Firm Profile

Michielli + Wyetzner Architects is a full-service design firm founded by architects who've created award-winning contemporary architecture for institutional and corporate clients across the United States and abroad. Our projects are distinguished by a clarity of form, elegance of execution and innovative use of materials. The thoroughness of our design approach has resulted in well-integrated solutions to often complex facility requirements.

Founded in 2004, Michielli + Wyetzner joins the enthusiasm and high-energy of a start-up with the discipline and expediency of a seasoned practitioner. With the combined experience of over 50 years, we are knowledgeable in a wide variety of building types that range from a performing arts workshop on the east end of Long Island and an EMS station in Brooklyn, to a concert hall addition at Lehman College in the Bronx and an art gallery and studios at CCNY in Manhattan.

Our years of experience following projects through to completion of construction has refined our design sensibility, so that building sustainability, longevity, constructability, and operating cost are considerations as ingrained to our design process as aesthetics. We bring value to the projects we design by delving deep to solve our clients' problems and then appropriately detailing and documenting the results. The result is compelling architecture with the flexibility and craftsmanship to serve clients for years to come.

Our Philosophy

The Michielli + Wyetzner design methodology approaches each project on its own terms. We begin with an analysis of the owner's requirements and site to find those unique qualities that will define an organizing concept for their building. With this process we go beyond mere problem solving and deal with the experiential and tactile dimensions of architecture and resolve functional, formal and symbolic aspects as a coherent whole.

Our aim is to develop simple and natural solutions which are seemingly self-evident and inevitable. This is achieved by a high level of synthesis that smoothly integrates all components and results in forms that are a distillation of the several purposes they serve. Space, structure, skin and building systems are interdependent and tightly integrated. We assemble highly collaborative teams to solve problems, with consultants and specialists contributing right from the start. Like a natural organism, the result is functional and expressive.

We incorporate sustainable features in every project and design with local environmental conditions in mind. Passive solar principles are employed in all our projects; daylight is treated as a prized material; skylights, atriums and light wells are used whenever possible to bring natural light deep into structures and make spaces highly animated, efficient and livable. We strive to incorporate innovative technology to develop cost effective, high-performance buildings.

Awards and Publications

NEW YORK HOSPITAL QUEENS SATELLITE CLINIC

2016 Masonry Design Magazine, ‘This Satellite Facility is a Powerful Presence in the Community’, May 2016

2016 SNAP Architectural News + Products, ‘Curb Appeal’, Jan/Feb 2016

2015 AIA National Healthcare Design Honor Award

PHI OFFICES

2013  New York Real Estate Journal, ‘Michielli + Wyetzner designs new space for three not for profits’, July 2013

DELANCEY AND ESSEX PARKING GARAGE

2013 We Build the City, NYC’s Design + Construction Excellence Program. ORO Editions

2013 NYC Chapter AIA Projects Merit Award

2011 NYC Public Design Commission Excellence in Design Award 2011

2011 Oculus, ‘From NIMBY to YIMBY’, Winter 2011

2011 Architectural Record, ‘Investments in Public Architecture Pay Off for the City’, September 2011

2011 Real Estate Journal, ‘Michielli + Wyetzner Architects to begin $4 million cable facade renovation’, August 9, 2011

2011 New York Observer, ‘Finally! A Pretty Parking Garage’, June 29, 2011

NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER FLECK COURTYARD

2012 ASLA Design Merit Award

GREENPOINT EMS

2014 The American Architecture Award Chicago Athenaeum

2013 We Build the City, NYC’s Design + Construction Excellence Program. ORO Editions

2013 Epoch Times, ‘NEW EMS Station Opens in Greenpoint’, September 30, 2013

2013 Real Estate Weekly, ‘Building Roundup: Michielli + Wyetzner, Gensler and think!’ December 11, 2013

2011 Engineering News Record, ‘FDNY Plans New Greenpoint EMS Station’, May 5, 2011

2011 Archdaily.com, ‘In Progress: New Greenpoint EMS Station / Michielli + Wyetzner Architects’, April 29, 2011

2011 Real Estate Weekly, ‘New Greenpoint EMS Station / Michielli + Wyetzner Architects’, April 20, 2011

2011 Fast Company.com, ‘Finally, an EMS Station for Brooklyn’s Hipster Casualties’, April 20, 2011

2011 Inhabitat New York City, ‘New Brooklyn EMS Station Combines Response Efficiency with Sustainability’, April 20, 2011

GATEWAY II

2011 Building Design and Construction, ‘Harlem Facility Combines Social Services with Retail, Office Space’, January 2011

2010 Real Estate Weekly, ‘Hybrid building making life in East Harlem Better All Round’, December 8, 2010

2010 e-Oculus, ‘Gateway Opens Doors to Harlem’, December 2010

2010 Dexigner, ‘Unique Mixed-use Building in Harlem by Michielli + Wyetzner Architects’, December 2010

AECOM/EDAW INC.

2011 NYC Chapter AIA Interior Design Honor Award 2011

2011 Architectural Record, AIA New York Honors 38 Winners of Design Awards, April 19, 2011

2011 NY Real Estate Journal, AIANY Names 2011 Design Award Winners at March 1 Symposium, April 12, 2011

2011 Green Source, ‘Another Man’s treasure: In renovating a TV Studio into offices for AECOM, daylight goes from problem to priority’, January 2011

2010 Arch News Now, ‘Flex Space: AECOM Design + Planning Office by Michielli + Wyetzner Architects’, October 2010

2010 Contract Magazine, ‘Lean and Green’, April 2010

2009 Oculus, ‘Interior Motives’, Fall 09

MICHIELLI + WYETZNER ARCHITECTS

2011 Remodelista, ’10 Easy Pieces: Architect’s White Paint Picks’, April 22, 2011

2009 The Architect’s Newspaper, 02.18.2009, Studio Visit: Michielli + Wyetzner Architects

2007 Design Excellence Program  NYC Department of Design and Construction

2004 Design Excellence Program  NYC Department of Design and Construction

THE WATERMILL CENTER

2006 Interior Design, ‘The Idea Mill’, September 2006

2006 New York Sun, ‘In the summertime, Go Where the Money Is’, July 10, 2006

2004 East Hampton Star, ‘New Art Center’s Fits and Starts’ by Jennifer Landes

2001 New American Houses 2, Edizioni L’Archivolto

2001 The Perfect Room, Rockport Publishers