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MEET AD:ROIT & MADELAINE

COMBINING THE EXCELLENCE OF AN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FIRM WITH THE PERSONALIZED SERVICE OF A SMALL BUSINESS

AD:ROIT is known for joyful, innovative, and functional designs that transform homes into completely personalized sanctuaries

THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME

Pronounced just like the word, AD:ROIT has several layers of significance

DEFINITION

Having or showing skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness

ACRONYM

Architecture & Design:
Reinvent  |  Organize   Inspire  |  Transform

MEANING

A design studio that prioritizes delivering spectacular service & deeply personal interiors

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Meet Founder & Principal Designer

MADELAINE MAYER

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here; it means you're ready to leverage design to increase your creativity, productivity, and general happiness, and I'm so excited to help you on this journey.

I spent nearly 20 years working in New York City architecture & interior design firms on award-winning commercial projects (here's a list), but there was always something missing for me. 

That something was you. YES REALLY. You see, when you work on big projects, you work with tons of committees, and rarely get to meet the people who will ultimately use the space. And how can you create truly personal designs for people you've never met?

Because that's what great design is for me. It's deeply personal.

I founded AD:ROIT to bring the skills,  knowledge, and resources I gained from nearly two decades in the commercial design world to individual home owners. To create practical, peaceful, and unique homes for busy professionals just like you. 

I've earned a lot of letters after my name

MY CREDENTIALS

RA - Registered Architect in NY & CT

NCIDQ - Nationally Certified Interior Designer

LEED AP - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional; LEED is the dominant US standard for sustainable design

WELL AP - WELL Building Standard Accredited Professional; WELL is a newer standard focused on advancing human health in the built environment

Faculty - I've taught in the MFA in Interior Design program at the New York School of Interior Design, the School of Professional Studies at New York University, and the Bachelors program at Hobart & William Smith Colleges

B.A. in Architectural Studies & Art History Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Masters of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology

Phi Beta Kappa - The oldest academic honor society in the US (est. 1776!)

Mensa - The original mile-high IQ club

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Want to get to know me better?

FUN FACTS!

Favorite Comfort Food:
A grilled cheese sandwich or pizza. Basically melted cheese and bread.

Favorite Childhood Memory:
In 7th grade science we had to build a model of an element. I had just finished a biography of Marie Curie, so I chose uranium, atomic number 92. There are 3 themes here that are still relevant:

  1. Design should always be personal

  2. My lucky number is still 92

  3. Even now, my family tells me that not everything needs to be uranium

Secret Super Power:
Hailing a cab. It's like they just KNOW.

Favorite Hobbies:
Yoga and making jewelry, and I've had businesses for both since I don't know how to do anything casually (see uranium story above). I actually made all the jewelry I'm wearing in that yoga photo!

Best Choice I've Ever Made:
Adopting my sweet senior rescue pup, Buttercup. Seriously, she's the greatest.

While AD:ROIT is a young firm, I've worked on many award-winning projects in previous offices, including:

Penn State University Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Building, University Park PA - HOK

 

AIA Philadelphia - Sustainability Award
LEED-NC Gold Anticipated

  

White & Case Law Firm, New York NY - HOK

 

NYCxDESIGN Awards Best Corporate Office
CoreNet Global NYC Commercial Interior Project of the Year

  

New York Presbyterian Hospital David Koch Center, New York NY - HOK

 

IIDA Healthcare Design Awards - Ambulatory Cancer Center
European Healthcare Design Awards - Healthcare Design
European Healthcare Design Awards - Design Innovation for Quality Improvement
ENR New York - Best Healthcare Project
Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
BD+C Team Award - Silver
LEED Gold

Brooklyn Academy of Music Harvey Theater Renovation, Brooklyn NY - MGA

 

2021 American Award for Architecture from The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
 

PS 281: The River School, New York NY -  MGA

 

LEED Silver Equivalent
NYC Green Schools

 

Stony Brook University Library, Southampton NY -  MGA

 

AIA Long Island - 2011 Commendation for Outstanding Educational Design
LEED Gold

  

Collaborative Research Center, Rockefeller University, New York NY - MGA

 

SARA - 2015 Merit Award
AIA New York - 2013 Citation for Design
LEED Silver

 

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