Principal and Owner | M. Todd Architect, LLC

Michelle D. Todd


She is a notable female, African American architect, licensed in New York State and certified as a Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) on the state and city level. She delivers architecture that is modern, expressive, and uniquely reflective of each client’s character and values. Her core ethics and strengths are reflected in the superior work she produces for her clients, educating and engaging their spirits, within the designs, creating adaptable and sustainable spaces.


Michelle is a strong advocate for her clients and the environment, aiming to create and design spaces that she calls ‘socially responsive.’ That is where her mantra comes in: “Essence, Space, Design.” Intrinsic to her superior architectural work and expertise, she does her part through education and helping clients understand what products are good for their project, the environment, as well as health and wellness.


With over 24 years of professional experience in the architecture field. Her work within her firm, and work she has been a participating architect in, have spanned across New York State, various parts of the United States, as well as internationally in the United Kingdom and Indonesia. Prior to starting her own firm in 2008, she has worked with notable firms including Perkins Eastman Architects PC, and Gruzen Sampson.


As for projects within her own firm, of M. Todd Architect she has worked with New York City agencies such as the Office of Emergency Management in Brooklyn, NY; Commercial Bakery Renovation in Astoria, Queens, NY; Residential Brownstone Renovations in Brooklyn and Harlem.


Michelle holds a B.A and B.S. of Architecture from City College of the City University of New York; and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation in which her group won the Master of Science Architecture & Urban Design Program, GSAPP Prize for Excellence in Urban Design (1995). She attended the École des Beaux-Arts de Fontainebleau, France.