About

ALLOY5 is an interdisciplinary design firm located in Bethlehem, PA offering Architectural and Graphic Design Services. Our practice is comprised of design professionals with over 35 years of combined experience.

 

Our Vision

Our aim is to simply do great work.

That entails a thoughtful design approach with a solid execution through clear, comprehensive deliverables. This is all facilitated by the dialogue that we create with our clients. Building a strong relationship from the beginning is important to us and ensures a quality end result.

Our process explores the unique ability within every project where thoughtful results are driven by the constraints of budget, program, site conditions, and sustainability. We begin the process with no preconceived design solutions or agenda.

Our belief is that promoting an open discussion with our team builds a broad sense of ownership. Mixing the ideas and expertise of clients, consultants, and builders expands the opportunity for creative thinking and innovative problem solving. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen, ask thoughtful questions, and foster an open design process based on inclusiveness, reasoned debate, and mutual respect. We approach each project with a desire to listen, observe, and inquire.

The team we’ve put together boasts a well-rounded perspective on design, with high attention to detail. We will challenge the typical, but respect what we know works – all while following a common design intent and having a little fun in the process.

Our Team

Michael Metzger

Michael Metzger, AIA, LEED AP
President

Michael is a registered architect in Pennsylvania and a former Associate at Spillman Farmer Architects. His past projects include the Artsquest Center at SteelStacks, Doering Science Center at Bryn Athen College, additions and renovations to East Hall and the Life Sports Center at Muhlenberg College, Scandlon Gymnasium Addition at Kings College and addition and renovations to Easton YMCA. Michael is active in the American Institute of Architects and currently presides over the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter as President. He also serves on the Facilities Committee for his alma mater Bethlehem Catholic High School where he previously coached volleyball.

Education – Bachelor of Architecture | Drexel University

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Randy Galiotto

Randy Galiotto, AIA
Principal

Randy is a registered architect in Pennsylvania and was formerly an Associate at Spillman Farmer Architects. His past projects include the renovation and expansion of Washington Elementary School in Bangor, PA, the M. Craig Paine Performing Arts Center, the Sigal Museum, Easton City Hall and Transportation Center and the New Nazareth Borough Pool. Randy is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute. He serves on the occupational advisory committee for the Carreer Institute of Technology. In the past, Randy served on the board of directors for the Greater Easton Development Partnership and the Bethlehem Boys and Girls Club. Randy was named one of Eastern Pennsylvania’s “20 Under 40” by the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal for his track record of achievement and leadership in business and the community.

Education – Bachelor of Architecture | Drexel University

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Chris Connors
Senior Designer / Graphic Design Principal

Chris has over eight years of professional experience working on a variety of both base building and interior projects. He has been highly involved in all phases of design and construction with a heavy focus on the production of graphic and construction document standards. The majority of his projects have been completed with two highly-reputable firms in the Washington DC area – Lehman Smith McLeish (LSM) and Hellmuth Obata Kassabaum (HOK). Most recently, he was able to help form HYL Architecture, a small startup which opened its doors in late 2014. In addition to his architectural background, Chris is versed in various areas of graphic design and has also had product design experience with Knoll, a notable furniture manufacturer. His typical responsibilities include: programming, space planning, design development, consultant coordination, construction documentation and administration. Chris is a registered Revit Architecture Certified Professional.

Education – Bachelor of Architecture | Pennsylvania State University

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Joseph Balsamo
Senior Project Manager

Joe brings his talents to Alloy5 after being with Spillman Farmer Architects since 2004. As Senior Project Manager, Joe is responsible for overseeing a project through design and development, construction documentation and construction administration. His previous experience includes every aspect of the architectural process. Joe brings a particular set of skills dealing with building information modeling (BIM) technologies, including Revit, and he has established a reputation for service and attention to detail among his clients in higher education, healthcare, and commercial enterprise. Joe has extensive experience implementing (BIM) into the construction process from pre design through construction.

Education – Bachelor of Architecture | Drexel University

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Our Experience

ArtsQuest – ArtsQuest Center @ Steel Stacks (Bethlehem, PA), Glass blowing studio
Bryn Athyn College (Bryn Athyn, PA) | Doering Science Center | Admissions Building | Student Housing
Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA) | Life Sports Center | Central Chiller Plant | Egner Chapel Restrooms | East Hall Residence Hall
Kings College | Scandlon Gymnasium
Easton Area YMCA renovations and addition
Dickinson College – Central Energy plant, Center for sustainable living
Lycoming College – Student housing
Bethlehem Apparatus – Rare earths lab,
Bethlehem House Gallery – Art Studio/ Gallery

Washington Elementary School | Bangor Area School District
M. Craige Paine Performing Arts Center
New Easton City Hall
New Nazareth Borough Pool
Bangor Area School District | District Wide Athletic Master Plan
Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, Easton PA | Sigal Museum

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