ALA Studio


ALA Studio


Founded by principal Alda Ly in 2017, ALA Studio (formerly Alda Ly Architecture) is a full-service architecture and design firm and a certified minority- and woman-owned business based in New York City. The studio works with entrepreneurs and startups as well as established organizations looking to rethink traditional retail, healthcare, office, and cultural spaces. 

Recognized as a thought leader in biophilic design, ALA Studio has been featured nationally and internationally in publications like Metropolis, Contract, Interior Design, and more.

The New York-based studio’s long list of clients includes Bloomberg, Red Bull, Princeton University, Rent the Runway, Christian Louboutin and women’s healthcare platform, Tia.

While ALA Studio’s projects range from those with multi-million dollar construction budgets to start-ups building their very first headquarters, they all share ALA Studio’s minimalist and playful design vocabulary, and seamlessly combine comfort, wellness, smart planning and fresh interior design concepts.

To arrive at these thoughtful, custom solutions, ALA Studio treats each as an opportunity to foster a client’s creativity. Because the studio often gives form to services and business models that have few spatial precedents, it starts each project with a discovery phase in which an organization’s founders, team members, and users share their individual experiences with that brand; ALA Studio’s ethnographic research becomes the basis of programming and functionality, as well as concepts for layouts and finishes.

Alda and her team pride themselves on deep listening and hands-on collaboration in this process, and the studio is committed to expressing every commission’s potential within the constraints of time and budget.


Thoughtful, custom design resulting from deep listening and collaboration.