Handel Architects LLP is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm that began in New York City in 1994. Today the practice is led by Founding Partner Gary Handel alongside partners Blake Middleton, Glenn Rescalvo, Frank Fusaro, and Michael Arad. Handel Architects is working on projects across North America, South America, the Middle East, and Asia, with more than 160 architects, interior designers, planners, and support staff from offices in New York City, San Francisco and Hong Kong. The firm has gained national and international recognition for work such as the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City, the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City, the Millennium Tower in San Francisco, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood. Handel Architect’s global practice focuses on urban issues centered around density, sustainability, and the creation of vital urban environments. The firm’s emphasis on understanding the forces that shape the urban environment informs how each project, from large-scale urban planning to a single high-impact urban can become a catalyst for positive urban change.