ABOUT MSA

Murdock Solon Architects is a New York City-based architecture firm focused on residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Its team of highly motivated design professionals approaches each project with extensive research and thoughtful creativity from concept to completion. A stepped design process and careful construction management ensure a successful execution.

As a multidisciplinary firm, MSA has established a niche within the New York City architectural community. MSA is especially adept at navigating the building requirements that the city demands. From retail stores and restaurants to schools and institutional buildings, MSA ensures that all the legal needs are met while maximizing creativity and functionality.

This also includes working within historic Landmarked buildings for both residential and commercial projects. The firm specializes in preserving the building’s unique character and often unifies the original elements with a modern, clean aesthetic.

Such appreciation of space and the firm’s location in Chelsea have led to the design of several well-known art galleries. With an understanding of an art gallery owner’s needs, MSA creates spaces that are alone beautiful, highlighting the artwork in a space that is artfully composed in and of itself.

Residential projects extend beyond NYC and Brooklyn townhouses and apartments to homes in the Hamptons, Westchester, Fairfield County, and beyond. MSA provides full architectural, interior design, kitchen design, and construction services for complete builds and home renovations.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Murdock Solon Architects works to find smart, innovative design solutions appropriate to the scale and budget of a given project. We feel that a successful architectural solution is the result of an efficiency of design that translates to all aspects of a project including space planning, specified materials, mechanical systems, and structural strategies. Our approach is holistic in that all components are thoughtfully combined into a coherent whole that solves design problems the project sets out to address.

MSA also believes in the value of continuing education for all members of our team; it is an on-going goal of the office to keep up with new technologies and materials through research and study. Recently we are making strides towards producing sustainable construction solutions by having every member of our office work towards obtaining their LEED accreditation to practice architecture as registered LEED APs. Our firm’s membership with the United States Green Building Council is further evidence of our belief that ecologically sensitive design solutions make better architecture, and have the power to improve the caliber of our environment in a profound way.

SERVICES

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
MSA provides full services for architectural projects, from schematic design through the completion of construction.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
We can produce drawings and code research to determine how to maximize the site’s use and investment return.

PROJECT FEASIBILTY STUDIES
MSA has extensive experience in producing feasibility studies, particularly with regards to residential and institutional development.

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
MSA will produce color palettes, finishes, light fixtures, and furniture to create an overall concept for one room to an entire building.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
We welcome the opportunity to produce research on specific neighborhoods or regions, housing studies, and the development of building typologies.