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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 has done extensive research on the 1 : 1 scale, and how spatial requirements need to be met in our ever changing world.  Our living systems research shows how 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, business identity and branding, custom integrated furniture, graphics, design consulting and space planning. We are constantly collaborating with vendors, artists and fabricators to come up with custom project solutions.



Michelle Cianfaglione is a registered architect in the state of New York who holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BPS in Architecture from the University at Buffalo.  Michelle is the owner and principal of MCDW and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Michelle began her career in the offices of Rockwell Group, Studio Daniel Libeskind and James Harb Architects and has worked on the City Life Tower and Piazza for Brescia Italy, The New York Philharmonic Offices, The Ana Tzarev Gallery and Pure Yoga New York, an Equinox Project.  She is also a published artist and photographer.

Michelle is an instructor at Parsons The New School for Design and The New York Institute of Technology.