Morris Adjmi, FAIA established Morris Adjmi Architects (MA) in 1997 following a 13-year collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Aldo Rossi. On that strong foundation, Morris built a design practice dedicated to interpreting the historic forces that shape cities to create buildings that are both contextual and contemporary.
While continuing to be inspired by history and tradition, today, MA is recognized for its creative use of new materials and technologies, sophisticated, sustainable designs, and thoughtful engagement with the arts. Each design decision is guided by a deep appreciation for, and understanding of, the integral architectural, 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 through the design of adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, and new construction projects that are always imbued with a distinct sense of place and purpose.
MA is also known for its service driven approach and commitment to working in close collaboration with its clients and the communities where its designs are realized. The firm believes this service-driven approach results in better buildings that deliver lasting value to the communities they serve.
MA’s collaborative studio environment and breadth of internal resources are key to the firm’s design and production success. While headquartered in New York City, MA’s recently opened office in Adjmi’s hometown of New Orleans is the operational hub for many of the firm’s projects in the south and on the west coast. With a combined staff of more than 100 architects and interior designers in New York City and New Orleans, the firm has completed over 5 million square feet of built space, with another 10 million square feet currently underway in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.—demonstrating the firm’s capacity to work successfully across multiple geographies from its two offices.