Our Firm


Culture is how people behave when no one is looking. In an independent-blind survey, our employees voted, and APD was named a 2023 Top Workplace.


APD strives to hire staff with a go-getter attitude and a drive to get licensed. We then train and nurture them to be the best they can be.

Who We Are

A multidisciplinary design firm, APD provides solutions to the private and public sectors. We work across sectors, applying our distinctive approach to projects in retail, restaurant, public infrastructure and facilities, recreation, education, and residential. APD has extensive experience in civil, environmental, structural, mechanical, electrical, transportation, traffic, safety, materials, and adaptive reuse engineering and architecture. We take a comprehensive approach to design, working from inception to completion to turn a conceptual vision into reality.

Our team of highly skilled architects, engineers, and designers takes pride in consistently providing our clients with industry-leading expertise in our respective disciplines. APD maintains a reputation of providing responsive, high-quality, cost-effective, and innovative design services, resulting in lasting customer relationships.

APD continues to provide services to the clients that started with the firm in 1996.

We owe our success to our outstanding team and the tremendous clients we’ve served. We are extremely proud to have collaborated with some of the world’s most forward-thinking and iconic brands.

Providing services nationally, APD's headquarters are located in Upstate New York, in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region—not far from Rochester.

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A national firm that empowers our team to provide innovative solutions resulting in enduring relationships.



APD manifests family values. APD is focused on personal growth for all employees while encouraging them to provide a more personalized experience for our clients. The company is dedicated to providing a great work experience for its employees by investing in their growth and careers; by not making them choose between work and family. APD wants employees who want to work here!


APD is dedicated to efficiency. APD invests in and utilizes technology to its clients’ advantage. Through constant self-evaluation and critique, APD seeks to steadily improve the efficiency of its services and the quality of the experience/product they provide to clients. This self-evaluation leads to more streamlined and precise processes, making APD a leader in prototype development for commercial, retail, and QSR industries.


APD invests in its future. APD purposefully invests in staff, technology, and services offered. They have consistently expanded benefit offerings and training programs, invested in new software and hardware, and expanded client service offerings.

Core Values


We do efficiency like nobody’s business, utilizing customized software to work smarter for our clients – always maintaining fundamental quality.


From Day One APD has put family first, recognizing that no one gives their best until their family is cared for.


APD is dedicated in every way: dedicated to improving processes, dedication to serving our clients, and dedication to the creation of a thriving staff.


APD has been investing in client relationships since 1996…by investing in our staff’s growth and education, technology, and communication.

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