Macht Architecture, formally known as Paul Macht Architects, was founded in 1990 to provide architectural design services to clients seeking sustainable, energy efficient, healthy homes.
Our name change signifies the addition of Paul’ s son Kyle becoming a partner. Kyle brings expertise in building science, construction technology, construction management, and residential design. Kyle’s passion and commitment to sustainable design is aligned with the founding purpose of the practice.
Our goal with each new residence, renovation, or addition is to translate the clients dreams and needs into a design and structure that creates an enhanced and sustainable relationship to the landscape and in the case of an addition, to the existing structure.
Passive solar design and a tight, well insulated envelope help inform the design and construction detailing. Sustainable healthy materials, an energy efficient heating and cooling system, good air quality, are incorporated into our environmentally sensitive designs.
Paul founded Paul Macht Architects in 1990 with an environmentally sensitive emphasis for custom residential design.
Prior to founding the firm, from 1979-1989 Paul designed passive solar homes and managed larger institutional, commercial and pharmaceutical projects.
Paul received his Master's in architecture in 1979 from Princeton University and his Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University.
Paul is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York.
CPHC | Certified Passive House Consultant
Kyle originally worked for Paul Macht Architects over the summers while studying architectural engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.
After graduating Kyle worked for a green design/build firm that also specialized in energy consulting. Kyle started as an energy consultant for commercial buildings and new homes after which he transitioned to the lead residential designer, while also managing the construction of several projects.
Kyle rejoined Paul to create Macht Architecture in 2015, something they have talked about ever since Kyle originally worked with Paul.
Publications & Awards
- Diane M. Fiske, "In Rydal, a brand-new escape to the outdoors" The Philadelphia Inquirer June 7, 2017
- Alan J. Heavens, “Over years, they’ve made their Narberth house fit their family” The Philadelphia Inquirer June 19, 2016
- Diane M. Fiske, "Empty nest is way toocomfy to leave now" The Philadelphia Inquirer May 8, 2011
- Harris, Jim. "The antithesis of the lawn-care industry." TheChestnutHillLocal.com August 14, 2008
- "A Dream and a Crumbling Barn." Philadelphia Inquirer Lifestyle Section June 2008
- "Green Architects and Builders" Philadelphia Home Spring 2008: 58-59
- McCutcheon, Lauren. "The White House." Philadelphia Magazine April 2008: 88-93 -or- phillymag.com
- "Dream Weavers." Philadelphia Inquirer: Lifestyle Magazine Feb. 2008
- Panache Partners. Dream Homes 2006: 178-183
- McQuate, Bridget. "Swiss Chalet tumbles down a Chester County hill." Home & Design Sep. 2004 : 27-29
- West, Judy. "Beyond Birkenstocks." Philadelphia Inquirer Feature Article Feb. 3 2002: 14-17
- Heavens, Alan J. "Dreams Become Designs." Philadelphia Inquirer Feature Article 20 May 2001: I1+
- O"Brien, Nancy Mortimer. "Airy Addition: design brings outdoors inside."
- Montgomery Newspapers Aug. 9 2000: C9
- Goldsmith, Diane. "From Cottage to Castle." Philadelphia Inquirer Feature Article Jun. 18 2000: E1+
- Heavens, Alan J. "Architects Translate a Dream." Philadelphia Inquirer Feature Article 2 June 2000: M1+
- Goldsmith, Diane. "It Isn"t Easy Being Green." Philadelphia Inquirer Feature Article June 6 1999: E1+
- Heavens, Alan J."Putting Energy into Saving Money." Philadelphia Inquirer Feature Article Mar. 5 1999: R1+
- CotY 2004 Award" for the Weinberg Residence
- "Architecture of Sustainable Communities - Unities Exhibit" AIA Philadelphia Chapter