This Is Us

"We shape our buildings.  Thereafter, they shape us." Winston Churchill



One-Of-A-Kind Works of Architecture and Interior Design

Principal Augusto (Gus) Morpurgo
Partner Helaine (Laney) Fiestal Morpurgo


Design Excellence
Innovation and Preservation
Site-Sensitive Planning
Seamless Renovations


Diverse Portfolio
Large and Small Projects
Historic to Modern


Condos and Coops
Pre-War and Contemporary Manhattan Apartments


Residential · Municipal / Civic · Commercial / Office · Institutional


State of New Jersey Historic Preservation Award

Bergen County Historic Preservation Award


Sophisticated Computer Technology
Renderings and 3-D Modeling
Exceptional Client Relationships
Cost Control


Let’s collaborate to bring your project to fruition …
and exceed your original vision!


New Jersey, Connecticut, NY, and New York City
The Berkshires, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New England, and Beyond!


Architecture New Jersey
AIA NJ Convention Magazine


Registered Architect, Professional Planner
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards


Master’s of Architecture, Princeton
Bachelor’s of Architecture, Pratt Institute


American Institute of Architects (AIA) Juror
Former Chairman, Saddle River Landmarks Commission
Architect Member of Municipal Design Review Boards


Responsible for Major Institutional Projects
for NYC and NY State Agencies, Universities and Hospitals,
as Associate Partner at Armand Bartos


Gus inherited his talent from his father, an Architect Engineer in Italy,
who introduced Gus to the world of architecture as a young boy.
Years later, when Gus returned to Rome, as an established Architect,
he was moved by the striking resemblance of his own work to that of his Dad’s.


In the more than 3 decades since Gus and his wife Laney founded Morpurgo Architects, we have built our reputation on elegant aesthetics, technical savvy, and client satisfaction.  Gus brings his unique eye for design to each of our projects, while Laney communicates our shared vision for the firm through her Website Design, Marketing, PR, and Photo Images.


Over the years, our architects have said it best, as evidenced in Architect Heidi Kleinman’s Google review of Gus:

“Gus possesses the characteristics other architects admire in those who practice in the architectural profession.  There is a deliberate thoughtfulness to his approach to design.  He simultaneously grasps the client’s programmatic goals, the contractor’s practical goals, and the passions of an artist: bringing beauty to the built environment.”