Lampietti Fernández Architects

Malvina M. Lampietti and John E. Fernández founded LFA Architects in 1997 in New York City. Both graduates of the Princeton School of Architecture, LFA has focused on sustainable residential and commercial projects in New England and New York. The breadth of their work has ranged from small scale urban projects, to individual residences and family compounds. LFA’s projects reflect the complex interplay of siting, materials and function that contribute to a cohesive design. The work of the firm has focused on small to medium sized commissions of high quality in which issues of form and performance are closely integrated with the functional needs and qualitative desires of the client and owner. Currently, projects include a large Victorian addition in Germantown, a 2500 s.f. house in Rhinebeck, NY and an off the grid house in Tulum, Mexico. Malvina and John, and their two children live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Malvina Lampietti

After graduating from Princeton, Malvina worked in New York City for 10 years. During her seven years at Kohn Pedersen Fox, she collaborated on a number of large urban projects, including the Atlanta Federal Reserve, the Bank of Hawaii, and the New Harbor Art Museum. For three years, she was a senior project manager at Bennett Lowry Corporation, specializing in small scale commercial projects and department store rollouts. Since 1997, she has directed LFA in the design and construction of numerous projects of varying scales in New England and New York. Past work has included a house in Loreto Bay Mexico, houses in Germantown, NY; Shelter Island, NY; Lexington and Provincetown, MA; as well as additions and renovations in and around Boston and New York City.

John E. Fernández

As co-principal of LFA Architects, John is also an Associate Professor of Design and Building Technology in the Department of Architecture of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a senior designer at Polshek and Partners in New York during the 1990s, he designed several important buildings including the Columbia University School of Law and the New York Times Printing Plant in Queens, NY - both recipients of design awards from the American Insitute of Architecture. An avid watercolorist, John collborates closely with Malvina in the design of all projects of LFA Architects. John is Director of the Building Technology Program of the Dept. of Architecture at MIT and conducts material and building energy research focused on compelling and effective strategies for resource efficient 21st century architecture.