Leslie J. Vincen
Marketing Communications Specialist
227 Fort Pitt Blvd.
For four decades, Astorino has been at the forefront of where people and design intersect. A full-service company, Astorino combines architectural, engineering, construction and interior design solutions with unprecedented human-centered research to provide one seamless delivery process. We leverage our creative foundation, interdisciplinary expertise and a strong collaborative approach to create sustainable environments inspired by how people live, learn, heal, work and play.
Astorino combines our wealth of experience with our innovative process to create an environment for design that is educated, informed, sensitive, and rewarding. Our chairman and founder, Louis D. Astorino, is quite fond of saying “the best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas,” and our design process reflects that philosophy. We brainstorm solutions and then test them for their effectiveness, often incorporating elements of various ideas to strengthen the overall concept. Each iteration teaches us something new that informs our design.
The Astorino team provides architectural, engineering, research and construction services using an integrated delivery approach that we call “Astorino 360.” The term 360 is used as a metaphor that references the inclusiveness of a circle which illustrates the inclusiveness of our approach. The 360 approach encourages connection, collaboration, and communication among all members of the project team early in the design process, resulting in a design solution that is supported by all parties, delivered in a straightforward and efficient manner that meets the needs of our clients.
As an extension of Astorino 360, we believe that a true understanding of user needs is critical to any successful design. We achieve this understanding by conducting consumer-centered research through our affiliate company, fathom. fathom provides experts in psychology, anthropology and sociology using a patented process that is based in neuroscience to uncover the deepest needs of the user groups. These experts then apply a formalized process that translates those deep needs into design priorities.
Similarly, Astorino's philosophy and approach to sustainable design embodies the values of stewardship, simplicity, and collaboration. We feel that this is the best way to achieve success in producing a low-impact building that provides optimal occupant health, productivity, and long-term financial gain through reduced operations and maintenance costs.
Astorino‘s full spectrum service offering differentiates us from other A/E firms by enabling us to provide many research, design, construction and permitting activities simultaneously, resulting in superior communication and greater project control, facilitating fast tracking and ultimately providing clients with a shorter project delivery and cost savings.