Alexander Butler | Design Services LLC is a full-service design firm initially founded in 2010 and incorporated in 2013. The firm specializes in the creation of livable spaces, unconstrained by style or methodology, and the work emerges through the confluence of ideas from all those involved in the process; clients, contractors, vendors, even extended family and friends.
Alex has architectural degrees from the University of Virginia and Yale University, and during the 15 years of his professional career prior to founding AB|DS, he worked in New York & London for some of the most elite and respected firms in the world, including Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and GRADE Architecture + Interior Design. A semester in Italy and two years living and working in London have also added meaningful layers to Alex’s architectural perspective.
At GRADE, Alex was Lead Designer and Project Manager for several residential projects, including a new condo building in TriBeCa, a Townhouse in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, and the full interior architecture of a spec residence in Sagaponack, NY, recently sold for $23m.
In the last eight years, AB|DS has completed projects throughout New York City, Brooklyn & Westchester County, for a wide range of amazing clients, in a variety of styles and under budgets large and small. Highlights include a contemporary Pied-a-Terre on Park Avenue, a modern loft atop the Millenium Tower in the Upper West Side, and the complete gut renovation of a three-apartment combination in Battery Park City. Bespoke design, tailored to the client and context, as well as an open working and collaborative process are the heart of this practice.