chroma AD is an architecture + design studio founded by Alexis Briski in August 1997. Since its inception the firm has produced a wide range of commercial and residential projects in addition to providing assistance to artists for large-scale installations. Delivering inventive and aesthetic solutions, their work preserves beauty and integrity over time. Rather than imposing a specific “style,” they strive to design with materials and details that develop a unique character for each project and client.

Alexis Briski has over 25 years of experience in the design and construction of interiors and buildings. Prior to founding chroma, Ms. Briski worked for Kohn Pedersen and Fox Architects. There she was a project designer and later senior designer on a large variety of buildings and interiors, both domestic and international. As project designer she played a key role in the development of the design vocabulary for the award-winning extension to Rockefeller Center. She was the senior designer for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Headquarters building in Washington, DC, completing this competition-winning GSA project two months ahead of schedule. Before joining KPF, she worked with Gluckman/Mayner Architects on a number of art galleries and artists’ residences in NYC including the DIA Art Foundation, Clara and Richard Serra residence, and the Ryman residence.

Ms. Briski holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design from Columbia University where she was awarded the 1988 Fellowship for Architecture from the American Association of University Women. She is a licensed architect in New York State, a LEED Certified Green Associate and a member of the US Green Building Council. She is currently pursuing a second architectural license in California.


"Resonating designs are those that solve multifaceted problems with a singular solution that embraces the aspirations of our clients while overcoming the challenges of construction, budgets and timing. Effective design requires a critical analysis of all problems and synthesizes these opposing elements into a creative union that is manifested into built form."

"Existing buildings have a history, context and structure. Designing with these parameters requires a design solution that is both architecturally respectful of the buildings past while creating a new vision for its future use. This merging of aesthetics and genetics is reflected in our ideas and company name." AB