The Company

APS Designs is a New York-based, multi-disciplinary design firm seamlessly integrating architecture, design, and art. Founded by Antonio Pio Saracino, a licensed Italian architect and a member of the Association of Professional Architects in Rome, our firm has received international acclaim for award-winning projects, acquisitions for permanent museum collections, and notable public commissions. At the core of our firm’s ethos is the mission to deliver iconic, elegant, and functional designs that tell a story, along with high-quality services—from conceptualization to seamless execution and completion.

The Founder

Antonio Pio Saracino is an Italian Architect, Designer, and Artist who founded APS Designs and Atelier APS in New York in 2013. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture with honors from La Sapienza University of Architecture in Rome and has served as an Assistant Professor in Architectural Design. His works are in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide. He has received numerous awards and accolades. The founder brings to the company over two decades of experience in architectural design and public art research, deeply rooted in Italian craftsmanship and his European heritage. Notable works include the permanent installations of The Guardians at Bryant Park, NY, and LIFE at NY-Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. He lives and works in New York.


Saracino’s works are housed in the permanent collections of renowned institutions such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design in NYC, LACMA in LA, and the MAAS Museum in Sydney. His work has been featured in art fairs, galleries, and museum exhibitions worldwide. Saracino has designed the Formula One Trophy for multiple editions. Notably, his creations were exhibited alongside Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery in Florence. He designed a pavilion for the World Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy, situated within the historic garden of the University of Milano. His work was selected for exhibition in the Italian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. His extensive media coverage includes international publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Interior Design, Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.


Saracino won the 2007/08 Europalia Art Competition in Brussels, representing Italy with his work. His piece was chosen as a unique symbol for the 50th anniversary of the European Union, exhibited alongside contributions from all 27 Member States and attended by notable figures, including the President of the European Commission and the Queen of Belgium. He has received two American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Museum of Architecture and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Italian Architects by New Italian Blood. He has also received two Best of Year Awards from Interior Design magazine. ARTnews named him one of the world’s 25 Most Interesting Trendsetters. Additionally, he won a public competition for the creation of a landmark in Newark, New Jersey – the New Arc for Newark.


Our portfolio encompasses a wide array of projects, ranging from expansive, multi-use commercial and residential structures with cutting-edge interiors to public art installations and bespoke custom designs. Our approach is meticulously structured to deliver design projects encompassing strategy, research, concept design, schematic design, design development, coordination, and execution. Integral to our philosophy is the seamless integration of narrative, architectural design, and artistry. We believe that every design should tell a story, weaving a narrative that enhances the overall experience. With our multi-disciplinary approach, we adeptly handle projects of varying scales, creating innovative and sophisticated designs that blend timelessness with simplicity.


APS Designs undertakes local and international projects by assembling professionals from diverse backgrounds and effectively collaborating with them to cultivate global partnerships. This synergy enables us to participate in diverse and successful ventures. We work closely with skilled teams of engineers, architects, fabricators, and consultants in various fields to achieve state-of-the-art execution in our projects. Our extensive international portfolio includes projects in the United States, South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, ranging from large-scale developments to smaller-scale residential, commercial, and public art installations.

Work with Us

Contact us to dialogue about your dream project. We will collaborate with you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless and personalized experience. Our interactive process involves close communication to meet your expectations from concept to completion. Each project is approached with a unique perspective, reflecting our commitment to our clients’ intentions and personalized excellence. Let’s create something exceptional together.


Collaboration with the design community, fabricators and investors is integral to our approach. Together, we create projects of unparalleled quality and value. As part of our commitment to fostering community growth, we embrace the concept that collaborative efforts generate greater long-term value than the sum of individual contributions—a principle central to productive partnerships.


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