Professional Profile: Gary Maranga 2018

Gary Maranga

Name: Gary Maranga

Title: Principal

Company: The Design Alliance 

Location: 142 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Family: Wife Kate, children Gabrielle, Gillian, Gene 

Colleges:  Syracuse University; Architectural Association; Columbia University 

First job unrelated to your current field: Paperboy

First job in current field: Design/Build of own NYC rooftop apartment 

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? The Design Alliance is an experienced, award winning, full service architectural firm with traditional design studio principles in practice. TDA offers professional design, contract documents, zoning and administrative services for wide ranging project types vary in complexity, costs, scope and scale. Projects include new buildings, restoration and alteration for mixed-use, commercial, residential, institutional, healthcare, municipal and community facilities. TDA hopes to continue integrating alternative, sustainable design solutions throughout the built environment among diverse teams of artist, creators and designers.  

Hobbies: Music, travel, fly-fishing 

Favorite novel: “The Universal Traveler” by Koberg

Favorite films: “The Dark Knight”

Keys to success: Problem solving and goal focus  

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Those who adopt a child 

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Commercial advertising.