Our philosophy is that successful projects require strong design and effective execution.
In 2005, with demand for the firm’s style of service growing, Dan and Steven joined forces with fellow NYIT graduate Richard J. DeMarco, AIA who became the third principal. A veteran architect who was then an associate partner at SLCE Architects, Richard enabled the studio to expand its new buildings practice.
Today, as Montroy Andersen DeMarco, the firm employs over 35 person staff and continues to expand. But the early days have had a lasting effect on the firm’s operations. “As principals, we don’t view ourselves as figureheads,” says Steven. “We started from the bottom and did everything ourselves, and we’re still intimately involved in each project. That just happens to be the way we do business, and it’s also why our clients come back to us again and again.”
In keeping with this objective, we offer a wide range of services related to sustainability in general and specifically to WELL and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the Council’s green building rating system. These services include guidance for and achievement of LEED CI (LEED for Commercial Interiors) and LEED NC (LEED for New Construction) certifications; recommendations on green materials, furniture, finishes and lighting; and consultancy on and creation of sustainable designs. We continuously focus on creating buildings and workplace environments that advance and improve the health and human experience through design.
First-hand principal attention to each commission is still a key element of the process. This attention has enabled the ﬁrm to develop a group of legacy clients who speak for the ﬁrm.
Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and a Registered Architect in New York, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts and Washington D.C., he encourages his employees to continually enhance their skills through learning. With more than 25 years of experience, Dan specializes in the design and management of office, entertainment, residential and mixed-use projects and in turn, cultivates this ability in his firm.
Richard J. DeMarco
After studying abroad at the University of Milan and obtaining his Bachelors of Architecture degree magna cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology, Richard proceeded to earn his more than 32 years of architectural experience, spending 20 of these working to become an associate principal at SLCE Architects.
A Registered Architect in both New York and New Jersey, Richard’s great attention to detail has buttressed his passion for building and honed his specialization in the design and construction of new and altered buildings of all types. In 2005, when approached by two of his NYIT friends and fellow graduates, Richard left SLCE and brought his attention to detail and his new building practice to Montroy Andersen DeMarco. His work has since continued to span the gamut of the architectural practice, elevating his firm to a full-spectrum practice.
The principals are listeners and focus on achieving a client’s vision. Those qualities have penetrated the ﬁrm at all levels, creating a client focused group of professionals.