Henry Myerberg
Principal

Henry Myerberg, FAIA, is the founder of HMA2, an architectural firm launched in 1986.

Since that time he has built a distinguished career centered on his passionate belief in the impact of design on education and learning. Henry’s innovative and inspiring environments for libraries, schools, and colleges are informed by his complementary experience in the creation of retail, office and gallery spaces, hotels and airports.

Henry’s notable education projects include work for American University of Central Asia, Amherst College, University of Virginia, Hampshire College, Bryn Mawr College, and Wofford College. Henry is also proud to have served as the volunteer design director for the Robin Hood Foundation’s L!BRARY initiative, which is committed to reinventing libraries for New York City’s 650 public elementary schools. His extensively published projects have won numerous awards, including the 2001 National Award from the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association award for Bryn Mawr College’s Rhys Carpenter Library.

Recognized for his innovative approach to the creation of interactive learning and lifestyle environments, Henry is a frequent speaker on library and higher education topics. Since [2005], he has served as a consultant to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for which he has conducted national workshops on campus planning, libraries and learning spaces for over fifty liberal arts colleges.

From 2003 to 2007 Henry was a principal at the Rockwell Group, overseeing cultural and commercial projects nationwide, including the marketplace of the JetBlue terminal at JFK. Prior to this, he was a principal of Helfand Myerberg Guggenheimer architects, which he co-founded in 1999. After receiving a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1980, he spent his first years in practice as a project architect at the renowned New York-based firm of Edward Larrabee Barnes. Henry has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University and lecturer at Harvard University.

Miranda Danusugondo
Project Manager

Miranda brings specialized experience in the design of learning spaces as well as technical expertise to HMA2’s many library and academic projects. Miranda oversaw the design and construction for Innovate Manhattan Charter School, a middle school designed around personalized education, and for the academic building at the American University of Central Asia.

A native of Australia, Miranda received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Western Australia (1993) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Western Australia (1997). While working at Taylor Robinson, Miranda helped design the Engineering Pavilion for Curtin University in Perth, Australia, which features a three-level exhibition space and interactive learning environments. In addition, she headed Curtin’s library refurbishment project, iZone, creating a contemporary self-learning area, (essentially, an independent lab/ lounge for people to gather in) within the context of a traditional library. This technology-driven zone creates flexible spaces for study, movement, relaxation and engagement. As the project designer for Scotch College in Perth, Australia, Miranda worked extensively on several projects including a multipurpose auditorium, the Dickenson Centre, that serves as the college’s performing arts venue, while also accommodating weekly assemblies for a student body off 1100 as well as a variety of school events from exams to celebrations. The project received the Public Architecture Award from the Australian Institute of Architects in 2008.

Christine Sheridan, LEED AP
Associate

Christine Sheridan is an associate on the academic building for one of HMA2’s most groundbreaking projects, the American University of Central Asia. She is also redesigning the auditorium, classrooms and roof garden at St. Stephens of Hungary  school in Manhattan and working on the renovation of Stuyvesant High School’s library, transforming it into a forward-looking learning facility that promotes advanced modes of study and collaboration.  

Prior to joining HMA2, Christine worked at Perkins Eastman on a variety of project types, including K-12, Higher Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Residential, and Laboratories.  Her designs at Perkins Eastman have been published in Interior Design Magazine. Christine holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University (2008), where she received the James Britton Memorial Award for Outstanding Thesis. Focusing on the creation of a National Library for the Visually Impaired, her research investigated the topic of architecture beyond sight. In addition, while at Syracuse she received the Chancellor’s Award for Civic and Public Engagement for her work and dedication to the community. Christine is a LEED Accredited Professional and was named a finalist in an International Sustainable Building Competition hosted by FreeGreen Who’s Next.  Christine is also a member of the Art Students League of New York.  

Owen Huang
Associate

Owen Huang is a project associate working on several HMA2 projects, including AUCA, Westport Library, and Westport Arts Center.  He specializes in developing collaborative and integrated design processes using the tools of 3D Visualization, and Building Information Modelling technologies.

Prior to joining HMA2, Owen worked at EYP Architecture & Engineering with Higher Education and Institutional clients, including NYU, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University and the United Nations. Key Projects included the restoration of the Richards Medical Center located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and NYU’s Nursing and Dentistry School on First Avenue.

A native of New Zealand, Owen holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Auckland, and a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University.

 

Meg Farmer
Office Manager

Meg Farmer brings a background in architectural history, printmaking, and magazine writing to her work in marketing and project management at HMA2. Meg received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art (2005) and since then has worked in award-winning interior design and architecture firms such as BAMO in San Francisco and Ellenzweig in Boston, while also contributing to culture magazines such as CHEEK. At HMA2, Meg researches images, materials, furniture, and industry trends, organizing content for the firm's sample library and digital inspiration library. She is also a Marketing Officer and Project Manager. Always interested helping creative ideas become reality, in 2004 Meg completed the Master Print Series for artist Sara Sze (a 2003 MacArthur Fellow), whose intricate architectural installation is now on view at the High Line in New York City. 

Karen Davidov
Designer | Project Manager