An experienced, award winning, full service Architectural Firm with traditional Design Studio principles in practice.

  • Gary Maranga, R.A

    Gary Maranga, R.A.

  • Gong-Wen Lin, R.A.

    Gong-Wen Lin, R.A.

The Design Alliance offers professional design, contract document production and administrative services for a wide range of project types varying in complexity, costs, scope and scale. From conception to completion, each project is administered by experienced Principals dedicated to providing exceptional levels of responsible, intelligent, professional design services.

The Design Alliance has over eighty five years of professional experience in the creation of an extensive array of architectural projects and building types with a specialization in Healthcare Design. TDA's approach is unique in that we provide the expertise and full range professional services of a larger firm while being administered by principals with a commitment to the detail and expediency of a design studio environment. Our projects emphasize intelligent, responsible, innovative designs with problem solving functionality as the key to success. The Design Alliance has been recognized internationally, is regularly published in professional periodicals and recipient of the 22nd Annual New York City Art Commission Award for Design Excellence.

The Design Alliance project portfolio encompasses a broad range of medical and related uses ancillary to the healthcare industry. The body of our work includes medical office space, research facilities, off-site ambulatory and surgical care centers, public auditoriums, teaching facilities, residential apartments and accessory parking facilities. We provide a complete set of services for master planning, the development of C.O.N. Applications, space and equipment planning, facility and existing conditions surveys, site selection analysis, architectural design, construction documents and administration, interior finishes, furniture and equipment selection, as well as the development of material and contract specifications. We are accomplished restoration architects for projects that have landmark status. We collaborate with our clients to create proposals and provide analysis to re-purpose underutilized structures and sites to realize their highest and best potential. We prepare our own code compliance and zoning regulations reports. We work with Clients, Contractors and Developers to maximize construction investments by value engineering existing proposals while also possessing the experience to produce Design/Build turn key projects.

A recently completed TDA project generated by the current economic challenges, surveyed, documented and analyzed the income production throughout the twelve acre Albert Einstein College of Medicine Yeshiva University campus. The presentation, graphically illustrated each department's profitability, or lack there-of, by comparing the calculated square foot costs of the existing and proposed research facility uses and production. The analysis proved to be an integral part of the design and development criteria for the college's campus master plan.

As in the case of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Design Alliance has been fortunate to provide years of ongoing professional services for many of our clients. Since 2002, TDA has been continually commissioned for our services in Healthcare Design and construction projects with the New York Methodist Hospital. These commissions include:

We also have a long standing working relationship with the North Shore LIJ Health System with recent examples of completed work for the design and construction of the new Robotics Diagnostic Hematology Laboratory and Progressive Care Units for the Schneider Children's Hospital. New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation engaged TDA in a four year Requirements Contract. This work resulted in the design and construction of over twenty five separate healthcare related facilities including the headquarter offices for the HHC and the design/build Cardiac Catheter Laboratory for Jacobi Medical Center. We have also had the distinct opportunity of being trusted commissions to design the aesthetic identities for a number of these institutions.

The Design Alliance is confident, notwithstanding the present economic challenges, that through our experience and practical approach, we can offer intelligent solutions in meeting specific budgets on schedule while fulfilling the specific construction goals and exceptional designs. We look forward to an opportunity to be of service to you.

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