Studio Ames, LLC is a full-service architectural design studio based in New York City. We have experience in all steps associated with executing a project, including architectural detailing, interior design, construction drawings, bidding, co-op boards, landmark filing, and DOB filing. Our designs draw inspiration from the intersection of art and architecture, the dialogue between historical and contemporary elements, and we investigate how perception can inform new visual and physical experiences. The work of the office ranges in scale and scope, from real to speculative, and utilizes varied methodologies to communicate ideas.


Daisy Ames is the founding principal of Studio Ames, LLC. Her professional practice experience comes from work done in the New York City offices of Richard Meier, Massimo Vignelli, Peter Eisenman, and Matthew Baird Architects. Ames received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in both Cultural Anthropology, and the History of Art and Architecture. After competing on the professional women's tennis circuit, she enrolled at the Yale School of Architecture where she received her Master of Architecture. She has previously been a faculty member at Rice School of Architecture where she taught graduate architecture design studios and seminars, as well as Yale School of Architecture. She is currently a member of the faculty at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Cornell University’s Architecture, Art, and Planning teaching graduate level architecture studios and seminars.


Betsy Clifton, Rachel Ghindea, Drew Heller, Gabriel Huerta, Parsa Kahlili, Minjung Ku, Wanli Mo, Hannah Perrino, Julie Perrone, Matt Roman and Sarah Rutland.

All the work presented here is done solely by Daisy Ames unless otherwise noted.