arketekcher was founded and is passionately run by our partners: michael + madeline
michael bevivinopartner : principal : aia : ︎
Michael Bevivino is an architect and co-founder of arketekcher. He serves as our principal, and has over 18 years of experience encompassing the full spectrum of project types. In recent years, he found his passion for designing homes at all scales: from 605 affordable housing units in Queens to over 60 single-family homes throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. Michael guides developers and homeowners alike towards their goals. His personal goal for arketekcher has always been to use his experience to collaborate and build relationships with like-minded people, focused on contributing meaningful places to the built environment.
Michael’s work has been recognized with several design awards including several from the AIA. He was personally recognized with a Top 40-under-40 award from Design:Retail that honors the industry's most promising future leaders alongside the highest regarded visionaries. He now serves on their Advisory Board.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University School of Architecture in 2003. He lives in Ossining, New York with his wife and young son.
madeline clappinpartner : strategic director : assoc. aia : ︎
Madeline Clappin is a passionate urbanist, strategist, and co-founder of arketekcher. She is our strategic director, and brings a passion for design and expertise in research, strategic planning, and business development. She has worked on design projects from feasibility studies for large developments, to major urban public spaces, to private residences. Her love and understanding of people reflects the practice’s commitment to collaboration and producing meaningful designs for our clients.
Madeline is the appointed Co-Chair of the ULI NY Young Leaders Group’s Communications Committee and is also active in their Women’s Leadership Initiative. She helped found and lead the Waterfront Task Force, a collaborative effort between the AIA NY and NYC’s Department of City Planning focused on waterfront design advocacy. She was also a member of the AIA Unified Task Force which coordinated architects’ nationwide response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
She attended New York University, where she captained the Women’s Soccer team. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, and their two cats.