ANDA Design + Build Group was founded with a simple mission, to help clients complete beautiful projects in an efficient and smart way. ANDA is a word in Spanish that means to advance and to move forward in order to accomplish something. These words can help describe the process of designing and constructing an interior space or a building that then becomes the setting to the daily activities of our clients. ANDA implies a journey from one place to another, a journey that we want to take with each of our clients, from the onset of their project to the moment they sit down to enjoy the final result.    



Why Design + Build?

Design + Build is our response to the traditional way of providing architecture and construction services, where the client has to manage the work of numerous parties to get their project completed. ANDA emerges out of a desire to create new ways of approaching the process as a collaborative, practical and result-driven workflow where designers and builders, as a team, take full responsibility from project beginning to its completion.

We believe that in order to best deal with client's desires, architecture and construction have to merge. ANDA is a fully integrated team that combines the expertise of designers and builders to help transform an initial vision of a space into a high-quality built reality. Our clients rely on us to manage the entire design and construction process as a single team that brings value to their project and effectively responds to their goals in terms of budget, schedule and quality. 


One team

one point of contact

one unified workflow

from initial idea through completion


ANDA helps clients throughout the entire process of making their dream space a reality.

Our innovative design build approach benefits from synergies created between our in-house architecture and construction teams who work hand-in-hand from start to end. Our collaborative process reduces the number of entities that clients have to manage and creates efficiencies to help complete successful projects on time and on budget.


1. survey and PRELIMINARY design

During this stage we understand in detail the specifics of your project in terms of functionality, aesthetics and quality levels. We measure the existing conditions of your space, prepare as-built plans and assemble initial ideas, presenting you with initial drawings, layouts and materials selections which we use as starting points to define the scope and total cost of the project.


2. design development

Based on your input on the preliminary design, our architecture, interior design and construction teams work together to develop options or adapt one of our pre-designed packages to your specific needs. We prepare detailed drawings to help you visualize how the new space will look like. Your feedback is crucial in this phase to ensure that your vision is translated into a reality that satisfies your goals.


3. Permitting and approvals

We prepare the application package for the city's approval. Our network of expeditors and code consultants will plan the best strategy and assemble submission documents that are rigorous, thorough and in compliance with the standards and requirements of the Department of Buildings, Fire Department and Landmarks Preservation Commission, if required.


4. construction & project management

We manage the work of all trades involved, buy and deliver materials, coordinate changes and keep you constantly updated on the progress of your project. We execute the approved design with the highest degree of quality to make sure the project is completed according to the established budget and schedule. Finally we coordinate inspections with the Department of Buildings and prepare documentation for the project close-out.  



As an integrated design and build company, we are a group of professionals with experience in architecture and construction who work collaboratively as a single entity responsible for the design and execution of your project.


Gabriella Aguirre - Architectural Design

Gabriella is a registered architect in NY who has been facilitating the creation of residential, office, retail and institutional spaces. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she honed her skills under the tutelage of architects David Mann and Robert Stern. Completed projects include residences in the Upper East and West Sides, the Aurelie Bidermann boutique, One57 model apartment, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Marist College Executive Center. As a co-founder of ANDA, she brings a practical design vision and a passion to help owners create value through elegant, efficient and durable spaces. She is a LEED Accredited Professional. 

c: 646.742.7680

e: g.aguirre@anda-group.com


Ruben Nieto - Construction

Ruben is a licensed contractor in NY and a real estate developer who hails from Barcelona, Spain. He brings a deep knowledge of the high quality craftsmanship that characterizes Spanish buildings to all his projects at ANDA. His background includes completing the Real Estate Finance and Development program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and New York University's (NYU) Construction Management program. As a co-founder of ANDA, his main focus is managing project finances, schedules and relationships with subcontractors to meet the owner's needs on time and on budget.

c: 646.982.9919

e: r.nieto@anda-group.com