Studio Joseph is an architecture practice focused on designing profound work that emerges from unpretentious, pragmatic thinking.

We believe that what we build should be transformative. Based on an understanding of the full parameters of a project, our formal and organizational principles move beyond the sum of parts to an integrated whole. Heightened affects within a carefully composed overall environment are the result of a single, refined concept reinforced by careful detailing.

Our ambition is to achieve unique design through a rational, iterative process of study.  We work together strategically to combine our experiences in a collaborative studio. With these convictions, there is boundless room for innovation; and it is that which inspires us.

Studio Joseph (DBA for Wendy Evans Joseph Architect, PC) is a WBE (Woman Business Enterprise) in New York City and has National WBE Certification. As part of a commitment to public work and our community, the firm was part of the highly competitive Small Firms Design Excellence Program for the NYC/DDC (Department of Design and Construction) and is currently working with the National Park Service.

Clients Include:
911 Memorial & Museum
City of Dallas Department of Park and Recreation
Columbia University
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
MIT Museum
Museum of Biblical Art
Museum of the City of New York
National Museum of the American Indian
National Parks Service – Washington, DC
NYC Department of Design and Construction
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University



Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA, LEED AP


Monica Coghlan
Connie Wu, AIA, LEED AP

Design Team

Rafael Herrin-Ferri, AIA
Derek Lee
Chris Raeburn, RIBA
Jose Luis Vidalon
Ellen Wong


Katerina Liakos

Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA

Wendy Evans Joseph is the founder of Studio Joseph. She sets the design for each of the firm’s projects and is intimately involved with her clients and the progress of the work throughout the entire building process from concept to occupancy. Under Ms. Joseph’s leadership, Studio Joseph has completed a diverse array of commercial, residential, and cultural projects. Ms. Joseph’s passion for art and museum culture has led to a strong commitment to museum design and both temporary and permanent exhibition installation. The studio has been recognized in the professional and popular press, receiving over 100 design awards since 2000. The firm has been known previously as Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture (1996-2010) and Cooper Joseph Studio (2010-2014).

Ms. Joseph received the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, and is an Academician of the National Academy of Design. As an active participant in professional leadership, she was the president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2000, chairman of the AIA National Committee of Design in 2001, and from 2002-2006, president of the Architectural League of New York. In the academic realm, Wendy has been the chairman of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni council, a four-term member of the Harvard University Visiting Committee, and is currently a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. She was chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Overseers and a member of the Board of Trustees. As part of her work community work in New York City, she currently sits on the board of the American Ballet Theatre and Second Stage Theatre.

Prior to founding Studio Joseph, Ms. Joseph had a distinguished twelve-year tenure at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners where she was a designer for large-scale public and institutional and museum projects. She has a BA from University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude with Distinction, and a Master in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design where she was the first woman to graduate with distinction, winning the Henry Adams Medal and the John Templeton Kelly thesis prize.

Ms. Joseph is licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Texas, holds NCARB certification, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Special Recognition

2014 Wallpaper Magazine: international list of "Young Hot Firms"
2014 Archtober Featured Project
2012 Architectural Record House of the Month
2011 Custom Home of the Year Cover
The Architect's Newspaper Featured Studio