Agencie was founded in 2007, with a goal of synthesizing architecture and engineering into a unified design service. Over the past 14 years, we’ve honed this unique interdisciplinary approach to design. Our architecture and engineering is driven by creativity and grounded in structural mechanics.
Working in close collaboration with our clients, we design, engineer, and construct projects in glass, timber, concrete, steel and composite materials. The quality of our work reflects our belief that great design arises not only from creativity……but creativity synthesized with a deep understanding of structural integrity and material performance.
Agencie is a 100% minority-and-woman-owned business. We are a certified MWBE with federal, state and local agencies in New York and New Jersey. As an experienced MWBE partner, we provide quality design and enclosures engineering on large infrastructure projects. Our mission is to consistently be a value-adding member of the project team.
City of New York
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Andrés Ulises Cortés, AIA
Andrés has 20+ years experience as Architect and Builder of high fidelity spaces, buildings, and infrastructural objects. After winning the Urban Shed International Competition, Andrés founded Urban Umbrella in partnership with Time Equities Chairman, Francis Greenburger, and successfully sold the company in 2019. Andrés is LEED accredited, NCARB certified, and a Licensed Architect in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida. Andrés holds diplomas in Architecture from the University of Michigan and Columbia University.
Sarrah Khan, PE
A founding member of Agencie, Sarrah is the Technical Lead at Agencie. She brings 18+ years of experience in structural engineering and enclosures. Sarrah has worked across sectors including museums, education, theatres and petrochemical facilities. Prior to founding Agencie, she worked at Bernard Tschumi Architects and Buro Happold on geometrically complex structures and facades. She is a career long educator and has taught at Yale, Georgia Tech, Pratt and currently directs the Building Systems stream at Columbia University.
Wanlapa is an extremely talented designer with advanced expertise in Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper and VRay. She has several years experience with interiors in Office, Retail, and Hospitality sector work. Wanlapa is an active member with the AIA and holds a BFA in interiors from Thailand’s Rangsit University, and a Master of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute.
José Torres, Architect
José is an architect with 15+ years international experience with deep expertise in BIM and related technologies. José has been an evangelist, trainer, analyst, and a process oriented technologist with Case Design Inc. and WeWork. José’s key tasks are in support of production teams and in software and productivity tools development. He holds a Professional Degree in Architecture from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
Junior Structural Engineer
Tyler focusses on prototyping and fabrication management on for Agencie’s design build projects. His unique abilities with supply chain resourcing, materials research and installation detailing are a tremendous asset to Agencie. Tyler obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute with a minor in Film Studies.
Tahmeena Khan, M.S. Mathematics
Tahmeena holds a Master in Mathematics and Computer Application from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj University. Tahmeena has extensive experience in software development, as an analyst, and as a Professor of Mathematics. Tahmeena focusses on Structural Optimization and manages Agencie’s Administrative Overhead.
Santos is a Master Carpenter with 25 years experience overseeing construction of high end, luxury residential properties and commercial tenant improvement projects. As a seasoned builder, Santos oversees procurement, scheduling, and quality control for design-build projects managed by Agencie.