Armand LeGardeur Architect is a New York City-based architectural firm noted for its detail oriented approach tdesires, and specifics of site and place, rather than preexisting ideas about form, or style. Principal Armand LeGardeur has shaped his practice around a commitment to full involvement at each stage of the project, from carefully listening to the goals of clients, to reconciling these ideas creatively with the realities of construction and working cooperatively with builders. The result is a portfolio of buildings that respond sympathetically to their sites, meet the needs of clients with imagination and skill, and create beautiful spaces for private and communal life.

Armand LeGardeur


A skilled practitioner with 30 years of professional experience, Mr. LeGardeur personally directs all projects in the office, including all meetings with clients and appearances before public review boards. He has substantial expertise in the public review process, seeing complicated projects though technical and design reviews in locales as diverse as New York City, Mount Desert Island, Maine, and Aspen, Colorado.

Prior to founding his own firm in 2000, Mr. LeGardeur was an associate partner and project architect at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York. His responsibilities there included the design, project management and construction supervision of numerous projects including residences in New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, Texas, and California; and boathouses in New York and Washington, DC.

A native of New Orleans, Mr. LeGardeur is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., 1978) and Columbia University (M.Arch., 1984); a registered architect in New York and several other states; a National Architectural Registrations Board certificate holder; a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional; a member of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and a member of The Architectural League of New York.

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Working with Armand LeGardeur Architect was ta pleasure - in our projects, where consensus-building, pleasing multiple constituencies and addressing varied priorities were true challenges, Armand demonstrated great listening skills and a singular ability to translate conversation to concrete solutions. Working in a school environment within historic landmarked buildings, our projects demonstrated a keen ability to fit new technology and educational ideas and needs into an existing historic fabric, a real challenge that was met time and again. From electrical and data upgrades to restoration and space-planning, Armand demonstrated attention to detail, a great ability to coordinate client needs - and a gift for problem-solving that was evident time and again. I'd recommend this office highly.

Convent of the Sacred Heart

Armand served as lighting and architectural consultant on a landmark Park Avenue lobby renovation and was an invaluable voice of authoritative expertise in dealing with our client.

Armand possesses a vast knowledge of historic architectural references and lighting details which proved indispensable point of reference throughout the project.

Armand's unwavering professionalism and diplomacy were a perfect match in managing a diverse design committee.

Paula Caravelli - Paula+Martha