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MKCA // Michael K Chen Architecture

New York, NY

Michael K Chen Architecture is an architecture practice providing innovative and superbly crafted work for clients seeking thoughtful and considered design. MKCA's services integrate architecture, interior design, and product design through a cohesive, coordinated, and collaborative process. We have experience designing and building at a diverse range of scales and bring an ultra-refined sensibility and attention to detail to projects ranging from individual apartments to single family homes and larger buildings.

Our approach is deeply informed by curiosity and a love of tinkering, of drawing, of discourse, and of making. Our methods and capabilities are at the leading edge of design, analysis, manufacturing, and construction, but we strive to produce exceptional experiences, intricately choreographed spaces, and works that are unexpected, hyper-useful, intelligent, and full of delight.

The practice has been recognized for excelling at complex urban projects, and we are adept at synthesizing multiple functions, systems, and constituencies into elegant and beguilingly works. MKCA serves a diverse and international client base. We are based in New York City and work across the United States and worldwide.

Recent projects include townhouses, brownstones, and apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a house in Southampton, NY, a community-based women's health clinic, libraries in Brooklyn and the Bronx, a micro apartment prototype for a German manufacturer, and a transforming apartment aboard the largest residential yacht in the world.

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Park Avenue Prewar Apartment by Michael K. Chen Architecture
An old flat in a Carnegie Hill co-op building gets a vibrant update that maintains its prewar bones.
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Michael Chen Combines Neo-Grec and High-Tech in this Townhouse
With his polymorphous design for a narrow 19th Century residence, the architect tackles issues of material experimentation, ecology, and urban density.
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A Highly Functional 225-Square-Foot Manhattan Micro-Apartment | Architectural Digest
Architect Michael Chen reimagines a crumbling tiny space in the West Village as an efficient yet comfortable home
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