Handel Architects is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm that began in New York City in 1994. With more than 150 architects, interior designers, planners, and support staff, the firm is working on projects globally from offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. Internationally recognized projects include the Dream Downtown Hotel and the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, The Pacific in San Francisco, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood.
Handel Architects was founded on the principle that large-scale, mixed-use buildings can enrich the urban experience and be drivers of economic development. The firm promotes density as an urban growth strategy and design as a key component to improve the quality of city life. The firm’s work is regularly featured in architectural journals and design publications, and clients range from private developers to publicly funded organizations to institutional and not-for-profit groups.