FZAD creates exceptional environments that meet the world's most complex planning and design challenges. Powerful, collaborative ideas guide our solutions.
Our work intrigues people while shaping the future. FZAD projects transcend their initial purposes to express timeless cultural, organizational and personal values.
Our ability to seamlessly make the connection across markets and maintain discipline in every part of the world allows us to visualize the "complete picture" and, because we approach design from so many different perspectives, gives us an unparalleled ability to innovate. We collaborate with clients and colleagues to create wonderful spaces linking people and place. Our ideas emerge from the intersection of many active minds and imaginations.
We care deeply about the human experience. Our people understand that FZAD's work has a profound influence on the world. We use design to protect our natural environment and enrich lives.
We Conceptualize. We Create. We Fulfill.
FZAD makes design collaborative
The staff at FZAD is composed of rigid independent thinkers who each have their own discipline and focus. Each person is handpicked for their skill set.
frederic zonsius, aia, president
Frederic Zonsius is the president of the firm. He presides over all of the various disciplines to make sure they are being coordinated both for the client and the contractor. He develops the design ethos for each project and then keeps his eye on the client’s budget and schedule before construction is started and then the quality control during construction. He is the band leader of an orchestra of talent.
ritu shaheb, project architect
Ritu Saheb primarily handles permitting and applications for various city agencies such as LPC, Dept of Buildings and Dept. of Environmental Protection. Her skills range from obtaining construction permits for a simple apartment renovation to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy for a complex new building application.
marios drakos, project architect
Marios is the restoration & detailing specialist for FZAD. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute’s Historic Preservation Masters program. He grew up in Athens, Greece, where he received his degree in Architecture & Architectural Engineering. He worked with award-winning architectural firms on new construction and preservation projects in NYC, Greece and Italy.
joe carollo, design-constr. management
Mr. Carollo is an Architect specializing in Construction Management & LEED Certifications of all Commercial Facilities in compliant with Local Laws 84 - 87 in N. Y. He has worked on large projects in their organization of them and building the teams required executing the projects. He has predominantly worked in the commercial sector and brings years of experience to FZAD in this area.
PAWLING GREEN HOUSE
PAWLING, NEW YORK
NEW YORK CITY
zeita, office manager
Zeita's responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations, greeting the staff and clients.