The Galante Architecture Studio (TGAS) is an innovative architecture studio pursuing excellence in design, construction, and urban planning. TGAS works from two locations, Cambridge, MA, and New York City.The firm has been honored with many awards and publications. Our work consists of new construction, alterations and additions, feasibility studies and master planning. We are fortunate to count major cities and institutions among our client base, including: Amtrak, Boston, Boston Fire Department, Cambridge, Harvard University, New York City, FDNY, and many others. Our work is a careful blend of contemporary design within a given context. We take program elements and sort out spatial needs, adjacency relationships, and volumetric conditions to arrive at multiple design options. These are communicated via customary architectural drawings, but also physical models, computer models, renderings and alternative media. Upon presenting renderings to one of the Vice President’s at Harvard University, she responded “a brilliant solution to an impossible design problem.” This solution was built to exacting standards with similar praise upon completion.The Galante Architecture Studio has become a specialist in respectfully integrating new projects into historic contexts. Our libraries built in small New England towns were initially approached with uncertainty. As the design developed, and now after successful completion, each town is proud of their new facility and how it contributes to the overall context. 90% of our clients are repeat clients and are ardent supporters of the practice.Our track record for precise cost estimating is very strong. We have experienced licensed contractors on staff, as well as ongoing discussions with project contractors. Our cost estimating strategies include detailed quantity surveys providing a full accounting of all elements, sending documents to contractors during design development to confirm costs, and employing add alternates during bidding to manage bids and to ultimately lead to a successful award and project completion.As LEED Accredited Professionals we specialize in sustainable practices and guide clients through the myriad of building and energy code requirements for their projects. We have designed and installed Photovoltaic Panels, Solar Hot Water Panels, Rapidly Renewable materials, and many other types of sustainable strategies. We’ve been successfully integrating elements like this since well before they were required.