HTDSTUDIO is an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary design practice with a mission to bring innovative design excellence to architectural, interior, furniture, product and graphic design projects. Our clients include Aristeia International Inc., City of Newark, Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the UN, and numerous organizations, corporations and private clients in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Before forming HTDSTUDIO in 2000, Howard Duffy was a senior designer with WASA, designed an addition to Woodhull Medical Center as well as early schemes for 80 South Street Tower. Howard has also worked with AIA award winning firms Gensler, TEK and Zivkovic Associates, where he was instrumental in designing St. Marks Bookshop in NYC. He is an Adjunct Instructor and Visiting Critic at Parsons, has lectured at NYU Real Estate Institute and the New School as well as mentoring at NJIT School of Architecture Mentor Program.
Howard’s work has been exhibited at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne, Australia, iSpace Gallery in Chicago, Sheila Aronson Gallery, and other exhibitions and symposia around the world. He was selected a finalist for the 2004 Burnham Prize Competition and his shortlisted 2008 concept for the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is featured in the book ‘DiSTASIO’. In 2009, Howard was invited to participate in the City of Newark Division of Planning and Development’s design study “This is Newark! Gateway Design Initiative” and personally presented HTDSTUDIO’s design concept to Mayor Corey Booker at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and to the public at the Newark Museum.
Howard was born in New York City and studied architecture at Hampton University and Pratt Institute. His work is included in the African American Design Archive at Cooper-Hewitt. Howard is an avid golfer, was featured in The Green Magazine in 2004 and is a former tennis player on the ITF Futures Circuit.