S M Tam Architect

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About the Firm

S M Tam Architect, PLLC is a twelve-person architecture firm based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by Shiming Tam, AIA, RA in 1997, the firm has built a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial, mixed-use, and community projects in the New York metropolitan area. With a focus on solving for the connection between the built environment and quality of life, S M Tam Architect has shaped neighborhoods with thoughtful and functional environments for working, living, and gathering.

Working in close partnership with our clients, each project is driven by a depth of architectural experience and a commitment to integrity in design and process. With a strong knowledge in NYC government institutions, we help clients navigate each step of the building process, from conceptual design, to zoning and project approval, through to construction and build-out.


About the Architect

Shiming Tam, AIA, RA is founding principal of S M Tam Architect, PLLC. With over 20 years of experience working in New York City, Shiming has overseen a wide range of architectural projects from initial design vision to build-out completion, valuing client collaboration and team mentorship with each step of the design and construction process. Since growing up in Hong Kong, Shiming has held a fascination with urban design and development, and continues to apply a keen understanding of how people exist in cities, buildings, and interior spaces, transforming these experiences through the architectural designs of projects to this day.

Shiming received his Masters in Urban Design and Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and is a graduate of The College of Design's School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects.