Our philosophy is that successful projects require strong design and effective execution.

Many architecture firms are skilled in either creative design or project management, but few excel in both. That’s where we differ. In other words, the MDA team believes that product and process are equally important. Through every phase of a project, we integrate aesthetics into the practical demands of budget and schedule, providing a comprehensive service that connects ideas to results.

History

Based in New York City for over 29 years, Montroy DeMarco Architecture LLP (MDA) along with its Interior Design affiliate, Montroy Andersen DeMarco Group, Inc. (MADGI), is a full-service architecture and design firm focused on the design of complex buildings and spaces.
Partners, Daniel Montroy, AIA  and Richard J. DeMarco, AIA have established a reputation for providing the necessary personal attention and technical expertise required for the successful completion of each assignment.  Our thirty-person firm consists of architects, designers, project managers and support staff.

Sustainability

As WELL Accredited Professionals and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Montroy DeMarco Architecture is a strong supporter of the organization’s mission:   “To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.”  In keeping with this objective, we offer a wide range of services related to sustainability in general and specifically to WELL and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the Council’s green building rating system.  

These services include guidance for and achievement of LEED CI (LEED for Commercial Interiors) and LEED NC (LEED for New Construction) certifications; recommendations on green materials, furniture, finishes and lighting; and consultancy on and creation of sustainable designs.    We continuously focus on creating buildings and workplace environments that advance and improve the health and human experience through design.

 

Show of Hands

Montroy DeMarco Architecture in collaboration with its interior design affiliate, Montroy Andersen DeMarco Group, Inc. is celebrating more than 25 years. This brief video celebrates our work for you.

Principal Involvement

First-hand principal attention to each commission is still a key element of the process. This attention has enabled the firm to develop a group of legacy clients who speak for the firm.

Daniel Montroy Daniel Montroy

Daniel Montroy

AIA


Daniel Montroy
Richard J. DeMarco Richard J. DeMarco

Richard J. DeMarco

AIA


Richard J. DeMarco

Dedicated Team

The principals are listeners and focus on achieving a client’s vision. Those qualities have penetrated the firm at all levels, creating a client focused group of professionals.

Adeline Tse Adeline Tse

Adeline Tse

Associate AIA
Junior Job Captain


Adeline Tse
An Architecture graduate of the City College of New York, Adeline joined MDA as a job captain in 2017, after gaining some professional experience in hospitality design and construction. As an associate AIA member, Adeline is eager to learn and advance her abilities; continually striving to expand her knowledge in the ever-changing architectural arena. These qualities, along with a carefree, jovial nature, have quickly made her an invaluable member of the team. Fluent in Cantonese, Adeline enjoys traveling, particularly on ocean cruise ships. A lover of activity, she frequents aerobics, kickboxing and yoga classes, and sometimes, when feeling particularly energetic, Zumba classes.
Adithi Vellimana Adithi Vellimana

Adithi Vellimana

LEED Green Associate
CAD Operator


Adithi Vellimana
Coming soon!
Ajay Waghmare Ajay Waghmare

Ajay Waghmare

Associate AIA, LEED AP
Project Manager


Ajay Waghmare
After receiving his undergraduate architectural degree from KRVIA in Mumbai, India, Ajay spent three years working in the architectural field in India before moving to New York and earning his graduate degree in facilities management from Pratt Institute. He joined the firm in 2007 and has since used his knowledge and experience to strengthen MDA in a multitude of ways. As a project manager for the firm, Ajay pays attention to the details of each project and enjoys the challenge of solving the unexpected complications that arise throughout the design and construction phases. Always eager for new experiences, an avid reader and an amateur chef, Ajay spends his personal time engaged in outdoor activities that include long distance bicycling. This self-discipline is evident in the result of his myriad projects with the firm, some of which include the renovation of the Rainbow Room, Bill’s Bar and Burger (Rockefeller Center and downtown locations), Discovery TSX and the anticipated One World Observatory.
Alicia French Alicia French

Alicia French

Associate AIA
CAD Operator


Alicia French

A graduate of Columbia University’s prestigious Master of Architecture Program, Alicia joined MDA in Fall 2019 and has excelled as a valuable member of the architectural team. She has been studying architecture and architectural history for over 8 years. A speaker of multiple dialects, Alicia has lived, studied and traveled throughout Asia, North and South America. Through her travels, she discovered her passion for architecture and architectural history, studying region-specific architectural histories in Chile and China; simultaneously falling in love with the people and cultures. Alicia continues to study Latin American and Chinese architectural history. Besides her love of architecture, Alicia enjoys cooking, reading sci-fi fantasy books and practicing yoga.

Allie G. Papp Allie G. Papp

Allie G. Papp

AIA, WELL AP
Project Manager


Allie G. Papp

After receiving an undergraduate Architectural degree from the University of Illinois, Allie earned her Masters of Architecture at Ohio State University. From there, she gathered architectural and design experience in both Chicago and San Francisco, before joining MDA as a Job Captain in 2016. A Registered Architect in California, Allie is inspired by the symbiotic nature of people and design – in the ways that groups of people use and influence space, along with the myriad ways that design, in turn influences people and the activities performed within space. A lover of animals and former animal shelter volunteer, Allie has a passion for travel; for the food, drink and music that different cultures have to share. She is also an avid assessor of cheese, beer and wine pairings.

Christopher White Christopher White

Christopher White

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Project Architect


Christopher White
Holding an Architectural Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Buffalo and a Master’s Degree from the RISD Masters of Architecture program, Chris has used his knowledge of the industry to excel as a MDA Project Architect. With an interest in architecture’s cultural role and LEED AP BD+C accredited, he has spent time building structures with bamboo in Costa Rica, with adobe in Mexico and studying abroad in Barcelona. Chris enjoys watching basketball and soccer; he designs and builds furniture and has volunteered at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art. His familiarity with how things are built, combined with a determination of character has proven Chris’ immeasurable value to any project team, aiding him in his success on projects that include the One World Observatory, Fedcap, Camper WTC and US Polo Assn.
Dongyul Jaden Kim Dongyul Jaden Kim

Dongyul Jaden Kim

Architectural Designer


Dongyul Jaden Kim
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with over 9 years of 3D modeling, architectural and graphic design experience, Dongyul joined MDA as an Architectural Designer and has excelled as an a valuable member of the architectural team. He draws his creativity from nature and is inspired by new and future technologies relevant to the computer industry. Throughout his academic and professional career, Dongyul has competed in numerous local and international design competitions showcasing his love for space and industrial design. A fluent speaker in Korean and Japanese and a thrill seeker, he spends his personal time searching for new ideas in all areas of life, from traveling to exploring new restaurants.
Jessica Gross Jessica Gross

Jessica Gross

Associate AIA, WELL AP
Job Captain


Jessica Gross

A Roger Williams graduate, magna cum laude, Jessica joined MDA, first as an intern in 2016, and again as a Job Captain in 2017. An early involvement in the AIA/AIAS national organization has elevated Jessica’s contagious enthusiasm for design and leadership in the professional workplace, making her zest for the architectural industry evident to all who work with her. With a joyful persona and interest in solving spatial complexities, Jessica finds inspiration in the ways that a variety of elements can be combined to create, define and enhance space. Jessica has a passion for travel, for new experiences and for exposure to different places and cultures. She has studied abroad in Florence, Italy, using the time to broaden her view of architecture and how it is perceived around the world.

Julia De Vito Julia De Vito

Julia De Vito

Associate AIA, WELL AP
Job Captain


Julia De Vito
Italian-born Julia De Vito’s career spans the world of Architecture. Julia grew up in Rome, Italy, where she began her architecture career. She studied and earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Architecture Degrees at the University of Roma Tre in Italy . Prior to moving to NYC and joining MDA as a Job Captain, she collaborated with landscape architecture firms in Barcelona and Vienna and worked on new construction high-rise residential projects. An avid reader and writer with a strong interest in modern dance, music, art and travel, Julia reveres balance in work and in life. Her love of learning about architectural cultural and social issues, joined with a superior work ethic, makes Julia an inestimable member of the team.
Mario Curcio Mario Curcio

Mario Curcio

Project Manager


Mario Curcio

Mario Curcio brings over 27 years of experience in institutional, commercial, corporate interior and residential design. His broad range of experience includes all aspects of the project from Design to Construction Drawings and Construction Administration to Project Completion. Mario has an extensive technical background and expert AutoCAD experience. He challenges himself by stepping outside of his comfort zone – participating in debates, solving riddles and puzzles, a passion that has carried into his architectural work, in his love of putting the pieces together to create an efficient and successful whole. Mario plays a key role in analyzing and resolving construction conflicts in the field. He enjoys the challenges of solving the unexpected complications that arise throughout the design and construction phases.

Mark Vella Mark Vella

Mark Vella

Project Manager


Mark Vella
A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mark has been a part of the industry for twelve years and a part of MDA for ten. In that time he has become a valued Project Manager; bringing his expertise to myriad projects, including the redesign of nearly 4,000 units in Stuyvesant Town, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex and the building renovation of Bloom62 (completed in 11 months). Mark draws his inspiration not only from architecture, but from different environments and especially from the people within them. A practiced chef, he enjoys creating and sharing good food with others – friends, clients and coworkers alike. A native-born New Yorker who is semi versed in both Spanish and Italian, Mark has spent portions of his life in Miami as well as studying abroad in Italy, and he uses these experiences to aid him in his architectural pursuits. This collection of wisdom, along with his affable nature, makes Mark an invaluable member of any project team.
Mateusz Slapinski Mateusz Slapinski

Mateusz Slapinski

Job Captain


Mateusz Slapinski

Mateusz always had a deep love for the outdoors since his early childhood in Poland. Inspired by nature’s beauty, his love and admiration for art and design began. While a student at Bialostocka University of Technology in Poland, he worked at various architecture and construction firms where he gained hands on experience and knowledge of the design and construction processes. Fond of traveling, experiencing different cultures and discovering new places, Mat is always looking for his next adventure. His continual desire to learn and take on challenges is evident in all his projects. As a Job Captain, Mateusz’s critical eye for how things work and come together, his attention to detail and ability to solve problems has made him an invaluable member of the MDA team.

Neely Leslie Neely Leslie

Neely Leslie

Associate AIA, WELL AP
Job Captain


Neely Leslie

A magna cum laude graduate of Clemson University, Neely is an invaluable member of the MDA team. She is passionate about community-centric design that is both beautiful and meaningful. She is an experienced Designer with a focus in visioning/programming, workplace strategy and furniture. Neely values growth through knowledge; inspired by the constant progression and innovation of design as it is influenced by cultural change, environmental consciousness and technology advance. With a strong belief in the industry’s responsibility to the environment, Neely’s passion for green design helps the firm’s commitment to sustainability. She is a creative problem-solver, collaborative teammate and dedicated worker.

Richard Moon Richard Moon

Richard Moon

AIA
Project Manager


Richard Moon

A licensed Architect in NY and NJ and a member of the AIANY Professional Practice Committee, Richard brings over 16 years of technical and design experience to MDA. In 2019 he joined the New Buildings and Major Alterations Studio as a Project Manager and has become an invaluable member of the team. His passion for architecture and design is constant. Richard’s project experience and guidance has proven his immeasurable value to MDA, his colleagues and clients. An ardent lover of the arts and spending quality time with his family, Richard reveres balance in work and life. His interests include going to museums, art galleries and planning his next motorcycle adventure around the country.

Ruxiao (Rochelle) Liu Ruxiao (Rochelle) Liu

Ruxiao (Rochelle) Liu

CAD Operator


Ruxiao (Rochelle) Liu

After earning her Masters in Advanced Architectural Design, Ruxiao joined MDA in the summer of 2019 as part of the Agency Services Studio providing Architectural Support to the team. Before moving to New York City, she interned and worked for architectural firms in Shanghai, China on several urban renewal projects. Searching for new ideas in all areas of life, from attending an art exhibit opening to exploring the outdoors, she draws her inspiration and creativity from art, nature and music. Ruxiao harbors an innate understanding of clients’ needs, and works diligently to exceed each project expectation most efficient and effective as possible.

Ruzanna Kocharian Ruzanna Kocharian

Ruzanna Kocharian

CAD Operator


Ruzanna Kocharian
Coming soon!
Sara M. Agudelo Sara M. Agudelo

Sara M. Agudelo

AIA, WELL AP
Senior Job Captain


Sara M. Agudelo

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Sara’s childhood in Miami, Florida began the cultivation of her great love for art and design. A graduate of Syracuse University with a B.Arch cum laude and a minor in Landscape Architecture, Sara began her career working with high end residential firms, before joining MDA as a Senior Job Captain in 2016. Believing in the collective nature of society, and the affect that architecture and design can have in strengthening this nature, Sara is passionate about using her craft to bring people together; to build a better world for future generations. Fond of travel, and of experiencing new and different cultures, Sara has backpacked through Europe and studied abroad in Florence, Italy; Shanghai and Dalian, China.

Sarah A. Bigos Sarah A. Bigos

Sarah A. Bigos

Project Manager


Sarah A. Bigos
After joining the firm in 2007, Sarah has quickly advanced her role as a Project Manager for corporate interior build-outs. A Roger Williams University graduate, she has honed her knowledge of the industry in Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York and Florence, Italy. Sarah has a great love for seeing new parts of the world, sailing and good food and wine, and transfers this passion for life into her work. She believes that it is the responsibility of architecture and design to deliver to the world its usable, habitable and functional spaces, a notion that most take for granted. Sarah utilizes this belief, providing masterful attention to client needs and details.
Tamar Fortuna Theiler Tamar Fortuna Theiler

Tamar Fortuna Theiler

CPHD
Job Captain


Tamar Fortuna Theiler

Chilean-born Tamar Fortuna Theiler’s career spans the world of Architecture. Tamar grew up in Chile and at the age of 15 moved to Israel, where she began her architecture career. She studied and earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Design Degree from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Israel. Prior to moving to NYC and joining MDA as a Job Captain, Tamar became a certified Passive House Designer (CPHD). She worked in retail and on various mixed-use and ground-up residential buildings in the Tri-State area. Tamar has traveled extensively throughout South America, Thailand and Europe. She has a deep love of languages and fluently speaks six languages – English, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, French and Portuguese. Tamar draws inspiration from good architecture, great aesthetics, and nature. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for family and friends.

Tammy Huang Tammy Huang

Tammy Huang

Designer


Tammy Huang
Earning her degree in Interior Design from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Tammy joined MDA in 2007 and was quickly recognized not only for her understanding of design, but for her acute eye for style. Tammy draws her inspiration from nature and enjoys time spent in the outdoors – be it hiking, biking or tending a garden. With a multilingual knowledge of conversational Hakkanese, Cantonese, Mandarin and English, and a love for travel, Tammy draws on her life experiences to further her design. Holding a second bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from Hunter College, she couples her interest in health and well-being with her work – using her understanding of humanity to advance the spaces she creates.
Thomas Yeh Thomas Yeh

Thomas Yeh

Associate AIA
Job Captain


Thomas Yeh
Joining MDA as a Job Captain in 2016, Thomas obtained his degree in architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In that time, he studied abroad in Italy, partaking in an artist residency at the Garfagnana Innovazione, and later continued enhancing his education and architectural experience as a 3D modeler in Taiwan. Interested in technology and gadgetry, along with its correlation to the architectural industry, Thomas’ critical eye for how things work and come together, his attention to detail and ability to solve problems, has made him an invaluable member of the MDA team.