Marvin H. Meltzer

Marvin H. Meltzer

New York, NY, US



Over the past 40 years, Marvin H. Meltzer has crafted a boutique architecture practice focused on the creation a variety of housing types including low income, special needs and affordable housing for the non-for-profit sector. In addition, his portfolio of work encompasses market rate and luxury housing, community and educational facilities, as well as, mixed-use and cultural/religious projects.

Marvin has a reputation of designing projects on difficult sites with complex conditions. He is an expert at maximizing buildable square footage and in many cases has been able to find creative ways to add more allowable square footage to a project.

As a successful developer-architect, Marvin is fully aware of the cost concerns associated with the development of a project. Approaching a project with a “developer mindset” has greatly contributed to producing years of quality projects for satisfied clients.

His design for Melrose Court, a high-density, low-rise affordable, 265 units on three city blocks (4.5 acres) housing community in the Bronx won the “Pillars of the Industry Award” for the Best Multifamily Housing Project in the country in 1994. In 2002, Marvin was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for “an illustrious career that has added to the betterment of Architecture in New York City”.



Meltzer/Mandl Architects, P.C., Brooklyn, NY, US, Principal - Founder

Jan 1995 - current