Stephen MoserArchitect

Stephen Moser Profile

Stephen Moser is principal of SMA (Stephen Moser Architect). He has more than thirty-five years of experience in architecture, urban design, and design. He is a registered architect in New York, Colorado and Connecticut, a member of the New York Chapter of the AIA, and an accredited GBCI LEED Green Associate. He has degrees in architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Master of Architecture) and Cornell University (Bachelor of Architecture), where he was a recipient of the Sands and Alpha Rho Chi medals.

He currently sits on the Sustainability Collaborative for the Town of Mamaroneck, and is a past member of the Town Planning Board and the Village of Mamaroneck Architectural Review Board. Stephen is a long-time supporter of the Architectural League, Storefront for Art & Architecture, and National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is engaged with the architecture education community, and is regularly invited to be a guest critic for studio reviews at Cornell, Columbia, and Syracuse universities, and Parsons School of Design.

Prior to forming his studio in 2013, Moser practiced for more than seventeen years with Peter Marino Architect in New York City, managing a diverse portfolio of contemporary luxury projects. Earlier in his career, Moser worked for Weiss/Manfredi Architects and Peterson/Littenberg Architects. At both firms, he focused on urban-scaled projects, including the award-winning Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery for Weiss Manfredi and the Clinton Special District Master Plan in New York City for Peterson/Littenberg.

Moser traveled to Milan, Hong Kong, London and Paris for Peter Marino projects. He worked for O.M. Ungers in Cologne and Hans Kolhoff in Berlin. He was a recipient of Cornell University's Edilitz Traveling fellowship and did research in Paris.


Helene Lee

Helene Lee is an architectural associate and project designer at SMA. Since joining the studio in 2016, she has worked on residential projects, civic-private designs, and competitions. She brings to each project her creative vision, a refined design aesthetic, and innovative ideas about space and form. She has a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, with a minor in philosophy with distinction, from University at Buffalo. Her interest in architecture grew from her early exploration of both physical and implied spatial occupancy through her background in ballet and modern dance.

Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin is an architectural associate and project manager at SMA. He joined the studio in 2019, bringing design creativity, knowledge about high-end fabrication techniques and detailing, and experience in construction management. He has worked on residential, commercial, and educational projects at boutique architecture firms in New York City. Also at Argosy Designs, a design/fabrication company in Brooklyn that specializes in custom metal work. He has a Master of Science in Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.

Nikki Markim

Nikki Markim is a project architect at SMA. Prior to joining the studio, she worked at Texas architecture firms (Miro Rivera in Austin and Corgan in Dallas) on bespoke private residences and mixed-use commercial projects. Her diverse architectural experiences bring a unique perspective to the design process – a sensitivity to placemaking (site and context) as well as materials and textures. Her eye for detail encompasses construction and logistics, as well as design. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a registered architect and registered interior designer.

Ekin Bilal

Ekin Bilal is a junior architectural associate at SMA. He brings a playful imagination to the studio’s design process, and a belief that storytelling can change and refract how we understand architecture and create beauty. Prior to joining the SMA team in NYC, he worked in Rome, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Istanbul on projects from public libraries and parks to small-scale retail and residential projects. Ekin earned his Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Visual Studies from Cornell University.

Guido Garfunkel

Guido Garfunkel, an industrial designer with fifteen years of experience in the field of 3D architectural visualization, works with Stephen Moser Architect, creating renderings, 3D digital mapping, and animations for SMA projects. He has his own architectural rendering practice, Cromo3D, which he founded in 2014. Previously he worked as a rendering specialist in the offices of Peter Marino Architect and Rafael Vinoly Architects. He worked on projects by Jean Nouvel, Moshe Safdie, and Norman Foster, while at Archpartners, a boutique computer graphics studio.

Susan Hamad

Susan Hamad of Hamad Financial Consulting is SMA’s financial controller. With eighteen years of experience working with architecture/engineering firms, she has been with SMA since 2018, in charge of accounting, client and vendor invoices, staff payroll, office financial reports, and human resources. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from New York City Technical College in Brooklyn, NY.

SMA past staff, interns, and collaborators

Nicole Anderson, Marco Baldassari, Jackie Bang, Kiril Bejoulev, Woosung Cho, Catherine Crocker, Ottavia Boletto, Lauren Bordes, Georgine Botha, Isabel Branas, Evan Cerilli, Anthony Chan, Michaela Delasanta, Juan David Grisales, Giles Holt, Shari Rauls, Siddhant Seth, Elizabeth Whittington, Chisato Yamakawa, Emma Zhu.