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Dean is the Principal and Founder of Dean Maltz Architect (DMA), a well-published architecture and furniture design firm in New York City and a Partner of Shigeru Ban Architects managing the office of Shigeru Ban Architects America.

In 1984, Dean graduated from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. Upon graduating, he was awarded the A.I.A. Certificate of Achievement. Prior to completing his undergraduate education, Dean spent a year living at the home of Shigeru Ban and working in Tokyo, Japan. Dean then attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design, graduating with a Master of Architecture in 1986.

Dean received recognition in numerous competitions and exhibitions such as Progressive Architecture’s 3rd Annual International Furniture Competition in which he was awarded first prize for the patented inflatable "Accordion Seat." He was awarded the ASID Pinnacle Award for furniture design (2005), the Society of American Registered Architects’ Architectural Innovation Award (2012), and an International Property Award (2014).

Dean Maltz’s practice encompasses three areas: one in an independent architectural practice, a second in partnership with Shigeru Ban and a third, in furniture design. Founded in 1990, Dean Maltz Architect has a diverse portfolio of projects throughout the United States in commercial and residential design.  Commercial projects include offices, building identity, retail space and hospitality design.  Residential projects include estates, houses, apartments, and lofts. Dean works on all SBAA projects throughout the United States.

Dean’s interest in furnishings has led Dean to develop a multi-disciplinary career in the furniture and architectural design industry.  In 2005 Dean received a Pinnacle Award from the American Society of Furniture Designers for a casework collection. Dean designs furniture for leading residential and commercial furniture manufactures in the United States and Italy.  Product categories include upholstery, chairs, bedrooms, dining groups, occasional tables and storage systems.

Dean Maltz’ Resume