What We Do

Our Studio

Based in Philadelphia, MGA Partners is a nationally recognized firm distinguished for architecture that is considered, crafted, and resonant with its place. We are a medium-sized design-oriented firm with experienced and mature leadership. Over the past twenty five years, the focus of our practice has been design for respected public and private institutions, demonstrating the ability to provide the service and design excellence that achieves convincing architecture and long-term value. Our work is collaborative, seeking fresh ideas drawn from the people and circumstances of each project—so establishing our long tradition of making lasting contributions to campuses and public spaces, improving the quality of community through our planning and architecture.

What We Do

Our Story

The firm began as Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, established in Philadelphia in 1958 by Ehrman Mitchell and Romaldo Giurgola. Through progressive design, prominent commissions, and teaching they quickly achieved international recognition for new architecture. Different from stylistic high modernism, their buildings and plans acknowledged the context of their place. In time, the firm opened offices in New York and Australia, while Mr. Giurgola won the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor for design. Their character, values, skill, and accomplishments are reflected in the succeeding firm, MGA Partners - formed in 1990 as the founding principals passed the Philadelphia practice to their younger colleagues there.

Our Clients

Agnes Irwin School | The Alumni Association of Central High School | The Annenberg Foundation | The Baldwin School | Bryn Mawr College | Case Western Reserve University | Center City District, Philadelphia | Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert | City of San Francisco, California | City of San Jose, California | County of Greenville, South Carolina | County of Suffolk, New York | Franklin & Marshall College | The Fairmount Park Conservancy | The Haverford School | Indiana University| Lehigh University | The Mann Center for the Performing Arts | Moore College of Art & Design | Philadelphia Museum of Art | Princeton University | The Salvation Army | The Shipley School | Temple University | The University of the Arts | University of Delaware | University of Pennsylvania | U.S. General Services Administration | U.S. Institute of Peace | West Chester University

Our Clients

Agnes Irwin School
The Alumni Association of Central High School
The Annenberg Foundation
The Baldwin School
Bryn Mawr College
Case Western Reserve University
Center City District, Philadelphia
Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert
City of San Francisco, California
City of San Jose, California
County of Greenville, South Carolina
County of Suffolk, New York
Franklin & Marshall College
The Fairmount Park Conservancy
The Haverford School
Indiana University
Lehigh University
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Moore College of Art & Design
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Princeton University
The Salvation Army
The Shipley School
Temple University
The University of the Arts
University of Delaware
University of Pennsylvania
U.S. General Services Administration
U.S. Institute of Peace
West Chester University
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