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Mabbott Seidel featured in Gardenista

July 28th, 2016




Mabbott Seidel Architecture in New York designed a terrace above the backyard of a Park Slope, Brooklyn home. It has a border of ipe wood planters tall enough to act as privacy barriers; a cedar trellis overhead will eventually be covered by vines and climbers. “We like the combination of hard and soft materials,” said Matt Seidel.


Construction Begins

January 4th, 2016


Construction has begun on a new NYC apartment renovation. The project, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, encompasses the creation of a new home from multiple existing apartments over two floors. New finishes and mechanical systems are being created throughout.

Mabbott Seidel Build

December 15th, 2015


Mabbott Seidel Build now offers full general contracting services and a Design – Build relationship with Mabbott Seidel Architecture.

PS 180 Courtyard Project Awarded Funds by Council Member Inez E. Dickens

October 4th, 2013


PS 180 was recently awarded $325,000  from discretionary funds by Council Member Inez E. Dickens to complete the court yard project.  We are excited to continue working with PS180 to make this Garden Atrium come to life.

PS/IS 180 Garden

MSa is Finalist in Remodelista Considered Design Awards

June 28th, 2013


remodelista-awards-badge-finalist-69x160-2MSa has been chosen as a finalist in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards in the Children’s Spaces category.   Take a look at our submission and help us win by voting every day through July 15th on

David Mabbott Receives Passive House Certification

June 21st, 2013


passive-house-image-160x160-2David Mabbott is now a Certified Passive House Consultant after completing an intensive training through the Passive House Institute.

Passive House buildings are ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.  MSa is currently implementing passive house principles in a multifamily house in Brooklyn, NY and a guest house in Redding, CT.

MSa is awarded Best of Houzz 2013

January 25th, 2013


houzz interior design ideasMSa has been given the distinction of “Best of Houzz 2013.”

The MSa office in particular has a lot of traction on Houzz, ultimately being awarded one of the 10 best home offices on the Houzz website last year.   On any given day you can find David, Matt and many configurations of employees and interns working in this office in David’s home in Harlem.   The office is posted in 15,556 ideabooks and counting.

See our work here on Houzz.  Or see the nine other most popular home offices on Houzz.

David talks about funding for P.S. 180 in

January 24th, 2013


Harlem School Left in Cold on Fundraising


HARLEM — Parents and administrators look at the closed-off space outside P.S. 180’s cafeteria, filled with thick brush and weeds, and envision an expansive oasis where kids learn about nature by planting a garden, practicing yoga or relaxing in the sunshine.

…They found David Mabbott, an architect with a son and daughter at the school, who waived the 10 to 12 percent fee he would typically charge on top of the $325,000 construction costs to design the project. “I did it for free because I’m invested in this school,” Mabbott said.

Officials at the school found construction firms willing to donate volunteer construction hours and materials. But with no cash in place, they said it’s hard to solicit money from others.

“We need that first donor in to start it,” said Mabbott. “If we could just get money to do the doors that would help a lot.”  Read more of the article by Jeff Mays

Matt explains architectural fees in Brick Underground

January 16th, 2013


NYC Renovation Qs: How much do architects charge?


“Because we place a strong emphasis on project budgets–soft costs as well as hard costs–we find [fixed fees are] the most straightforward way to arrive at an initial project budget for the client as well as for ourselves,” says Matt Seidel, R.A., partner at Mabbott Seidel Architecture PLLC.  Read the whole article by Tracy Kaler in Brick Underground. is the leading editorially driven website for the NYC real estate consumer.


Featured on Houzz – Seeing Through the Green Hype

October 19th, 2012


Houzz featured our Harlem Duplex on their blog post with eight important questions to ask that will help you sift through the ‘green’ marketing hype.  They used a photo of the kids’ room by Ofer Wolberger to show a great use of Flor tiles.

Check it out: 8 Questions to Help You See Through Green Hype