Michael Tower Architecture is an architecture and design practice founded in New York City. Our firm creates private and public spaces that express a clear and modern sensibility. At heart, we are humanists and the work we create is the product of a meaningful dialogue with our clients.

 
 
 

ABOUT

Our approach toward making architecture is based on enduring concepts of design. We explore clean and clear expressions of form, material, and detail. Beyond meeting the needs of our clients program, we give voice and identity to every element.

 

OUR TEAM
 

 
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Michael Tower, AIA

Michael’s passion for architecture began in Detroit, Michigan where he was inspired by the power and beauty of old factories. He grew up surrounded by makers, artists and engineers acutely aware of the material world and the role of design and production. That love, along with a growing interest in art led him to New York City to study architecture. It was here that Michael began to refine an aesthetic that expresses the power and beauty of design born from a dialogue with the people involved.

Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Cooper Union and his master’s in architecture from Yale University where he graduated with honors.

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, The Architecture Lobby, and is a registered architect in New York State.

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Sara Helgheim

Sara’s interest in architecture was sparked as a school child in Oslo on her cold walks home during the dark Norwegian winters looking inside the brightly lit townhouse windows, indexes of how differently people organized their homes to suit their lives. She is still fascinated at the surprising possibilities that come from our everyday interactions with architecture.

Sara brings that same enthusiasm to all aspects of our projects, carrying our design work forward into the fine grain aspects of drawings and specifications.

She holds a BA and MA in Architecture from the Royal Danish School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Sara Ramirez

Sara’s interest in architecture began in Caracas, Venezuela where she grew up, a dense and dynamic city. She wondered how architecture and design might help initiate societal change by removing barriers and celebrating the spaces we live and work in. In her studies, she focused on those same dynamics at both large and intimate scales. She brings this sensibility forward in her collaborative approach and is keenly aware of architecture’s role in shaping our world.

She holds a BA in Design from The University of Central Florida and an M. Arch from The University of Texas at Austin.