Stephan Jaklitsch

Founding Principal, FAIA

As Founding Principal, Stephan Jaklitsch has taken the practice from a studio focused on residential and commercial projects in the New York region to an award-winning architectural firm with a diverse, international portfolio of work known for its design and detailing. Jaklitsch is interested in how architecture, landscape, and urbanism affect the quality of life and is dedicated to crafting spaces, buildings, and products that convey a sense of purpose and meaning through their construction and use. He is active in numerous organizations that are devoted to public engagement on matters related to architecture and urban design. In 2020 he was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Princeton University, Master of Architecture, 1992
Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1989
Georgia Institute of Technology, Paris Tolbiac, Unite Pedagogique d’architecture No. 7, 1989

Syracuse University, 2012 - 2013, Visiting Critic

CORO New York Leadership Center, Leadership New York Program, Alumni, 2015

Fellow, American Institute of Architects
Open House New York, Vice President Executive Board
The Architectural League of New York
The Van Alen Institute for Architecture and Design
The Design Trust for Public Space, Design Trust Council
Urban Design Forum, Fellow
Regional Plan Association

Mark L. Gardner

Principal, AIA, NOMA

As Principal, Mark Gardner has led many of the firm’s design initiatives and works to best understand the role of design as a social practice. Gardner takes a serious interest in the nexus of architecture and art, one of long-standing importance to both his professional practice and to his writings. He is committed to practicing architecture as a socially beneficial art form.

The University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture, 2000
Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1992

Parsons New School of Design, 2017, Director of Master of Architecture Program
Parsons New School of Design, School of Constructed Environments, 2016, Assistant Professor
Parsons New School of Design, 2014-2015, Adjunct
University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2012, Adjunct

National Organization of Minority Architects, New York Chapter, Advocacy Chair
Urban Design Forum, Fellow
Board of Overseers, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design
Advisory Board, MathMinds, 21st Century Schools Partnership
Van Alen Institute, Board of Trustees
AIANY Exhibition Committee, Member
Made in Brownsville, Board