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© 2024 Format Architecture Office, PLLC


We design
and deliver
beautiful spaces
that work.


We are an architecture and design studio in New York City. We make new buildings and renovate existing ones to create places for people that are comfortable, inspiring and exhilarating. We collaborate with a variety of public and private clients across a range of scales and project types. Throughout all of our work, we value collaboration, transparency, and simplicity.

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 and Negotiation
  • Construction Administration
  • DOB and LPC Permits and Filing


We have collaborated with a wide range of commercial and private clients, including:

  • Indeed, Inc.
  • National Resources Defense Council
  • Hudson Wellness
  • Aurora Capital Associates
  • Astral Weeks Development
  • Central Synagogue of New York City
  • Common Co-Living


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.

Current team members include:

  • Andrew McGee
    Co-founder and Principal
  • Matthew Hettler
    Co-founder and Principal
  • Clare Hačko
  • David Hettler
  • Courtney Masters
  • Pietro Carini


If you're looking to collaborate on a project, we're eager to chat! Send us an email and we can set up a time to discuss in more detail what you're looking to do and how our office might be able to help.

For press inquiries, please contact us via email, and we'll follow up as soon as we can.

For job inquiries, send us an email with your cover letter, CV, and portfolio (link or max 5mb PDF), and we will reach out if we have any open positions.

If you're in the area, stop by and visit:

55 Washington Street, Suite 312D Brooklyn, NY 11201

We look forward to hearing from you!