We design and deliver beautiful spaces that work.


We approach each project as a careful balance between creative design solutions and a deep understanding of the unique and varied ways in which our clients work and live. We bring a core set of values to every project that focuses on collaboration, transparency, and flexibility. Ultimately, this builds a trust between ourselves and our clients that lets us all focus on what is important: the joys and challenges of making ideas into real things.


We have a wealth of experience working at multiple scales of design and construction around New York City, including residential, commercial, educational, and institutional projects. We offer a full suite of architectural services from design through construction, including:

  • Architectural Design
  • Feasibility and Programming
  • Conceptual and Schematic Design
  • Construction Documentation
  • Bidding
  • Construction Administration
  • DOB and LPC Permits and Filing


Clients we have collaborated with include Common Co-Living, Hudson Wellness, the Central Synagogue of New York City, Indeed, Planet to Plate Inc., the National Resources Defense Council, and many private residential clients.


We maintain a small but focused team that emphasizes a holistic and collaborative approach to project management, design, and delivery. This intimate environment allows us to personally focus on each project we take on.

Format was founded by Andrew McGee and Matthew Hettler.