Orchard Design provides complete architectural and design services for projects of all scales.  From site selection to design development to modeling, rendering, and construction documentation, we have over 20 years experience bringing projects to life on-time and on-budget.

Architecture +

Design

Audio + Video Integration

Acoustics +

Noise Control

About Us


ORCHARD design

We provide noise control and acoustical consulting, engineering and design. From concert halls, recording studios, performance venues, restaurants, conference rooms, or even living rooms, we have the expertise, knowledge and experience to make your project a success.  

We offer systems design and technology integration for post-production audio/video, recording studios, theaters, corporate audio/visual, performance venues, restaurants,  retail facilities, and home theater/audio/visual, data, communication, lighting, control and automation.

We identify your specific goals and guide you towards a targeted path to achieving them. Overseeing and managing your project, acting as a primary point of contact between project partners and subcontractors, and handling all aspects of your project from bidding and negotiation through contract administration to fast-track completion.

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Principal Partners

Brian Dorfman
 
Over a career spanning over 20 years, Orchard Design founding partner BRIAN DORFMAN has provided architectural design and technical consulting services to over 70 commercial facilities including recording studios, production facilities, performance  venues, and educational institutions in New York City and worldwide.  Brian is a graduate of Ithaca College (cum laude) having concentrated in Music, Television/Radio, Architecture and Art History.  He later attended Penn State University, studying  Acoustics and Noise Control Engineering.   His past professional positions include Director of Eastern Region for Euphonix, Director of Audio Technology for Postworks NY, and Lecturer in Music at Wells College.  He currently resides in Manhattan's Lower East Side and amid the pastoral setting of New York's famed Finger Lakes region.

Architecture + Design

Audio + Video + Data + Control Integration

Acoustical Design + Noise Control Engineering

Consulting + Project Management

Consulting + Management

Since 1992, we've been providing expert design, consulting, and technology integration services to our clients including recording studios, production facilities, performance venues, restaurants, retail spaces, and private residences.

Today, having worked with over 80 facilities worldwide, we're proud to say that many of our existing clients are the very same ones we started with almost 25 years ago.  We like to think the reason our clients keep coming back is not just because we're good at what we do, but because we place a high value on the relationships we form with our clients and friends, and we work hard to  honor the trust they place in us everyday.

Featured Projects

ORCHARD design

18 West 21st Street, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10010


Contact:   Brian Dorfman  (917) 673-5100

                   brian@orcharddesigngroup.com


Todd Zwigard


Orchard Design Partner TODD ZWIGARD is a registered architect in the State of New York with thirty-one years of experience. He has been licensed for twenty-five years. He is a native of the New York area and received his degree in architecture from Cornell University. Before founding Kiss + Zwigard Architects in 1990 with partner Laszlo Kiss, he was a principal for seven years with Laszlo Kiss and Simon Ungers in the internationally recognized architectural design firm UKZ Design Inc.

At the age of twenty-nine, Mr. Zwigard was already recognized and honored as one of the world's top "thirty under thirty" architects and designers by Interiors Magazine. He has also received a Federal Design Achievement Award for his museum exhibition design work at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institute's National Design Museum. He was an adjunct Professor for five years at Parsons School of Design and an Assistant Professor for ten years at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

In 2008 Todd ended his partnership with Laszlo Kiss and began his current practice as the sole Owner of Todd Zwigard Architects, based in Skaneatelas, NY with a satellite office in Aurora, NY and NYC. The firm has developed a specialty in Green architecture and built one of the first Green lofts in New York City for Todd's own family.

Felipe Linares

Systems Engineer FELIPE LINARES has been working in the field of Audio/Video technology and integration since moving to New York from his native Colombia in 2003, having honed his craft during his esteemed military career.