Michal Mrowiec

Principal, Transportation, New York

Michal strives for design excellence in placemaking. As the leader of our New York studio transportation practice, he brings a legacy of experience working on nearly every major transit undertaking in the city and surrounding region for the last twenty years. He served as the lead architect of the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 and led conceptual design for AirTrain stations for the extension to LaGuardia Airport, among other complex urban mobility projects.

Despite his extensive portfolio, Michal approaches each new project as a fresh challenge to be solved with innovative design thinking. His work prioritizes the lived experience on an individual scale. What will the commuter or traveler feel; will they move quickly through the space, or can they be inspired to stay a bit longer, to admire it and engage with it?

Born in Poland to an architect mother, Michal studied in both the United States and Europe, bringing a global perspective to his work. He has served as a mentor to many in the industry and has a passion for building teams and reaching consensus with partners and clients. His transportation practice integrates urban planning with civic and commercial design to create a holistic experience that always puts people first.

Michal working with Clayton Lane, Nelson\Nygaard senior principal for planning & strategies, to serve clients in the major Northeast metro areas and beyond.
Accelerating Transit in the Northeast

There is a tremendous amount of growth and important work happening in transportation, especially as investments are made on federal, state and local levels to reinvigorate our transit infrastructure and architecture. Perkins&Will and mobility consultancy partner Nelson\Nygaard are leading with decades of experience and an integrated transportation practice.

“I try to get to the "bone" of the project—you can always figure out compliance with codes and regulations, but is it really working for the people who use it every day?”
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3 ways prefabrication can keep public transit projects moving

Public transit plays a vital role in moving people safely and sustainably, and transit systems need to flex and evolve to keep pace with the communities they serve. Using prefabricated elements can help keep costs down for transit agencies and minimize disruptions to passengers.

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