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Mabbott Seidel Office Featured on Houzz

June 3rd, 2012


We posted images of our work on Houzz a little while back and almost immediately one room in one of our projects had a significant amount of traction.

Hundreds of people marked it as a favorite and added into multiple ideabooks. Up until then, to us it was just the room we spend the most time in: our office. But it’s been great to see it through other people’s eyes and read what they have to say about it.

This week, Houzz blogger Rachel Grace included the Mabbott Seidel office in her blog about great wall sconces.

Modern Home Office design by New York Architect Mabbott Seidel Architecture


Harlem Renaissance on Apartment Therapy

April 16th, 2012


David and Susie welcomed Apartment Therapy into their home (and MSa’s office) this month.

Harlem foyer

Their home, an MSa project, is featured in an AT House Call.

“Architect David Mabbott and his wife, artist Susie Reiss, bought a cookie cutter apartment in Harlem in 2005. Working in stages, they re-designed the duplex to accommodate a studio for Susie, a new office for David’s firm, and more functional bedrooms for their two children. The clean, warm spaces reflect a balanced blend of Susie’s love of color and David’s love of wood (he’s a former furniture maker).” by Catrin Morris  Read more…



Sliding Doors

April 6th, 2012


The sliding doors in two of MSa’s projects are highlighted on Apartment Therapy this month:

Douglas fir sliding door

“For families, having a dynamic home that can change and grow with your kids on a daily — and yearly — basis is ideal. How great would it be if you could just move your walls and doors around as you needed? What if a bedroom could also function as a playroom? What if a child’s zone was both private but not too segregated from the rest of the home? New York City-based Mabbott Seidel Architecture has come up with a great solution for two of its clients by installing oversized sliding doors between rooms.” by Catrin Morris

More at Apartment Therapy.


Schoolyard Garden at PS/IS 180

March 15th, 2012


The Hugo Newman College Preparatory School PS/IS 180 in Harlem is on a mission to turn an empty, weed-filled lot at the center of the school into a focal point of a community effort to turn blight into beauty.

David Mabbott and Matt Seidel, principals of MSa have been involved from the beginning; donating their time and skills to design the garden and navigate the rules and regulations of the DOE and SCA.

PS/IS 180 Garden

The PS/IS Garden Alliance was formed with the mission of enhancing the quality of life for PS/IS180 students by turning this barren land into a thriving center for learning. The schoolyard garden was designed to give students critical outdoor access that not only would improve cafeteria lighting and ventilation, but also be a living classroom for learning food cultivation for healthy eating, exploring wildlife and the environment and as an arts and culture family center.

Read more about or get involved with the Garden Alliance.