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We create value through design.

By leveraging a site's potential, we consistently create value for both our clients and for the neighborhoods in which we work. Handel Architects-designed multifamily projects sell and rent at the top of the market in cities around the world.

We are unrivaled in creating efficient floorplans and innovative unit plans.

Units must be well-planned, efficient, and right-sized for the market. They need to be designed as much from the inside out as the outside in. We approach every project applying best practices for constructibility and durability, while seeking opportunities to innovate, and almost always within tight budget parameters.

Rowan, San Francisco

We are committed to equity in access to affordable housing.

Our firm has over twenty years of experience assessing the opportunities for affordable residential developments, and working with not-for-profit entities such as Habitat for Humanity. In New York City alone, we have over 5,000 units of affordable housing built or under construction.

We are redefining student housing.

Our student housing experience includes buildings for private campuses such as New York City's Cornell Tech campus, Columbia University, and Stanford, as well as public institutions such as the University of Toronto. Our intrinsic approach is to create spaces that are stress-reducing and nourishing for students while fostering academic achievement and providing space for off-line discourse.

We improve the way seniors live.

Handel Architects is at the forefront of urban senior living. We understand how to optimize a senior housing program for high-rise construction, and we’re able to leverage our hospitality and interiors experience to create communities with vibrant communal spaces. Currently we’re completing Gotham Point, which includes a 100-unit, 100% affordable senior component for Gotham & Riseboro Community Partnership; and Coterie Hudson Yards in New York City, which includes 126 units of assisted living residential units for Related Companies & Atria Senior Living.

Prior projects include Inspir Carnegie Hill in New York City, a 215-unit assisted living building for Maplewood Senior Living, and Coterie Cathedral Hill, a 209-unit assisted living building in San Francisco for Related Companies & Atria Senior Living.