About Us

Our aim is to design spaces that are loved. Our work is always a collaboration between client and designer / designer and builder. We have worked on residential, commercial and restaurant projects in New York and abroad.

While we are minimalists at heart, we don’t strive to have a domineering style; each space is an intuitive response to the lives, businesses and personalities of our clients. We are lucky to work with some of the best - and most inspiring – young chefs and business owners in New York and we hope that our work absolutely reflects their talents. Our work is not driven by ego; we strongly believe in solutions over opinions.

C&M is the work of husband and wife team Sarah Carpenter and Chris Horger and is run out of their storefront office in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Sarah was born in Boise, Idaho and raised on a farm in the Oklahoma / Texas Panhandle. Upon graduation from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, she received her Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) where she is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Prior to joining forces with Chris to form Carpenter & Mason, she worked in the offices of OMA, Leong Leong, Bernard Khoury Architects (in Beirut) and AvroKO.

Born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, Chris began his career at his father’s company, Horger Brother’s Masonry (the Mason of Carpenter and Mason). Chris went on to study architecture at the University of Michigan. After graduation, Chris moved to New York City, where he worked at the offices of Asymptote, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Richard H. Lewis Architect until founding C&M with Sarah in 2014.