New City NY - Many firms could benefit from the client and environment focused business methodology embraced by one Hudson Valley architecture firm, which has prospered despite several downturns in diverse building sectors. Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) - an 8 person New City firm - has completed over 2,000 projects during the past 20 years, serving an educational, commercial, institutional, municipal and residential client base throughout New York, New Jersey and Florida.
With a focus on best practices, LEED inspired design and special involvement by the company partners (each project is personally managed by principals Michael Shilale AIA, LEED or John Cirilli AIA, LEED) MSA has continued to raise the bar – and the company’s green-niche deliverables – producing projects with environmentally sensitive footprints; and most recently, helping their clients procure energy in a more cost-effective manner.
“We are proud of the work we have successfully completed over the last twenty years: improving the home lives of hundreds of individuals with special needs, building better classrooms for thousands of pre-school and school age children and positively impacting work/life spaces of our commercial, academic and residential clients,” says Michael Shilale, past Vice President of AIA New York State, past President of the Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter of AIA, Founding Chair of the Green Council of the Rockland Business Association and a board member and past chair of Rockland County’s Art in Public Places committee.
The firm has played a major role in designing many innovative ‘green’ buildings in the region, including United Water’s first water desalination plant on the Hudson River, the award-winning Kathleen Lukens Living Center for Camp Venture in Sparkill, and the Tendler Center in New Hempstead for Jawonio.