What We Do

We pursue Architecture as a human act reflecting aspirations for a better life and public responsibility. We focus our work in the context of art and we design in a language of form that is universal. We consider the way a building and its component pieces are made simultaneously with how they will be perceived and used—realizing our work through balanced attention to design, technology, and building craft. As Architecture always coexists with an existing context of buildings, spaces, cultures, landscapes, and time—our design process is founded on how new Architecture can be informed by and can illuminate its unique conditions as well as what came before it.

Our Story

Our firm began as Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, established in 1958 in Philadelphia by Ehrman Mitchell and Romaldo Giurgola. The firm achieved international prominence for architecture, during which time Mr. Giurgola won the Gold Medal—the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor for design. Their character, values, skill, and accomplishments are reflected in the succeeding firm MGA Partners with a next generation of leadership: Daniel Kelley, Mary Keefe, Catherine Broh, and Amy Stein. Today, the firm is comprised of twenty professionals, including ten registered architects, a graphic designer, and staff.

Our Clients

Agnes Irwin School | The Associated Alumni 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, CA | City of San Jose, CA | County of Greenville, SC | County of Richland, SC | County of Suffolk, NY | Franklin & Marshall College | The Fairmount Park Conservancy | Germantown Friends School | The Haverford School | Indiana University | Lehigh University | The Mann Center for the Performing Arts | Moore College of Art & Design | Northeastern University | 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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