DXA studio, a New York based architecture and design firm known for a diverse range of projects primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn, has announced that two new employees have joined their growing team. Their new hires are as follows:

Silvia Ott, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Architect  
Silvia attended New York University, received her Masters of Architecture from Technical University Munich, and was an Erasmus student at Escuela Técnica Superior de Architectura in Spain.  Silvia comes to DXA studio with over 15 years of experience in architecture, particularly in new construction, renovation, and interior design.  Prior to joining DXA studio, Silvia’s most recent position was at WATG and Wimberly Interiors, where she worked on high profile hospitality projects such as the Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, the Viceroy Bocas del Toro, and the Viceroy Quinta da Ombria, among others.  

Araz Akbarian, Senior Designer  
Araz received her Bachelor of Architecture from New York Institute of Technology and her Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University.  Before joining DXA studio, Araz held design and architecture positions at esteemed firms Cetra Ruddy Architecture, Ennead Architects LLP, and Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, working on projects such as NYU Langone Medical Center, Hudson Yards, and Hurricane Sandy relief development, among others.  

“We are very pleased to welcome these two talented employees to the DXA studio team,” said Jordan Rogove, a partner at DXA studio.  “As we continue to grow, their impressive backgrounds and unique work experiences will add a new dimension as we continue to take on exciting new projects.”

“Both new team members bring extensive expertise to different aspects of architecture and design,” said Wayne Norbeck, a partner at DXA studio.  “The caliber of their work and the lessons learned on such a broad range of projects will be a great asset to DXA.”