Flushing Meadows Recreation Center
© David Sundberg
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, Hong Kong, and Abu Dhabi. Internationally recognized projects include the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City, the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City, the Millennium Tower in San Francisco, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood.
The practice places a focus on designing to enrich the urban environment, and is a leader in the design of hybrid mixed-use buildings, designed to support density as an urban growth strategy. Recent recognition includes a 2014 AIA Honor Award in Urban Design for the firm’s work in downtown Boston.
Handel Architects’ 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.