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Michael K Chen Architecture

New York, NY

Regions Served

  • Los Angeles & S. CA
  • New York City & Mid-Atlantic
  • San Francisco & Bay Area

Michael K Chen Architecture is an architecture practice providing innovative and superbly crafted work for clients seeking thoughtful and considered design. We have experience designing and building at a diverse range of scales and bring an ultra-refined sensibility and attention to detail to projects ranging from individual micro apartments to entire buildings.

Our approach is deeply informed by curiosity and a love of tinkering, of drawing, of discourse, and of making. Our methods and capabilities are at the leading edge of design, analysis, manufacturing, and construction, but we strive to produce exceptional experiences, intricately choreographed spaces, and works that are unexpected, hyper-useful, intelligent, and full of delight.

MKCA serves a diverse and international client base. We are based in New York City and work across the United States and worldwide. The office’s work and research have been widely exhibited and published including in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Dwell, Interior Design, Metropolis, and in many publications in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia.


Upper East Side Townhouse // A thoroughly reconstructed landmark townhouse with an emphasis on rich details, exceptional craft, and refined materials. Architecture and Interior Design by MKCA

Park Avenue Prewar // A playful and refined Park Avenue apartment for a fun loving young family. Architecture and Interior Design by MKCA

5:1 Apartment // A motorized storage wall, with rotating television creates five gracious living spaces – Living, Sleeping, Dressing, Working, Bar – in a 390sf Gramercy Park apartment. Architecture and Interior Design by MKCA.

Bank Street Apartment // A thorough reinvention of a generously scaled but awkward post-war West Village Apartment. Lightened and subtly textured materials, and exactingly detailed custom elements create an elegant and informal living environment for a professional couple.

Partywall // A transforming bar and dining element for home entertainment with custom seating, humidor, refrigeration, and storage.

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  • Michael K Chen


  • 1239 Broadway / Suite 703A
    New York, NY 10001