The Housing Studio is led by Marvin H. Meltzer and David J. Stuart, both formerly of Meltzer/Mandl Architects.  They share a commitment to powerful design and a track record of getting projects built.  This has allowed them to effortlessly straddle the market-rate and affordable development worlds.  They worked together for over a decade at Meltzer/Mandl before launching the Housing Studio in collaboration with EDI-International in 2015.  The Studio focuses on new multifamily developments and has a particular expertise for working in transitional neighborhoods and tackling the challenges of difficult sites.


Marvin H. Meltzer, AIA, Principal

Marvin brings forty years of experience as the creative force behind over 11,000 units of housing throughout New York City.  In 1978, he founded Britton Development Ltd., where he spent ten years designing and developing residential real estate.  His experience as a developer greatly influences his architectural approach, which is dedicated to making the numbers work and getting the building built, and in 1995, he founded architectural firm Meltzer/Mandl.  There he won design awards for both luxury condos in NoHo and affordable housing in the Bronx, and in 2002, he was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Society of Architects.  After partner David Mandl’s passing, Marvin joined forces with EDI, where he launched The Marvin Meltzer Housing Studio and formed a staff dedicated to designing new residential buildings.  Within a year of its founding, the Housing Studio’s work reached Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester and promises to continue Marvin’s history of transforming New York’s architectural landscape. 


David J. Stuart, AIA, Studio Director

Over the past 22 years, David has designed and managed projects ranging from 25 to over 200 million dollars.  He has a proven record of developing strong client relationships and a keen understanding of how timely and efficient performance contributes to a successful project.  He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his Masters of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is certified by the national Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


A & R Kalimian Realty
Actors’ Fund of America, Inc.
Alchemy Properties, Inc.
American ORT, Inc.
Archdiocese of New York
Asian Americans for Equality
Atlantic Development Group, LLC
Aurora Associates, LP
Barcley Dwyer Co. Inc.
Berkeley College
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
BLDG. Management Co., Inc.
Blumenfeld Development Group, Ltd.
Britton Development, Ltd.
Brooklyn Catholic Charities
CareMatrix, Inc
Children’s Aid Society
Chetrit Group
Clarett Group
Central Synagogue
Chelsea Arts Center
D’Agostino’s Supermarkets
David Eshaghian
Davis & Partners L.P.
Dezer Properties
Emmaus House
Enterprise Foundation
Eyebeam Atelier
Film Makers Collaborative
Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
Gershon Management
Gotham Organization
Greystone & Co.
Harborside Financial Center
Hartley House
Housing & Services, Inc.
Kalikow Realty & Construction
Kapson Senior Quarters Corp.
Kayvan Hakim
Leewood Real Estate Group
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Lutheran Social Services
Marin Management
Marriott Corporation
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
National Theater Workshop of the Handicapped
New Destiny Housing Corporation
New Directions in Community Revitalization
New York University
NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development
NYC Housing Partnership
NYC Human Resources Administration
NYS Agency for Child Development
NYS Department of Housing & Community Renewal
NYS Department of Social Services
NYS Offi ce of Mental Health
Oltarsh & Oltarsh, P.C.
Phipps Houses
Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
Pratt Institute
Procida Organization
Provincetown Playhouse
Related Companies, LP
Rockrose Development Corporation
Rosenberg Housing Group, Inc.
St. Vincent’s Services Inc.
Sackman Enterprises
Sebco Development, Inc.
Sharing Community Inc.
Sheldrake Organization
Sidney Fetner Associates
Theatrical Management, Inc.
Time Equities, Inc.
Time Square Church
Urban Pathways
U.S. Department of Housing and UrbanDevelopment
Volunteers of America
Westside Cluster
Women’s American ORT, Inc.
World-Wide Holdings Corporation
ZAR Realty Management Corp.