Whether you plan to gut renovate a townhouse, maximize the efficiency of your apartment or open your living space to the outdoors, Horrigan O'Malley Architects can help. When you approach design as more than just combining a series of rooms, your range of influences stretches further as well. By listening, exchanging inspired ideas, and being honest, what might have been a sterile process becomes an enjoyable exercise in creativity. After all, your home will be more than a house—so it follows your architect needs to be more than a designer. At HORRIGAN O'MALLEY Architects, that role is welcomed, and you will find that a fulfilling collaboration results in an exceptional home. I believe that the architect’s role is not to dominate the process, but rather to guide it to completion with the client’s top priorities in mind. This successful collaboration between client and architect will result in gracious, efficient and comfortable spaces in which to live and work. Horrigan O'Malley offers full services for our clients from pre-design through the completion of construction. The design philosophy is balanced between respect for the past and excitement about the future, which has resulted in work of great variety, vitality and enduring quality. Horrigan O'Malley is just as comfortable restoring historic homes as creating modern, sleek spaces. We work directly with developers, owner’s representatives and homeowners. Since 2001, Christa Horrigan has been providing her clients with design services and has extensive experience in NYC Landmark and NYC DOB approvals for new construction and restoration. Additional services include adaptive reuse of existing structures, commercial project design, Revocable Consent, NYC Landmark window approvals, historic exterior restoration, mill work, kitchen and lighting design. Relationships with experienced engineers, expediters, material suppliers and other industry specialists create a collaborative and productive design environment.
Christa Horrigan is a registered Architect and earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1993 from Temple University where she studied in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. She founded Horrigan O'Malley Architects in 2001 after practicing in Philadelphia with Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann and Associates, and MGA Partners. There, she gained extensive experience in site planning, institutional and commercial projects. After relocating to Manhattan, she worked for Trumbull Architects, focusing on contextual residential design in Dutchess County, New York and Manhattan. She is a visiting architectural critic at Jefferson University and Drexel University for the Masters of Interior Architecture Program. She resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband, Christopher and their two children. Christopher has a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Temple University and has a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. They often collaborate on large scale residential projects -horrigancompanies.com.