We believe in designing workplaces that are effective business tools and humanist places to work, and that good design will play a strategic role in influencing business success. Our projects often use natural materials in innovative ways and place a high regard on access to natural light and space.



John Warasila

John Warasila is the founding Principal of Alliance Architecture and he established the firm in 1995. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in interior architecture. His technical expertise combined with his strong background have enabled him to be extremely effective in developing design concepts that respect strict budget and scheduling requirements. John directs the efforts of small and large scale projects, leads design teams and works closely with clients.

Vandana Dake

Vandana provides a broad range of experience in design and construction — both locally and internationally. Her technical expertise and strong design concepts inform her work, ranging from schematic design through construction administration.

She has received numerous awards, including multiple recognitions from Downtown Durham, Inc. for Best Projects in 2004 and 2005 and from the Raleigh Preservation Society for Best Projects in 2005.

Phil Olson

During his 32 years of practice, Phil has earned national attention as a designer of groundbreaking work environments for a wide range of international clients. Phil’s focus on every project is to maximize the inherent design opportunity as a means to improve the client’s overall success, earning him numerous design awards.

Phil is a recognized authority in the design of law offices with over 5 million square feet completed for major firms.

Tim Kearney

Tim has over 20 years of experience in corporate interiors, retail/restaurant, and adaptive reuse architectural services. His skills at managing complex projects combined with a strong design portfolio contribute to the success of his work and development of long-lasting relationships with clients.

Marcus Cross

Having first joined Alliance in 2005, Marcus enjoys the challenge of merging the “big idea” of a project into the smaller details. His experience includes adaptive reuse, commercial core & shell, corporate interiors, and complex mission critical facilities.

As demonstrated by his recent role as project architect for the Citrix-Raleigh regional headquarters campus, Marcus excels in executing multi-faceted projects with tight schedules.


What We Do

Alliance Architecture provides clients with expertise in architecture, interior design, building renovation, and project management. Our objective is to provide world class architectural and corporate interior design services to tenants and end users of commercial real estate.

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We are a small, fun, energetic, hands-on group of architects and interior designers who enjoy finding innovative design solutions to meet our clients’ needs. We are always looking at candidates that are the right fit to join our growing practice. Successful candidates should enjoy working in small teams in a fast paced environment. Email [email protected] for more information about immediate opportunities.