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ABOUT

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Alliance strives to establish immersive partnerships with people and organizations that value vision and optimism. Our design for the workplace is integrated into an organizational culture in a way that bolsters productivity, well-being, brand identity, and the overall environment. An environment lacking the human element is merely a space. We design to transform space into place.

We think of architectural spaces as urban environments, forming hubs and intersections that bring people together, and parks and quiet havens that encourage discovery and reflection. Like in great cities, there should be moments and places in architectural environments that invigorate, inspire, or simply pause. Such design becomes a kind of tapestry, where we create an environment that is seamlessly woven into an organization’s culture while reinforcing the brand identity.  Our designs are carefully curated to enhance the the lives of those within by evoking emotions of reflection, energy, awe, synergy, discovery, and escape.

TAILORED APPROACH

Some architectural firms are design-driven. Some are technically-driven. Alliance practices with a holistic mindset by embracing all factors that affect the project outcome. We prioritize high quality design and technical acumen while existing in a service-driven platform. We can deliver projects of any size, scope, or schedule on time and within budget, with a flexible approach tailored to our clients' preferences. We refer to this service approach as "High Value Design," and it is our primary calling card. We are not succeeding unless our partners are succeeding.

THE TEAM

Alliance Architecture is a dynamic team of designers, architects, and industry thought-leaders. With offices in DC, MD, and NC, we provide clients with expertise in design and project management, specializing in interiors, workplace design, base buildings, and adaptive re-use of historic structures.

Alliance maintains a ratio of one principal to every three to four teammates to ensure senior leadership is actively leading external and internal project efforts. This carefully curated staffing strategy is prioritized so we can ensure consistent communication and involvement from start to finish. We are hands-on without the hand-offs.
JOHN WARASILA
Founding Principal
VANDANA DAKE
Principal
PHIL OLSON
Principal
TIM KEARNEY
Principal
MARCUS CROSS
Principal
BRENTON HARDEE
Director of Business Development

SERVICES

Architecture
Interior Design
Programming 
Workplace Strategy
Adaptive Re-use
Project Management
Change Management
Branding

JOIN OUR TEAM

We are a small, fun, energetic, hands-on group of architects and designers who enjoy finding innovative design solutions to meet our clients’ needs. We are always looking for candidates who are the right fit to join our growing practice. Successful candidates should enjoy working in small teams in a fast-paced environment.

Visit our Careers page for more information about immediate opportunities. Interested applicants may send resumes and work samples to [email protected].