Phillip Smith and Douglas Thompson first began working together while attending the GSAPP at Columbia University. Since the 1970’s they have had an architecture studio in New York City, during which time they have completed over one hundred projects. Their work ranges from office interiors, to new buildings – such as their mixed-use building in the Chelsea district of New York City – as well as residences in New York and the surrounding area. They have also worked on projects for institutions such as the New York Buddhist Church on Riverside Drive, the Tibetan Museum of Art on Staten Island and the Church of the Epiphany on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Many of their projects involve renovation of and additions to existing buildings. Over time they have become accustomed to seeking creative solutions while working within strict budget constraints, difficult construction schedules, and complex programs. In each project they strive to take their clients on a journey of discovery, developing the project with them, while offering new ideas and a refined sense of design.

Phillip Smith
Phillip Smith received both his BA and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He previously worked for Giovanni Pasanella Architects and William Pereira Associates in New York as well as for Architects Team 3 in Singapore and Maki and Associates in Tokyo. He is a registered architect in New York and New Jersey and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He has been an adjunct professor at CCNY in New York for many years and continues to be a visiting critic at Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology and CCNY.

Douglas Thompson
Douglas Thompson holds a BA from Brooklyn College and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. During his career he has worked for the N.Y.C. Department of City Planning and for Mitchell/ Giurgola Architects. He is a registered architect in the state of New York and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.