James D'Auria Architect, P.C. (JDA), is an architecture and interior design firm offering a wide range of design, planning, budgeting and construction supervision services for commercial and residential projects. Founded in 1974, by James D'Auria the firm has designed projects for both residential and commercial clients, including homes & apartments, boutiques, showrooms and restaurants. JDA has earned a reputation as a design firm, catering to the needs of design-oriented companies and individuals.
JDA collaborates closely with each client to interpret their own aesthetic sensibility. Rather than imposing a signature style, Mr. D'Auria takes into account the style, personality and program requirements of each client, creating environments that are a unique reflection of the client's needs. Projects vary in style from traditional to contemporary, all the while maintaining a consistent level of sophistication and detail. Residential or retail, JDA strives to create a background that best showcases the client themselves.
JDA prides itself on maintaining long term relationships and a majority of their projects are for repeat clients including Lacoste, Joseph Abboud, Skechers, Brioni, Judith Ripka Jewelry, Carolina Herrera, Hot Sox, Ellen Tracy, Guess, Movado, Portico Bed & Bath, and Wolford.
JDA has been widely published in books and leading trade journals including the magazines Elle Décor, Interior Design, Town & Country, Hamptons Cottage & Garden, Hamptons Magazine, Restaurant Design and Visual Merchandising and Store Design and has won awards from the American Institute of Architects, The Institute of Store Planners, Interiors magazine, and the Institute of Business Planners.
Mr. D'Auria's residential work, which began with projects for his corporate and retail clients, has grown along with his firm and includes the design of New York City apartments and country homes in Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Florida. An accomplished cook in his own right, D'Auria often designs houses that center around the workings of the kitchen and are always responsive to the client's own living patterns.
James D'Auria received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in 1968, which included one year of study in Italy at the University of Florence. In 1974 he established his own firm. In addition to architecture and interior design, Mr. D'Auria often designs custom furniture and lighting fixtures for his projects. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has taught interior design at the Parsons School of Design.