Bruce Nagel & Partners Architects

Expertise – Design, Critical Thinker, Exterior Skin & Surface Manipulation, Micro-Details, International Lecturer, Educator, Universal Traveler and Advisor

Ms. DiMaio is an architect, educator, and influential design strategist. Her research-based design approach has repositioned history as an active trans-historical component in the design process, expanding the repertoire of architectural strategies for students and professionals.

DiMaio has been able, over the years, to share her expertise with architects, developers and private clients looking for solutions to complicated problems. She has the ability to see a project’s potential almost instantly.  She understands the complicated concepts that are hindering a project’s  success and is able to recommend next steps in the design process to bring the vision of the architect or client to fruition through aesthetic alterations that move the project forward. This ability has proven to be invaluable. Her time at Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) provided her with the opportunity to apply her unorthodox methodology to design and problem solving where her designs received praise from both the firm and the press. While at KPF she was involved in the design of over 6 million square feet of tall building projects. It was during this time that her strategic mind proved to be the greatest asset, seeing challenges in architectural design not as problems, but as puzzles to be solved innovatively and responsibly.

Recognizing the significant contribution and diversity she would bring to his partnership, Mr. Nagel invited Ms. DiMaio to join as Design Partner. Judy and Bruce initially met while they were graduate students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Judith DiMaio, FAIA, RIBA, and Dean Emerita of NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design, is a licensed architect. Ms. DiMaio was previously an Associate Professor at Yale’s School of Architecture. DiMaio has been a visiting professor and lecturer at numerous universities here and abroad.

Ms. DiMaio holds a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University, a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bennington College. She was awarded  the Rome Prize in Architecture and subsequently a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship.


Ms. DiMaio maintains current registrations for practice in the following jurisdictions:   

*  State of New York – Registration No. 23641 (1993)

* Royal Institute of British Architects - Registration No. 20015939

Ms. DiMaio is the design partner and is the manager of both the New York City and Rome offices.  She divides her time between New York and Rome depending on partnership demands.