About Us

Great design is inspired by vision. We design buildings and spaces that allow people to thrive – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Our unique service journey is rooted in effective delivery strategies and informed by principles of health and wellness. We believe that healthy spaces lead to healthy people, and healthy people lead to a healthy world.

Designed to Thrive

Desmone was founded in 1958 when Luke Desmone joined forces with his uncle, John Desmone. From day one, our founders believed in the art of design and its ability to create positive change in the world.

Our firm’s greatest strength is our dedication to service. We believe our role is to design for our clients’ needs — not our own. Successful projects, in our minds, use limited resources wisely and create places that people will embrace and make their own. We listen intently to the needs and desires of our clients and help them to develop a project’s vision. Our extensive knowledge and skills allow us to transform that vision into a reality and empower the end-users to thrive – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Because we realize the importance of investing in the wellness of others, we make it our first priority to invest in the wellness of our team members. So much so that we designed our own office expansion to receive WELL Gold Certification, making it one of less than 100 private offices nationwide recognized for world-class health and wellness.

Health and wellness are the future of design and we are the proven experts who will design your project to thrive.

Luke Desmone
Founder
Chip Desmone
CEO
Eric Booth
President
Travis Kreidler
Vice President
Thea Martin
Senior Principal
Brad Frankhouser
Principal
Nancy Policicchio
Associate
Jen Bee
Associate
Terry Oden
Associate
Melissa Barnes
Senior Architect
Rebecca Lowe
Architect
Josh Frick
Architect
Andre Clarke
Architect
Angela Baehr
Architect
Ryan Croyle
Architect
Jared Korchok
Architect
Meghann Gregory
Designer
Lori Kreke
Interior Designer
Shelby Weber
Interior Designer
Aaron Kulik
Interior Designer
Kelsey Lewis
Interior Designer
Michael Zielachowski
Senior Designer
Prerana Palilwal
Designer
Anthony Boyd
Senior CAD Operator
Katelyn Walsh
Designer
Robyn Angell
Designer
Travis Howard
Designer
John-Edward Porter
Designer
Jeff Michelson
Designer
Patrick Angell
Regional Office Manager
Laura Luksik
Financial Assistant
Abby Spriggs
Marketing Coordinator
Jim Ambrose
Director of Business Development

Awards

2020
WELL Gold Certification – 2 Doughboy Square
WELL
2019
Merit Award for Achievement in Interiors - Mountain State Brewing Company
AIA West Virginia Design Awards
2018
Best of the best Overall Community Appeal - The Ashby at South Hills Village Station
Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
2016
Circle of Excellence Award
PSMJ
2016
Honorable Mention Design Corps - Carrick Dairy District
Social Economic Environmental Design
2015
Award for Best Renovation - Industrial for Carnegie Robotics
NAIOP
2015
LEED Silver Certification Citizenship and Immigration Services
USGBC
2014
National Award of Excellence for Wendell August
DBIA
2013
LEED – Certified – Kenny Ross Toyota – Moon Township
USGBC
2019
Merit Award for Achievement in Interiors - Westridge Leasing Office
AIA West Virginia Design Awards
2019
Merit Award for Achievement in the Unbuilt Category - Morgantown Enterprise Center
AIA West Virginia Design Awards
2019
Merit Award for Achievement in Sustainable Design - Tech Forge
AIA West Virginia Design Awards
2019
Citation Award for New Construction - Tech Forge
AIA West Virginia Design Awards
2019
Certificate of Merit - Large Project - TRYP by Wyndham Lawrenceville
AIA Design Pittsburgh
2015
Industrial Renovation Award, Best of Act 2-Tech Savvy Award - Carnegie Robotics
NAIOP
2019
Best Tech Flex - Tech Forge
NAIOP Pittsburgh
2018
Ultimate House – Empire at Liberty
Pittsburgh Magazine
2018
Best of the best Curb Appeal - The Ashby at South Hills Village Station
Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
2018
Best Multi-story new construction Curb Appeal - The Ashby at South Hills Village Station
Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
2018
Best Multi-story new construction overall Community Appeal - The Ashby at South Hills Village Station
Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh
2016
Top Architecture Firms
Pittsburgh Business Times
2016
Ultimate House – 2500 Smallman Unit #5
Pittsburgh Magazine
2014
Certificate of Merit Award for Interior Architecture - Warhol Museum Renovation
AIA Pittsburgh
2013
Building Excellence Award for Renovation under $7 Million, Finalist - Stanwix
MBA
2012
Pittsburgh’s Top Architectural Firms
Pittsburgh Business Times
2011
People’s Choice Awards - Savoy
AIA Pittsburgh
2010
“Best Renovation Project” - 615 Alpha Drive
NAIOP Pittsburgh

Want to join the team?

Careers
At Desmone, we want you to thrive personally and professionally. Our culture is built around the health, wellness and individual goals of our team members. If you are inspired by helping others build their vision, we want you to join us.