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Russell DeRosa first established Russell DeRosa Architecture in 2001 as a full service architecture firm inspired by the passion and commitment of Russell DeRosa. Under his leadership, the firm is now been renamed and established as the DeRosa Group PC, in response to increasing size and diversity of the firm’s work. The office has completed a wide variety of projects including adaptive reuse, urban design studies, corporate office interiors and multi family housing in New York City, Newark, NJ and the surrounding areas. The firm is particularly skilled in assisting clients through the early stages of projects by providing master planning, programming, space planning and feasibility studies.

The DeRosa Group brings to each project a number of special strengths, including principal participation, project management, pre-design and programming, sensitivity to context and history and potential site development.

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Russell DeRosa    Principal   Russell has forged his architectural experience by working for high profile, award-winning Manhattan based architectural firms. His architectural experience includes resorts & hospitality, educational, institutional, & urban redevelopment. Also included in his career is the experience of working internationally. In an effort to serve his clients better and armed with his wide range of experience, Russell founded The DeRosa Group Architects. Today, the firm is engaged in different project types ranging from the public sector, corporate interiors, private & urban development. Russell takes the lead role in the firm's most profiled projects as well as managing the day to day operations. While establishing the highest level of design standards possible and the issues of sustainability, he also understands that it is a personal business. Serving the client and their needs is as important as anything else.

Russell DeRosa

Principal

Russell has forged his architectural experience by working for high profile, award-winning Manhattan based architectural firms. His architectural experience includes resorts & hospitality, educational, institutional, & urban redevelopment. Also included in his career is the experience of working internationally. In an effort to serve his clients better and armed with his wide range of experience, Russell founded The DeRosa Group Architects. Today, the firm is engaged in different project types ranging from the public sector, corporate interiors, private & urban development. Russell takes the lead role in the firm's most profiled projects as well as managing the day to day operations. While establishing the highest level of design standards possible and the issues of sustainability, he also understands that it is a personal business. Serving the client and their needs is as important as anything else.

Yong Jun Choi    Associate   Composed of creative offices, high-end retail and high-end residential spaces, Yong Jun Choi’s career shows a clear understanding of the balance between aesthetic, technical and practical concerns. Yong has been working at The DeRosa Group as a senior project manager, where he developed his group to take on new clients and expand on various types of architectural and design work within the field. Yong and his team’s approach to each project is unique, tailored to diverse clients, sites, budgets and programs. Some of the projects Yong has worked on include high rise, multi-family housing, interiors, office renovations and substantial retail work.

Yong Jun Choi

Associate

Composed of creative offices, high-end retail and high-end residential spaces, Yong Jun Choi’s career shows a clear understanding of the balance between aesthetic, technical and practical concerns. Yong has been working at The DeRosa Group as a senior project manager, where he developed his group to take on new clients and expand on various types of architectural and design work within the field. Yong and his team’s approach to each project is unique, tailored to diverse clients, sites, budgets and programs. Some of the projects Yong has worked on include high rise, multi-family housing, interiors, office renovations and substantial retail work.

Kevin Lushaj    Intermediate Architect   A Newark area resident since 2012, Kevin has almost five years of architectural experience under his belt at the age of 24. Having worked at firms in Northern New Jersey, Princeton and Manhattan, he has been a part of the design process for many projects ranging from restoration to new construction. His current role at The DeRosa Group involves him in the design process of various exciting projects in the Newark area and also New York City. His role as an Intermediate Architect allows him to provide support on any work in the office as well as take lead on his own projects that include designing new work meeting with clients, creating construction documents, preparing presentations and also helping to secure new jobs for the company.

Kevin Lushaj

Intermediate Architect

A Newark area resident since 2012, Kevin has almost five years of architectural experience under his belt at the age of 24. Having worked at firms in Northern New Jersey, Princeton and Manhattan, he has been a part of the design process for many projects ranging from restoration to new construction. His current role at The DeRosa Group involves him in the design process of various exciting projects in the Newark area and also New York City. His role as an Intermediate Architect allows him to provide support on any work in the office as well as take lead on his own projects that include designing new work meeting with clients, creating construction documents, preparing presentations and also helping to secure new jobs for the company.

 
Aali Ladak    Project Leader   Aali Ladak is a driven project leader with a passion for research and urban design. His career in architecture has involved a variety of projects, with focus on commercial and residential. His experience with the DeRosa Group ranges from construction documents, schematic design, 3D modeling, rendering, design research, and construction administration..

Aali Ladak

Project Leader

Aali Ladak is a driven project leader with a passion for research and urban design. His career in architecture has involved a variety of projects, with focus on commercial and residential. His experience with the DeRosa Group ranges from construction documents, schematic design, 3D modeling, rendering, design research, and construction administration..

Geoffrey Gabriel    Project Coordinator   Geoffrey‘s passion for architecture mends with the basic methods of practice. He has gained experience working on a variety of residential and commercial projects throughout New York and New Jersey. At the DeRosa Group, he works closely with the design team to ensure the needs of each project are addressed.

Geoffrey Gabriel

Project Coordinator

Geoffrey‘s passion for architecture mends with the basic methods of practice. He has gained experience working on a variety of residential and commercial projects throughout New York and New Jersey. At the DeRosa Group, he works closely with the design team to ensure the needs of each project are addressed.

Shikha Shah    Project Coordinator   Shikha is a driven architect with the experience in India as well as in Newark. Different scale projects in various locations broadened her design aspects. Keeping sustainability as a backbone of design she has worked on many residential and interior projects in India. Her role in The DeRosa Group involves her in construction documents and modeling in commercial and residential projects.

Shikha Shah

Project Coordinator

Shikha is a driven architect with the experience in India as well as in Newark. Different scale projects in various locations broadened her design aspects. Keeping sustainability as a backbone of design she has worked on many residential and interior projects in India. Her role in The DeRosa Group involves her in construction documents and modeling in commercial and residential projects.

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45 Academy Street Suite 202
Newark, NJ 07102

 

Located in the heart of downtown Newark, The DeRosa Group has been a key player in the current redevelopment of the historic city of Newark. Our location allows us for a strong connection to our city and also easy access to our many projects in the boroughs of New York City as well.

 
 

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