Hermes Mallea

Hermes Mallea is an architect and a partner in the New York City based firm M(Group). Mr. Mallea studied at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s graduate school of Historic Preservation and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A longtime collector of vintage Cuban photographs, Mr. Mallea has traveled to Cuba frequently to do research for his current book and to lecture on historic preservation.


His latest book is titled —

Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style


Mr. Mallea is the author of Great Houses of Havana The Monacelli Press, November 2011

Registered Architect – New York State

University of Miami (B Arch)

Columbia University (Master’s Program in Historic Preservation)

Architect Hermes Mallea founded his architecture and interior design practice, M (Group), in 1983 with interior designer Carey Maloney. M(Group)’s projects have been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House & Garden, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Town and Country, Veranda, World of Interiors(Britain), Arte e Decoracao (Brazil), and Moda de Hoy (Mexico).

The firm has been included in Architectural Digest’s “AD100” as well as House Beautiful’s “100 Best Decorators”, House & Garden’s “Best in American Design” and the New York Magazine “Top 100”. Mallea has presented research on Cuban domestic interiors at The Cooper Hewitt Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Miami’s School of Architecture, and has lectured in Havana at the Jornadas Tecnicas de Arquitectura Vernacula in 2010 and 2009. In March 2011, Mallea curated an exhibition of his family photographs, “Luz de Memoria” at Havana’s Museum of Natural History.