Madelaine Mayer

Madelaine Mayer

New York, NY, US

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I am a LEED AP, WELL AP, and Registered Architect in both New York and Connecticut with over 16 years of experience in public and private academic, institutional, cultural, and large scale capital projects, making me an ideal candidate for this position.

After completing my Masters in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, I practiced with notable firms like MGA and HOK, gaining both design, technical, and consultant coordination experience in service of exceptional project delivery. At the New York City Department of Design and Construction I took a larger leadership role, moving beyond my immediate project team to supervise an entire studio. I managed numerous concurrent projects, served as the primary liaison with clients, and oversaw general studio operations. I later founded my own design studio, ad:roit, focused on bringing great design to micro-projects. This has given me greater insight and appreciation for project acquisition, client and consultant relationship cultivation, and business development.

In addition to my architecture practice, I’ve held faculty positions at New York University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the New York School of Interior Design, teaching introductory design and technology studio courses covering Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, V-Ray, and Adobe Creative Cloud at both the graduate and professional levels. 

My primary interest is the intersection of universal design with social and environmental sustainability in publicly accessible spaces. I see these ideas as the physical manifestations of respect, empathy, and consideration, which are fundamental to design excellence.

 Thank you very much for your kind consideration.


ad:roit, New York NY, Founder/Principal

As the Founder and sole practitioner of ad:roit, I am responsible for all aspects of running a small architecture and interior design studio for assorted residences throughout New York City.

Aug 2018 - current

CSA Group Architects & Engineers, New York NY, Senior Architect/Deputy Studio Director

Dedicated to the CBRE account, I was responsible for: team and project management, client coordination, code analysis, design, and documentation for pre-lease site validations on a portfolio of over 40 city agency commercial and industrial projects.

As Deputy Studio Director I was responsible for studio wide resource allocation, account management, and performance evaluations.

Feb 2020 - Jul 2021

Tad., New York NY, Senior Project Manager/BIM Director

Tad. is a design driven audiovisual and media technology studio where I was responsible for: team management, coordinating with the client and architect/other consultants, and documentation for large scale capital projects, like the New York headquarters for Netflix, Google, and Pfizer. I was also responsible for development and implementation of firm-wide CAD and BIM standards.

Feb 2019 - Jan 2020

ikon.5 architects, New York NY, Senior Architect

As a Senior Architect, I was responsible for: project design, detailing, and documentation, consultant coordination, material research, and zoning, code, and ADA compliance.

Sep 2018 - Feb 2019

NYC Department of Design and Construction, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect

As the Deputy Director, I was responsible for studio wide resource allocation, scheduling, project reviews, performance evaluations, and development and implementation of studio-wide BIM standards.

On my specific projects, as Senior Architect, I was responsible for: team management, client coordination, project design, detailing, and documentation, in house consultant management, material research, specification coordination, code analysis, and construction administration on public cultural projects, like Hollis Library, and the Queens Botanical Garden.

Jun 2016 - Sep 2018

HOK, New York, Project Architect/BIM Manager

As a Project Architect, I was responsible for: team management, project design, detailing, and documentation, BIM management, consultant coordination, specification coordination, construction administration, and zoning, code, & ADA compliance on healthcare, academic, and corporate interior projects like White & Case’s New York Headquarters, New York Presbyterian’s DHKC Ambulatory Care Center, and Penn State’s Chemical & Biomed Engineering Building.

Apr 2012 - Jun 2016

Mitchell Giurgola, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

At Mitchell Giurgola I worked on projects like Rockefeller University’s Collaborative Research Center, Stony Brook University’s Library and Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater. I was responsible for: consultant coordination, project design, detailing, and documentation, material research, ADA compliance, Landmarks coordination, specifications, and construction administration.

Feb 2007 - Feb 2012

James Gainfort Consulting Architects, New York, Project Manager

JRG is an architectural consultancy focused on building envelope performance. I worked on both residential and academic projects performing: consultant coordination, design documentation, material research, specification coordination, building code and performance analysis, and construction administration.

Oct 2005 - Feb 2007


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

May 2002 - May 2005

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies/Art History

Jan 2000 - May 2002

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