Morris Adjmi Architects

Morris Adjmi, FAIA established MA in 1997 following a 13-year collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Aldo Rossi. On that strong foundation, Morris built a design practice known for its thoughtful engagement with history, distinct interpretation of industrial forms, and creative expression of materials.

Services

MA in-studio photo of our team

We create buildings that stand out by fitting in.

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.

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 maintaining a culture and sense of community by 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 who ensures the firm continues to employ the latest advancements in green technology.

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Morris Adjmi sketching

Morris Adjmi loves cities.

As the founder and principal of MA, he is dedicated to understanding the history and complex forces that shape them to create buildings that are contextual but unmistakably contemporary. The resulting work has become a favorite of both forward-thinking developers and history-minded preservationists.


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.

Leadership

Allison Brantley

Allison Brantley

Jennifer Burnside

Jennifer Burnside

Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis

Ian Mills

Ian Mills

Lucas Posada

Lucas Posada

Becca Roderick

Becca Roderick

Lyle Starr

Lyle Starr

Michelle Wagner

Michelle Wagner

William Work

William Work

Michael Zweck-Bronner

Michael Zweck-Bronner

Architecture

Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson

Libby Babcock

Libby Babcock

Emma Boudreau

Emma Boudreau

Sarah Cancienne

Sarah Cancienne

Uli Castillo

Uli Castillo

Nicholas Chelko

Nicholas Chelko

Chris Chown

Chris Chown

Christopher Courtney

Christopher Courtney

Angela De Riggi

Angela De Riggi

Magdalena Dlugosz

Magdalena Dlugosz

Monika England

Monika England

Luke Erickson

Luke Erickson

Louis Fernandez

Louis Fernandez

Ashley Fetzer LeJeune

Ashley Fetzer LeJeune

Erica Garfinkel

Erica Garfinkel

Chris Glass

Chris Glass

Jasmine Ho

Jasmine Ho

Randy Hutchison

Randy Hutchison

George Kontaroudis

George Kontaroudis

Andras Kozicz

Andras Kozicz

Tony Kuric

Tony Kuric

Casey Last

Casey Last

Paul Lee

Paul Lee

Jesse Levin

Jesse Levin

Brittany Macomber

Brittany Macomber

Marika Meinen

Marika Meinen

Nick Musser

Nick Musser

JP Pacelli

JP Pacelli

Hannah Perrino

Hannah Perrino

Julie Puaux

Julie Puaux

Vicente Quiroga

Vicente Quiroga

Rachel Rodrigue

Rachel Rodrigue

Rossana Russo Pavone

Rossana Russo Pavone

Sarah Rutland

Sarah Rutland

Seth Salcedo

Seth Salcedo

Danielle Sanchick

Danielle Sanchick

Allison Schwartz

Allison Schwartz

Rui Silva

Rui Silva

Graeme Sowerby

Graeme Sowerby

Brandon Spinosa

Brandon Spinosa

Lawrence Sprague

Lawrence Sprague

Aadit Todi

Aadit Todi

Claire Watson

Claire Watson

Nicole Wiznitzer

Nicole Wiznitzer

Monica Wojnowiak

Monica Wojnowiak

Chi-Feng Wu

Chi-Feng Wu

Interiors

Braelyn Casacalenda

Braelyn Casacalenda

Katy Crosby

Katy Crosby

Lucy Garner

Lucy Garner

Bev Gaudin

Bev Gaudin

Yara Hadi

Yara Hadi

Jamie Lee

Jamie Lee

Jamie Young Lee

Jamie Young Lee

Maryann Lee

Maryann Lee

Michele Mandzy

Michele Mandzy

Yasmine Murtada

Yasmine Murtada

Nicole Radice

Nicole Radice

Melissa Shalloway

Melissa Shalloway

JoJo Zhou

JoJo Zhou

Operations

Shay Andersen

Shay Andersen

Sarah Capichioni

Sarah Capichioni

John Guarnieri

John Guarnieri

Lauren Kim

Lauren Kim

Cynthia Moral

Cynthia Moral

Samiera Muhammed

Samiera Muhammed

Dorothea Oakes

Dorothea Oakes

Tanya Rodriguez

Tanya Rodriguez

MA strives to create an equitable and inclusive environment that enables our employees to fulfill their potential at each level of their career. 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 opportunity.

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