Wagner Studio was founded in 2010 by Michelle Wagner. Michelle is a licensed architect (New York and Colorado) and an accredited professional under the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). In 2012, Michelle's husband Ted Wagner joined Wagner Studio. Their first collaboration began over 25 years ago when they met in college while each received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from University of Colorado. Ted later earned his Masters in architecture from the University of Colorado.
Ted and Michelle both gained broad architectural experience while working at architecture firms in Denver and NYC. In Denver, Michelle worked at Oz Architecture on a diverse range of projects including schools, resorts, and multi-family residential. She was the project architect for the historic Clocktower Lofts conversion. Ted worked at Davis Partnership on a diverse range of project types included high-end residential, multi-family housing, retail, corporate offices, master planning, and a research laboratory.
In 2003, Ted and Michelle relocated to New York City and both joined Studio Daniel Libeskind’s World Trade Center Master Plan design team. Ted was awarded a Presidential Citation by the American Institute of Architects for his participation on the WTC Master Plan. While in New York City, Ted has refined his skills with renowned architectural firms; Gwathmey Siegel Architects, Polshek Partnership, and FXFowle. Michelle has worked at Hart Howerton and Ghiora Aharoni Design Studio. Ted is also an adjunct professor of building technology at NYC College of Technology. Some examples of our prior work experiences are included below.