MMA Architects is a trusted, passionate, and innovative Architectural Design Firm headquartered in Neptune, NJ, with offices in Washington D.C, Greenville, SC, and in Tallahassee and Tampa, FL. We have extensive in-house design experience in a wide array of industries that include the retail, mixed-use development, healthcare and commercial markets, as well as educational experience as it relates to the Pre-K to 12th grade and Higher Education sector. Our passion and innovative design approach is a direct result of our daily in-house environment that has been created and organized in a manner that fosters a comprehensive focus on every detail from project implementation to successful delivery. MMA and its employees are proud of their commitment to total client service and their ability to develop innovative and unique architectural products.

Years Experience
Team Members
Years In Business


Senior Management

massa multimedia architecture

Our extensive experience in retail, developer driven, education, healthcare and supermarket design has provided us with the diverse experience and knowledge necessary to create a unique and distinct approach to each of our clients’ projects. From creative design, program development, effective spatial layouts, efficient use and implementation of materials, all the way to finding the means to meet demanding schedules and extremely modest budgets, MMA’s unique initial organizational approach to each project is formatted from extensive experience to best meet the needs of the clients on a project-specific basis. The Principal, Associates, and designers at MMA understand that client trust is the most important element in a healthy service experience. As such, MMA is dedicated to constantly keeping the client up-to-date with every stage and progression of a project. MMA is driven to provide its clients with peace of mind and confidence. Each service, from architectural design to project management, centers on the client’s needs, expectations, and aspirations. From the Principal to the most recent of college graduates, each member of the firm is treated with the same level of dignity and respect. This environment has been created and continuously maintained by the Principal and Associates of the firm for over 25 years. Principal involvement has always been, and will always be, a key to MMA’s success. As such, either Gabriel J. Massa, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Thomas P. McHugh, RA, AIA or Jaime Capron, RA, NCARB will be personally involved with the decisions made on all projects that enter or leave the firm.

Our Clients

Madison MarquetteUrban EdgeNRDCStarwood
HuttonA&R DevelopmentsWalker DevelopmentsLakewood Shopping Village
Vertical ConstructionCardinale EnterpriseVornadoRegency
KimcoRouse PropertiesParamount

Burlington City School DistrictWest Morris Regional HSDNew Providence Public Schools
Parsippany Troy Hills Public SchoolsLincoln Park School DistrictShore Regional Public School
West Essex Regional School DistrictPaterson Public SchoolsWest Orange Board of Education
Wanaque Public SchoolsTrenton Board of EducationLittle Miracles Daycare

Stevens Institute of TechnologyUnion County College

WalmartCVS/pharmacyBest BuyTJ Maxx
Marshall’sHome GoodsTargetFamily Dollar
Office DepotPetcoLiz ClaiborneJuicy Couture
Kate SpadeDKNYLucky Brand JeansPayless Shoesource
Rite Aid PharmacyAT&TSleepy’sABC Supply Company

WalmartWegman’s MarketsStop & Shop SupermarketsACME/Albertson’s Supermarkets
A&P SupermarketsPathmart SupermarketsFood Lion MarketsSave-a-Lot Markets

Ruth’s Chris SteakhouseDomino’s PizzaRita’s Water IceKentucky Fried Chicken
Manhattan BagelPizza HutHertz7/11
PNC BankBank of AmericaAnchor Savings BankAstoria Federal Savings Bank
VolvoHoneyGrowShake ShackNew Balance
Frutta BowlsTD Bank

Scroll to Top

Gabriel J Massa

Principal in Charge


Gabriel J. Massa has over 34 years of experience in architecture, construction, and contract administration with extensive project management, problem solving experience. He is currently registered in 37 states as well as the Province of Ontario.




During his tenure at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and after earning his Bachelor of Architecture, Tom has spent close to Thirty Years in planning, design, construction and contract administration for a wide range of large and small-scale projects. He joined the company in early 1997 and as one of MMA’s Principals, he has been responsible for overseeing the growth and success of the educational design studio for the last two decades. His responsibilities include contract generation, establishing budgets for hard and soft costs, design consultant coordination, and overseeing construction administration and project close-out. Tom attributes his success to his attention to detail, and his ability to work effectively with all stakeholders.




As MMA’s newest Principal, Jaime is responsible for overseeing the continued growth and success of MMA’s longest standing retail client. Her 17 years extensive experience and knowledge have come from a wide array of projects, ranging from educational, municipal and private to various retail sectors throughout the East Coast. Over the last ten years as a leader within the firm, her responsibilities have included maintaining project quality, providing ADA coordination and insight, leading multi-disciplined teams through all phases of a project, construction administration and permit expediting. Jaime’s success stems from her passion for architecture, attention to detail and the hard-working dedicated methodology she brings to her work.




Mr. Higgins, as a graduate of Syracuse University, has been a Registered Architect for 35 years in the State of New Jersey and has worked in the architectural and construction fields for over forty years in a variety of professional capacities. Jim has been directly involved in countless retail, developer driven and commercial projects, and most recently assisted MMA Team efforts on several of the firm’s Health Care facility projects, for which he has provided his expertise in the areas of code analysis/review, specification preparation as well as project entitlement procedures for required permit procurement as required with all authorities have jurisdiction.

Andrew Hom



Andrew joined MMA in 1998 and has worked with multiple retail clients within New York City and the tri-state area. Andrew has extensive retail design and development experience as well as working knowledge of the various State and local agencies and the protocol necessary to obtain their required approvals. Andrew’s motto is “take care of the details, which are the building blocks of the project”. As one of MMA’s Associates, Andrew’s responsibilities also include NCARB mentorship to encourage employee growth within the company. Besides being a registered architect in the states of New York and New Jersey, Andrew is also registered architect with the New York City Department of Buildings, which gives him full access to all building department personnel.

Julie Daino

Office Manager

Julie Daino has been with MMA since 1998, overseeing all administrative function in our offices.  As Office Manager she directly handles all financial matters such as client billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and banking.  Julie also assists in the development and implementation of office policies and procedures.   She is the friendly voice that most likely greets you when you call the office at Massa Multimedia Architecture.


Director of Business Development

Boris has over 30 years experience in the areas of marketing and business development. He joined MMA in 2001 as Director of Business Development. Since that time, the firm has nearly quadrupled in size, and the client base has come to include numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as some of the nation’s largest developers. 
Boris assists with the firms’ growth by creating new business opportunities, enhancing current relationships, and establishing alliances with strategic partners. He also participates in the development/editing of technical and fee proposals, manages the activities of MMA’s Marketing Department, and monitors the firm’s licenses and registrations.

Kristana M Bratton



Ms. Bratton joined MMA with 23-years of experience doing high-end retail projects in New York City. Now currently in her 15th year with MMA, as a Director, she offers her vast knowledge of new stores, and remodels/renovations in building design for producing construction documents, along with excellent consultant coordination, and client management.

Michael A. Gokberk



Michael brings more than 34 years of experience in planning, design, construction documentation and construction administration for a wide range of building types including retail, commercial warehousing, educational, residential and research and development facilities. As one of MMA’s directors, Michael is responsible for the day-to-day project management of multiple project teams. His vast knowledge and experience in the profession gives him the ability to provide the highest quality of architectural design services for the Firm’s clients.

Pete Larsen



Pete Larsen is the most recent addition to MMA’s team of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Calvin College and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois.  As a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional, Pete currently leads the school team by overseeing all K-12 projects. In his years at MMA, he has managed dozens of projects for New York City public schools, ranging from Community Health Center retrofits to new schools and additions up to $85 million. Having nearly 20 years of experience in the industry, he is committed to achieving the highest standard of quality in architectural design, project management, and construction administration.

Jennifer Kapp

Zoning and Code Specialist

After completing her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Jennifer spent 10 years as a Construction Manager for several retail chains. Having mastered the final product, she then decided to learn the earlier steps of the process and founded Code llc with a colleague from college. Together they grew Code llc into the third largest expediting company in New York City, with over 40 employees and thousands of completed projects that ranged from townhouse renovations to ground up 40 story buildings, in every genre including residential, commercial, manufacturing and institutional. In doing so, she developed close relationships with all city agencies, especially the Building Department Commissioners, in order to achieve the approvals for her clients. She has now brought her expertise of the Building Code and Zoning Resolution of New York City, as well as a mastery of the governmental process, to MMA.