notable projects throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the reimagining of existing commercial buildings such as The Tower—a 32-story “vertical campus” for media and entertainment companies in Burbank, CA, as well as ground-up projects such as 1275 L’Avenue—Montreal’s tallest residential building. Prior to joining MA, Lauren worked as an interior design lead at WeWork and in the photo industry producing, assisting, shooting, and styling products and interiors for clients such as Williams-Sonoma, Restoration Hardware, California Home and Design, Apple, and more.
Lauren received her Master of Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated with honors. She received a Bachelor of Art with a concentration in Media Arts from Long Island University.
One of MA’s most recognized (and adored) employees is Office Coordinator Turner Gray. She welcomes all visitors, directs phone calls, manages meeting logistics, coordinates deliveries and pickups, and serves as office liaison on a number of fronts. She has experience providing administrative support in a number of industries, including fashion, finance, and consulting. On the weekends she likes to decompress by cooking and spending time with her children.
Turner has an Associate in Business Administration from the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Matt Hallstein is a designer in the interiors studio who has been dreaming, designing, and building for his entire life — from his childhood in South Korea playing with Lincoln Logs to his adulthood in Brooklyn playing with Legos. At MA, he has worked on residential projects at every scale, including single-family townhouses and large mixed-use developments like 550 Clinton Avenue. In addition to his contributions as a designer, Matt is also the firm’s materials library coordinator.
Matt holds a Master of Architecture from the Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects.
Courtney is an interior designer with a considerable background in multi-family residential and hospitality projects. Her interest in neighborhoods as they relate to urban environments brought her to New York City, where she creates authentic and honest spaces true to their surrounding context.
Courtney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Washington State University and took related courses at American Intercontinental University in London. She is a LEED Green Associate.
Clayton is an architectural designer with seven years of experience working on a wide range of large-scale multifamily and commercial projects. Most recently this has included the design and documentation of 540 6th Avenue, an 860,000-square-foot, 12-story condominium building in New York City, which broke ground in 2019. Clayton also recently supported the design of a 90,000-square-foot, 5-story office building located within The Wharf revitalization district in Washington, D.C.
Clayton is a graduate of the Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture. He is an active member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).
Jasmine Ho is an architect with experience in high-rise multi-family residential projects ranging from affordable housing to high-end luxury developments and commercial interiors. In addition to serving as the head of MA’s Building Information Modeling committee she has worked on 211 Schermerhorn, 215 North 10th Street and 419 Broadway.
Jasmine has a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute. She is a registered architect licensed in New York.
As a designer, Kent is fascinated by the relationship between traditional compositional strategies and contemporary architecture, particularly as it relates to the city. Having closely studied Aldo Rossi’s work and The Architecture of the City, Kent came to MA with an extensive knowledge of the firm’s prehistory and created all the original drawings for the firm’s first monograph, A Grid and a Conversation.
Kent has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas, where he was awarded the John G. Williams Joy in Architecture Medal
Russell brings experience in high-end single-family residences to his role as a designer. His approach to architecture is enriched by his practical skills in carpentry and woodworking. At MA, he is working on a two large complexes, including a commercial building in Washington DC and a mixed-use development in Detroit. He is a lover of the great outdoors and spends his weekends roaming the city outskirts on his motorcycle.
Russell has a Master of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University. He is a LEED Green Associate.
Josh is a designer with a strong interest in sustainable design and how it can be used to push architecture forward. His projects include a new commercial office building in the East Village. Growing up near the Hudson River led to a love of kayaking and sailing, as well as hiking and camping. When not in nature, Josh loves to travel and has studied in London and Florence.
Josh received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, where he co-founded the online architecture publication POSIT.
As MA’s Business Development Manager, Lauren is responsible for identifying, vetting, and pursuing new and exciting opportunities for the firm. Working collaboratively with MA’s principal and directors, she develops and implements strategies to both strengthen the firm’s presence in its core markets and drive growth within target markets. Leveraging her strong communication skills and ability to foster strategic partnerships, Lauren leads the preparation of all new business proposals and associated materials. Before joining MA, she served in similar roles for several other design firms in New York City, where she demonstrated her ability to to drive the creation of compelling proposals and increase client engagement. Prior to moving to New York, Lauren worked for the State of Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development where she administered several economic development programs incentivizing real property investment. This sparked her interest in historic architecture and passion for community revitalization through adaptive reuse projects.
Lauren received a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Studies from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Government & Public Affairs. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Yoojin Kim enjoys collaborating without boundaries on architecture, interior, and space. The main goal of her work is to provide diverse experiences of urban life, by combining the old and the new. She published a case study book “The Future of Shopping Centers: The SoNo Collection” for her Masters thesis studio, and she exhibited the group project “Transitions” for RISD Collaborative Study Project, and the studio project “Street Warmer” at the President’s House for RISD MLK Series.
Yoojin has a Master of Arts in Adaptive Reuse (Interior Architecture) from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture (Minored in Entrepreneurship) from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea.
George Kontaroudis brings a global perspective and passion for sustainability to his work as a Project Manager at MA. He came to New York from Greece, where he ran his own firm developing architectural and urban planning projects in Europe and the Middle East. In addition to his work on high-end residential and commercial projects at MA, George plays a critical role in the firm’s Sustainability Committee and BIM initiative. Outside the office, he is a pilot, a fencer, and an adjunct professor at the Parsons New School of Design.
George earned his Master of Architecture from the University College of London and his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Lincolnshire. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED AP BD+C, a Certified PassiveHouse Designer, and a registered architect licensed in New York and the European Union. He also serves on the board of directors of New York Passivehouse and the Greek Institute of Architects in New York.
Andras is an architectural designer with a diverse portfolio of project experience and an international perspective of the social dialogue between buildings and their users, informed by his time living in Hungary, The Netherlands, and New Orleans. He is currently working on a one-million-square-foot sustainability-focused office/laboratory building in East Palo Alto, CA, as well as a 100,000-square-foot, 8-story mixed-use building comprised of approximately 120 hotel keys and 120 residential units in Los Angeles. Andras also recently supported the design and documentation of a 70,000-square-foot, 5-story boutique hotel in Rockaway Beach, NY, and the façade design of a 176,000-square-foot, 16-story hotel in Atlanta, GA. Skilled in BIM, he often serves in leadership roles to establish and maintain BIM models for the firm’s projects.
Andras received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Tulane University, where he graduated Cum Laude.
Tony’s role as a designer at MA is informed by a wide-ranging knowledge of architectural styles gained while living in three different countries on three different continents. His education began in New Zealand (where he was the 2005 New Zealand Secondary Schools Lawn Bowls Champion), then later on in Croatia, and finally the United States (where no one really knows about Lawn Bowling). In addition to his cosmopolitan architectural awareness, Tony has an expertise in Building Information Modeling that has contributed to the success of projects such as 116 University and 950 South Capitol.
Tony has a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology.
Jamie is an Interior designer whose work at MA has focused on multi-family residential and hospitality projects in New York City, including 465 Pacific Street, 70 Henry Street and 1162 Broadway. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Jamie moved to the United States to pursue her passion for design at the Pratt Institute. Her early research into the intersection of form, space and human behavior continues to provide valuable insight into her professional work.
Jamie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Pratt Institute, where she was awarded the International Merit Scholarship.
Jamie is an interior designer with a growing portfolio of hospitality projects, including unique hotels and F&B spaces. Her recent experience includes interior and FF&E design services for several Moxy Hotels—a Marriott International experimental brand with elevated amenity spaces focused on creating lively social areas—numerous fast casual restaurants throughout the southeast, as well as a fine dining experience and an unexpected speakeasy within The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Jamie’s portfolio also includes interior design and FF&E material sourcing for several British Council locations in Seoul, South Korea. Since joining MA, she has contributed to the interior design of hospitality projects for the ROOST extended stay hotel brand.
Jamie received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Design from Pratt Institute.
Paul is a designer whose work draws on his interest in the intersection contemporary design, history, and digital media. His knowledge of how these ideas relate to typology and architectural character inform his experience with architectural product design and adaptive reuse projects, as well as the several design competitions he’s been involved with at Morris Adjmi Architects.
Paul earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, where he was awarded the Ralph T. Walker Travel Prize.
Yi-En is an interior designer with experience working on innovative, high-end commercial, residential, and hospitality projects. Ongoing experience includes the design and documentation of the 10,000-square-foot Davines U.S. Headquarters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which encompasses a retail component, traditional workspace, exploration space, as well as a hair academy—all designed to reflect the Italian haircare company’s brand of “sustainable beauty”. Yi-En also supported the interior design of Front & York, MA’s 1.1-million-square-foot mixed-use development currently under construction in DUMBO, Brooklyn, and NEXUS Club NY, a private membership club offering more than 34,000 square feet of amenity space. Prior experience includes several F&B projects in NYC and a hotel renovation project in Florida.
Yi-En received her Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tatung University in Taipei, Taiwan.
Jesse is a registered architect and project manager with wide ranging experience in the design and delivery of hospitality, residential, and commercial typologies, or a blend thereof. Most recently, this has included serving as the project manager of the Rockaway Beach Hotel in Queens, NY—a 6-story, 72,000-square-foot mixed-use development offering a relaxed yet refined approach to a unique blend of hospitality and residential programs, as well as an assortment of design-focused Food & Beverage and amenity spaces. Jesse is also currently serving as the project manager of a new 65,630-square foot commercial building on St. Marks Place in Manhattan, as well as two neighboring multifamily buildings on Driggs Avenue within Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.
Informed by prior experience working within the public sector on New York City’s zoning and building code regulations, Jesse is skilled at guiding clients through contentions regulatory reviews and has proven her ability to secure design approvals for complex projects. Her fluency in building codes is complemented by a working knowledge of craftsmanship—Jesse knows how to cast glass, weld steel, and cut a dovetail joint by hand.
Jesse has a Master of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the California College of Art. She is a registered architect licensed in New York.
As a Project Manager, Brittany brings expertise in multi-family condos, affordable housing, and residential design. Projects such as 260 Bowery and 151 Mulberry have benefitted from Brittany’s extensive experience working in New York City as well as her background in industrial design. In addition to her work in architecture, Brittany has designed and built furniture that has been exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
Brittany graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Architecture and a minor in Industrial Design.
Virginia brings MA together like no one else with the Lunch Program. As our resident chef, she provides employees with family-style lunch during the week and caters for various office events throughout the year. Virginia’s experience spans a range of industries and scales, including time spent in the competitive world of New York City fine dining, serving as an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education, and leading a homeless youth culinary training program at The Door, an at-risk outreach organization in SoHo.
Virginia received her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications & Management Technology from New York University and completed the Culinary Arts program at the Institute of Culinary Education.
In her role as Finance Manager, Cynthia provides billing and collection support to all staff and administrative operations and oversees vendor and consultant accounts. As one of the first employees at MA, she has a unique insight into the growth and development of the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Cynthia worked in the property management and restaurant industries and sometimes she still dreams of opening an Italian restaurant.
Cynthia holds an Associate in Accounting from the Plaza Business Institute.
Jake is an architect with more than five years of experience on commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects throughout the U.S. Since joining MA, he has contributed to the design and development of 31st & Brighton, a 10-story commercial building in Denver, CO, encompassing approximately 325,000 square feet of office space, 9,000 square feet of retail, and 220,000 square feet of parking, as well as an 18-story, 563,000-square-foot multifamily development in Atlanta, GA, encompassing approximately 360 rental units. Prior to joining MA, Jake worked at Pickard Chilton in New Haven, CT, and Gensler in Washington, DC.
Jake received his Master of Architecture from Catholic University, where he graduated with honors, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He is a registered architect, licensed in the District of Columbia and is a LEED Green Associate (GA).
Nick Musser is an architect in MA’s New Orleans office. He grew up in rural Pennsylvania, and was drawn to architecture by a desire to explore cities and study how they are built and how they age. During college he spent time in Tokyo and Mumbai. Following graduation, Nick practiced at an emerging architecture firm in Philadelphia, where he gained professional experience at all scales from casework to campus master plans and guided award winning projects through construction. He moved south in 2015 and joined an established New Orleans firm, working primarily in historic rehabilitation as well as new multi-family construction.
Nick has his Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University. He is a registered architect licensed in Louisiana.
Sucheta Nadig is an Architect with 4 years of experience in the field of architecture, having worked on adaptive reuse and preservation projects. She is inspired by architecture that transforms with the passage of time. As a designer she strives to understand the historical, political, and social forces that shape the built environment.
Sucheta has a Masters of Architecture degree from Columbia University’s GSAPP, is a LEED-accredited professional and is licensed in New York
JP joins MA with experience in residential, commercial, and cultural projects. Upon receiving his Master of Architecture, he worked in Rotterdam on various international projects including a contemporary art museum in Moscow. His background also includes the designing and building of small, single-family residences. A guitar player in the MA house band, he enjoys listening to and performing music.
JP earned a Master of Architecture from Tulane University and is a registered architect licensed in Illinois.
Jasper Pope is the graphic designer and marketing coordinator at MA. His work is informed by a diverse background that includes working as the director of a contemporary art gallery, co-founding an arts-based publishing company, managing the studio of a leading sculptor, and developing branding for high-end hospitality and commercial clients. At MA, he oversees the regular exhibition program, designs all proposals and in-house resources, and was heavily involved with the production and design of the firm’s first monograph A Grid and A Conversation.
Jasper holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Western Washington University.
Martin is an architectural designer with experience on residential, commercial, and transportation projects within the U.S., Europe, and the Caribbean. His well-rounded portfolio of residential project experience includes several innovative multifamily housing concepts in his hometown of Cracow, Poland; a 120,000-square-foot supportive housing development in Bushwick, Brooklyn; as well as a luxury 7,000-square-foot single-family villa in St. Kitts. Similarly, Martin has a diverse portfolio of commercial project experience, including a large mixed-use development, several mixed-use bus stations, and a number of shops for a large-scale retail chain. Since joining MA, Martin has leveraged his broad range of experience to support the design and development of 550 Clinton/809 Atlantic, a 276,000-square-foot mixed-use project in Brooklyn, NY, encompassing approximately 280 rental units and 40,000 square feet of retail space.
Martin received his Master and Bachelor degrees in Architecture and Urban Design from the Cracow University of Technology in Poland.
Julie Puaux is a project designer with experience designing residential buildings, commercial interiors, and gallery spaces. Since joining MA, she’s guided large scale projects from schematic design to completion, including the Atlantic Plumbing development in Washington DC, Landmark West Loop in Chicago, and 7 West 21st Street in New York City.
Julie earned both a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from the Parsons New School for Design and studied art history at the Lycée Buffon in her native Paris.
Vicente is a Project Manager whose work draws on his passion for the arts as well as his keen interest in history and the natural sciences. At MA, he’s known for his extensive knowledge of historic structures, renovation work, envelope design and construction, and New York City zoning codes, which has informed his work on residential projects such as 151 Mulberry Street.
Vicente earned his Master of Architecture from City College of New York and his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from New York University Gallatin. He is a registered architect licensed in New York and a LEED accredited professional.
Alsira is a project architect with professional experience in both Rome and New York City, where she has focused on designing high-end multi-family residential projects at every scale. At MA, her expertise informs her work on large multi-family development projects like the Tampa EDITION Hotel.
Alsira has a Master of Architecture from Sapienza University. She is a licensed architect in Italy.
With nearly 20 years of experience, Harlan is a senior designer known for his ability to create clear and rational architecture, interiors, and urban designs. His extensive portfolio encompasses the delivery of both high-end and market-rate residential, hospitality, and commercial projects as standalone buildings, as well as master plans for mixed-use urban developments. Leveraging his wide-ranging expertise in typologies of varying scales and scopes, Harlan serves as a key design authority at MA and is involved in the conceptual development of each of the firm’s projects. Prior to joining MA, Harlan was a founding director of the widely published and awarded Sydney-based architectural design studio Redgen Mathieson Architects, where he oversaw the design direction of projects throughout Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Harlan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Canberra. Before moving to the U.S., he served as an adjunct lecturer and design academic at the University of New South Wales.
Jeremy is an architect and Project Manager whose eclectic experience includes studying biology and working in neuroscience labs. At MA, he frequently works in post-industrial and historic districts on contextual residential buildings such as 254 Front Street, distinctive commercial properties like 837 Washington Street, and iconic hospitality work like the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Jeremy has also created exhibition designs for the Brooklyn Historical Society and exhibited his own interactive sculptural installation for the summer sculpture garden on Governor’s Island.
Jeremy has a Master of Architecture from City College of New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia. He is a registered architect licensed in New York, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the American Institute of Architects.
Elliot is an architectural designer with experience working on a wide range of residential projects. Since joining MA, he has supported the development of 550 Clinton/809 Atlantic, a 29-story, 276,000-square-foot mixed-use complex in Brooklyn, NY, as well as 900 West Randolph, a 43-story, 550,000-square-foot multifamily tower in Chicago, IL. Elliot’s work as a designer draws upon his experience as an estimator, an illustrator, and as a sandwich artist.
Elliot holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.
Rossana Russo is a designer who strives to bring a sense of grace and movement to her work. With a particular expertise in facade design and fenestration detailing, she has worked on residential and commercial projects, including the transformation of 50 Varick Street from a call center into one of the most sought-after production spaces in the city. In addition to architecture, Rossana has been passionate about classical ballet for her entire life and has been studying the art form for more than 25 years, earning her the nickname “the dancing architect.”
A native of Turin, Italy, Rossana has a Master of Science in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Turin.
Danielle Sanchick is an architect with experience on several international high-rise buildings, master plans, and urban design projects. Born into a family of architects, she began cultivating an interest in art and design at a young age, and has since expanded those interests to include new developments in computational design and Building Information Modeling. In addition to designing skyscrapers, Danielle scraped the sky herself when she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2017.
Danielle graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture. She is a registered architect licensed in New York and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Allison Schwartz is an architect who specializes in conceptual design and zoning analysis. At MA, she’s brought this expertise to some of the firm’s most complex mixed-use and multi-family projects in New York City and Washington DC. She has shared her professional insight with students in Columbia’s Master of Architecture and Real Estate Development programs. Outside of her roles as an architect and educator, Allison is a photographer and watercolor artist.
Allison has a Master of Architecture from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a LEED Green Association and a registered architect licensed in New York.
Kevin joins MA’s interiors department with experience in both the vendor and design sides of the industry. He is currently working on large commercial and luxury residential projects in TriBeCa and the Upper West Side. His love of design extends to the world of luxury cars and he is a frequent visitor to auto shows in New York City and his hometown of Tampa, Florida.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Jennifer brings an artistic sensibility to her role as a designer at MA, evident in her work on projects in New York, Philadelphia, and Tampa. Since joining the interiors department over six years ago she has contributed to a number of projects, including 116 University Place and 520 W 20th Street. Currently, she is working on a nearly completed tower in East Market and the up-and-coming Italian Market, both large residential developments in Philadelphia.
Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture, with honors, from the Carleton University School of Architecture.
Melissa Shalloway is an architect with a focus in interior architecture and detailing with a wide range of experience, including single family homes, multi-family residential, hospitality, corporate interiors, retail, government, and education. She has studied abroad in Japan, China, and Thailand.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami.
Rui brings to MA more than eight years of experience in rendering photo realistic images for projects worldwide as a 3D renderer. A native of Portugal, studied and worked in Lisbon before moving to Belgium, where he took on new challenges as a creative designer. His passion for architecture, design and photography provide a sense for creating detailed project images.
Rui received his Bachelor of Interior Design from the Institute of Arts, Design and Marketing in Lisbon.
Graeme is a designer with extensive knowledge of New York City zoning codes. He has significant experience in multi-family residential projects, with involvement in all aspects of design, from concept to documentation to construction. At MA, residential projects such as Atlantic Plumbing and Mulberry Street have benefited from his background. A Canadian native, Graeme has played field hockey for the Junior and Senior Canadian Men’s National Team.
Graeme has a Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Ryerson University.
Lea Stagno is a designer whose work at MA has been primarily on building design, with deeper focus in the coordination and development of materials and details. She has extensive experience leading design teams on a variety of commissioned projects and competitions in Miami and South America. Her experience also includes teaching Core studio at Cornell University, which awarded her the Eidlitz Fellowship to support her study Latin American earth architecture techniques and their potential applications in the construction of contemporary housing.
Lea has a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from La Universidad de Los Andes, in her hometown of Merida, Venezuela. She is a licensed architect in Venezuela.
Natarsha is an interior designer at MA. She recently moved to NYC from Sydney, Australia. Natarsha’s prior work experience includes museums, galleries, and theater spaces. She has also worked on not-for-profit interior design projects, such as leading the renovation of an historic building in Sydney for Canteen, a charity assisting children with cancer.
She has a Bachelor of Interior Architecture (First Class Honors) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She was awarded the Graduate of the Year Award by the Design Institute of Australia for her final project.
As Events and Communications Coordinator AK oversees internal and external office functions, manages social media, and collaborates on various marketing endeavors. She plays a large role in MA’s Art Program, most notably in the coordination and planning of the opening receptions. Her role at MA is served by her diverse background, which includes food and prop styling, event planning and office management. She is a classically trained pianist and avid football fan.
AK graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and a minor in Music. She is a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician.
Paul’s background in painting and sculpture gives his work as an architectural designer an artistic sensibility. His experience ranges from modular construction to commercial interior design and custom architectural detailing. At MA, this includes 151 Mulberry Street 8th and the pair of buildings on Driggs Street. In addition to his work as an artist and architect, Paul has taught at courses at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he was awarded a grant to explore digital design techniques for adaptive reuse. He also taught drawing and painting in incarceration facilities as part of the Michigan Prison Creative Arts Project.
Paul has a Master of Architecture from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.
Silvia is an interior designer with five years of experience working on high-end residential and commercial projects in the U.S. and Europe. Her well-rounded portfolio of residential project experience ranges from the interior renovation of luxury private apartments and villas to the design of units and amenity areas for new large-scale multifamily buildings, including a 20-story, 300,000-square-foot rental and condominium building in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. Similarly, Silvia has a diverse portfolio of commercial project experience, encompassing the interior design of retail stores, showrooms, and membership clubs. She recently leveraged her specific expertise in the design and production of amenity details for 1 Huron Street, a 265,500-square-foot, 173-unit condominium building in Brooklyn, NY.
Silvia received her Master of Architecture and Construction Engineering from the University of Pisa in Italy, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude
Jack is an architectural designer in MA’s NOLA office. Since joining the firm, he has supported a number of projects, including the design of a 310,000-square-foot, mixed-use hotel and multifamily residential development in Los Angeles, CA. On that project, Jack has been responsible for the design of residential unit layouts and amenity spaces.
Jack received his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University.
An interior designer with a dedication to detail, Tina’s holistic approach to creating user-friendly spaces was shaped by her time studying at the Danish Institute. She’s brought her expertise in textile design and interior detailing to the design of retail spaces and high-end private residences in New York and abroad. In her free time, Tina enjoys weaving and learning new techniques on her loom — an activity that embodies the relationship between the smallest detail and the whole.
Tina graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute, where he earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and her work was recognized by multiple awards from professional organizations as well as academic institutions.
Daisy is the Executive Assistant to Morris Adjmi and brings over a decade of experience, most recently assisting C-Level executives and senior management in the global fashion market. Her coordination and negotiation skills extend to the home front where she lives with her teenage daughter. Daisy is an advocate of the arts and huge supporter of emerging and historically overlooked artists. An accomplished cook, you can usually find her in, or very close to a kitchen.
Daisy has an Associate in Liberal Arts from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and continues her coursework through CUNY, focusing on Urban Studies and Food Policy.
Claire is an architectural designer in MA’s NYC office. Since joining the firm, she has supported the development of 550 Clinton/809 Atlantic, a 29-story, 276,000-square-foot mixed-use complex in Brooklyn, NY, as well as a 650,000-square-foot mixed-use building that helps link Gallaudet University to the adjacent Union Market neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C.
Claire received her Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Thomas Wensing is an architectural designer whose experience includes studio space for an internationally renowned sculptor, high-end residential projects, and large-scale urban planning work. In addition to his work at MA on projects like Mulberry Street, Driggs, and various competition proposals, Thomas is the firm’s resident authority on architecture history and theory and works to ensure that all employees understand the foundational principles that drive MA’s work. He has also taught architecture at Eindhoven University in his native The Netherlands and the University of Kent, Canterbury. He is a regular contributor to Blueprint magazine and other publications.
Thomas has an MS in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, which he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship, and a Master of Architecture degree from Delft University. He is a licensed architect in the UK and The Netherlands.
Ryan Wilson is an interior architect whose work is infused by his personal belief that good design should be inseparable from sustainable design. He joined the MA interiors team after moving to New York from Melbourne, Australia, where he worked as an architect focused primarily on multi-family developments and high-end single-family homes.
Ryan earned both his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Adelaide. He is a registered architect, licensed in Australia.
Nicole Wiznitzer brings an interest in the public good to her role as an architect at Morris Adjmi Architects. Her work has been recognized as a “world changing ideas” by Fast Company, and at MA she applies her ambitious visions to project that have the potential to transform their neighborhoods. When she’s not working to change the world, Nicole is out conquering it as a marathon runner and rock climber.
Nicole has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received the AIA Henry Adams Silver Award. She also has a postgraduate certificate in Public Interest Design from Archeworks. Nicole is a registered architect licensed in Illinois.
Monica is an architectural designer with demonstrated skill in the design and documentation of large-scale multifamily buildings. Her recent project experience includes a 190,000-square-foot mixed-use apartment building with ground floor retail in Brooklyn, NY, and a 300,000-square-foot, high-end residential tower in Reston, VA. Prior to joining the firm, Monica served as lead designer for the development of a roof deck amenity space for a 4-story residential building in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood and worked collaboratively on the design of a coworking space for the Freelancers Union in DUMBO. In addition to her design capabilities, she brings skill in the implementation of BIM to support a coordinated approach to project management.
Monica received her Master of Architecture from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.
Kun is an architectural designer currently supporting the development of a new 900,000-square-foot sustainably-designed office complex in East Palo Alto, CA, as well as an 8-story, 310,000-square-foot building on South La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, CA, that encompasses a combination of hospitality and residential programming. Prior to joining MA, Kun worked on several large projects in China, including multiple office buildings within a commercial complex totaling more than 14 hectares, as well as an 860,000-square-foot International Baccalaureate® pre-K to K12 school. In addition to his portfolio of ground-up projects, he also has experience working on the restoration and renovation of historically significant buildings in NOLA.
Kun received his Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and his Bachelor of Architecture from the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture in China. As a student, his designs were published in Approach, the Sam Fox Graduate School’s annual publication showcasing exceptional work at the graduate level.
JoJo is an interior designer in MA’s NYC office. Leveraging her extensive residential project experience, she is currently supporting the design of unit interiors and amenity areas for a high end, approximately 300,000-square-foot, residential tower in Reston, VA. Prior to joining MA, JoJo worked for ID8 Design Studio in Boston, where she was involved with a wide range of residential and commercial interior renovation projects. In addition to her versatile design capabilities, JoJo is particularly skilled in client coordination and consensus building.
JoJo received her Master of Design from the Rhode Island School of Design with the honor of “Best Thesis of the Year”.