New York, NY
Andrew Franz founded Andrew Franz Architect in 2003. Marrying design excellence with an
attentive care for his client's point-of-view, Andrew promptly established a track record of
successful residential, commercial, and performing arts spaces. Today, the firm consists of
a team of ten professionals—architects, interior and graphic designers, and LEED-accredited
The firm's open-studio environment promotes a collaborative creative process through
the sharing of original ideas and proven building practices. A design process which favors
engagement, craft, and originality results in architectural solutions which are timeless and fresh,
modern and urbane.
Andrew Franz Architect's portfolio extends across a range of typologies and includes ground-
up construction, urban and rural additions, interior renovations, historic restorations, and master
plans for civic spaces and parks. Services include architectural design, space section, and
analysis; programming; project development and construction administration; interior design;
and product design for commercial, not-for-profit, and residential clients.
Design should inspire, complement, and celebrate our lives. It should similarly serve our legacies and our relationship with the environment.
We strive to distill simple, elegant, and humanistic solutions from complex ideas.
We seek to simplify and unify, to create functional, meaningful spaces with clarity of form and
We agree that less is more.
We contend that balance and dialogue are imperative.
We believe that handcraft is more vital than machined perfection—that a handcrafted object of
stone, wood, metal, or clay creates a dialogue between the user and the environment.
Our goal is for every product to be individual and unique, reflecting the confluence of site,
program, and client.
Through this desire for refined solutions, we believe detail and elegance are derived.