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Spring 2011


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as of March 1, 2011



42% Less Energy 

60% Less Water

78% Less Waste

35% Solar Power

2 Tons less CO2



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MSA continues to pursue LEED certification
Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) is in the performance period of their LEED process. Once sustainable strategies are identified, LEED requires a rigorous measurement and verification period. You can follow us and see our solar energy production or our installation of a rainwater harvesting system on our website and blog.


MSA celebrates 20 Years of Excellence


MSA office with Bird ArisingMany firms could benefit from the client and environment focused business methodology embraced by one Hudson Valley architecture firm, which has prospered despite several downturns in diverse building sectors. Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) - an 8 person New City firm - has completed over 2,000 projects during the past 20 years.  


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Rockland County Architect

Named 'Citizen of the Year' by NYS Society of Professional Engineers.



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Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED


Michael Shilale AIA, LEED, founding partner of Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) - a thriving New City architectural engineering firm - has been selected by The New York State Society of Professional Engineers' (NYSSPE) Nominating Committee, as the recipient of their 2011 NYSSPE Citizen of the Year Award.

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Rainwater Harvesting System in place

rainwater tank being installed
rainwater tank being installed




Michael Shilale Architects, reduces potable water use 60%


One of the latest strategies to be implemented here at MSA, as part of our quest to be the greenest existing building in Rockland County, is rainwater harvesting. Around sixty percent of the water we use in our office buildings is literally flushed down the toilet. Based upon our initial calculations enough water falls on our roof each month to flush all our toilets year round.   
Project ProfileHomes for Heroes
Homes for Heroes


Michael Shilale Architects, LLP designing Homes for Returning Veterans


Many veterans return from service with both physical and mental challenges. Since our veterans have given so much to our nation, it is not only our duty but also our responsibility to provide for those who have sacrificed so much for us. The Homes for Heroes project was envisioned to give veterans who have multiple special needs, homes like everyone else.


Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA), an eight person architectural engineering firm founded in 1991, is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through their design work. We help our clients solve their building problems, protect their assets and investments, build under budget, and realize their vision. MSA serves a educational, municipal, commercial, and residential client base, throughout New York and New Jersey.  For more information, please call 845-708-9200, or visit their website  at