Founded in 1990, Moskow Linn Architects is an award-winning, Cambridge-based architecture and design firm led by Robert Linn, AIA, and Keith Moskow, FAIA. MLA's wide-ranging portfolio, including residential projects, offices, and schools, is rooted in the details of the building process and New England craftsmanship.
We collaborate closely with our clients, together examining project parameters and developing a dialogue to achieve architectural solutions that balance pleasure, work, and functionality. Through focused attention to detail we express how building components create an articulate whole. This approach includes the use of vernacular forms, materials, and tectonics to create contextual, contemporary architecture that engages its site and reveals its best attributes. The careful consideration of how one moves through a space and the resulting sensory engagement with a structure is also a fundamental driver of our design work, as is a commitment to creating forward-looking energy efficient structures. For every project we imagine a narrative that grounds our work with a timeless quality meant to last for generations.
MLA has a longstanding tradition of expanding the boundaries of conventional architecture practice through theoretical interventions, small-scale investigations, and publications. These explorations allow us to approach design with fresh perspectives and push us to test the limits of form, process, and materials.
Keith Moskow received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011 Keith was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in the category of design. This is the highest level the AIA can bestow and gained the firm national recognition.
Robert Linn received an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University. In 1999 Robert won the Rotch Traveling Scholarship from the Boston Society of Architects. In 2008 he received the gold medal at the Seoul Design Olympiad.
Together Keith Moskow and Robert Linn have won over 60 design awards including four commendations from AIA National and seventeen from the Boston Society of Architects. Their work has appeared in the New
York Times, Boston Globe, Architecture Record, Dwell, Metropolis, Boston Magazine and numerous other publications.
In 2019 Robert and Keith were inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame.