MAGDI hires David Stuart, AIA, as Studio Director in New York City
Stuart will support the firm's $375 million multifamily residential design studio.
New York, N.Y. – David J. Stuart, AIA has joined the prominent New York City architecture, design, and planning firm of Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) as Studio Director. MADGI’s specialized studios serve multiple markets in the Greater New York area, including multi-family residential, office and corporate interiors, landlord services, retail, entertainment, restaurant, and hospitality.
“David Stuart will reinforce MADGI’s market rate and affordable housing practices, two markets in which he has tremendous experience,” said MADGI Principal Daniel Montroy, AIA. “He will support principals Richard J. DeMarco, AIA and Marvin H. Meltzer, AIA, who lead our firm’s residential building studio, which currently has $375 million worth of multi-family projects under construction and in design in New York City,” he added.
As a Studio Leader, Stuart is responsible for managing the entire project cycle, from developing proposals to project staffing, site planning, zoning reviews, and preliminary and final designs. He is currently leading the project team for the 17-story, 185,000-sq.-ft. 20 East End Avenue luxury condominium on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, being developed by Corigin Real Estate Group.
Prior to joining MADGI, Stuart has worked for nearly 25 years as an architect at some of the most prominent architectural firms in the nation. These included Meltzer Mandl Architects, an award-winning affordable housing design firm led by Marvin H. Meltzer, AIA, a legendary multi-family architect, who currently serves as one of four MADGI principals. Stuart has also worked at Polshek Partnership (now Ennead Architects), D’IAQ Architects, and Loci Architecture.
In addition to his current projects at MADGI, Stuart has worked on more than 30 significant developments and renovation projects throughout the northeastern United States. These included 16 ground–up residential buildings, both affordable and market rate, as well as museums, historic renovations, and schools. His portfolio includes the New Brunswick Gateway Transit Village, a 623,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use residential/commercial development in New Brunswick, N.J, which received the 2012 Smart Growth Award; and the 279-unit, 255,000-sq.-ft. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Apartments in the Bronx, N.Y., a recipient of the 2010 QBBA Design Excellence Award.
Stuart holds a Master of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University.
Montroy Andersen DeMarco
Founded in 1990 and based in New York City, Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) is a prominent, cutting-edge architectural and interior design firm predominantly serving the Greater New York area. MADGI is lead by four principals: Daniel Montroy, Steven Andersen, Richard DeMarco, and Marvin Meltzer. The firm employs 40 architects, interior designers, LEED professionals, project managers, and support staff.
MADGI’s markets include residential and mixed-use new buildings (both market-rate and affordable housing), office and corporate interiors, retail, entertainment and hospitality, commercial building conversions, the market re-positioning of properties, landlord services, and sustainable/LEED design. Headed by principals, the specialized studios have served as either lead designer or architect of record for some of the most innovative – and challenging – projects in the city. The firm is known for the design quality and expertise in cost control, technical issues, and addressing complex zoning regulations.
The firm’s architectural, executive design, and design collaborations portfolio includes the citizenM New York hotel in Times Square; The Dillon Townhouses and Condominiums, a 205,000-sq.-ft residential complex at 425 West 53rd Street that received a 2012 AIA New York State Award of Merit; the 11-story 560 West 24th Street luxury condominium; the 100,000-sq.-ft. Soori Highline luxury condominium on West 29th Street; and the market repositioning of the 100,000-sq.-ft. 160 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
MADGI’s retail experience includes the flagship Fifth Avenue store of the footwear designer Camper; multiple locations of U.S. Polo Association stores; the 60,000-sq.-ft. Discovery Times Square exposition; and BR Guest Hospitality’ Bill’s Bar and Burger locations at the Rockefeller Center and the New York Marriott Downtown. MADGI is also currently serving as the executive architect for two of the most prominent restaurants and tourist attractions in Manhattan: the observation deck and retail space atop the new World Trade Center and the renovation of the landmark Rainbow Room on top of Rockefeller Center.
MADGI’s recent corporate interior work includes the 150,000-sq.-ft. East Hanover, N.J., U.S. headquarters and laboratories and the 75,000-sq.-ft. Manhattan offices and testing labs of Givaudan Fragrance as well as numerous projects in New York City for leading global corporations, such as the 14,000-sq.-ft. Lavazza U.S. Headquarters at 120 Wall Street; the 35,000-sq.-ft.U.S. Headquarters of Dentsu USA at 32 Ave. of the Americas; and the 60,000-sq.-ft. East Coast Headquarters of ICM Partners at 730 Fifth Avenue.