APS Designs, Inc. Company Profile

APS Designs, Inc. is a New York-based multi-disciplinary design firm integrating the disciplines of architecture, design, and public art. The company was founded by Antonio Pio Saracino, a licensed Italian architect and a member of the Association of Professional Architects in Rome. Our work has received high accolades internationally over the past years, including award-winning projects, acquisitions for permanent collections in Museums, and public commissions. We work across a wide range of projects, from large-scale, multi-use commercial and residential structures with leading-edge interiors, to public art, landmarks, and furniture design. 

We always to treat each project uniquely and complete to the highest standards. Our designs reflect modern creative thinking and contemporary ideas resulting in innovative concepts. We keep attention to the details of materials and to the application techniques, which are both timeless and simple. The firm has an expansive portfolio of international works. In today’s global market, the ability to form effective and productive collaborations has become a crucial element. 

We work on international projects by employing professionals from multiple backgrounds and engaging in global partnerships, both of which have allowed us to gain a higher level of contextual knowledge and specific expertise. This has led us to participate in various types of successful projects. The firm’s main objective is to provide iconic and elegant designs and high-quality services, from conceptual design to implementation and completion.

APS, Founder

Antonio Pio Saracino is a registered Italian Architect and Designer, member of the OAR, Association of Professional Architects in Rome. He obtained his Master’s degree in Architecture cum laude from La Sapienza University of Architecture in Rome. He began his career teaching Architectural Design at La Sapienza University and working for architectural firms, among which Studio Fuksas in Rome. Saracino collaborated with New York Architect Steve Blatz on competitions, interior design, and conceptual projects. In 2013, he established the multi-disciplinary design practice APS Designs Inc. in New York. 

Saracino has designed buildings, residential interiors, commercial interiors, furniture, and public art. His projects have been built in many locations in the US, South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He designed The Guardians, two sculptures sitting permanently at the entrance of Bryant Park in New York. His work was in an exhibition in the Academia Gallery in Florence next to Michelangelo’s David. In 2018, he designed LIFE, two sculptures installed at the entrance of New York City’s largest hospital, the NY-Presbyterian. In 2019, he won a competition for a landmark for the City of Newark, New Jersey: a New Arc for Newark. 

His work is part of the permanent collections of several museums, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the LACMA Museum in Los Angeles, the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and the MAAS Museum in Sydney. 

Saracino has received two American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Museum of Architecture. His work was selected as part of the Italian Pavilion of the World for the 54th Venice Biennale. He is a four-time winner of Interior Design’s Future Furniture design award, and he was named one of the World’s 25 Most Interesting Trendsetters by ARTnews, and was recognized as one of the Top Ten Italian Architects by New Italian Blood

His design work has been featured in prominent international publications including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalInterior DesignArchitectural DigestVanity Fair, and Vogue. Saracino became a United States Citizen in 2016 and lives and works in New York City. 

Team / Collaborators

Antonio Pio Saracino, Founder & Design Director
James Brea, Project Manager
Anthony Alvidrez, Designer Draftsman 
Francesca Breda, Designer Draftsman
Angel Mora, Designer Draftsman

Alex Nikolaenok , 3D Rendering

Arturo Tedeschi, Computational Design
Ilaria Edera, Interior Designer 

Daniele Militello, Strategic Partnerships
Ali Haydar Gurocak, Business Development
Scarlett Matassi, Communciations & PR
Alberto Martino, Tech Web Design