Founded in 2007 by Luca Andrisani, Luca Andrisani Architect represents a new generation of architects with an artistic interest in the craft and juxtaposition of timeless, unconventional, and cutting edge materials. The firm's conceptually designed environments balance intrigue with sustainable function and beauty. With a strong belief in listening as a guiding principle, Luca Andrisani Architect works with clients on projects of all scales and scopes to offer innovative solutions tailored to each individual project.
The firm has won numerous awards including three International Design Awards, a Merit Award by Interior Design Best of Year and was named an Emerging Architect by Architecture Record. The work of Luca Andrisani Architect has been featured in media and press venues including New York Magazine, Interior Design, Architectural Record, Metropolitan Home, Interiors, Interni, Daily News, Design & Display Ideas, and DLux.
Luca Andrisani, RA, AIA, SARA, Principal
Since founding his eponymous practice, Luca Andrisani, AIA, has designed, managed, and detailed over 40 international architecture and interior design projects for the world’s leading retail, commercial, and residential clientele. With a presence in New York, Luca has expanded upon his experience working with the world’s leading firms including the Pritzker Prize–winning team of Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland and Rafael Viñoly and Peter Marino in the United States. His background in high-end retail design includes flagship spaces for Prada in Tokyo and Montevarchi, Italy, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Dior. Luca’s practice encompasses a full spectrum of scales from a 300-square-foot boutique cashmere retailer and a 600-square-foot New York City penthouse to a 200,000 square foot multi-family development in Brooklyn. He brings his distinct international perspective based in collaborative material innovation and research to each project. Luca completed his Masters in Architecture at the Royal Institute in Sweden and graduated with Honors from the famed La Sapienza University in Rome. Luca Andrisani is a Registered Architect in the State of NY and Italy. He is also a Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and of the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA).
Melissa Baird, Designer
Melissa Baird joined Luca Andrisani Architects in 2012 with past experience in residential and healthcare design. Melissa brings focus, analysis, and inquiry to the design team, contributing to the research, design and management of projects across scales. Melissa received her Masters of Architecture from Parsons the New School and graduated from Clemson University College of Architecture where she spent time researching architecture in Spain and Italy. She is currently undertaking ARE board exams for architectural registration.
Andrii Zhulidov, Designer
Andrii Zhulidov brings a strong design sense and critical eye to the team at Luca Andrisani. Andrii brings his previous experience assisting European projects of multiple scales including several private residences. He completed his Bachelors and Masters in Architecture at Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture in Ukraine. He began a second Masters in Architecture stateside at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, New York.
Luca Andrisani Architect is a boutique design office offering a high level of care to our clients and their projects. The firm is experienced in imagining and executing bespoke design solutions in New York City and Miami. Our portfolio includes residential, retail, commercial, and multi-family work ranging in scale from a 300 square foot boutique to 12,000 office and showroom. Our process begins with listening and researching. Then, using 3d visualizations, material samples, and drawings, we communicate designs responding to client needs and aspirations. We continue to guide the project through detailed drawings, budgeting, approvals, contractor selection, and construction. Our past and present clients compliment us on our availability and attention from start to finish.
LAA has worked across a wide range of residential scales, with completed projects ranging from a 400-square-foot studio to a 4,000-square-foot Fifth Avenue penthouse. We are experienced with gut renovations, combining apartments, renovating terraces, creating gallery-level displays, custom stairs, storage, and spacial solutions. We are adept working with buildings with exacting standards.
Identity, functionality, and timing are paramount in our commercial and retail renovations. The firm excels at fast-track projects. We bring innovative design to office spaces such as the fun GoGo sQueeZ to the futuristic MKG. We believe the right design can make going to work enjoyable for all employees.
The best project outcomes have a coherent vision between architecture and interior design. Function, flow, and ambiance all benefit from an understanding of space, light, sound, character. Interior design takes architecture from a place for living to a suggested life.
For residences, LAA is drawn toward classic materials, mid-century furniture, texture, and materials used in innovative ways. For retail and commercial projects, our interiors support and deepen branding by communicating identity with curated and custom materials, fixtures, and furniture.
LAA provides services for developers ranging from preliminary site, programming, and layout studies to interior and façade design schemes to complete architectural services with team coordination, presenting to Landmarks, construction and permit documents, and construction administration. We thrive on maximizing value through design.