AGENCIE is a collaborative office of highly skilled Architects, Structural Engineers, and Builders. AGENCIE’s design studio is based in New York City. We have completed over 117 projects in excess of $132MM worth of capital improvement costs. We love what we do and would welcome an opportunity to learn more about your upcoming project.
- Structural Engineering
Andrés Ulises Cortés, RA
Andrés Ulises Cortés is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated with diplomas in architecture from the University of Michigan and from Columbia University, where he was a teaching assistant to historian Kenneth Frampton. His father was a mechanical engineer who built roads and completed over 500 buildings in various cities around Colombia. His mother, a life long entrepreneur, was first a publicist and then a real estate developer in Miami, Florida. Prior to founding Agencie Group, he worked at B5 Studio in Manhattan, on projects including Jerry Seinfeld’s home in Amagansett, and the Estée Lauder estate in Wainscott.
Sarrah Khan, PE
Structural Engineer, Partner
Of Welsh and Indian heritage, Sarrah Khan was born in Sarnia, Canada. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from McGill University, and both architecture and civil engineering masters degrees from Columbia University. She worked as a designer with acclaimed architect Bernard Tschumi, and as a structural engineer with Buro Happold, where she engineered some of the most geometrically-complex structures in the world, including the roof at the United States Institute of Peace and the 2002 Winter Olympics Medals Arch. A career-long teacher, Sarrah has been adjunct faculty at Yale University, Georgia Tech, and Pratt Institute.
Ben Krall, JD/MBA
Director, Urban Umbrella
Ben has 10 years experience working in Venture Capital with esteemed firm Metamorphic Ventures, seeding early stage, category-shifting technology companies. Following the successful completion of the Urban Umbrella beta installs at the One Bloor, and Ryerson University projects in Toronto, Ben is leading Urban Umbrella’s charge into the New York marketplace. Ben is a native of Winthrop, Maine, and holds Juris Doctor and MBA degrees from The Massachusetts School of Law and Nichols School of Business in Boston, and a Bachelors in Political Science from Syracuse University.
Director, Construction Administration
Santos is a Master Builder with extensive experience working in historic buildings. Santos has a deep understanding of how the various disciplines, (Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, & Fire Protection) are to be coordinated to allow for maximum efficiency during construction. Originally from San Martín, Guatemala, Santos has a refined attention to detail, and as a skilled carpenter himself, takes tremendous pride and joy in his work.
Núria Forqués Puigcerver
Núria is an Associate Designer working within both our Architectural and Structural practices. Originally from Valencia, Spain, Núria obtained a Master of Architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, one of the premiere Architecture schools in Spain. A talented designer with a unique technical grasp of building technologies and with deft problem solving skills, she is a contributing writer to Mito, a cultural publication focused on the interface between art and architecture and an urban reporter with Improvistos, a UN-Habitat awarded practice.