About Design Build Staten Island

History and Philosophy

Design Build Staten Island is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design–builder or design–build contractor. In contrast to “design–bid–build”, design–build relies on a single point of responsibility contract and is used to minimize risks for the project owner and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project.

We take a very grass roots hands on approach to becoming familiar with your site/project and your goals. We ascertain a derivative of the project and ensure that it is reflected through from the design development phase through the actual construction. Our current mission is to provide a one stop shop for a “soup to nuts” service. We want clients to come in with lots of ideas and end up with finished projects that can they live in and be proud of.

Design Services


Civil Engineering:

Inter Agency Application Representation and Coordination Services:



Santiago Calatrava
Louis I. Kahn
Robert A.M. Stern
I.M. Pei

Giuseppe (Joe) Bonomo AIA, President

Currently Registered Architect licensed in New York State
Graduate of The New York Institute of Technology in 2001 with a Bacholer of Architecture.
Employed by various construction, architectural and civil engineering firms in Staten Island from 1996 to 2006.
In 2006 Giuseppe joined Alphonse J Calvanico, P.E. and started Design Build Staten Island Inc.

Alphonse J. Calvanico, P.E.

Former Commissioner of the NYC Water Department and founder of Calvanico Associates.
Professional engineer with over forty years experience in the construction industry.

Visuals by Don Pellach