Morris Adjmi Architects

MA is a multidisciplinary design practice that provides a comprehensive approach to architecture, interior design, placemaking, and art services. With a combined staff of nearly 100 in New York City and New Orleans, the award-winning firm has designed over 27 million square feet of built space in more than 25 cities throughout the United States and abroad.

Services

MA in-studio photo of our team

We create buildings that stand out by fitting in.

MA has earned a reputation for creating contemporary architecture and environments inspired by art, history, and context using sustainable technologies and innovative materials. Each design decision is guided by a deep appreciation for and understanding of the integral architectural, artistic, cultural, civic, environmental, and economic forces that shape a project. This rigorous, research-based approach has helped to establish MA as a leader in the revitalization of post-industrial neighborhoods and historic districts with projects that are imbued with a distinct sense of place and purpose.

Practice Areas:
Architecture, Interior Design, Master Planning & Placemaking, Art Services

Core Markets:
Multifamily, Hospitality, Commercial, Institutional, Arts & Culture, Mixed-Use

Culture

MA has a distinctive culture founded upon our collective passion for community building, both in and out of the office. We are committed to creating an enriching work environment built on collaboration, open communication, shared values, and common goals, complemented by engaging programming.

Art Exhibitions

For nearly 10 years, MA’s Manhattan office has served as a space for rotating Art Exhibitions, showcasing the work of painters, photographers, sculptors, and other artists whose ideas resonate with the firm’s values. These exhibitions not only enrich our practice, but also create a platform for connecting clients, artists, and others to inspire collaboration and build community. 

As a natural progression of this platform, in 2019, MA established an in-house Art Services department to develop and deliver art programs that respond directly to our architecture and interior designs, delivering added value for our clients.

Sustainability

Sustainability

MA acknowledges the climate emergency and is committed to taking action.

MA has more than two decades of experience delivering designs that achieve the highest levels of green building certification, beginning with NYU’s Wilf Hall—the first education building in New York to earn LEED Platinum. 

Today, we continue to work towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions by integrating an environmentally responsive approach into all layers of our design process and practice. We have signed the Architecture 2030 commitment and support a number of industry-leading organizations, including Passive House, in their pursuit of architectural solutions to the global crisis. These initiatives are led by MA’s active and engaged Sustainability Committee which ensures the firm continues to employ the latest advancements in green technology.

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Morris Adjmi

Morris Adjmi loves cities.

As the founder and principal of MA, Morris Adjmi, FAIA is dedicated to understanding the history and complex forces that shape cities to create buildings that are contextual but unmistakably contemporary. Adjmi’s passion for contextual 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.

Morris established MA in 1997 following his collaboration with Rossi, and on that strong foundation, built a multidisciplinary design practice known for its thoughtful engagement with history, distinct interpretation of industrial forms, and creative expression of innovative materials. The resulting work has become a favorite of both forward-thinking developers and history-minded preservationists.

Leadership

P. Christian Bailey

P. Christian Bailey

Allison Brantley

Allison Brantley

Jennifer Burnside

Jennifer Burnside

Nicholas Chelko

Nicholas Chelko

Lauren Kim

Lauren Kim

Ian Mills

Ian Mills

Harlan Redgen

Harlan Redgen

Becca Roderick

Becca Roderick

Lyle Starr

Lyle Starr

Michelle Wagner

Michelle Wagner

Architecture

Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson

Ombretta Bellomi

Ombretta Bellomi

Emma Boudreau

Emma Boudreau

Sarah Cancienne

Sarah Cancienne

Chris Chown

Chris Chown

Christopher Courtney

Christopher Courtney

Toni DiMaggio

Toni DiMaggio

Magdalena Dlugosz

Magdalena Dlugosz

Peter Elliott

Peter Elliott

Monika England

Monika England

Luke Erickson

Luke Erickson

Louis Fernandez

Louis Fernandez

Jonathan Fidalgo

Jonathan Fidalgo

Thea Fries

Thea Fries

Erica Garfinkel

Erica Garfinkel

Chris Glass

Chris Glass

Daniel Kautz

Daniel Kautz

Andras Kozicz

Andras Kozicz

Tony Kuric

Tony Kuric

Casey Last

Casey Last

Paul Lee

Paul Lee

Shiqi Li

Shiqi Li

Brittany Macomber

Brittany Macomber

Nick Musser

Nick Musser

JP Pacelli

JP Pacelli

Hannah Perrino

Hannah Perrino

Julie Puaux

Julie Puaux

Vicente Quiroga

Vicente Quiroga

Aparna Ramanathan Ramesh

Aparna Ramanathan Ramesh

Rachel Rodrigue

Rachel Rodrigue

Rossana Russo Pavone

Rossana Russo Pavone

Breanna Ryan

Breanna Ryan

Seth Salcedo

Seth Salcedo

Danielle Sanchick

Danielle Sanchick

Allison Schwartz

Allison Schwartz

Rui Silva

Rui Silva

Brandon Spinosa

Brandon Spinosa

Lawrence Sprague

Lawrence Sprague

Roberto Vindel-Calix

Roberto Vindel-Calix

Claire Watson

Claire Watson

Monica Wojnowiak

Monica Wojnowiak

Chi-Feng Wu

Chi-Feng Wu

Youngjin Yoon

Youngjin Yoon

Interiors

Braelyn Casacalenda

Braelyn Casacalenda

Patrick Ceguera

Patrick Ceguera

Katy Crosby

Katy Crosby

Lucy Garner

Lucy Garner

Bev Gaudin

Bev Gaudin

Yara Hadi

Yara Hadi

Jamie Lee

Jamie Lee

Yi-En Lee

Yi-En Lee

Maryann Lee

Maryann Lee

Michele Mandzy

Michele Mandzy

Alana McInnes

Alana McInnes

Yasmine Murtada

Yasmine Murtada

John Pampoukidis

John Pampoukidis

Phoebe Quirk

Phoebe Quirk

Nicole Radice

Nicole Radice

Melissa Shalloway

Melissa Shalloway

JoJo Zhou

JoJo Zhou

Administration

Shay Andersen

Shay Andersen

Sarah Capichioni

Sarah Capichioni

Emily Contreras

Emily Contreras

John Guarnieri

John Guarnieri

Andrea Klayman

Andrea Klayman

Cynthia Moral

Cynthia Moral

Tanya Rodriguez

Tanya Rodriguez

Michael Tyniec

Michael Tyniec

MA strives to create an equitable and inclusive environment that enables our employees to fulfill their potential at each level of their careers. We are committed to achieving an equal balance of pay within our industry based on merit and in accordance with the annual benchmarks set by the AIA, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status. To that end, MA is also committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

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