MSA celebrates 20 Years of Excellence

Company growth attributed to best practices & “Green” specialization

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.

Michael Shilale Architects, LLP is an architectural engineering firm committed to protecting and preserving the environment through strategic design work. Their three-pronged personalized approach, solving building problems, protecting assets and investments, and building under budget,  helps diverse clients realize their unique vision, with environmentally sensitive and innovative results. For more information about MSA, please call 845-708-9200, or visit their website at, For a look at 20 of their top projects, designed since 1991, go to