VOA Architecture PLLC Opens in New York
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — VOA Architecture PLLC, a global architectural design firm, today announced the opening of a new office in New York City.
The New York office was formed specifically to focus on Interior Architectural design, strategy and consulting. VOA provides innovative, intelligent business solutions with the highest level of professionalism, quality and value. VOA has enjoyed longstanding recognition as an interior design “Giant” by Interior Design Magazine.
Len Cerame, formerly of INARCH Architecture PLLC, will lead VOA as Managing Principal in New York City. Cerame draws on 30 years of experience in architecture and design and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the International Institute of Interior Designers and an adjunct instructor at New York Institute of Technology. Cerame has held lead design director roles for some of New York’s most respected firms, including Mancinii Duffy and Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM). Cerame established INARCH in 1997, which has been recognized for enhancing business performance for its diverse sector and signature clients.
“New York is the largest interiors market in the USA making this an ideal home base for VOA Architecture,” says Cerame. “We are excited to bring our creativity and strategic approach to a larger base of national brands and corporations that are looking to reduce costs, manage change, and improve productivity, while at the same time receive quality design at any budget level.” VOA and Cerame have already begun a successful collaboration on notable projects such as TOPSHOP in Chicago and New York Proton Center in Manhattan.
Cerame brings an impressive portfolio that includes interior design services for an array of esteemed corporations and institutions as well as signature brands, including Apple, Cole Haan, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, TOPSHOP, Citibank, Credit Agricole CIB, Saks Fifth Avenue, Booz Allen Hamilton and Bessemer Trust Co.
VOA Architecture PLLC will closely work with VOA Associates, an international design firm with offices located in Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Highland, Indiana; Orlando, Florida; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; Beijing, China and Washington, D.C. VOA offers comprehensive services embracing the disciplines of facility programming, master planning, architecture, landscape, LEED consulting, and interior design.
“This partnership represents a significant opportunity for VOA and we are excited about our partnership with Len Cerame,” says Mike Toolis, Chairman and CEO for VOA Associates. “Our decision to work together was driven by our commitment to continually elevate our interior design practice, which has always been recognized for award-winning design. We look forward to this opportunity to align our design talent and resources in the New York market.”
About VOA Architecture, PLLC
VOA Architecture, PLLC is a global architectural design firm that blends the capabilities of a multinational company with the care and attention of a boutique studio. VOA creates distinctive, internationally acclaimed spaces that enhance the environment and improve the human experience – places for people to heal, learn, work and play. As one of the greenest architecture firms in the United States, VOA boasts more than 70 LEED APs who actively pursue the highest standard of sustainable design as a responsibility to the planet and future generations. For more information, visit www.voa.com.
SOURCE VOA Architecture PLLC