Martin Holub Architects & Planners was established in 1971. Ever since, the firm has functioned in two roles:
As Architects, the firm provides complete architectural, planning and interior design services to individual, corporate, public and institutional clients. It is responsible for all phases of the project including programming, design, construction documents, and construction support services.
As Design Consultants, the firm is retained by other architectural or engineering offices, on an individual project basis, solely to develop the design of the project.
It is quite rare for architectural firms to seek outside design expertise – yet, the large number of distinguished offices that have retained Martin Holub Architects & Planners to take advantage of Holub’s design talent speaks for itself and has earned him the reputation of "Architects’ Architect."
The firm’s work is marked by its diversity – in scale, type of structure, type of client, geographic location. This is no accident. It is a result of Holub’s belief that an architect needs this kind of diversity, that is, continuous involvement in a wide range of design tasks, to maintain and improve his design sensitivity. He further believes that this sensitivity – defined as the ability to recognize and respond to the specific characteristics of each individual commission – is the best service an architect can offer a client.
Martin Holub Architects & Planners has expanded beyond its home base in New York City on several occasions.
Between 1975 and 1979, the firm maintained a branch office in Tehran, Iran where it designed a number of residential, commercial, educational and health facilities projects in the Middle East.
In 1990, after the fall of communism in Holub’s native Czech Republic, the firm established a subsidiary ARA-Praha/New York. Based in Prague, it provides local support for projects designed by Martin Holub Architects & Planners for multinational clients needing facilities in the Czech Republic.
In 1998, Martin Holub Architects & Planners opened a branch office in rural Dutchess County, New York, to serve a range of residential and small business clients in the area.