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MSA Selected for Two SARA National Design Awards

Murdock Solon Architects is pleased to announce that we recently received two National Design Awards from SARA (Society of American Registered Architects). SARA is a professional organization of architects and industry-related partners.


The Last of a Historic Row of Park Avenue Townhouses Gets a Modern Reinvention

Murdock Solon Architects is performing an extensive remodel of one of the last remaining 19th-century townhouses on Manhattan’s storied Park Avenue. Once completed, the renovation will have fully modernized and expanded the townhouse into an 8-story, 5-bedroom house.


Welcome to Our New Office in Portland, Maine

Murdock Solon Architects is proud to announce the opening of its second office in Portland, Maine, located at 80 Exchange Street in Portland’s historic downtown waterfront. Drawn by the up-and-coming design scene, as well as the surging revitalization of the area’s urban core, MSA will offer top-notch residential, commercial, and institutional architecture and interior design […]

Kings Highway Commercial Development in Brooklyn

A Play on Intersections in Brooklyn

We recently completed a dynamic new commercial development at the energetic intersection of Kings Highway in Brooklyn. This 84,000-square-foot area of commercial development is now an anchor in the evolving neighborhood of Gravesend.    To take advantage of the site’s visibility from the elevated subway lines, the design addresses the two main programs of commercial […]


The Completion of a Surfside View

A stunning shell of a home sat empty along the ocean in Montauk. The house was started, but had never been completed. The new owners were eager to take over and to bring their own vision to life.    MSA was presented with the challenge of taking the unfinished building shell and completing the exterior […]


Dogs of Murdock Solon Architects

At MSA we share our office with our dog companions. According to, business insider and USA Today, having a dog in the office can lead to productivity and success. Dogs have been proven to relax the team and are the perfect antidote to daily stress. The presence of pets sparks conversations among employees inspiring […]

MSA Brownstone Architects in NYC

NYC Brownstone Renovation Specialists: A Highlight of MSA’s work in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Over the years, Murdock Solon Architects has developed a strong specialty in brownstone renovation in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The firm’s ability to balance brownstone preservation with modern desires has attracted clients who want to make a home uniquely their own while maintaining historical elements that make New York City brownstones so special. MSA’s brownstone renovation […]

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3D Modeling for Architecture – A Necessity in the Toolkit

As an architect, we are given the task of exploring and shaping the spaces we as people want to inhabit. Although sketches and physical modeling are still valid forms of spatial explorations, computer-assisted 3D modeling has become one of the most important tools in any architects’ toolkit. Its ability to coordinate and explore forms in […]


A View Into Gramercy Park

The highly coveted views of NYC’s Gramercy Park could be as valuable as the key to the park itself in a city where natural views and private outdoor space are increasingly rare. Murdock Solon Architects recently completed an apartment renovation that fully accentuates the park’s stunning views of lush greenery and century-old treescapes. The 3,600-square-foot […]


A Modern Addition to a Country Farmhouse

While Murdock Solon Architects is often updating NYC brownstones or building ground-up modern houses, it welcomed the opportunity to also work with a home originally built in 1861 in Rye, New York. We were tasked with enlarging the existing home’s structure, as well as providing a detached pool house that would also serve as a […]

Park Avenue Rooftop NYC Architects

A Floating Garden on Park Avenue

Murdock Solon Architects recently took its work to another level – a private rooftop on Park Avenue. Located in the Flatiron District, the garden is already a well-appreciated amenity for the building’s commercial tenants.  The rooftop terrace is elevated 15 feet above the existing roof level to maximize panoramic views of the city. It encircles the building’s three […]

Avenues: The World School

Creating an Environment for Learning at Avenues: The World School

Murdock Solon Architects is pleased to announce the expansion of the New York City campus of Avenues: The World School.  As Executive Architect, MSA led the team for this new 5-story, 80,000 SF new classroom space. Four full floors, plus a new 3,200 SF lobby comprise The Early Learning Center, as well as the upper school’s Science, […]