Principals Raul de Armas, Leon Moed, Dan Shannon and Mike Zaborski photographed at the 25th Anniversary party.

Guided by its continued and shared passion to create inspiring architecture through timeless, modern design, MdeAS Architects is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

“Since the firm’s inception in 1991, our commitment to modern design and architecture has never wavered,” says Raul de Armas, principal.

Highlights of this dedication span the urban landscape, including:

• The award-winning redesign of the public plaza at New York’s General Motors Building, across from Central Park, into an outdoor space seamlessly connected with its vibrant surroundings including the Apple Cube

• An extensive renewal of First Canadian Place, anchored by an inventive glass spandrel reclad that took Toronto’s tallest skyscraper into the 21st century

• The LEED Gold-certified first phase of Long Island City’s Gotham Center and continuation of 1 & 3 Gotham, which has been a catalyst for future commercial and residential projects

• 510 Madison, the first new commercial office building to be built in the Plaza District in 20 years

“We’re creating and revitalizing streetscapes and other areas for people to work, enjoy and flourish in urban life,” says Dan Shannon, principal.

Founded in 1991 by SOM veterans Leon Moed and Raúl de Armas, MdeAS has grown into a collaborative studio, with an unwavering commitment to push architectural bounds.

“The accomplishment has been and remains to be the implementation of outstanding architecture on behalf of clients, concurrent with nurturing everyone in the firm through collaboration and mentorship, professional enrichment and mutual appreciation,” Moed says.

With this focus, the firm looks forward to future milestones. “At MdeAS, we’re about a group of people,” says Mike Zaborski, principal. “We’re about supporting our architects to continue to create inspired work for our clients.”


A 90-second overview of the firm’s work can be found here.