Firm Description

Established in 2003, our firm provides design, planning, and program management services in architecture, urban design, and master planning. Current and past clients include the University of Rochester, Tiffany and Company, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

The hallmark of our practice is our ability to assemble useful solutions quickly and effectively to promote the best possible solution for our clients. We believe the quality of a project is related to how wisely the resources of time, information, and money are spent; a great solution is the product of managing your time and resources with our experience and skill.

  • Our approach includes management techniques for defining our work with you well in advance; allowing you to prepare for each choice on a well-informed basis.
  • Our planning approach seeks to arrange key program elements for operational efficiency while looking for places to create and support interaction that improves communication and collaboration amongst the building users.
  • We supplement this experience with an extensive understanding of complex technologies and infrastructure to support state-of-the-art building design.
  • Our design aesthetic strives for a timeless appearance reflecting architecture’s role in creating an aesthetic that has value over a long period of time.

We are specialists in providing optimum solutions within our client’s budget and program. We bring 40 years of experience on a broad range of building types from simple, core and shell commercial office space, to complex healthcare projects; as such, we can provide a database of design solutions and construction approaches that will support innovative designs within the requirements of program and cost.

Mark Chen Architect is a certified Minority Owned Business NYC

Mark Chen, AIA

A graduate of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Cornell School of Architecture Art and Planning; he was a principal and director of design at Perkins and Will and Hillier before starting his own practice. While at Perkins and Will he completed the new replacement hospital, the Helmsley Pavilion at Greenwich Hospital and at Hillier, the Glaxo SmithKline House, a 2 million square foot European Headquarters.

In Atlanta, Mark led the architects and engineers at Heery International where he completed the new Medical Education building at the University of Florida. He continued on to Leo A Daly after Heery was acquired, as managing principal, he completed work for Sealed Air Corporation and the VA Mental Health clinic in Tampa Florida.

His work has won a number of awards including a Progressive Architecture Citation for the Pediatric Aids Clinic at Bronx Lebanon Hospital and a Boston Society for Architects AIA award for Sharon Hospital. His work has been published in Architectural Record and Progressive Architecture. He has spoken at the New York Chapter AIA, Designers Saturday and International Building Congress. He has taught at Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design, Syracuse University, and the New York Institute of Technology.

Mark Chen is a member of the American Institute of Architects, LEED accredited professional, and registered in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.