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We embark on each project with an intrinsic curiosity about what drives our client’s aspirations and a rich understanding of construction methodologies. Beginning with a fundamental interest in the culture and context of every project, Moto creates work that is meaningful, well-crafted, and timeless.

“The ambition of their projects push materials to do more than typical.”

– AIA Philadelphia Awards Jury 2018


Over the past 20 years, we’ve been fortunate to receive numerous accolades for our contributions to the built environment. Our efforts have been recognized by industry partners, national organizations, and peer-reviewed publications. This recognition is a testament to our passion for sensible and artful solutions to design challenges. It reflects a process that is strategic and precise, along with a methodology that is thoughtful and thorough. The results speak for themselves.


Moto Designshop’s principals were drawn together for their diverse expertise and complementary skills, each bringing a particular strength in design, process, and tectonics. Their collaborative approach brings each project the conceptual, professional, and technical talents needed to deliver thoughtful, well-crafted spaces.

Roman Torres

Founding Partner, Design Director

As Design Director, Roman sets the creative direction for the studio and brings his design vision to all projects. His approach to architecture is informed by his artistic sensibilities and curiosity for the culture and context of Moto’s clients, coupled with a drive to represent those complexities in ways large and small, tangible and intangible, in the resulting work. Roman’s range of design thinking and creative problem solving bring a constant exploration of new technologies and methodologies that define the collective portfolio of the firm.

Adam Montalbano, AIA

Founding Partner, Managing Director

As Managing Partner, Adam oversees the operations of the studio and leads Moto’s residential, historic, and interior design projects. His approach to material composition and coordination is responsible for Moto’s unique pallet, balancing the opportunities of contemporary design with the well-known benefits of classically rooted design fundamentals. With a deep knowledge of zoning requirements and construction practicalities, he has aided in delivering nuanced solutions to numerous development projects. 

Eric Oskey, AIA

Partner, Technical Director

As Technical Director, Eric brings into being Moto’s creative vision through the sophisticated application of assemblies, material science, building systems, and construction knowledge. Joining the firm in 2012, his substantial previous experience, which includes working at the Pritzker Prize winning office of Venturi Scott Brown, allows him to efficiently lead our large-scale and institutional projects, while navigating their intricate dynamics.

Our Story

Twenty years ago, graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design took the initiative to shape the path of their education… the result was Moto.

Material & Digital Craft

We are makers, and we are technophiles. Combine the two together and you get over two decades of providing multi-disciplinary creative work for our clients – from architectural and interior design projects, to custom fabrication of specialty details, to brand specific marketing collateral.

Take a look at some of our capabilities