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, AIA, LEED AP
President

Michael is a registered architect in the state of Pennsylvania and is a founding member of Alloy5 Architecture. He was formerly an Associate at Spillman Farmer Architects where he worked for fourteen years, and has over 20 years of experience in the profession. Michael is a Past President of the Eastern PA Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and currently serves as a State Director for the Chapter. He also serves on the Facilities Committee for his alma mater, where he was recently on the Board of Directors, Bethlehem Catholic High School where he had previously coached volleyball.

Education – Bachelor of Architecture | Drexel University

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Randy Galiotto, AIA
Principal

Randy is a registered architect in the state of Pennsylvania and is a founding member of Alloy5 Architecture. He was formerly an Associate at Spillman Farmer Architects where he worked for fifteen years. Randy is a member of Pennsylvania’s Professional Selections Committee for the Department of General Services and is a Trustee at Northampton Community College. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute. He also serves on the Occupational Advisory Committee for the Career Institute of Technology. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Easton Development Partnership and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bethlehem. 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 ten 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). Prior to joining Alloy5 he helped 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.

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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Rich Takacs
Construction Administration Superintendent

Rich has had a long working relationship with Michael and Randy. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in every phase of the architectural process with K-12 schools. During his career, Rich had been the champion of many projects across multiple school districts. He brings a strong technical eye to the project team with a tenacity for designing building structures with safety and budget in mind. Rich has over 30 years of onsite construction administration experience for K-12 public projects with multi-million dollar prime contracts.

Education – Architectural Drafting | The Bethlehem Area Vocational- Technical School

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Mark Long
Project Manager / Architectural Designer

Mark brings over ten years of experience that includes project management and design leadership roles on several projects in the Lehigh Valley. He has had an integral role in all phases of design and construction through the coordination of commercial, institutional and hospitality projects. These projects range in scale from 600 SF to 135,000 SF. In addition, Mark utilizes BIM software and 3D digital rendering abilities to present design concepts to clients and to create detailed and comprehensive construction documents.

Education – Bachelor of Architecture | Pennsylvania State University

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Jack Rogers
Architectural Designer

Jack joins our team from Philadelphia University where he acquired his Bachelor of Architecture degree. During his time there, he completed multiple internships with Alloy5 as a junior designer, gaining valuable experience in the design and construction process. He is highly skilled with Revit, our BIM software engine, and also has experience with multiple 3D programs. His daily responsibilities include space planning, schematic design, construction documentation, and graphic presentation materials. Jack is a native of the Lehigh Valley and has strong ties to the local area.

Education – Bachelor of Architecture | Philadelphia University

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Danielle Di Leone
Interior Architectural Designer

A tech-savvy interior architectural designer, Dani graduated from Marywood University with Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design. She continued her education at Marywood and earned a Master of Art in Studio Art with a concentration in Interior Architecture and Design from the school. She was an active member of the campus community and served as treasurer of the School of Architecture Student Council, Vice President of Student IIDA and was a member of Women in Architecture. She is a founder of Alpha Sigma Psi local service sorority and served as public relations chair. Dani was awarded a Future Voices Jury Honor Award for her unique furniture design. Her architecture interests are technically focused, and she enjoys 3-D printing as well as product and furniture design. Dani previously served as an intern at Fancy Parsley Architectural Design in Scranton, Pa. Her specialties include renderings, space planning, material selections and formatting presentation layouts for client approval. She currently lives in the Poconos and continues to pursue an NCIDQ licensure.

Education – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design | Marywood University

Master of Art in Studio Art with concentration in Interior Architecture | Marywood University

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Michelle Calabrese
Interior Architectural Designer

Michelle’s professional career has been concentrated on corporate and educational interiors, space planning, detailing, organizing and maintaining the firm’s materials library while networking with manufacturer’s representative and working on site for surveys. As an undergraduate, she studied in Florence, Italy, was president of the School of Architecture’s student council, volunteered and served as president of the school’s IIDA chapter. Michelle has started the exam process for NCIDQ certification and is continuing her education in the professional field.

Education – Bachelor of Interior Architecture | Marywood University

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Bekah Rusnock
Marketing Coordinator

Bekah Rusnock is an internationally-published, award-winning writer with a background in journalism. She is an expert in social media and specializes in creating engaging content that spreads virally. Rusnock operates the popular Instagram account IGbethlehem, which features photographs and videos captured exclusively on an iPhone. The account has more than 21,000 followers.

Bekah’s work has been featured on Buzzfeed, where it was viewed over 150,000 times. She was
featured in Fig magazine and has lectured at events hosted by Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Lehigh
University and Penn State. While employed by the City of Bethlehem, Rusnock used her media experience to improve the City’s reputation and develop its brand as a home for young, talented and creative entrepreneurs, a campaign which was integral to the city’s economic development.

Bekah also implemented the City’s Enterprise Zone program and managed a $1 million revolving loan fund. She oversaw development of Pi: Partnership for Innovation, an adaptive reuse project which created a technology center in a 100-year-old silk mill.

Bekah is an excellent written and oral communicator and is proficient in the AP Stylebook used by major media outlets around the world.

Education – Bachelor of Arts | Susquehanna University

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Angela Kilburg
Visual and Interactive Designer

A native of Pittsburgh, Angela brings creative energy and a balanced sense of graphics to both print and digital work. Her experience includes website design, app development, organic social content creation and ad campaigns. As a college sophomore, Angela placed first in the Society of Publication Designers prestigious Student Design Competition. Angela was the director of Studio South, Moravian College’s in-house student design firm, where she previously worked as a graphic designer. She interned with Alloy5 as well as at Gatesman and LeadersNow International, both in Pittsburgh, and Bloomberg Businessweek in New York City. She is a graduate of Moravian College where she studied graphic and interactive design with a focus in marketing.

Education -Bachelor of Arts in Graphic &
Interactive Design, Management Minor in Marketing | Moravian College

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Erika Galiotto
Business Manager

Erika received her Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA where she received the PICPA outstanding accounting student award. She then went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA where she graduated Magna Cum Lauda. She has 10 years of experience working as a corporate staff accountant and also has experience working as an assistant business manager for a local public institution. Her typical responsibilities include accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, payroll, bank reconciliations, journal entries, financial report preparation and analysis. Erika also tracks complete project costs for Alloy5 projects and helps with reconciling project estimates and budgeting.

Education – Bachelor of Accounting and Business Administration | Muhlenberg College

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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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