James Wagman Architect, founded in 1999, is an award-winning New York City architecture firm with a reputation for high-performance, sustainable and contextually-sensitive designs.
JWA is led by Principal James Wagman, whose lifelong passion for architecture led to a formal education at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Since founding his eponymous firm, JWA has been responsible for some of the most compelling and innovation renovations, restorations and new buildings at landmark Manhattan addresses. Our work has been named "Met Home of the Year" by Metropolitan Magazine and featured in various publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
When JWA had the unique opportunity to transform a Brooklyn brownstone into a completely Passive House, it was a turning point for James and his team in their evolution as Green Building architects. Our leaders are all LEED Accredited Professionals, and we are passionate advocates of Passive House design and practices as we consider it a cost-effective way to be energy efficient.