Madelaine founded ad:roit on the idea that everyone deserves to live and work in great design. Thoughtful, efficient, and enjoyable spaces should not be reserved only for large or expensive projects with the latitude of ownership.
We work to each client's and project's scale. Our motto is "everything from studs to silverware", so our projects range from reorganizing existing furniture and accessories to comprehensive renovations and everything in between.
Our goal is to help our clients find the most enjoyable and appropriate solution for their space, style, needs, and budget.
Madelaine believes that every project is a genuine collaboration between client and designer. She draws from multiple styles and aesthetics to serve the individual nature of each project, and aims to make the design process as fun and stress-free for as possible.
During her nearly twenty years in the design and construction industry, she has worked on a wide variety of project types, including renovations and new construction for: private residences, universities, libraries, theaters, and offices. Prior to founding ad:roit, she worked at HOK, MGA, TAD, and NYC's Department of Design & Construction.
Madelaine Mayer is Registered Architect in NY & CT, an NCIDQ Licensed Interior Designer, a WELL Building Standard Accredited Professional, and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. She holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a BA in Architectural Studies & Art History from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, a and has sat on the faculty at NYU and New York School of Interior Design. She lives on the Upper East Side with her senior rescue pup, Buttercup.
while ad:roit is still a young firm, Madelaine has worked on numerous award-winning projects with other 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 Relocation, New York NY - HOK
NYCxDESIGN Awards Best Corporate Ofﬁce
CoreNet Global NYC Commercial Interior Project of the Year
NY-Presbyterian David H. 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
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
Collaborative Research Center, Rockefeller University, New York NY - MGA
SARA - 2015 Merit Award
AIA New York - 2013 Citation for Design