DXA Studio is a New York City-based architecture firm whose work masterfully and consistently strikes a balance between seemingly opposing forces. DXA Studio’s projects combine the art with the science of architecture, design innovation with technical excellence, contemporary considerations with a sense of craft, and a modern outlook with a respect for history and context.
The firm’s expertise spans a wide array of project types, including multi-family and single-family residential, commercial, education/institutional and hospitality. No matter the specific building, the firm’s response never comes from a set of a priori assumptions. Projects always begin with an open exchange of ideas, along with a thorough investigation of the complexities and context of the site. In-depth research and analysis happen throughout the design process to identify opportunities to push boundaries and integrate technological advances in building materials, construction, and sustainability. From this process, the site, program and unique possibilities of each project are explored and designs of distinctive identity, clarity, and ingenuity are created.
Working at the scale of a boutique design studio allows DXA Studio’s principals interaction with every project at all phases – from inception through construction – and with the firm’s clients. At the same time, the expertise and experience of the firm’s principals and staff allows DXA to function like a much larger firm.
MULTI- & SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
OFFICE & WORKPLACE
ARTS & CULTURE
HISTORICAL RESTORATION AND ADDITIONS
FF&E (FURNITURE, FIXTURES & EQUIPMENT) SELECTION & PROCUREMENT
PROJECT PLANNING AND SITE FEASIBILITY
PROJECT APPROVALS & PROGRAMS
Wayne Norbeck co-founded DXA Studio with his partner Jordan Rogove in 2011. With equal emphasis on design innovation and technical excellence, Wayne has overseen projects from the scale of furniture design up to urban-scale planning. Wayne’s work is linked by an approach that prioritizes architecture’s ability to resolve the site’s complexities with distinctive design solutions, to provide meaningful engagement with public spaces and landscapes, and to contribute a framework for socially responsible initiatives. Wayne’s current and recent projects include the Rowan Astoria, a seven-story phased residential development; a new laboratory and office building for a life-sciences company in Harlem; The Maverick, a dynamic new residential building in Chelsea; the design of the Midtown Viaduct, a pedestrian bridge and civic space that creates connections in Midtown; a 170-room hotel in TriBeCa; a passive house in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and numerous multi-family residential buildings throughout New York City. Wayne’s work also includes several humanitarian projects, including a non-profit community development in Zambia and an initiative to fight malaria through housing improvements along the northern border of Namibia. Wayne is also a partner and Director of Business and Design Strategy at LiV Connected, a company he established with Jordon Rogove, provide thoughtful, well-designed emergency housing following natural disasters. Prior to founding DXA studio, Wayne worked with Ziger/Snead Architects, TEN-Arquitectos and Gluckman Mayner Architects. Wayne is a Professor of Practice at Virginia Tech. He has taught at Pratt Institute and has served as a visiting critic at numerous schools, including the University of Pennsylvania and the Parsons School of Design/ The New School. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech, and his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jordan Rogove is an architect who approaches his work with a belief in the power of architecture to positively influence the lives of all who engage with it. He co-founded DXA Studio with his partner Wayne Norbeck in 2011.
Over the course of his more than 20-year career, Jordan has completed projects that span numerous typologies. The common thread in all of his work is the ability to resolve the tension between opposing forces into elegant responses: art and science, design innovation and technical excellence, and contemporary considerations and historical context.
His work includes some of the most sought after residential buildings in New York City; a pedestrian bridge and park in midtown Manhattan; the vertical expansion of 831 Broadway (Willem de Kooning’s former studio building); the renovation and restoration of Ralph Walker’s landmark 100 Barclay Street; a new mixed-use building at 14 White Street; a new ground-up residence in the mountains of Colorado; and the design of more than 20 high-end residential and commercial projects in New York City, as well as several creative adaptive reuse Landmark projects.
A number of socially minded and humanitarian projects round out his broad spectrum of projects, including the development of an orphanage in Zambia, a health-focused community in St. Marc, Haiti, and collaborating with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to develop architectural solutions toward the eradication of malaria in Namibia. Jordan is also a founder and COO of LiV Connected, a company he established with Wayne Norbeck to provide thoughtful, well-designed emergency housing following natural disasters and affordable modular homes.
Prior to establishing DXA studio, Jordan worked with renowned set designer Tom McPhillips, Chicago-based Lucien Lagrange Architects, and Morris Adjmi Architects in New York City. Jordan received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech in 1998, where he is currently a visiting Professor of Practice. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Laura and three children, Julian, Jada and Sedi.