WHAT 

WE'RE

ABOUT

THE FIRM

HISTORY

New York Design Architects, LLP was founded in 1996 and has grown to become the industry leader in retail and food service Architecture in NYC.

 

Practicing nationally, NYDA is most renown, for their NYC presence. Based in Tribeca, their office is positioned centrally to Manhattan’s municipal offices as well as all outer borough offices. This helps facilitate the “one stop shopping” approach that NYDA has become known for.

ONE STOP SHOP

In NYC, everyone’s a specialist, particularly when it comes to the construction industry. An inexperienced owner or novice developer can easily be caught up in a maze of consultants, designers, branding experts, engineers, expeditors, city agencies, and project managers, causing the project to run amuck, each taking no leadership role and blaming the other for the project’s shortcomings.

 

New York Design Architects, LLP takes a different approach. Taking a leadership role, NYDA seamlessly assembles and manages the project team consisting of project managers, designers, architects, engineers, and filing representatives, and delivers a single point of contact to the client.  It’s called  “one - stop shopping”.  NYDA makes this possible due to the multi-disciplined, talented and experienced team of professionals that are kept on staff. 

HANDS-ON APPROACH

The NYDA Partners, Architects Joseph J. Smerina, AIA and Giuseppe R. Anzalone, AIA, are personally involved in the day-to-day performance of their talented team of designers, consulting engineers and filing representatives.   They lend their expertise and support to the work every step of the way, helping to navigate the job through every complexity from stage one to completion.

NOTABLE CLIENT LIST

AECOM / Tishman construction

Alicart Restaurant Group
Alpha Romeo

Amalgamated Bank

Amorino
Annie Sez

Apple Bank
Aroma Cafe

Audi
Au Bon Pain
Aunt Butchie's Deserts
Auntie Ann's Pretzels
Bagle Boy
Bamn

Bare Burger

Bed Bath & Beyond Cafe

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Benihana

Bergoff Goodman

Better Burger
B & H Photo

Blake & Todd

Blink Fitness
Blockbuster Video
BMW, Life Quality

Boston Market

Bowlmor AMF
Bread Factory Cafe

Bronx Brewery

Brookfield Properties

Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Vetinary Group
Burger King
Cafe Metro

Carmine’s Restaurant

Capitol Grille

Capitol One Bank
Charolette Russe
Ckick Chuck

Chipotle
China Grill
Chrysler, Giuffre

Citrus
Clean Rite Centers
Cosi, Inc
Crossroads Trading
CVS Pharmacy

David Barton Gym
Dee Daa

Déjá Vu Clubs
Denny's
Dependable Electric
Dollar Tree

Douglan Elliman

Dr Smood

Duane Reade
Dynamic Changes Hypnosis

Eatsa

Eckerd
Elizabeth's Neighborhood Table Restaurant
Empire Transit Mix

Ess-a-Bagel
Euro Pan
Faberware
Federated Department Stores

Ferguson Plumbing Supplies

Fiat 
Fika

Financier Patisserie

Fithouse

Five Guys Burgers

Flavors Cafe

Flywheel

Foscarini

Food Exchange

Footlocker
For Eyes Optical
Four Seasons Hotel
Fresh & Co.

Friedmas's

FYE
Gabriella's Restaurant
Gateway News

Go Health

Gotham Green
GNC

Hale & Hearty Soup
Harbor Fitness

Haru

Haven Spa

Haven's Kitchen

Honda, Bay Ridge

Hubb Properties

Hyundai, Giufree

The Huntington Learning Center

​Itsu

Jamba Juice

Japan Airlines
J. C. Penny
Jet Blue

Jewish Theological Seminary

Jones the Grocer
Joe’s of Avenue U

Josephina

Josie's

Just Salad
Keller Williams

Kenneth Cole

KFC

Kia, Guiffre
Kiki Di Montparnasse Store

Kryolife

Kyma
Lifetime Brands

Little Beet
Larry Flint's Hustler Club
LT Burger
Lutheran Medical Center
Macy's
Macy's Bed Express
Maggie Moo's

Maison Kayser

Manchu Wok
Marine Park Golf Course
Marshall's
Maserati

Mazda
McDonald's Corporation
McManus Funeral Parlor
Melt Shop

Modell's Sporting Goods

Muss Development

My Gym

Nanoosh

Naya
Northwell Health

NY Mets Clubhouse
NY Yankees Clubhouse
Olive Garden

Omni Fitness

Oren's Daily Roast Coffee Company
Organic Avenue

Orthology

Pan Brothers
Panera Bread
Patty & Co.

Pep Boys
Petco
P.F.Chang

Pick-a-bagel

Pollo Campero
Pot Belly

Power Plant

Pret-A-Manger
Pronto Pizza
Pump It Up
Quick Test
Quizno's
Radio Shack
Ralph Aievoli & Son Funeral Parlor
Rapid Delivery
Rare
Red Square
Related Companies

Rent-A-Center
Retro Fitness
Rienzi Food Corp.

Rite-Aid

River Bay Corporation
Rockefeller Center

Rose Associates

Sakae Sushi
Saturday Matinee
Sbarro’s
Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen
Score Educational Center
Seven Eleven
Singapore Airlines
Sleepy's
Slumburger

Sol Goldman Estate

Soul Cycle

Spice

Sprint PCS
Starbucks Coffee Company

Staten Island University Hospital
St. Mary’s Church

St. Nicolas Church

Subaru, Bay Ridge
Subway
Suite
Super Dry
Swatch

Sweetgreen

Taco Bell

Tasty Delight
TD Bank

TD Cornerstone

Teavana

TMPL David Barton Gym

T Mobile
Tracey Real Estate
Tri-Star Entertainment

Tony Tantillo

Virgil's
Vintry Wine and Whiskey Bar
Vitamin World
Volkswagen
Volvo
VIP Cruises

Waldorf Astoria
Walgreens

Wagamama

Wahoo Fresh Fish Tac
Wendy's

Winick Realty
YWCA

THE PARTNERS

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JOSEPH J. SMERINA, AIA

PARTNER

A Brooklyn, NY native, Joseph J Smerina, AIA, has had a love for the Architecture and for the City of New York since childhood. Attending Brooklyn Technical High School and Pratt institute, he expanded his local Education by studying abroad in Europe.

 

Mr. Smerina, is a skilled Artist and Designer who trained with renowned architectural illustrator and children’s book author, Al Lorenz, during the creation of the book, “Illustrating Architecture”, before becoming the Principal Designer of New York Design Architects, LLP.

 

In addition to the day to day management of New York Design’s  marketing and finances, Mr. Smerina acts as Lead Designer and project principal for several ongoing projects.

 

He is known for his problem solving capabilities, which he developed during his 20 years of work experience, in various roles including, Architect, Owner, Developer, and Contractor, on hundreds of projects of all sizes and complexities.  He has worked on all sides of the table and understands that the needs of each team member must be met for a project to be successful.

 

Mr. Smerina is a member of the American Institute of Architects and possesses multiple licenses to practice Architectural in several States.   

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GIUSEPPE R ANZALONE, AIA

PARTNER

Born in a town outside Palermo, Sicily, Mr. Anzalone came to this country as a young boy. Raised in Brooklyn, NY, he attended Pratt Institute and later returned to Italy to complete his education in Rome.

 

In addition to Mr. Anzalone’s formal architectural training, his technical skills are on par with, and seamlessly mesh with that of the engineers that he coordinates with, making the process exceptionally fluid.

 

His past 20 years architectural experience in the aviation sector, and consulting on large scaled projects, has solidified his demanding standards in meeting time and cost constraints. A seasoned project manager, Mr. Anzalone currently acts as project principal on multiple active projects on a day to day basis in addition to the management of New York Design’s sizable staff.

 

Being the president of the American Institute Of Architects, Brooklyn Chapter, Mr. Anzalone, regularly interacts with city and state officials on a variety of issues concerning public policy and political issues. Mr. Anzalone sits on various committees, which, interacting with municipal agencies help shape the operating landscape of the NYC real estate market.