we conceptualize. we create. we fulfill.
FZAD creates exceptional environments that meet the world’s most complex planning and design challenges. We work together to create powerful, collaborative ideas and solutions. For the past 31 years, FZAD has dedicated its efforts to creating successful, innovative, and unique environments.
Our work intrigues people, while simultaneously shaping the future. We believe that our 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 develop wonderful spaces linking people and place. Our ideas emerge from the intersection of active minds and imaginations.
We care deeply about the human experience. Our team understands that FZAD’s work has a profound influence on the world. We use design to protect our natural environment and enrich lives.
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 unique skill set.
Frederic Zonsius, AIA, President
Frederic Zonsius graduated from Cornell Architectural School in 1980, opening his office in Manhattan in 1986, and has since owned his private architectural and interior design firm with his partner, Pamela Zonsius, interior designer. The pair have completed a number of retail and residential projects ranging in scope and complexity. Through the firm's construction management division, Frederic has set up systems of purchasing and project management to offer a "wrap around" level of service to his clients.
Pamela Zonsius, Lead Designer
Pamela Zonsius is a designer and graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising of Los Angeles. Throughout her career, first as a fashion designer and now as an interior designer, she has worked specifically on custom projects. Throughout her career, Pamela has traveled the globe for both inspiration and resources. With each project, Pamela hand selects each finish and piece of furniture to ensure that the client receives exactly what they want, while remaining on time and budget.
Vanessa Venturi, Project Manager, Designer
Vanessa earned her Master's Degree in Architecture in 2011 from Vallegiulia-La Sapienza University of Rome and her Professional Certificate in Architecture in 2012. Growing up in Italy, and studying for a year in Germany has allowed for Vanessa to bring a unique design perspective into our office.
PAWLING GREEN HOUSE
PAWLING, NEW YORK
STRAW BALE SCHOOL
Giuseppe Sama', Project Manager, Designer
Giuseppe is a registered European Architect who earned his degree at the RomaTre School of Architecture in Rome, with a thesis and a Masters in Monumental Restoration. He has worked as a project architect on many projects and brings his expertise to the firm. He specializes in the conservation and restoration of historic buildings.
Jay Liu, Drafting
Jay received his Bachelors of Architecture from Pratt institute in 2016. He assists our project managers in all aspects of design, including design, drafting, and research for various project typologies.