Agencie is an Architecture & Engineering Design Practice certified as an MBE and WBE firm with New York City and with the Port Authority of New York New Jersey. During the last 20 years we’ve Designed, Engineered, and Constructed projects across a range of typologies, in all material types. We can be hired either as the Prime Design Lead or as Consultants working with Design and Engineering Teams.
We’re problem solvers at heart, and enjoy working with the many stakeholders whose specific passions about a project are integral to determining the best, most valuable design solution. We can partner with Private Clients, Commercial Enterprises, Public Institutions, and Design and Engineering professionals, and tend to have an excellent time getting the job done!
Areas of Expertise
Pedestrian Space/ Public Work
Envelope and Enclosures Design
Commercial Tenant Improvements
Mixed Use Buildings
Heritage & Historic Restorations
Andrés Ulises Cortés, Architect
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, Professional Engineer
Sarrah is a career long educator and has taught at Yale, Georgia Tech, Pratt and currently directs the Building Systems stream at Columbia University. Sarrah worked with Bernard Tschumi Architects on the Limoges and Zenith Concert Halls in France, and with Buro Happold Engineering, designing geometrically complex structures such as the United States Institute for Peace and the Salk Lake City Olympics Medals Arch. Sarrah holds diplomas in Civil Engineering and Architecture from McGill University, and Columbia University.
Ali Molaei, M.Arch.
Ali holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, and obtained a Master of Architecture diploma from The University of Buffalo with an emphasis on Ecological Practice. Ali has extensive academic experience in teaching university level Structures and Construction Technology. As a multidisciplinary designer, Ali holds patents in the design of surgical instruments for Veterinary Surgeries.
Wanlapa Frey, M.Arch
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.
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.