Who We Are
With a full staff of experienced and creative architects, project managers, interior designers and space planners, DNA excels at providing clients with spaces that are both functional and comfortable.
Under the direction of Dennis Noskin AIA, LEED AP, DNA has developed an effective approach to programming, planning and design excellence. Projects are executed for enduring satisfaction evolving from well-conceived design concepts and meticulous attention to detail. As evidenced by our long list of repeat clients, DNA is consistent in delivering projects on time and within budget.
DNA is committed to protecting natural resources. We design projects that provide our clients with comfortable spaces, while lowering long-term operating and maintenance costs, reducing consumption of non-renewable resources and minimizing waste. More than half of our designers are LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) accredited. We have extensive knowledge of green materials and offer energy-efficient design options. As our firm has grown, DNA as become increasingly conscious of the ecological footprint of our projects, and we are proud of our commitment to green design. Whether you are designing new space, or updating your current facilities to be environmentally friendly, DNA will have a LEED accredited designer work with you to provide an energy-efficient and healthy work environment.
Meet Our Staff
Dennis S. Noskin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Dennis is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he earned three degrees; Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture. Additionally, he has received certificates in Sustainable Design and Financial Management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is a Registered Architect in 17 states.
Amanda O'Leary, NCIDQ
Senior Designer/Project Manager
Amanda O’Leary has been designing projects for DNA for over 15 years. She is responsible for programming and functional analysis. Additionally she has knowledge of and extensive experience in space planning principals. She has been a DNA project manager for a range of medical, retail, property managers and corporate clients, Amanda is client focused and works hard to seamlessly take projects from concept to completion while delivering functional, well-designed spaces and working environments. read more...
Esther Dederichs Gale, LEED AP, NCIDQ
Senior Interior Designer
Ms. Gale holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Marymount College and an Associate’s Degree in Civil Technology from Westchester Community.
Martin Wm. Diano, RA, LEED AP
John L. Rousso
John Rousso joined DNA 6 years ago. In this time John has developed extensive knowledge in field verification and space planning and design in retail, medical and corporate environments. He works closely with DNA project managers to produce concise and complete construction documents. John excels at bringing schematic drawings to life through his use of SketchUp and MakerBot. Mr. Rousso is DNA’s resident computer modeling expert providing clients with both physical (3D printed) as well as virtual models. Prior to joining DNA John received his Bachelor of Arts and Science in Architecture from the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut.