Approach

Each Meier Partners project is a complete, immersive environment —a harmonious whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Our New York studio is staffed by a diverse team of talented employees with an unmatched range of experience, positioned to offer comprehensive design services—encompassing everything from urban planning and architecture to interior and product design—to clients anywhere in the world. With projects recently completed and currently on the boards in South America, Europe, Asia, and across the US, Meier Partners continues to build on a unique legacy of visionary design.

Over more than 50 years, the studio has successfully completed more than 130 projects around the globe, including celebrated buildings like the classic Douglas House in Harbor Springs, Michigan, the iconic Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the acclaimed Jubilee Church in Rome. Our approach to design is intensely collaborative, combining discerning craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail with expertise in cutting-edge building technology. Our thoughtful application of cohesive design principles produces architecture that is exceptional not only in its clarity and simplicity but in its capacity to elevate and inspire.

Immersive Environments that Uplift

Natural light is one of the fundamental elements of our work, as crucial a building material as concrete or stone. It is our masterful manipulation of light that brings each project to life, activating materials and textures and shaping spaces in ways that enliven experience and intensify perception, creating architecture that is both visually and emotionally compelling. Our buildings speak powerfully to their larger surroundings while remaining sensitive to the human scale, simultaneously embodying a collective spirit and reflecting deeply personal expression and pursuit of the sublime.

Our Philosophy of Design

All of our work stays true to the same fundamental ideas and values. We are guided by the clarity and rigor of our formal vision, our mastery of geometry and architectural composition, and our passion for craft and meticulous detailing. Each project is an essay in composition, a harmonious organization of elements, spaces, and circulation that can be felt on multiple levels. From lyrical combinations of solid and void to vibrant oscillations between surface and depth and poetic juxtapositions of light and shadow, our buildings create dynamic visual and spatial rhythms that are a pleasure to look at and to move through. This same sensitivity extends to the building’s surroundings; our architecture is thoughtfully interwoven with its context whether a serene natural landscape or a thriving urban neighborhood.

Design Excellence and Craft

Our approach to design is truly holistic, pursuing excellence across all scales within each project, from a building’s smallest construction detail to its relationship to the broader urban context.  We are renowned for the craftsmanship of our architecture, which is characterized by the exceptionally elegant expression of structural principles and a carefully curated palette of materials. Combining a passion for craft and a deep knowledge of tradition with cutting-edge expertise in building technology and materials science, our approach produces an architecture that is equally captivating in its visual and tactile dimensions. This attention to craftsmanship is complimented by our skill in architectural composition and our thoughtful application of rigorous principles of design. It is this total approach to design that ensures that each of the studio’s projects is not only highly functional and super-efficient but a joy to spend time in. 

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