We maintain strong interests in space, program, relationships, and the manipulations thereof.
Our approach to design is based on an initial understanding of all aspects of the project. It begins with a 'stripping down' of components to allow a clarity of definition, versatility of perspective and a curiosity of spatial solutions with resolutions that are simple yet complex.
Our firm operates on the belief that architecture and design should exist on multiple scales with varying programs, from single-family residences, a stand-alone retail store, small installations to multi-family housing and large-scale design competitions.

Philipp vonDALWIG,
Dipl. Ing., LEED AP

Philipp von Dalwig received a degree in Architecture from the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany and graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning where he received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design degree with the Lowenfish Memorial Prize in 2001. 

Philipp is a licensed architect in Germany since 2005 and has worked on a range of projects both in Europe and the US, for Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Baumschlager & Eberle and Arnell Group. He has years of experience with large-scale competitions to smaller-scale commercial stores and residential housing. Philipp taught at Columbia University, Parsons the New School for Design and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Philipp served from 2011-2016 as co-chair of the AIA New Practices committee, that was honored with an Award of Excellence for outstanding programs and exhibitions.

Kit vonDALWIG,
Registered Arch, NY

Kit von Dalwig received a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Hawaii School of Architecture in 1997 with honors. In 2001 Kit received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. Beginning her career at the Seattle architectural design firm Olson Sundberg Architects, Kit has experience with all phases of architectural design from schematic design to construction documentation and management.

In New York City, Kit has previously worked as a project architect and manager for AKT Architects before co-founding her practice, vonDALWIG (formerly Manifold Architecture Studio) with Philipp. Her body of work ranges from institutional to commercial (ie the New School, La Scuola d'Italia, Les Copains USA, Iramo, Basic Basic) to numerous residential renovations for private clients throughout New York.


Jose Blanco
Erik Brotherton
Young Byun
Lisa Cepisul
Margaret Cooke
David Huston
Carolynn Karp
Sarah Karpinski

Emilie Kjeldsen

Xin Liu
Jackie Lu
Ryan Pagliaro
Helena Piehl
Tara Selvaraj
Jonathan Sinn
Andrea Toca
Michael Varland
Philip Stensrud

Susana de Zarraga


Astral Weeks Development
Basic Basic
Brooklyn Body Works
Center for Architecture
Contemporary Conservation ltd
Corcoran Sunshine Group
Gasoline Alley Coffee
Iramo Shoes
KRE Group

LaGuardia Community College

1 by O’2nd
Seize sur Vingt
Seven Grams Caffé
Steven Alan
Superga USA
Times Square Alliance
Translation llc
Vivaldi Group


• MANUAL Magazine, march
• IDEAT, november


New York Magazine, june
Garage Living, by Wendy Goodman

• Living / Interiors Magazine, september


• Perspective, january
A myriad of meanings, by Patricia Nelson


• Das Haus, march
"Hier ist Platz"


Re-Use Architecture,
Braun Publishing

• Architect's Newspaper, december
The Kids Are All Right

• ATTITUDE Interior Design, febuary

2009Build-On, Converted Architecture and Transformation Buildings, Publisher Gestalten
• POWER SHOP 2, New Retail Design, FRAME publisher
New York Times, april
Once Sacred, Now Their Showcase
• Abitare Italy, january
Through the Looking Glass 


• 25 Apartments and Lofts,
by James Grayson Trulove


 • Dress Code, 
Interior Design Fashion Shops,
Frame/ Birkhauser

• Vanity Fair, november
Jacob & Co
• New York Times, may
Arts & Entertainment, Misplaces
• Blink 42/43, Misplaces
• Arquine 36, Misplaces 


 • Interior Design, august
Jacob & Co
• Laminated Glass News, #31 


• New York Times, december
RBK Store
• Lightblocks publication,
Iramo Store


Governors Island City of Dreams Competition Finalist / 2013
Times Square Valentine Heart Competition Finalist / 2012
AIA Brooklyn Design Award of Merit / 2012
AIA Brooklyn Design Award of Excellence / 2012
AIA NY / NPNY Award / 2010
Coburg Neue Süden Competition Finalist / 2008

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