IBI Group • Gruzen Samton is an architecture, planning, interior design, and systems engineering firm based in New York City and Alexandria, Virginia. We are recognized for our portfolio of prominent design and planning projects, spanning over 70 years of practice. Our outstanding team of professionals continues this rich legacy and is dedicated to design excellence in response to client needs and expectations.
In May 2009, Gruzen Samton joined IBI Group, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm offering services in four core disciplines: Urban Land, Building Facilities, Transportation Networks and Systems Technology. IBI Group was formed in 1974 as a partnership and currently employs over 3000 persons in over 75 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm offers comprehensive professional services to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
We are proud that the majority of our projects come from repeat clients, from both the private and public sectors. We have long, successful histories with the US General Services Administration, the NYC School Construction Authority, the District of Columbia Courts, and nearly every division of the NY Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Our broad experience with numerous project types in New York City and Washington DC has given us a thorough understanding of local zoning, building codes, permits and the landmark preservation approval process.
IBI Group • Gruzen Samton is committed to innovative design solutions that realize the goals of our clients. While our past experience informs our design work, we view each project as an opportunity to seek fresh solutions. We ask critical questions, listen carefully, and examine context in response to specific project challenges.
sustainable design consultation
3D | digital media
planning, designing and building tolling and transit technology systems
engineering of complex technology systems
Sustainable Design Leadership
Our firm is committed to creating environmentally responsible high performance design. We believe that high performance buildings are those that achieve functional and aesthetic goals while using healthful materials and conserving natural resources. As designers we achieve this balance by paying equal respect to people, the environment and the bottom line. We work with each of our clients to develop appropriate design strategies. Many of our projects are LEED™ certified, ranging from LEED™ Silver to Platinum.
Building Information Management
IBI Group • Gruzen Samton utilizes Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to create virtual models of our projects. The use of BIM has transformed our ability to visualize complex interrelationships of space program, building systems and architectural form. Our office has embraced this technology. The majority of our staff are trained and proficient REVIT software users. The firm has used this technology from initial planning through construction administration on both major new construction and renovation projects.
IBI Group is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company and has firmly established quality management mechanisms built into the daily regimen for all technical discipline deliverables and management processes.