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Meet our Team

With over 23 years of experience in design field, Daniel has extensive expertise in all stages of the design process, project management, and construction. Daniel's Design was nominated for 2006 SAM Award for Best New Multi-Family Design. Daniel is considered an expert in Zoning, Building, Affordable Housing, Handicapped Accessibility and Energy Codes and provides consultation services to other Architects, Developers and Engineers.

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Daniel Vitenson

Founder

Brent M. Porter, AIA, Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute, who retired after  47 years, received the Distinguished Teacher’s award in 2005. Licensed in New York and New Jersey, Brent began practice in 1982 d/b/a Brent M. Porter, Architect, & Associates. Brent received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas when, as an undergraduate, he was elected national vice president of student AIA. He then earned his Master of Science in Architecture from Pennsylvania State University. Brent has extensive experience in renovating and restoring  townhouses, brownstones and restaurants. In addition to the design and construction of housing and commercial facilities, Brent has special interests in NYC’s Landmarks and in Solar Access. He has consulted on visionary projects with Timeship headed by Stephen Valentine. Brent has worked both as an educator and architectural consultant for projects in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Japan, Peru and Denmark.

Architect and Partner

Brent M. Porter
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Rafael works in Architectural, Design Build and Construction Firm Servicing. Winner of the MIT Architectural design award, Rafael obtained his Architectural License in 1984 and has been specializing in Medical Centers and Radiology including Linear Accelerator, MRI, CT Scan and Nuclear Medicine, stand-alone buildings and Centers within Hospitals, new and renovated apartment buildings, commercial projects ranging from  mixed use structures to retail properties. Client base also includes Single Family and Multi-Residential buildings. Led various service teams ranging in size, including architectural, engineering, construction and administrative professionals. During this time, conducted real estate investment and small residential real estate development.

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Rafael Danon

Architect

With over 20 years experience in various projects and constructions on luxury houses, home units, industrial and commercial buildings, urban design, heritage conservation, and defence-listed sites, Anri brings expertise in both interior, and exterior design. His work ethic encompasses attention to detail, problem solving skills, and project accuracy of highest standards. Anri's professional experience is a great asset to R&D's success.

Interior Design

Anri Gordeladze
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With over 5 years experience in various commercial and residential projects in the NYC and NJ area, Boram's precise working style and knowledge regarding DOB codes not only perfects the completion of a project, but also upgrades the project in the timeline.

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Project Manager

Boram Park


Luz is an experienced professional with a double major in Economics and Finance from William Paterson University, along with an Accounting minor and honors as Summa Cum Laude. With extensive knowledge in administrative, bookkeeping, accounting, marketing, and financial domains, she is integral to all R&D office operations. Luz' passion for construction stems from her father's engineering background, and her expertise ensures precise financial decisions while maintaining office efficiency. With roots tracing back to Machu Picchu-Peru, she consistently delivers excellence on time. Additionally, Luz takes charge of all social media posts and website edits, enhancing business exposure and client engagement.

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Accounting and Financial Manager

Luz Cusi

Erny is a dynamic and aspiring designer recognized for his leadership and commitment to excellence. As President of NOMAS from 2022 to 2023, he led impactful initiatives, earning him the Public Service & Leadership Award in 2023. His innovative approach was showcased by winning the AIA Student Design Award in 2022 for a project aiding homeless veterans in West New York. Graduating Summa Cum Laude in Architectural Studies, Erny consistently demonstrated academic excellence and research prowess, earning him accolades such as consistent placements on the Dean's List. His passion for innovation and societal impact make him a valuable asset to R&D Design Group.

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 Intern

Erny Salazar
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