Creative & Managing Director, Partner
Adam has been engaged in the practice of architecture since 1985, was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Syracuse University School of Architecture, where he studied both in Syracuse and in Italy under the influence of the northern Italian Rationalists. Adam has served as the Senior Designer and Project Architect for many large-scale, commercial office, residential condominium, private residential, hospitality, and retail projects in Southeast Asia, Europe and New York. He is known for his keen attention to detail, his ability to tackle the design and planning of complex projects at a variety of scales and for his careful attention to client and user needs. Adam is a registered architect in the State of New York, a member of the AIA New York chapter and the USGBC.
Field Director, Partner
Drew Stuart has been engaged in the practice of architecture for nearly two decades. At University of Cincinnati School of Architecture, and in extensive travels to Europe and Asia, Drew developed a commitment to quality and craft. He joined Tsao & McKown Architects in 1999 where he worked for seven years before founding INC in 2006. Drew has designed and executed private residential interiors, homes, hotels, spas, restaurants and large and small residential condominium developments - all with a domestic sensibility. He possesses a particular interest in the complexities of ushering a design from conception to realization while maintaining an appropriate balance between design and constructability.
Studio & Information Director, Partner
Gabriel Benroth attended the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design, where he graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in Architecture and Interior Design.
Starting in 1997, Gabriel worked on commercial office space at Gensler-DC; retail and campus planning for BAR in San Francisco, CA, urban residential historic preservation in upstate New York and high-end residential interiors at Tsao & McKown Architects in NYC. Gabriel’s primary focus is the intersection between architecture and interior design, which finds expression in projects ranging from custom furniture to private and boutique retail interiors to large luxury hospitality and commercial projects. His specialty in visualization and design is renowned in the industry.
As Studio Director, Gabriel has expanded the traditional role by building new systems and adopting new technologies to model and integrate disparate business process by developing tools that capitalize on new open interfaces in software.
Hilary Kroll is a licensed architect in New York State and has been practicing architecture in New York City since 2005. She attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a Master's degree and a B.S. in architecture.
Starting her professional career at Tsao Design Group in San Fransisco and at Callison in Seattle, Hilary executed retail and corporate interiors before moving to New York City to work for Tsao & Mckown on high-end residential and retail projects. Since then, Hilary has been the project manager/ project architect for many high-end residential projects in New York at both Incorporated Architecture and Design and Steven Harris Architects , with projects ranging from townhouse and apartment renovations to ground up residential houses, luxury condos , and rental apartment. Hilary also oasts work experience in exhibit design, hospitality, and office interiors.
Within the studio, she brings an interest in the process and work flow of design to optimize project delivery. By acting as the liaison between the partners, clients, consultants, and the larger studio, she seamlessly manages information o keep projects progressing n time and to ensure design quality. She is unique in the industry in that she routinely executes projects as both the architect of record and as the design architect for total project coordination.
Tyler Kleck has been on the INC team since 2007. Born and raised in northwest Ohio, Tyler attended the University of Cincinnati where he graduated with a Master's degree and a B.S. in architecture. He may have focused too heavily on intramural athletics.
Tyler began his professional career at offices in Baltimore and San Diego, gaining experience in institutional and high-end, single-family residential work. From there, he moved to Tsao & McKown in NYC, working on several condominiums and large apartment renovations, and gaining an appreciation for the office's high-end millwork and interior detailing. Tyler has also spent time at Pompei A.D. in NYC, focusing on retail projects for Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and The Art of Shaving as well as numerous other brands.
As a Senior Associate at INC, Tyler has designed and managed projects ranging from high-end apartment and office renovations to ground-up condominium buildings. With an additional interest in graphic design, he has also helped develop many of the branding aspects on various commercial projects. Perhaps born of his midwestern roots, Tyler takes pride in wearing as many hats as required to complete a project, no matter how small the task.
Louisa has been involved in various aspects of the design world for the last 15 years. She earned an undergraduate degree in 2004 from Harvard University with a concentration in History of Art and Architecture. She then moved to Florence, Italy where she studied Interior Design at L'Accademia Italiana. Interested in attaining a professional degree in design, she returned to the US and attended Pratt Institute, where she earned her Master's degree in architecture.
Her past work experience includes retail design at Pompei AD in NYC and residential design at Maryann Thompson Architects in Cambridge. Louisa joined the INC team in 2010. Since then she has helped develop the FF&E department. At INC, she has been able to combine her love of all design facets, from art and architecture to interiors and decorating. Her passion is in the final layer of design and how it can coordinate seamlessly with the broader design, particularly when large floral prints or disco-era items are involved.
Born in Ghana and raised in New York City, Michael went on to study at Syracuse University School of Architecture. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Syracuse, he joined INC in 2010.
While working with INC, Michael has been involved from conception to realization on several high-end residential and commercial projects at various scales. His background in architecture coupled with experience working on interior projects at INC has allowed him to partake in a wide range of design problems. His interests lie within the fabrication techniques of not only architectural and interior design concepts, but also sculpture and furniture design.
Outside of INC, Michael has been developing this interest by engaging in the fabrication of bespoke design projects.
Since graduating from New Jersey Institute’s College of Architecture & Design, Neil has worked in multiple roles on a various project typologies. He uses this experience to help INC execute high end residential, commercial, fitness, and corporate projects. He is known for his ability to problem solve on the fly, software savviness, unforgiving standards of quality, and need for bespoke coffee and craft beer in the office.
Stephen studied at The Ohio State University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Architecture and later continued his studies at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his Master of Architecture with advanced standing. During his time at both institutions he has studied around the world in places such as Shanghai, London, Greece, and Italy. He has worked as an architectural designer on a range of project types from corporate, education, healthcare, commercial, and residential. He has a passion for sophisticated detailed design and enjoys challenging preexisting norms in his work. He is currently pursuing his architectural license.
Carolyn Woods began her career in architecture in San Diego while working at a studio promoting the integration of architecture, science, education, and design. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Business Administration, she headed to Clemson University for her Master of Architecture. During her graduate studies, she had the opportunity to study under Spanish and Italian architects while living in Barcelona in Spain, bringing a new perspective to her designs. She has worked on a range of project types, including high end resorts in China, while at a hospitality firm in Hawaii, as well as cultural projects in the United States, including galleries, performing arts centers and theatres, while at her previous firm in New York City. She brought these skills to INC where she has been focusing on high end residential condo projects in the city. She is a LEED Green Associate as well as an AIA Associate, on the path to licensure.
Chloe is an architectural designer from Houston, Texas with experience in residential, educational, commercial office and hospitality design. She earned her Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and her Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, where her research focused on context driven design through the lens of phenomenology.
Although Yin is a New Yorker, she was born and raised in Hong Kong. Upon finishing high school in her native country, she decided to expand her horizons and continue her higher education on the opposite side of the globe. She is a 2008 Pratt Institute Alumna and has been practicing Architecture thereafter. Prior to joining INC in 2017, she was trained with one of the top 10 High-End Residential Architect in Westchester New York for 7 years starting right after the completion of her education. Yin is excited to be part of the INC team and works to continuously refine her Art and craft in building construction.
Sejung was born in South Korea. She graduated Pratt Institute of Architecture and has been working in small and medium sized architecture offices in New York since then. She is experienced at residential projects from affordable to high-end, and she has a good knowledge on NYC building code. Her biggest interest at work is fluency of communication since architecture is a collaboration of ideas, culture, professionals and infinity. In terms of architectural design, Sejung is intrigued by a reversal or unexpected moment of experience through space, and she believes series of moments can evolve into a great story, and architecture.
Marissa is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has been working in the field of architecture since 2011. She received both her B.S. and Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Her Master’s thesis, called Home: A Fantasy, explored the psychological, historical, and formal expressions of home through the lens of storytelling and narrative. She had the opportunity to study at École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris and work in San Francisco, Cincinnati, and Nashville through UC’s cooperative education program. Marissa has professional experience designing for hospitality, high-end residential, fitness, commercial, and secondary education clients. Her experiences at previous firms led her to INC in 2015 as an intern, where she had the joy to work on projects that focused on a strong sense of materiality, craft, and thoughtfulness. After receiving her Master's, Marissa returned to INC as a full-time designer to further explore her passions of designing beautiful, resonant spaces that bridge the boundary between architecture and interiors.
Lindsay began her career in New York City after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture in 2011. She gained experience in a variety of project typologies including US embassies and other overseas state department work, adaptive reuse, high-rise residential, and corporate interiors. She then relocated to Houston, Texas in 2014 to work in high-end residential architecture at an award-winning local firm, Dillon Kyle Architects, where she honed her skills in modern and contemporary classic design and the detailing of highly customized interiors. After returning to New York a few years later to explore designing for film and theatre at Tisch, she worked on the first season of a single-camera Amazon series produced by Moon Shot Entertainment and Sony Pictures. Still feeling a passion for creating spaces within the more permanent built environment, Lindsay joined the INC team in 2017. Her ambition is to bring the cinematic and story-telling qualities of space-making for the theatrical world into the architectural design process to elevate the experiential drama of our everyday habitats.
Aaron is a skilled designer with extensive experience in high end residential and luxury retail design. Born and reared in North Carolina, Aaron began his studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he completed degrees in Political Science and Business Administration. He later went on to attain his MFA from New York School of Interior Design. While at both institutions, he completed studies in France, Spain, Austria and the Czech Republic. Before joining INC, he worked for noted AD100 design firms in New York and completed projects across the globe.
Megan McGing is an Interior Designer with additional interests in furniture and graphic design. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she received her MFA in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design. Megan has worked on various project types including hospitality, corporate, and residential. Hotel projects are her main focus and she especially appreciates those with an inclusion of local artisans. Immersing herself in the search for local designers and craftsmen/women to fit within the design narrative is a welcome challenge for every project.
Riley obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design from a small nonprofit design school in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been a part of the INC team since the winter of 2014, after a year in a small studio working on nightclubs, lounges, restaurants, and bars. Riley is passionate about the lifestyle of hospitality design and food and beverage industry, and works on the hospitality projects at INC.
Anthony is a graduate from the New York School of Interior Design where he received his BFA. It was here were he discovered his passion for textiles and design, which eventually led him to intern and work in the textile industry. Shortly after, Anthony bridged the gap of interior and event design his senior year, where he was a full time event designer for a top NYC Event Production firm. It was here where he worked on designing high-end events in NYC to Europe to the Caribbean. while completing his senior thesis: A Textile Innovation Center. Shortly after graduating, he came to INC with a multi-disciplinary perspective to design.
Sally’s career began in the tech industry in Silicon Valley in the 1970s. When her husband started his own tech startup in 1987, he said he wouldn’t trust his accounting to anyone but Sally. Thus began her accounting career. Since then, she has worked in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, software development, baseball, hospitality, performing arts, and non-profit environmental groups. Since moving to New York City in 2004, her focus on architecture accounting has increased and the combination of high tech background and accounting knowledge has enabled her to provide extra value. She has been with INC since the start of time.
Stephanie graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Additionally, she completed a semester abroad in Milan, Italy where she learned to appreciate all aspects of business and design from an international perspective. She started in the A/E/C industry as a marketing intern for Ennead Architects. After graduation, Stephanie moved to New York and, prior to joining the INC team, continued building upon her experience as part of the marketing group at an acoustics and technology engineering firm. Outside of her career, she likes to travel and experience new cultures and places.