At OpDes Architecture our unwavering focus on innovation and design services transcends the demands of the sustainable design market. With exclusive building systems to facilitate energy generation and long-term sustainability our capabilities comprise of a full range of design services for high-performance buildings and technologies.
Our design philosophy is our fundamental practice wherein architecture incorporates “living" systems of nature to keep pace with the fast-evolving technological world. Equally, our specialized product line of niche buildings and design services is redefining a Global Real Estate industry valued at $217 Trillion.
We are comprised of professionally licensed Architects and Engineers from various disciplines of architecture, engineering and construction that enables us to provide creative solutions for high-performance buildings along with the durable systems for the energy independent buildings. Additionally, we provide cutting edge analysis for improved performance for new as well as existing buildings for adherence to 21st century energy standards.
With an inventory of fully designed buildings ready for off the shelf development, our unique approach to providing professional design services at a substantial cost reduction to typical design delivery methods has become the new sustainable paradigm for the practice of architecture for this new era.
OpDes Architecture was founded by Marcus Lafond in 2017.
He holds three master’s degrees and a professional license to practice architecture in the state of New York. In addition, he is a member of NCARB (National Council of Architectural Review Boards) and is also a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in BD+C (Building Design and Construction).
As Founder of OpDes Architecture, P.C., he has over 2 decades of experience in project management and architecture with over $200 Million worth of design and project management experience in addition to over $1 Billion worth of real-estate portfolio management experience.
As Senior Design Board Member he is tasked to oversee the design and development of all exclusive architectural prototypes and implementing a "Blue Ocean Strategy" approach for creating major innovations for energy independent buildings and technologies for the next generation of buildings powered by alternative energies.
As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps he currently serves as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the United States Navy.
2018 – Columbia University, Master of Science, Construction Administration.
2017 – Founder of OpDes Architecture, P.C.
2017 – Certificate Holder, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, no. 87699
2017 – New York State Licensed Architect, no. 039904
2013 – University of Massachusetts Amherst, Master of Architecture
2010 – Commissioned Officer, U.S. Navy Reserve, Civil Engineer Corps
2009 – Harvard University, Master of Liberal Arts, General Management
2006 – Veteran, U.S. Marines
1997 – Florida A&M University, Bachelor of Science, Architecture
RA (Registered Architect) Licensed in the State of New York, Registration # 039904
AIA (American Institute of Architects), Membership #30172728
NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Certificate #87699
LEED AP BD+C
Security Clearance Level - SECRET