Mr. Martello is the President and founding Principal of Design 2147, Ltd. and has more than 35 years in the AEC industry. Under Mr. Martello’s leadership, Design has evolved from an expediting company to a dynamic, full-service land use and development firm with a full code and zoning consulting division with projects ranging from under 1,000 square feet to projects in excess of 6 million square feet. Notably, Design served as a leader in the major redevelopment and rezoning of the Williamsburg/ Green Point neighborhoods from manufacturing to residential and mixed use buildings.
Mr. Martello provides executive leadership, business development, project management (35+ years’ experience) and Subject Matter Expert (SME) support for all projects, supported by dedicated experienced staff, which is supplemented with local available expertise in a wide range of business market segments.
Mr. Schinco is a Registered Architect licensed in the State of New York. He has been a Partner at Design 2147, Ltd. since its inception in 1986. His responsibilities at Design 2147 are multi-facetted.
Having founded several other entities that have successfully completed various construction projects in Brooklyn and the Bronx; Mr. Schinco brings his vast experience and knowledge of design, construction, contract negotiations, financing and people skills to the firm when dealing with every day matters.
Mr. Schinco’ s current role and responsibilities capitalize on the aforementioned strengths and have afforded him the position of Chief Financial Officer and Director of Human Resources. He is a sound leader with the ability to maintain financial strength for the firm at large while cultivating the staff and tirelessly working to provide and offer the best support services and benefits to a work force of over 65 employees.
Mr. Schinco recognizes that the strength of any firm is rooted in its employees. It is through their efforts, and the bond they have with management and the firm at large, that the company can reach new heights. Therefore, he continuously scouts the market for top talent while simultaneously creating a culture and environment that the firm can stand behind and be proud of.
Mr. Ghiano joined Design 2147, Ltd. in 1987 and was part of the firm’s significant growth over the past three decades. He has honed his experience working on a complex variety of building types ranging from modest renovations to some of New York’s largest structures.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ghiano worked as a project architect on several projects including a large number of special needs housing developments. He also spent several years as a mechanical draftsman for mechanical and plumbing contractors as he put himself through college.
His formal education, balanced with practical experience as an Architect and draftsman for contractors, has given him an excellent ability to understand the construction process and maximize his ability to be of service. With over three decades of experience in code consulting, he has developed a keen expertise in the field.
Mr. Ghiano’ s knowledge and hands-on approach has earned him the confidence of some of New York’s best known developers and institutions He leverages his skills with his relationships with New York City government agencies to find effective solutions for the firm’s clients. As Director of Operations, he has oversight of all the firm’s projects. Below are just a few notable projects that Mr. Ghiano has worked on.