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Various buildings and spaces by the hand of Morris Adjmi Architects Various buildings and spaces by the hand of Morris Adjmi Architects
As a growing number of formerly industrial New York City neighborhoods makes the transition to residential hot spots, developers almost inevitably run into challenges imposed by the protected status of historic districts and individual landmarks alike. For the lucky ones, this is where Morris Adjmi Architects comes in.

Mr. Adjmi founded his eponymous firm in 1997 after a 13-year collaboration with Pritzker Prize laureate Aldo Rossi. It is known for its respectful approach to historic districts and post-industrial neighborhoods, but most emphatically does not mindlessly churn out slavish reproductions of past buildings. Rather, the team takes a careful look at the context before creating respectful designs with context-sensitive material, namely brick, that still make a sophisticated statement. As one developer said, "The buildings may not feel like they've always been there, but seem like they should have been."

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18 West 55th Street
18 West 55th Street Midtown West
111 Charles Street
111 Charles Street West Village
317 Broadway
317 Broadway Tribeca
The Huron, 29 Huron Street
The Huron, 29 Huron Street Greenpoint
Forena, 540 Sixth Avenue
Forena, 540 Sixth Avenue Chelsea
185-Grand-Street Morris Adjmi and the recently-finished condo Grand Mulberry (Photo credit: Jimi Billingsley)

“By virtue of its location or context or the history of the neighborhood, we can justify different levels of visibility.” - Morris Adjmi

Eye-catching commercial works include the Scholastic building in Soho, the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, and the Samsung building in the Meatpacking District. Meanwhile, residential buildings throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn display examples of Morris Adjmi Architects' mastery of architecture and interior design alike. A penthouse in The Schumacher, the firm's conversion of a lithography studio into a loft condominium, was home to one of Downtown's biggest deals of the second quarter of 2024.

Indeed, as time has passed, it has reached a point where we may see apartments in Morris Adjmi-designed buildings reach the level of prestige once reserved for Rosario Candela and Emery Roth's designs. We take a look at upcoming projects we are excited to see, and some of his most in-demand designs throughout New York.

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29 Huron Street
Completed in 2024
Condominium | 13 stories | 171 units

10 availabilities from $900K

While a 2003 rezoning had significant implications for Greenpoint's future, Morris Adjmi Architects looked to its past when designing The Huron, a two-towered condo development on the Greenpoint waterfront. The brick podium was inspired by surrounding warehouses, and the glass and steel of the towers are a nod to Greenpoint's industrial heritage.
As the buildings' massing maximizes the possibility of unobstructed river views, residents are all but assured of incredible light and vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows. They also enjoy open floor plates, airy ceilings, open-plan kitchens with honed Italian Dorit marble slabs and Miele appliances, and spa-like primary baths. Nearly 40 percent of units open up to private outdoor space.

"We drew inspiration from post-industrial architecture, the cinematic hues of Edward Hopper’s urbanscapes, and the everyday luminosity and artistry of the local community" — Morris Adjmi on The Huron

Not only does The Huron confer the cachet of living in a Morris Adjmi building, but residents also have access to a total of 30,000 square feet of lifestyle amenities, the likes of which are few and far between in Greenpoint's new development condo boomlet. This has proven highly popular -- a representative for The Huron reports that the building is 70% sold.

↓ Residents of The Huron arrive to an attended lobby with a dramatic pink onyx and woven leather desk.

Attended lobby with front desk Amenities at The Huron (Donna Dotan)

↓ The heart of the amenity suite is an indoor saltwater pool with direct views of the Empire State Building and the East River.

The Huron swimming pool

↓ The fitness center includes state-of-the-art equipment, a separate movement studio with ballet barre, and men's and women's locker rooms with saunas.

Fitness center
Movement studio with ballet barre

↓ "The amenities at The Huron were carefully curated to provide the most unique experiences within 30,000 square feet of space" — Kayla Lee, SERHANT

Lounge with pool table

↓ The Explorer's Room was equipped to cater to The Huron's youngest residents.

Children's playroom

↓ The Nook teen lounge comes equipped with vintage arcade games as well as Ping-Pong and foosball tables.

Teen lounge with video game machines

↓ Just off a bright lounge with a pool table and big-screen TV, a private dining room features a fireplace and catering pantry.

Lounge with pool table and river views
Private dining room

The Huron, #9BE (Serhant LLC)

Completed in 2023
Rental | 7 stories | 19 units

No current availabilities

On the corner of Hudson and Charles Streets in the West Village, a new building has risen on the former site of a gas station and auto body shop. The building is distinguished at streetscape by its undulating shape, curved corner windows, and Landmarks-approved red brick facade. The size and finishes of the apartments had some wondering whether a new condo was coming, but it is a rental, and a highly in-demand one at that: The building is fully leased.

545 Vanderbilt Avenue
Completed in 2022
Rental | 29 stories | 284 units

Studio to 2-beds from $3,695-$6,830/month

550-Clinton-Avenue-01 545 Vanderbilt Avenue (CityRealty)
On the corner of Clinton and Atlantic Avenues, The Axel make a dramatic statement with a gently angled tower rising from a four-story podium. In exchange for development rights, the project included the restoration of the ornated facade of Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, a landmarked church in the same block as the new building; indeed, the torque of the tower was designed to make the most of views of the church's belfry through floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities include a fitness center, game lounge, coworking space, and terrace with outdoor pool.

540 Sixth Avenue
Completed in 2022
Condominium | 12 stories | 50 units

2 available listings from $3.5M

FÖRENA is situated at the crossroads of Chelsea, Union Square, Greenwich Village, and the Flatiron District. Its sloping metal frame and stepped terraces make a dramatic statement at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 14th Street. However, the Scandinavian-inspired interiors, also designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, feature a soothing palette, luxurious materials and finishes, and gracious proportions to create a relaxing atmosphere.

Forena, #5D (Corcoran Group)

185 Grand Street
Completed in 2022
Condominium | 7 stories | 20 units

One available listings for $1,295,000

Morris Adjmi is well known for his creative use of brick, and that comes across especially well at The Grand Mulberry, a boutique condominium with the Italian American Museum as the anchor tenant. The red brick facade is consistent with its surroundings, and varying colors of brick trace the fenestration patterns of typical tenement buildings. Oversized windows fill the units inside with abundant natural light, and Adjmi-designed kitchens come equipped with white matte lacquer cabinetry, scalloped mosaic tile backsplash, and integrated Miele appliances.

The Grand Mulberry, #5C (Compass)

85 Jay Street
Completed in 2021
Condominium | 21 stories | 732 units

21 available listings from $1.15M - $4.575M

Spanning a full city block, 85 Jay Street is DUMBO's largest residential development. Its design by Morris Adjmi Architects pays homage to the neighborhood's industrial past with a hand-laid brick facade and arched openings inspired by the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The interiors of both Front and York were also designed by Morris Adjmi Architects with history in mind; high ceilings and warehouse-inspired windows merge seamlessly with modern appliances and high-end materials to create one-of-a-kind homes.

Front & York, #PH20E (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

215 North 10th Street
Completed in 2021
Condominium | 6 stories | 31 units

One available listing for $2.2 million

215-North-10th-Street-01 NX (Compass)
The six-story NX rose on the former site of a one-story warehouse, but its buff brick facade and black steel accents pay tribute to Williamsburg's rowhouses and warehouses. However, the residences and amenities were designed with today's buyers in mind: Several units have private outdoor space, and amenities include an attended lobby with adjacent package room, a fitness center, and a sun roof with a lawn, shuffleboard court, outdoor kitchen, loungers, and communal tables and bar seating.

NX, #4B (Nest Seekers LLC)

45 East 7th Street
Completed in 2020
Condominium | 7 stories | 21 units

1 available listing for $1.995 million

45-East-7th-Street-02 No. 45E7 (Douglas Elliman)
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Years after a deadly gas explosion leveled the walk-up buildings previously on-site, No. 45E7 rose in their place on the corner of Second Avenue and East 7th Street. The light brick facade, large yet traditional windows, and a bronze memorial plaque honoring the two people who died in the explosion were instrumental in the project in the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District passing muster with the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The interiors, also designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, feature luminous atmospheres, natural materials, and a high-tech infrastructure allowing residents to control the shades and lighting from a mobile device.

No. 45E7, #2D (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Completed in 2020
Condominium | 8 stories | 5 units

No current availabilities

260-Bowery-01 All images of 260 Bowery via Nexus Development Group
Owing to its address in the Special Little Italy District, 260 Bowery's height was capped at 85 feet. However, that does not appear to be to its detriment - on the contrary, it allows this recent addition to greater complement its nearest neighbors (including the Adjmi-designed 250 Bowery; see below). The building features a masonry-inspired light brick facade and oversized windows that fill the apartments inside with abundant natural light. The interiors were also inspired by the lofts of yesteryear, and enjoy expansive proportions and luxurious finishes.

30 East 31st Street
Completed in 2019
Condominium | 42 stories | 42 units

5 available listings from $1.35 million

30 East 31st Street
As NoMad started to emerge as a residential, culinary, and cultural destination, local preservationists lamented the demolition of a Romanesque Revival parish house to make way for a new condo tower. However, upon seeing that Morris Adjmi Architects incorporated Gothic elements like fluted terra cotta piers, bays of brass-framed windows, and an elegant lattice crown, architecture enthusiasts were eventually won over. The units offer incredible privacy, views, and luxury.

30E31, #35 (Modlin Group LLC)

Completed in 2019
Condominium | 14 stories | 48 units

No current availabilities

211-Schermerhorn-Street-01 All images of 211 Schermerhorn Street via Arc Media
Located on the cusp of Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Cobble Hill, 211 Schermerhorn Street's design draws on the architectural history of those landmarked neighborhoods. The clean lines, industrially-inspired and gridded floor-to-ceiling windows, and textured Danish brick facade pay tribute to the past while nudging the building into the modern day.

Completed in 2017
Condominium | 9 stories | 9 units

No current availabilities

83 Walker Street is a recent addition to its street in the Tribeca East Historic District, but its inverted concrete facade blends seamlessly with its cast-iron neighbors. Indeed, the Landmarks Preservation Commission described it as "a contemporary and sympathetic complement" upon approving its design. The arched openings are infilled with mahogany wood window units that are sound-insulated to buffer the noise of the city.

Completed in 2017
Condominium | 7 stories | 30 units

No current availabilities

465-Pacific-Street-01 465 Pacific Street
465 Pacific Street was an early entrant in the Brooklyn boutique condo boom, and one that pays respectful tribute to the historic blocks surrounding it. The lower brick volume draws inspiration from the brick townhouses throughout Boerum Hill, while the stepped-back upper floors' metal cladding adds a touch of modernity to the building.

Completed in 2017
Condominium | 19 stories | 53 units

1 availability for $36 million

55-West-17th-Street-01 55 West 17th Street via Compass
55 West 17th Street is located just outside the Ladies Mile Historic District, yet pays respectful tribute to the area with its cast-iron metalwork, handmade brick facade, and bronze-toned metal accents. However, sustainable features like double-insulated windows; low-e glazing to reduce heat gain/loss; low-flow water fixtures and faucets; occupation censors in common areas; and a ‘green cleaning’ program are in line with the climate realities of today.

55 West 17th Street, #PH (Compass)

Completed in 2017
Condominium | 6 stories | 9 units

No current availabilities

138-North-10th-Street-01 All images of 138 North 10th Street via Compass
It's hard for today's visitors to believe, but Williamsburg was once almost entirely factories and warehouses. 138 North 10th Street pays tribute to that history with thin brick piers, spandrels above a board-formed concrete base, and warehouse windows that fill the apartments inside with incredible light. However, an Italian Modernist touch gives the building a contemporary flair.

110-122 Congress Street
Completed in 2015
Condominium | 3 stories | 9 units

No current availabilities

112-Congress-Street-01 All images of The Townhouses of Cobble Hill via Compass
While a new wave of skyscrapers and boutique condos is taking shape all over Brooklyn, some say there is no substitute for the rowhouses that brought the borough to prominence. This stretch of nine townhouses is united by a single cornice, and all units feature a brick facade, oversized casement windows, and other features inspired by prewar design. However, interiors offer spacious layouts as well as plumbing, lighting, wiring, soundproofing, and central heat and air conditioning in line with today's buyers' needs.

36 Bleecker Street
Completed in 1885, converted in 2014
Condominium | 7 stories | 21 units

1 available listing for $50,000/month

36-Bleecker-Street-01 The Schumacher (Credit: Matthew Williams for Morris Adjmi Architects)
36 Bleecker Street was originally constructed in the late 19th century for the Schumacher and Ettinger Lithography Studio. More than 100 years later, when the condo conversion was underway, Morris Adjmi Architects embarked on a painstaking restoration of the marble windowsills, brick detailing, an ornate storefront, and other Romanesque Revival-style architectural elements. Inside, the brick and terra cotta vaulted ceilings were also restored to give the condos extra character.

The Schumacher, #M1 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Completed in 2014
Condominium | 9 stories | 18 units

1 available listing for $4.25M

11-North-Moore-Street-01 11 North Moore Street via Nest Seekers
11 North Moore Street's limestone facade is reminiscent of classical and industrial influences in its Tribeca neighborhood. A two-story black steel base adds a touch of modernity to the building, but not jarringly so. Likewise, the apartments inside enjoy proportions and layouts comparable to the lofts of yesteryear, but come equipped with high-end finishes and appliances.

11 North Moore Street, #2B (Compass)

71 Laight Street
Built in 1903, converted in 2013
Condominium | 6 stories | 33 units

1 available listing for $4.85 million

71-Laight-Street-01 Sterling Mason
Sterling Mason comprises two buildings: a coffee and tea warehouse made of brick and dating back to 1905, and a new building designed as its mirror image with every detail recreated in marine-grade, plasma-finished aluminum and aluminum-coated GFRC panels. The result has been compared to a photo negative or a mirage, and the apartments inside have been in high demand by luxury buyers.

Sterling Mason, #5A (Compass)

Completed in 2008
Condominium | 9 stories | 4 units

1 available listing for $10,500,000

408-Greenwich-Street-01 All images of 408 Greenwich Street via Sotheby's
408 Greenwich Street is located in the Tribeca North Historic District, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission described this design by Morris Adjmi Architects as "a terrific modern application to the scale and character of the neighborhood." The building is distinguished at street level by its terra cotta columns and broad arched windows that fill the apartments inside with incredible light.

408 Greenwich Street, #3 (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty)

Completed in 2008, converted in 2013
Condominium | 8 stories | 24 units

One available listings for $3,650,000

250 Bowery was designed in collaboration with Aldo Andreoli and brings a contemporary flair to a stretch of the Bowery once known for tenement buildings. However, the muted facade, layer of grids, and factory-inspired windows are all in place with sensitivity to the area's context.

250 Bowery, #PHB (Compass)

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Completion estimated for 2025
Rental | 26 stories | 97 units

18 West 55th Street diagram Axonometric diagram of 18 West 55th Street (NYC Department of Buildings)
Up the street from the Peninsula Hotel, construction has just topped out on 18 West 55th Street. The studio through three-bedroom residences will start on top of ground-floor retail space, and the building is set to offer approximately 10,000 square feet of luxury amenities spread across several stories.

Completion TBD
Rental | 20 stories | 76 units

317-Broadway-01 317 Broadway (Morris Adjmi Architects and UALNY)
At the end of 2020, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans for a 20-story building at at 317 Broadway. (Tribeca Citizen observes that a replacement for the shuttered McDonald's formerly on the site can’t come soon enough for locals.) The new residential tower will be clad in gray terrazzo and painted aluminum, and a portion of the 76 units will be made affordable as part of the city's Voluntary Inclusionary Housing Program. In addition to raising the new tower, the developers will restore and preserve 315 Broadway, a landmarked, Italianate-style marble and cast-iron building next door.

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