Brooklyn has a long and illustrious past, and is still currently filled with culture and life. If Brooklyn were its own city, it would be the third-most populated city in the country. The neighborhood is well worth exploring because it is home to iconic New York sights such as Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, Prospect Park, and some of the best New York pizza.
This vibrant city is home to a plethora of exciting activities and attractions. If you’re planning on building a multi-family building in Brooklyn, we’ve gathered some of the best architects in the city to help you find the best architect for you.
Morris Adjmi Architects
60 Broad St. 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10004
Morris Adjmi, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) founded Morris Adjmi Architects in 1997 following a 13-year collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Aldo Rossi. Morris established a thoughtful design practice devoted to translating the historical factors that shape cities to create buildings and areas that are purposeful and distinct.
Morris’s work is recognized for its perceptive interaction with history, distinct interpretations of industrial forms, and inventive material expression. As managing director, he collaborates with Michael Zweck-Bronner, RA, who worked on the Harley Davidson Museum, which received a New York State AIA Award and was published in Architectural Record. Morris is a member of several organizations such as the American Society of Landscape Architects, the AIA, and the Chamber of Commerce.
Though Morris has completed works in most major cities in the United States, it got its foothold in the multifamily sector in New York. The company is set to complete one of its several high-profile projects in Brooklyn, the 1.2 million square feet Front & York development.
100 Reade St., New York, NY 10013
Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers is a forty-person architectural, urban design, and landscape architecture firm. It embraces the world of design with the same inventiveness and professionalism that Founding Partner Rob Rogers, FAIA, and his teams have been acknowledged for, while exploring broader architectural issues in the public sphere.
It serves clients in Brooklyn and beyond with its architecture, urban design, landscape, museums, parks, corporate offices, academic establishments, and mixed-use development projects. With years of experience, its works received several honors, including The Municipal Art Society of New York 2020 Best New Building, AIA New York 2020 Design Awards Architecture Merit Award from the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, and the Architizer A+ Award. Likewise, it was also nominated in 2019 as one of the World Architecture Festival Finalists. Alongside these accolades, other publications paid special attention to Rogers’ works, such as The Real Deal, Archinect, New York YIMBY, and Metropolis Magazine.
550 Seventh Ave. 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
1100 Architect is a New York-based architectural firm that has completed award-winning developments for clients worldwide. David Piscuskas, FAIA, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP, and Juergen Riehm, FAIA, BDA, founded the studio in 1983. It now offers architecture, interior design, urban design, master planning services, and consultation in environmental review, historic landmark evaluation, and sustainability planning.
Over the last three decades, the firm collected various honors from different award-giving bodies. Some of which are the 2021 Design Award from NYC Public Design Commission, 2018 Wins NYLA-PLA Award from Queens Central Library, 2017 Multifamily Residential, Merit Award – Main East Side Lofts from AIANY Design Awards, and the 2016 Residential Multi-Unit Honoree – Downing Street Townhouses from Interior Design NYCxDesign Award. On top of these honors, the firm also holds memberships with the AIA and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Its founding partners David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm are also FAIAs and LEED APs.
69 Walker St., New York, NY 10013
Fogarty Finger, established in 2003 by Chris Fogarty and Robert Finger, keeps evolving as a result of its founders’ aspiration and the inventiveness of its growing team. With over 125 architects and designers, the studio has created a culture of professionalism and a flourishing atmosphere to generate exceptional designs.
It focuses on architecture, interior design, furniture and fixtures, and art consultation for commercial and residential projects in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, and beyond. Chris worked as a Senior Designer at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Architects in London, Washington, and New York before founding Fogarty Finger in 2003. On the other hand, Robert has more than 20 years of expertise developing and executing both large and small-scale projects, allowing him to bring productive work processes, analytical thinking, and exceptional quality design to all of the firm’s developments.
1359 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
SLCE Architects is an interdisciplinary architectural firm that offers a comprehensive range of design and technical services. Residential condominiums, residential rental, mixed-use, commercial, affordable housing, remodeling, senior living, hospitality, and institutional clients are among those it serves.
The firm is commemorating more than 80 years as one of New York’s most renowned and sustaining architectural firms, one that has played a significant role in reimagining the New York skyline. Its portfolio includes over 3,500 projects and millions of square feet across the globe. It operates under the partnership of Saky Yakas, James Davidson, Luigi Russo, Robert Laudenschlager, Gloria Glas, Mario Yao, and Paul Albano.
These partners’ expertise, combined with the skills of its experienced team, paved the way for the firm’s works to be recognized through honors such as the 2018 New York State Historic Preservation Award for Randolph Houses, the 2017 Brooklyn Affordable Housing Award, the 2017 AIA Housing Awards For Multifamily Housing, and AIA Architectural Merit Award – Sugar Hill Housing.
Alexander Gorlin Architects
1133 Broadway Suite 1107, New York, NY 10010
Alexander Gorlin Architects is an award-winning architecture firm that works with a wide variety of clients who receive the same level of design excellence. It is well-known for its capacity to create pleasant, inviting spaces with a Modernist visual appeal, and it has offices in New York City and Miami. The firm’s portfolio includes the design and renovation of private homes and multi-family housing, as well as institutional, religious, and commercial buildings.
For 20 years, the firm was included in Architectural Digest’s AD100 list of top architects and designers. Mr. Gorlin is a well-known architectural critic and scholar in addition to his design work. In addition to his monograph, Alexander Gorlin: Buildings and Projects, he has written several books, including Tomorrow’s Houses: New England Modernism and two definitive volumes on The New American Townhouse. Gorlin’s meaningful impact on the industry was identified by the AIA in 2005, when he was promoted to be a Fellow of the institute, one of the highest honors.
RKTB Architects P.C.
226 West 26th St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Architects RKTB, P.C. is an award-winning architecture and urban design firm based in New York City. Since 1963, it has designed multi-family, assisted living spaces, schools, cinemas, libraries, commercial spaces, health care, and transportation facilities. It operates under Carmi Bee and Peter Bafitis’ leadership. It is an awardee of numerous honors, including the 2018 First Prize Award for Excellence in Design from Queens Chamber of Commerce, the 2017 Award of Merit for Professional Design Excellence for its project at 433 Broadway, New York, and the 2017 Brick in Architecture Gold Award from The Brick Industry Association.
Carmi, FAIA, is the president of RKTB and a graduate of The Cooper Union and Princeton University. She is a licensed architect in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Peter, RKTB’s managing principal, has over thirty years of work experience in multi-family housing, schools, hospitals, transportation projects, adaptive reuse, and urban design work.
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, LLP
55 Broad St. Fl. 8, New York, NY 10004
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP (C+GA) is a multi-award-winning architectural firm. It specializes in high-quality, sustainable construction that prioritizes the client, the environment, and the community needs. Darby Curtis, AIA, and Mark Ginsberg FAIA, LEED AP established the company in New York City in 1990 and have produced a diversified series of initiatives for various clients.
Mixed-use, multi-family, institutional, cultural, and commercial projects of various scales for public, private, and non-profit organizations are among the firm’s specializations. It is dedicated to ensuring that each project benefits its immediate users and the neighboring communities.
C+GA is a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), a proponent of LEED Platinum/Gold/Silver, and is acknowledged by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Likewise, it is an honoree of the 2021 Third Avenue Development NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Award for Best in Green Affordable Multifamily Community and the 2020 Third Avenue Development USGBC LEED Homes Award.
74 Lafayette Ave. Suite 301, Suffern, NY 10901
Aufgang Architects has built a reputation for providing clients with perceptive, impactful, and innovative designs since its inception in 1971. This focus has allowed it to maintain its excellence and sustained growth over the last four decades.
It forecasts and solves the effect of economic cycles, regulatory changes, building codes, evolving environmental awareness, and the critical need for renewable energy in each of its initiatives to create designs that live up to the expectations of the growing industry. Aufgang Architects used this technique to develop various commercial, residential, and mixed-use structures that combine contemporary style with transcendent sustainable practices. It is a New York State Certified Minority Business Enterprise under its principal architect, Ariel Aufgang, AIA, and associate principals Pablo Choclin, Doris Jean Masear, AIA, Steve Vlaovich, AIA, and Tom Loftus, AIA (Studio Director).
Building Studio Architects
307 W. 38th St. Ste. 1018, New York, NY 10018
Building Studio Architects is a New York City-based boutique architecture and design firm. Since its inception in 1992, the company has crafted a wide range of tri-state projects, including residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and medical spaces. Clients can rely on the firm for various services, such as site evaluations, zoning and code analyses, construction-phase administration, and interior design.
It is led by John Field, AIA, and Michael Goldblum, AIA, LEED AP. John is a Partner at BSA and has 30 years of experience in design and construction in New York City. He has knowledge of woodwork, building systems, infrastructure, and design. Meanwhile, Michael is the firm’s founding partner and a member of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.
57 W 16th St. 4th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Palette Architecture is an architecture and design firm headquartered in New York City. It seeks to create classic buildings and spaces that improve the everyday lives of its clients. Palette’s three founding partners met at Columbia University’s first architecture studio. It was founded in 2010 by Peter Miller, John Sunwoo, and Jeff Wandersman after teaming up for several years at internationally known architecture firms in New York City.
The firm believes strongly that outstanding design results from mutual understanding and the creation of shared values with its clients. This is what holds it together. Palette’s staff diversity significantly contributed to the company’s ability to view projects through various lenses, an outlook that it intends to maintain as the company expands. Its works were featured by publications such as the ArchDaily, Wall Street Journal, Design Boom, 6sqft, and Engineering News Record.
Gertler and Wente Architects, LLC
145 West 30th St. 11th Fl., New York, NY 10001
Gertler & Wente Architectural Company is a twenty-four-member architect team headquartered in New York City established in 1985. Each professional employed by the company has a wide range of perspectives, creative approaches, abilities, expertise, and a desire to create a diverse portfolio of work. Jeffrey J. Gertler AIA and Larry J. Wente AIA LEED AP lead the firm, offering services ranging from new construction, renovation, adaptive reuse, and interior architecture.
The company’s interdisciplinary structure enables the firm to respond to customer needs immediately and satisfy the demands of small and large projects with a sustained degree of expertise and precision. Its repeat customers and referrals are proof of its ability to meet both short-term and long-term client needs. Gertler & Wente’s work has been featured in the New York Daily News, New York YIMBY, and Pool Magazine.
S. Wieder Architect, PC
203 Clifton Pl. Suite #20, Brooklyn, NY 11216
S. Wieder Architect PC is a full-service architecture company headquartered in Brooklyn licensed in both New York and New Jersey. It is dedicated to designing and delivering excellence by delivering creative, authentic, and realistic design solutions for challenging urban settings. To produce thoughtful design and surpass customer expectations, the firm collaborates with some of Brooklyn’s most influential developers and its in-house team of skilled architects.
Architecture, design, and planning are among its services, focusing on mixed-use developments, market-rate housing, schools, community facilities, urban design, and community planning. Its Principal Architect is Samuel Wieder AIA, NCARB, who is licensed to practice in New York. Samuel worked for several firms in the Five Boroughs specializing in multi-family construction before launching his own firm in 2017.
Tom Winter Architect PC
53 Bridge St. Suite 611, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tom Winter Architect PC was founded in 2009 and specializes in architecture, planning, commercial, cultural, educational, mixed-use, and residential spaces for clients in Brooklyn and Manhattan. It creates a performative space architecture and designs spaces that actively support and uphold their uses while interweaving them with their geographic and cultural context.
The architecture of the firm offers a blueprint for the individual’s personal growth in both public and private contexts. Its goal is to create architecture that aids users and inhabitants in their existence’s active formation and determination. Under the leadership of its namesake, it is recognized by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Its works were also featured by The Real Deal, New York YIMBY, Curbed NY, and New York Post.
Charles Diehl Architect
777 Lexington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221
Charles Diehl Architect is a full-service architecture firm that was established in 2009. It has worked in the residential, commercial, and institutional sectors on new construction and remodeling, ranging in scale from single-family homes to multi-story mixed-use towers. The company has created interior designs for restaurants, custom homes, commercial spaces, apartment buildings, and religious organizations. It is also grateful to have worked on many one-of-a-kind projects, such as historic properties and sustainable designs.
It is currently led by Charles Diehl, its principal architect, who has worked as an architect in New York since 1999. Charles worked as an apprentice for two Brooklyn-based architects after graduating from Clemson University. During that time, he held a range of positions for various medium to large-scale projects. Over the years, it has gained the attention of several organizations, gaining awards such as the SARA Design Excellence Award. On top of that, its works were also featured by publications such as EGOISTA Magazine and New York YIMBY.