“The mission at our architecture firm Modellus Novus is to design spaces for the many, and in a city like Manhattan, the creation of that space requires creativity, technical skills and bold thinking—traits that the team at Plus Pool has embodied since I was in college with two of the founding members years ago. What they are building is not only impressive technically but is also the type of novel approach to a civic challenge that makes me excited to be an architect. I have no doubt that what they are developing has the real power to change how we experience our cities.”
– Steven Harper, Partner/Operating Director
The + Pool and Modellus Novus teams have had the privilege of knowing each other personally and professionally for years, many since their early days studying architecture at Virginia Tech. Since then, they have worked together to connect like-minded architects, designers and other individuals throughout New York City, to help advance + Pool’s goal of making a new space for everyone. In addition to supporting nearly every fundraising effort since our founding, in Spring 2023, Modellus Novus hosted a gathering with new and old friends at the beautiful 64th floor cocktail bar Overstory – designed by MN – so we could update key supporters on the design and development of new policy that will change the way New Yorkers engage with the water that surrounds them.
About Modellus Novus
Modellus Novus (MN) is an architecture firm creating spaces that shape and define culture. Founded in 2015, the New York City-based team is led by individuals united not only by diverse backgrounds and perspectives but an optimistic commitment to designing spaces for the many. Partnering with clients who share a belief that great design should not be elusive nor exclusive, MN’s work across commercial, retail, industrial, hospitality, residential, and cultural typologies prioritizes the experience of all users of a space. Global in its perspective, MN is a team of 25-plus full-time employees, half of which are women, hailing from 11 countries and four continents.