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MCDW is an architecture and design practice focused on creating unique spatial experiences, whether for living or working, that add value to your life.  We believe in walking the client through the architectural process so that their needs of functionality are met with a design aesthetic that works for their lifestyle.  

MCDW focuses on the 1:1 scale, and how spatial requirements need to be met in our dynamic world.  We believe that integrated design is vital for increased functionality, fluidity and changeability, not just in small residential spaces, but in all aspects of our lives.

Our portfolio includes residential, commercial, custom integrated furniture, graphics, design consulting and space planning. We are constantly collaborating with vendors, artists and fabricators to come up with custom design solutions that change how you live.



Michelle is the owner and principal of MCDW Architecture, PLLC and a Co-Founder of EXD-LAB Architecture, PLLC with Victoria Benatar.  Michelle is an instructor at Parsons, The New School for Design in the SCE (School of Constructed Environments) and at The New York Institute of Technology in Architecture and Interior Design.

Michelle Cianfaglione is a registered architect in the state of New York who holds a Master of Architecture from PennDesign (University of Pennsylvania) and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the B/a+p (University at Buffalo).  During her education, Michelle did study abroad programs in Italy with the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and in Japan with PennDesign, studying art and architecture.  Michelle has also won the Dales Scholarship and the Connecticut AIA Charles DuBose Scholarship based on academic merit.

Michelle began her career in the offices of Rockwell Group, Studio Daniel Libeskind and James Harb Architects.