meet our team

Abby Schwartz, Principal

Abby brings over thirty years of creative experience and leadership to the firm of Abby Schwartz Associates, LLC.  After a decade of employment at several architecture firms in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Abby started her own business in 1992, focusing on residential additions and renovations. As the firm grew from a one-woman entity to a thriving small practice, its scope of work broadened to include larger and more varied projects. Through her role as principal of a steadily maturing organization, she has been featured in multiple publications and is honored to be a President of the Pennsylvania Council of the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA).

Pennsylvania, 1986
New Jersey, 1998

lily Meier, Architect

Having recently acquired her architectural license, Lily applies her creative and computational skills to architectural projects of all scales and is involved with various phases of the entire design process—from schematic design to construction documentation. Lily continues to gain professional experience while approaching every new challenge with a refreshingly exuberant passion for design.

Pennsylvania, 2017

TRACEY SLOAN, director of operations


Amina Hovey, Director of Design

As Director of Design, Amina's creativity impacts both Architectural and Interior Design projects. For seventeen years, her strength of character and open communication style have furthered the evolution of the firm. Amina holds a critical position of importance at the firm and is involved in all aspects of management and business development.

Jennifer arnott, interiors manager

A critical member of the Abby Schwartz Associates team, Jennifer uses her organizational and communication skills to coordinate the purchasing and installation of materials and furnishings with Abby Schwartz Associates designers, clients, and product vendors. Jennifer’s detail-oriented approach and strategic input contribute to the success of every project…and the sanity of our team!

Daria Surowiak, Executive Assistant

Daria comes to us with a background in commercial interior design, having worked previously for fifteen years as a space planner and interior design project manager. Daria is currently involved with the administrative aspects of the company including client customer service, ordering and tracking samples, and scheduling contractors/vendors.