Imrey Studio LLC is an architectural studio that specializes in museum and library design. Our designs focus on elegance, economy, and clarity. Our expertise is not just in architecture, it's in working together with the people that make their institutions great. Our client partnerships are formed through organized goal-setting and fluid exchanges. We believe our high level of expertise in harnessing the diverse array of client needs and constraints is part of what makes working with our studio so rewarding. Client letters of recommendation are secured for every project we do.

Imrey Studio, a registered Woman-Owned Business, was founded by Celia Imrey in 2011 to replace her former firms, Imrey Culbert LP (2000-2011) and Imrey Culbert Architectes sarl (2006-2011). Her first independent practice, Inline Studio (1998-2000) was re-named to Imrey Culbert LP.

Celia also founded Space Kit LLC in 2012, a commercial and residential design company that provides fast and efficient designs and permitting for home and office renovations in New York City.

Celia Imrey

Celia Imrey, AIA Associate, LEED AP, MArch Yale University, has been the principal designer and director of her own design practices for almost 20 years. Imrey’s prior architectural experience includes working for I. M. Pei, William McDonough and Partners, Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, and with Vito Acconci.

In addition to her practices, Imrey taught architectural design studios at Barnard College for 12 years. She has taught over 20 architecture and art courses at Yale, Brown, Columbia/Barnard and NYU. She has lectured on a wide range of topics, most recently on her own work at St. John’s University in New York and at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Her designs have been published in over 100 international publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Architecture Record, Casabella, Architectural Digest, Arch News, Design Boom, Archinect, Oculus, Archdaily, Bustler, Design Intelligence, Dezeen, and… Police Chief Magazine!

Client recommendation excerpts:

“Celia is professional, an expert, and a great architect! She is a tireless enthusiast and a deep listener. Her spirit is contagious and we are excited to be working together on such an important project. I highly recommend her to work in any capacity on your project. I have dealt with several architects, and none compare to Celia’s ability to capture the vision!” 2016

“(We).. had previously engaged two different designers …. None of the designs seemed very efficient. Celia and her team quickly solved the puzzle. They developed ---- far beyond what we had previously been able to achieve. I thank Celia for her important contribution to our business so far and I look forward to continuing to work with her on many more projects together.” 2016

“Perhaps the greatest testament to the success of Celia’s design for ---- is that it still passes the ‘eye test.’ The design is elegant, timeless and durable and the exhibit looks as fresh as it did after 5 years as it did upon opening.” 2015