Michael Duddy, RA, Principal

md-headshotMichael Duddy has practiced architecture for over twenty-five years with experience over a range of building types, including a focus on large mixed-use projects both in the US and abroad. Mr. Duddy leads the mixed-use commercial studio at MDA designgroup.

Prior to becoming a partner in MDA designgroup 2003, Michael had years of experience working in large firms in New York and New Haven. After completing his studies at the Yale School of Architecture, Michael joined the firm of Cesar Pelli and Associates as on architectural designer, and subsequently worked at Fox & Fowle for the Foley Square Federal Building, and Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK). During his eight years at HOK, he led the design team in conceptualizing the transformation of the James Farley Post Office in New York into a new Pennsylvania Station.

In 2001 Michael co-founded Designgroup International LLC, an MDA designgroup affiliated firm, which continues to practice architecture in Shanghai, China. In 2003, Michael Duddy partnered with Elisabeth Martin to form MDA designgroup to capitalize on their combined strength in the design and planning of mixed-use commercial, residential, and educational projects.

Michael Duddy holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University. He is currently working on a book that explores the relationship between architecture and the epistemology of rational knowledge. Michael is devoted to the support of architectural education as a practitioner and an educator. He has served as a professor of Architecture at the New York City of Technology since 2011.