LAYER Architecture is a nimble full-service design practice, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  We founded our practice on the principle that the best design solutions are revealed through an open and collaborative dialogue.  By understanding your needs and adjusting our process to fit your challenges, we can develop unique design solutions for you.  From initial design concepts, through design development and the construction process, our team will bring the best of our experience to serve your project goals.


We are:

Sustainable:  Our strong commitment to the environment extends beyond the

physical project to the clients, communities and institutions with whom we work. The material, money and time that are required of an architectural project can have an enormous impact on the environment and project stake-holders.  Using resources wisely is a priority.

Innovative:  Our methodology is knowledge based and results oriented.  Our design process evaluates your project’s conditions and needs first, enabling us to confidently propose solutions early in the design process.  We listen, analyze, bring our diverse experience, and tailor ongoing research initiatives to each project to bring you the best solutions.

Personal:  We seek results that resonate with our clients on a personal level and strive to create great places that not only fulfill people‚Äôs needs but respond to their sense of well-being.  Our goal is to create places where people thrive.


With over 60 years of collective experience among our two principals, we offer top-tier design expertise with the flexibility and agility of a small design practice.  We can work at any scale; no project is too small or too large.  We are accustomed to working with people who have limited resources, and we find ways to do more with less.  Being nimble means that we tailor our design process to fit your needs.


LAYER Architecture is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).