The Firm

Gallin Beeler Design Studio is a 9 person architectural, interior design, and planning firm, based twenty-five miles north of New York City in Pleasantville, New York. The firm provides a complete range of architectural services from feasibility studies, program analysis and site selection through construction administration and post occupancy analysis. GBds has received over 20 AIA Awards for Design Excellence in the Hudson Valley region as well as 6 Awards at the regional and national level. The firm’s exceptional range of experience includes a variety of building types including: commercial buildings, tenant fit-outs, corporate headquarters, hotels, auto dealerships, medical facilities, public libraries, community centers, wineries, entertainment facilities, historic preservation projects, apartment buildings, and single family residences.

Design Approach

Our clients are vital collaborators in determining program and design direction. Through interaction and analysis, each design solution is a unique synthesis of the contextual, programmatic and formal aspects of the problem. We embrace both the advantages of modern building technologies and the integrity of traditional materials and methods. We believe in creating holistic and elegant solutions to clients’ needs that ultimately enrich the experiences of the users.

Innovation

Innovation is intrinsic in our process and is critical to efficient, cost effective, and refined realization of our designs. We believe passionately in studying 3D problems with 3D tools. We utilize both physical and virtual models. On every project we search for ways to integrate our virtual models with computer controlled fabrication to improve efficiency and quality while allowing us to imagine solutions which would be difficult to construct without technology.

We are constantly striving to improve our documentation process. To this end we developed a holistic database called Adosar. We utilize Adosar to manage all our project information and to collaborate seamlessly with our clients, consultants, contractors, and suppliers. The database allows us to refine information over the full lifecycle of our projects. We innovate because good enough is not acceptable if we can do it better.