Residential Architects

We are an NYC residential architecture firm focused on building and transforming homes to meet your needs and desires. Find our work as residential architects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Hamptons, and more.

Murdock Solon Architects for Residential Architecture Office


Murdock Solon Architects is headquartered in the heart of New York City’s arts district in Chelsea. Our architecture firm is composed of highly motivated architecture and design professionals well versed in the unique demands of home building in NYC and Long Island. Founded by Shea Murdock and Kelly Solon Murdock in 2011, MSA is a combination of their international experience with a passion for their East Coast roots. We have since built a strong foundation within NYC and the surrounding area with a plethora of repeat clients, a portfolio of award-winning architecture projects, and a core team of extraordinary architects and interior designers. 

Today, our team approaches each project with a balance of thoughtful creativity, extensive research, and a keen understanding of our clients’ particular needs. In all phases, we work closely with our residential architecture clients to ensure we design a home that works for every facet of life, from weekday living to weekend entertaining. We execute every project, whether its new construction architecture or a brownstone renovation, with a stepped design process and careful construction management. The result is a seamless design and build process curated just for you. 

Our Architecture & Design Capabilities

New Home Design

Ground-up architecture design and construction team management through every phase of the process.

Brownstone and Townhome Renovations

Extensive experience in NYC with a full understanding of Landmark requirements and permitting processes.

Vacation or Second Home Design

Beach, lakefront, and getaway homes designed to maximize your time away for relaxation and entertaining.

Interior Design Services

Our architectural projects can be paired with our interior design team for a comprehensive approach from concept to completion.

Our Work

New Home Design

View a selection of ground-up, new-construction homes designed by our team of talented architects and interior designers in New York, Connecticut, and beyond.

Greenwich House

Award-winning, single-family retreat on a serene 5.9 acres of land in Connecticut.

Hickory Lane

Ground-up, 6,800 sq. ft. modern residence surrounded by nature.

East Hampton Cottage

Light-filled weekend home with a cathedral ceiling and open floor plan.

Lakewood Residence

An elegant home designed for privacy in a suburban neighborhood.

Brownstone Renovations

For more than 12 years, MSA has completed townhome renovations across New York in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and more as residential architects. View a selection of our brownstone transformations and additions below.

Clinton Hill Townhouse

A renovation of a multi-unit townhouse into a single-family home with a garden apartment.

Harlem Brownstone

A gut renovation of a historic home to maximize space for cooking and entertaining.

Brooklyn Heights Townhouse

A transformation that highlighted the juxtaposition of original elements with new modern materials.

Brooklyn Brownstone

The conversion of a 3-family house into a single-family residence with a focus on built-in millwork.

Our Approach

As NYC architects, Murdock Solon Architects creates innovative home design solutions that are appropriate to the size and budget of every project. Whether new construction, a brownstone conversion, or a townhouse renovation, we believe a successful architectural solution results from an efficiency of design that translates to all aspects of the project. This includes space planning, material selection, mechanical systems, and structural strategies. Our holistic approach ensures all these components are thoughtfully combined into a coherent whole. 

NYC Permits &
Landmarked Buildings

Murdock Solon Architects is a multidisciplinary architecture firm and has developed a niche within the NYC architectural community, allowing it to be especially proficient at navigating the city’s unique building requirements. This includes legal needs and permits. Our knowledge and relationships ensure that we are continually up to date on the latest requirements, helping to stay on time and on budget. 

As residential architects, this experience extends to working with historic Landmarked residential buildings across New York. Many Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island townhomes, brownstones, and houses may require special accommodations during the design process to meet Landmarked requirements. We specialize in preserving the home’s character and unifying original elements while finding a balance with today’s modern design. 

Meet with Us

As a residential New York architecture firm, discover how Murdock Solon Architects can transform your dream home into a reality. Contact us to schedule a meeting to learn more. 

508 W. 26th Street, Suite 5B
New York, NY 10001

tel. 212.929.3336

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