ARCHITECTUREFIRM is a collaboration of architects and designers in Brooklyn, New York and Richmond, Virginia, led by Danny MacNelly, Katie MacNelly, and Adam Ruffin.  We strive to create architecture that is simple, beautiful, and economical of both means and gestures. 

We believe that architecture should be integral with its place and that the best buildings allow people to fully experience the light and nature of that place.  Our chief pursuit is a timeless expression of architecture that is appropriate to its users and their purpose, that blends progressive technology with elemental form. 

 
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KATIEMACNELLY  |  PARTNER

em:  kmacnelly@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (804) 308-8007   ext. 102

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DANNYMACNELLY  |  PARTNER

em:  dmacnelly@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (804) 308-8007   ext.101

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ADAMRUFFIN  |  PARTNER

em:  aruffin@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (646) 462-6376

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ALEXDAVIS

em:  adavis@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (804) 308-8007   ext. 104
wk:   Atelier Architecture 64, Harrison Atelier, Howard Davis Associates Architects
ed:   Pratt Institute GAUD, University of Florida School of Architecture

KATHERINETREPPENDAHL

em:  ktreppendahl@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (804) 308-8007   ext. 108
wk:   BCWH Architects, Moshe Safdie Architects, Leroy Street Studio
ed:   University of Virginia School of Architecture, University of Georgia

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MATTPINYAN

em:  mpinyan@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (704) 798-9396
wk:   vir.mueller architects, CDR Studio Architects
ed:   North Carolina State University, University of Virginia

MITCHCROWDER

em:  mcrowder@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (804) 308-8007   ext. 107
wk:   Marvel Architects, SOM, Thomas Phifer and Partners
ed:   Harvard University Graduate School of Design, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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PATRICKGEGEN

em:  pgegen@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (804) 308-8007   ext. 110
wk:   Two One Two Design, Gensler, Michael Neumann Architecture
ed:   University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Architecture, College of Charleston

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RICKFISCHL

em:  rfischl@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (804) 308-8007   ext. 105
wk:   SMBW, Gensler, SOM
ed:   Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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STEPHENDRAKE  |  BUSINESS DIRECTOR

em:  sdrake@architecturefirm.co
ph:   (804) 308-8007   ext. 109
wk:   Capital One, CarMax, Full Circle
ed:   James Madison University