Established by Miguel Quismondo in 2013, MQ Architecture is a full-service New York City-based practice that blends design and construction management to achieve a very personal, cost-sensible, and precise result.
We have comprehensive experience operating and navigating New York City and the Tri-state areas, having produced various levels of projects, as well as we are registered and fully insured in New York State.
Miguel Quismondo, AIA
Born and raised in Spain, Miguel attended the Polytechnic School in Madrid, where he graduated with a degree in architecture. A will to extend his understanding of architecture led him to travel to the United States, where he has carried out most of his career, first working for corporate America (Perkins+Will) and later collaborating with award-winning architect Alberto Campo Baeza in the design and construction of the Olnick Spanu House.
Over the past decade, he has worked for Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu in several fields spanning from design, construction and management. Additionally, he had the opportunity to work with many international artists in order to help them implement and install site-specific projects in Garrison, NY. This led him to found MQ Architecture in 2013 and later to design and build Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring, NY.
During twenty years of professional experience in the fields of architecture, construction and development, Miguel has continued his education; he holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, and another in Construction Management from NYU. His work has been published in la Biennale di Venezia, Architectural Record, A+U, Domus and Casabella, among other magazines, and he has been recognized with several awards including an Honor in Architecture by AIA New York and the Dedalo Minosse International Prize.
Jacobo graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture at IE University in 2015. Later he obtained a Master in advance Architectural Design from Columbia University, where he was awarded the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize by Steven Holl.
He has worked in AEDES Berlin, SPEECH in Moscow and Arq911 in Mexico City. After graduating from Columbia University, he joined Steven Holl Architects where he collaborated on several award-winning projects. Currently he is part of MQ Architecture where he joined over two year ago.
Juan Carlos Bragado
Born and raised in Spain, he graduated at the Technical University of Madrid, UPM, in 2019. He also has been teaching assistant in the Architectural Design Department (DPA) at ETSAM during 2017-2018. His final thesis project ‘Decumanus’ has been distinct by ArchDaily / Plataforma Arquitectura as one of the Best Final Diploma Projects in Spain in 2019 and awarded with an urbanism Mention at COAM 19 Awards (Official Architecture Association of Madrid). He has worked in the renowned office Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genova, but also in estudioHerreros and Jesús Aparicio in Madrid.
Jesús Aparicio Alfaro
Rocio Calzado Lopez
Miguel Bello Escribano