vonDALWIG Architecture, originally formed as Manifold Architecture Studio PLLC in 2009, is a recognized architectural firm that maintains strong interests in space, program, context and potential - and strives to fully engage with the manifold aspects of architecture and spatial design.

Our work is distinct in the desire to implement an initial understanding of all qualities of the project, beginning with a 'stripping down' of components to allow a clarity of definition then pursuing design solutions that promote lasting engagements with space while simultaneously allowing distinct interpretations. Vibrant solutions, with a simple complexity. This approach also permits a versatile perspective, with a collection of completed projects that range from retail to private homes to large developments and working with organizations such UPI, Times Square Alliance, LAGCC and the Center for Architecture. Our work to date has garnered recognition from the Brooklyn AIA and the AIA NY New Practices award.

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 Hawai’i School of Architecture and a Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. She has practiced in Honolulu, Seattle and New York with a range of firms that focused on multiple typologies from institutional work and private residential with Olson Sundberg in Seattle and Anna K. Thorsdottir in New York to hospitality with Architects Hawaii and Media Five.

Founding Manifold Architecture Studio / vonDALWIG with her partner Philipp in 2009, she has focused on the versatility and simple clarity of space, typology and program as applied to multiple scales and projects types.


Yani Gao

Architectural Designer

Beatrice Dinu

Architectural Designer

Alicia Palacios Moreno

Architectural Designer

Carlos Galindo

Architectural Designer

Augusta Myftaraj

Architectural Intern

Nicole Chan

Architectural Intern

Team members, 2008 -present

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 
Peter Dumbadze
Andres Feng

Susana de Zarraga
Luis de Gregorio

Pej Gombert
Nicole Chan


Astral Weeks Development
Basic Basic
Brooklyn Body Works
Center for Architecture
Contemporary Conservation ltd
Corcoran Sunshine Group
DNA Model Managment llc
Dietl International
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



• Dwell, april

A Radiant Renovation Brightens Up a Dark Brooklyn Brownstone,
by Jennifer Baum Lagdameo

• Dezeen, july

Vondalwig Architecture refreshes mid-century house in New York with blackened wood, by Bridget Cogley 

• Dwell, september

A Disjointed Midcentury Home in New York Gets a Cohesive Retrofit, by Jennifer Baum Lagdameo


• Dezeen, december

VonDalwig Architecture brightens Brooklyn townhouse House 22, by Bridget Cogley

• Hunker, november

Scandi-Minimalism With Eclectic Touches, 
by Kate Santos

• Divisare, october


• REMODELISTA / Issue 38, september

‘A Renovation of a Renovation’ in a Brooklyn Duplex

• New York Magazine THE CUT, july

Simple Moves Make a Big Difference,
by Wendy Goodman


• DFUN, august
• PLOT/, june
• Dezeen, june

Skylights and voids bring daylight into extended Brooklyn row house, by Eleanor Gibson

•, june
• Browstoner Insider, june

Extended Townhouse

• 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"

• Braun Publishing

Re-Use Architecture

• Architect's Newspaper,  december

The Kids Are All Right

• ATTITUDE Interior Design, febuary

Publisher Gestalten

Build-On, Converted Architecture and Transformation Buildings


New Retail Design

• New York Times, april

Once Sacred, Now Their Showcase

• Abitare Italy, january

 Through the Looking Glass


• 25 Apartments and Lofts

by James Grayson Trulove


• Frame Birkhauser / Dress Code

Interior Design Fashion Shops

• 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


Dezeen Award shortlisted / 2019
AIA BQDA Excellence Award for Local Firm/Local Project / 2018
AIA BQDA Excellence Award for Local Firm/Local Project / 2017
AIA BQDA Peoples Choice for Local Firm/Local Project / 2017

New York Affordable Housing Competition Shortlist / 2017
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

Site & Mark Design

Many thanks to Luke Bulman—Office

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