Ingui Architecture, formerly Baxt Ingui Architects, is an award-winning firm that has been a leader in design and sustainability for over 45 years.Meet The Team
Our design process relies on collaboration with our clients and extends to the builders, consultants, and craftspeople involved in bringing the project to reality. It is our goal to integrate function, aesthetics and building systems economically and minimize the environmental impact, using the standards of LEED and Passive House certification.
We aim to create well-composed spaces, placing a high value on ensuring each project is well crafted, visually timeless, and serves its inhabitants for many years. We have extensive experience in residential, institutional, and commercial projects.
The firm was initiated by Ben Baxt in 1977 after several years as a single practitioner in Brooklyn. Michael Ingui joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. An in-house interior design company, BIA Interiors, was established in partnership with the late Heather Tilev to create a seamless interior and architectural design process. We are continuing this integrated architectural and design process as Ingui Architecture as of 2023.
The firm has become known as a leader in high-performance retrofits in the worldwide Passive House community. Our sustainability efforts have led to recognition and grants, most recently a NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Award for our Passive Firehouse Retrofit.
As a firm, we are committed to giving back to the communities in which we work. We are an active pro bono service provider and supporter of many non-profit efforts in NYC and beyond, including Haiti and Ethiopia. For over 35 years, we have partnered with Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, providing pro bono technical assistance and designing multiple projects.