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.
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.
For more than 15 years, the Elmhurst team has and continues to work with Desmone to design strategies and building solutions for highly complex, innovative and time sensitive projects for our portfolio of office and light industrial developments.
Desmone recognizes the profound impact space can have on the spirit, health and economic success of people and the neighborhoods they live in. To build the TRYP, we collaborated with several artists and stakeholders throughout the Lawrenceville community to plan the building around the vision and culture of others. This effort truly catalyzed the building as an asset for the neighborhood.
After St. Matthew's Church sat vacant for years, Desmone provided innovative design solutions to breathe new life into the building. The team maximized the architecture of the church and solved a complex below-grade parking challenge to create one of the most unique places to live in the Southside of Pittsburgh.