de.Sign is an interdisciplinary practice In which the principals bring their respective individual experience and talents to a collaborative process that defines the firm’s design philosophy. We strive to produce structures that are at the forefront of contemporary issues, rooted in local culture and context and that address client needs as well as the functional requirements of the program. We have completed and are currently working on architectural, interiors, industrial and urban design projects that bridge diverse scales and design typologies. Our comprehensive portfolio includes urban, residential, civic, commercial, institutional, hospitality, retail and housing design projects as well as historic restoration, space planning, graphic and furniture design. The principals have substantial experience with infrastructure planning and urban design projects that creatively push the envelope to bring architecture, planning and sustainability issues to the fore. The other spectrum of our work includes large-scale architecture and urban design projects that reflect our philosophy of integrated systems approach, allowing for seamless connection between the architecture of individual buildings and the master plan. We are rigorously engaged in all aspects of the design process from conception to completion and commissioning.Ours is a collaborative team of design professionals with extensive experience in LEED certification, project development, documentation, management and field experience. We are engaged with projects nationally and internationally and understand the importance of addressing local needs, practices and parameters. Our team will be actively involved in planning and design through construction phases, providing a high level of continuity and coordination of the work. The Principal, Viren Brahmbhatt leads the design team comprised of architects and planners. Working directly with the client, sub-consultants and contractors, we manage the design, documentation and coordination and other items specified in the scope of work to unify all aspects of the design and construction processes.
As founding principal and owner of de.Sign, Viren Brahmbhatt has been responsible for a wide variety of projects including new community centers, museums, commercial, institutional, residential and retail construction, planning and urban design. He has worked on projects for the New York City Housing Authority for various large-scale housing development, community centers and urban revitalization projects. He has an established track record of successfully completing small as well as large-scale projects in the city for public and private clients. de.Sign has various local, regional and international projects targeting LEED certification currently in design and under construction. Working together, we are able to realize each commission’s goals while creating innovative, lasting architecture that is constructible and sustainable. Our thoughtful selection of sub-consultants as part of our team reflects the same consistent concerns and collaborative approach to design that is embodied in our work. The expertise each of our consultants brings to any project we undertake is carefully evaluated and integrated with the architectural design to produce seamless synthesis between form, structure and building systems. In our practice, sustainability is not an afterthought, it is evident in every component and decision to consistently produce architecture and environments that reflect and address 21st century needs. de.Sign is a full-service practice and can deliver feasibility, master planning, programming, architectural and urban design services, including schematic design, construction documentation and construction administration scopes of work. We understand that the types of projects assigned may vary and may include additional disciplines or expertise based on the scope of work defined by the client. As required , we bring other sub-consultants to our team for specialties that may be required for a particular project or programs.