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Marvel Architects

Marvel Architects is dedicated to shaping public space, designing for institutional growth, and expanding economic and creative opportunities for a wide range of clients. Based in New York City, our architects and urban designers integrate the built and natural environments in every project—from infrastructure development and adaptive reuse to master planning, block building, park and waterfront design, as well as multi- and single-family housing. We apply the same meticulous attention to detail to all scales and forms, with the resulting projects and spaces earning our reputation for sensitive and thoughtful design.

Our strength comes from working with a diversity of clients. We have successfully completed projects for mixed-use developers, iconic retail brands, galleries and museums, public and private educational institutions, and city agencies. We have earned a national reputation for designing at the intersection of public and private space, from security bollards on Wall Street to a 550,000SF hotel/condo situated in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Rather than specializing in a “look” or typology, our process consistently uncovers essential qualities of sites and existing structures, and uses them to bring meaning to the new project through rigorous research and analysis.

Our multi-disciplinary studio collaborates throughout the design and construction process to meet our clients’ economic and occupancy requirements, be it to efficiently address an immediate need or develop a long-term phasing and development plan. We are experienced at tackling a variety of challenges with innovative design solutions, as well as transforming ordinary projects into remarkable ones. After more than twenty years working in New York City and across the country, our team has pioneered an entrepreneurial approach to architecture and place-making that has been recognized by more than 60 design and industry awards from peer and client groups.

Marvel Architects is a Certified Minority Owned Business Enterprise


The Architect’s Newspaper, Best of Design Awards, St. Ann’s Warehouse
Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, American Physical Society
MASterworks Award for Best New Urban Amenity, Hudson Square Streetscape Improvement Plan
AIA NY Chapter Design Honor Award, Henderson-Hopkins School
International Design Awards, McCarren Pool, Silver Medal, Architecture / Restoration
Building Brooklyn Award, 9 Townhouses, State Street
MASterworks Award for Best New Urban Amenity, Hudson Square Streetscape Improvement Plan
International Design Awards, State Street Townhouses, Honorable Mention, New Residential Building

International Design Awards, PierTerrace, Honorable Mention, Conceptual
AIA New York State Design Citation, 9 Townhouses, State Street
Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, McCarren Pool and Bathhouse
Historic District Council Design Award, McCarren Pool and Bathhouse
AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards, Public Building of the Year, Henderson-Hopkins School
AIA Baltimore Design Excellence Award, Good Design is Good Business, Henderson-Hopkins School
AIA Baltimore Design Excellence Award, K-12 Design Award, Henderson-Hopkins School
Architect Magazine, Annual Design Review, Honorable Mention, Henderson-Hopkins School
Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards, Henderson-Hopkins School
Council of Educational Facility Planners, Project of Distinction, Henderson-Hopkins School
Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, I. Miller Building

MASterworks Award for Best Restoration, McCarren Pool and Bathhouse

AIA National Honor Award for Regional & Urban Design, SandRidge Energy Commons
Building Brooklyn Award for Residential Low Rise Housing: Third and Bond

AIA NY State, Firm of the Year Award, Rogers Marvel Architects
Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, SandRidge Energy Commons
Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Westchester Reform Temple
AIA TriState Merit Award, SandRidge Energy Commons
AIA TriState Citation for Design, MTA Flood Mitigation Furniture
AIA NY State Award of Excellence, SandRidge Energy Commons
AIA NY State Design Citation, MTA Flood Mitigation Street Furniture
ASLA NY Award of Merit, Governors Island Park & Public Space MP

Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design, Westchester Reform Temple
AIA National Housing Award for Architecture, State Street Townhouses
AIA NYC Urban Design Merit Award, MTA Floodwater Mitigation
EDRA Great Places Award, Battery Park City Streetscapes and Security
R+D Award Citation, New York Stock Exchange Streetscapes + Security

I.D. Design Review, MTA Flood Mitigation Street Furniture
AIA NYS Award of Excellence, St. John’s Bread and Life
AIA NYS Award of Merit, Stephen Gaynor School & Ballet Hispanico
AIA NYC Award of Merit, West 57th Street Lobby
International Design Awards-Urban Design, Battery Park City Streetscapes

*awards prior to 2013 received as Rogers Marvel Architects