Founded in 1969, Alphatec is a full service, third generation Architectural, Engineering, and Planning firm based in Washington D.C.  Specializing in institutional design and consulting services, our consistent performance and competitive hunger has captured client re-engagement for 47 years by keeping abreast of changing procurement models in both the public and private design arenas.  We are a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), as well as DC CBE (LSDE) Certified, and ISO Certified.



Alphatec has extensive experience designing environmentally responsible facility types (<$1M-$44M) ranging from conventional administrative buildings to highly specialized prototype projects, including bio-medical, R&D laboratory facilities, data centers, firearms/explosives facilities, and aircraft hangars for several government agencies. Alphatec’s portfolio of federal and local government clientele includes NIH, Army, Navy, Air Force, DOJ (FBI), NASA, GSA, USACE, NAVFAC, AOC, UDC, and DGS. Alphatec has also been recognized for our expertise in laboratory design and is the A/E of Record for the NIH Design Requirements Manual used nationally and internationally.


To be successful we must thoroughly understand our client's needs. Our standard has always been to identify the optimal path to achieve an Owner's goal in a lucid and cost effective way by using leading design software to simulate built-building performance and life-cycle impacts during the entire design phase.  We also understand that for any business to provide 47 years of consecutive service the employees we hire, the community we reach, and the reputation we develop has a significant impact on our success.  Every building needs to be efficient and designed around safety, security, and code compliance.  By providing these three seemingly simple attributes to every design stamped with the Alphatec brand we ensure that we provide a betterment to society and the context surrounding our building.  Design begins with ideas, ideas flow to sketches, sketches precede analysis, and analysis dictates feasibility…but all that starts with an individual and their ability to think freely.  People are the life-blood to any business and we make sure ours look forward to designing the future.



The professionals at Alphatec are problem solvers. Solution through resilience is an idea that transcends all of our business lines, it is not a separate service or an "add-on". It is an approach that allows us to create value for our clients and our end users, and to reduce the risk of unintended consequences that may compromise future success. Solving critical issues with holistic design thinking, active management, and willingness to cooperate for the common good leverages our breadth and depth of expertise to manage risk and influence opportunity within the context of interdependent systems. We look beyond the attraction of the latest trend, focusing only on integrating technology's capabilities to pay off its transformational promise as clients and businesses look for more impactful approaches that are both pragmatic and affordable.



In-House Project Developement for Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Services

USGBC LEED Submissions

Advanced Building Energy Modeling and Calculations

ATFP Design

Blast Hardening

Anti-Ballistic and Anti-Ricochet Design

Bomb-Proofing and Ballistic Berms

Compliance with SHPO, CFA, and NCPC

Specialized MEP Infastructure

R&D Laboratory Systems

SCIF Provisions

EPAct Compliance

ISO Certified - QA/QC Documentation

Employee Tracking Systems

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

Isolated Data Network Systems and SIPRNET

JAFAN 6/9 Compliance

Aircraft Power Systems

Air Traffic Signal Systems

Red/Black Communications

Single/Multi-Mode Fiber Optic Systems

Ecotect Analysis

Full CAD/BIM Capabilities


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