We are a New York-based architectural design studio working across different scales and typologies, both in the private and public realm. As a team, our desire is to generate a detailed and thorough design that engages our clients in a simple, direct, and joyful manner. Our non-hierarchical approach to design enables us to create architecture free of stylistic limitations that welcome and respond to our client’s needs. The office’s reputation for simplicity and clarity of design strengthens with every project researched and completed, as we believe this to be the foundation of a solid and timeless environment.
Our firm has the resources and technology necessary to execute all phases of the architectural process, from schematic design through construction administration. Careful dedication to all of these phases enables the firm to develop its client’s architectural needs while adhering firmly to budget and time constraints.
S4A was founded by Michele Busiri Vici and was joined by Clementina Ruggieri in 2014. Together they share an academic background from both the US and Europe and more than 20 years of professional experience in the United States. S4A was recently awarded 1st Prize for the competition “New Auditorium at the Riga Exhibition Center”, Latvia.
S4A is WBE Certified.
Michele Busiri Vici, FAIA
Michele Busiri-Vici, principal and founder of Space4Architecture, has more than 20 years of experience in Architecture.
He received his Master of Architecture from La Sapienza University in Rome in 1995, graduating under the instruction of the late professor Luigi Pellegrin.
He moved to the United States in 1995.
Michele founded Space4 Architecture in 1999 in New York and has since been the lead designer on all the firm’s projects.
Michele has worked on a variety of projects from large scale hospitality and residential buildings, to houses, interiors, and custom furniture.
Michele has recently completed teaching Design Studio at Pratt Institute, GAUD, and has previously taught Integrated Design at Columbia University in New York. He is a frequent visiting critic at the Pratt Institute, Columbia University, Parsons, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Clementina Ruggieri, RA
Clementina Ruggieri has 15 years of work experience in Architecture between New York and Rome and has been principal at Space4 Architecture since 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and a Master Degree in Architecture from Columbia University.
Clementina is a Registered Architect in New York State and has received her Passive House Certification in 2013.
Prior to joining S4A, she founded BArC Studio in New York and worked at Lazzarini Pickering Architects in Rome for several years, where she was project architect for many of their international projects.
Clementina has taught Integrated Design at GSAPP, Columbia University, and is currently teaching Design Studio at Parsons, The New School, New York.
Present & Past Collaborators
Giulia Pierotti, Catarina Andrade, Camilla Martellino, Guibin Zheng, Dylan Mo, Livia Aguilar, Lexi Wang, Pino Pavese, Sarah Rutland, Mandy LeBoeuf, Matteo Biasiolo, Giulia Gallo, Kenneth Mitchell, Ania Benzan, Junfei Pei, Callum O’Connor, Chase Kaars, Gabriela Bruno, Mikel Maury, Do Xuan Hoang, Francesca Pagliaro, Allegra Albani, Pierre de Brun, Alessandro Mascia, Caterina del Sole, Marie Berneau, Adela Kalenja, Ines Troili, Annie Mennes, Borja Colom, Silje Howard, Chase Kaars-Sijpesteijn, Matteo D’Aloja, Jennifer Greer, Elisabete Duarte, Nuno Cortico, Dipankar Choi, Eduardo Guiot, Felipe Escudero, Dafne Regis, Camille Datancourt Jenny Gania
• Feasibility Studies
• Concept Design
• Schematic Design & Design Development
• Permit – Filing with both DOB & Landmark
• Construction Drawings
• Bidding & Negotiations
• Construction Administration
⦁ Residential New Construction
⦁ Residential Renovations
⦁ Townhouse Renovations
⦁ Small Scale Commercial
⦁ Passive House Design
⦁ Finish Materials
⦁ Paint Schemes
⦁ Furniture Selection