Adelphia Design Alliance


A North American Alliance Of Global Architectural and Engineering Firms

14 Member Firms I 85 Offices I 2,000+ Professionals

About Us

Who is Adelphia?

Members of the Adelphia Design Alliance collectively offer a broad spectrum of architectural and engineering services throughout North America. Adelphia member firms act as the gateway to known, reliable, and trusted design professionals, wherever clients need them.

By sharing knowledge, resources, and experiences as a group, we strengthen each individual member firm and enhance their strategic ability to adapt to the evolving needs of their clients, staff, and the industry as a whole. Adelphia affords small to mid-sized firms an opportunity to increase:

Access to quality clients

Geographic reach

Joint marketing opportunities

Access to research and intel

Opportunities for continuing education

Collaboration to solve similar challenges

Alliance partnership opportunities

Opportunities to share best practices in day-to-day management, operations, HR, finance, marketing, business development

About Us

Our Purpose

The Adelphia Design Alliance is an alliance of diverse and independent architectural, engineering, and other design firms in support of a common purpose – to help each other achieve our highest potential to thrive in a growing industry.

While design firms work to increase revenues and maximize profits and for some through expanding reach and services, the pursuit of delivering consistent, high-quality solutions to clients while managing growth is becoming increasingly challenging. Additionally, the A/E industry is facing unprecedented challenges in recruiting, retention, talent development, advancing technology, marketing, business development, and communications.

The best way to overcome these challenges is through collaboration. Adelphia was formed out of a desire to provide a place for A/E firms to collaborate and solve industry challenges together by sharing best practices in a rapidly changing workforce environment.

Why Adelphia

Member Benefits

Adelphia Members share business development leads, leverage technical resources between firms to support client deliverables and conduct Member-to-Member QA/QC and peer review. We’re excited about our progress, our prospects, and the collective commitment and passion our Members bring to win work through the Alliance.


Enhance brand awareness and visibility

Compete on larger and more complex projects through partnering/teaming

Expand expertise, knowledge, markets, and geographic reach


Training with access to PDH/CEUs

Expert guest speakers

Sharing of best and next practices


Peer groups

Peer review

Resource sharing

Strategy development

Access to quality consultants

Why Adelphia

Client Benefits

Our collective services offer results in personal attention and service, seamless project delivery, and the ability to be nimble and adapt rapidly to change when conditions and decisions dictate.

ACCESS TO DEPTH Adelphia’s member firms are independent, with strong networks to design firms around the country and within their local communities. Member firms connect our clients to a complete suite of services anywhere we operate providing the depth and flexibility of design firms across North America to serve a multitude of needs.

RESULTS-FOCUSED FIRMS Adelphia member firms are focused on providing the best results for their clients. They use their Adelphia network to collaborate in solving their clients typical and unique challenges. When you hire an Adelphia member firm, you get the knowledge of many firms.

FORWARD THINKING FIRMS Adelphia members come together regularly to stay ahead of technical, fiscal, legal, political, technological, and business trends, encouraging the exchange of knowledge and new ideas.

Our People

Member Firms

Our member firms serve organizations of all different sizes in the private and public sectors across North America and frequently work together to provide a coordinated approach across geographic borders. Click the firm logos below to visit our member firm websites to see the range of services offered by Adelphia members.

14 Member Firms I 85 Offices I 2,000+ Professionals

Across North America

Our People


At Adelphia, we provide ongoing value to Member firms through enhanced business opportunities and exceptional support.

Dwayne Johnston, P.Eng., President/CEO InfraCor Consulting


Chris Schultz, P.E., PMP President/COO Raba Kistner


Roseann Schmid P.E. CEO Fisher Associates


Brian Mulkerrin, P.E., Partner e3i Engineers


Jeff Fuller, A.I.A., LEED AP Principal dsk architects


Dive Deeper


Presentation Series

Being a member of the Adelphia Design Alliance means being a part of an organization of like-minded A/E firms who seek to improve themselves and each other through collaboration on industry issues, sharing policies and procedures, teaming to provide complementary services, and hosting presentations that help us grow and succeed. The following is a list of the valuable presentations the Adelphia Design Alliance has hosted for our member firms:

2022 – 2023

March 15, 2023 – “Top Risk Factors Facing the A/E Industry” Ames & Gough (Business insurance providers), Jared Maxwell & Brett Gough.

November 8, 2022 – “Campaigns that Yield Results” Elevate Marketing Advisors (A/E/C Consultant), Jen Newman, FSMPS, CPSM, and Nici Stephens.

June 14, 2022“The Autodesk Collection – What it is and How to Leverage its Capabilities”. Microdesk, Clarke Morrison and Stephanie Rindosh.

April 12, 2022 -“Technology Trends in the A/E Industry”. VHB, Greg Bosworth.

February 8, 2022“The Basics of Ransomware Defense”. Security Fanatics (a cyber security/cyber warfare firm), Nick Espinosa.

2020 & 2021

November 9, 2021“Killer Cover Letters”. Elevate Marketing Advisors (A/E/C Consultant), Jen Newman, FSMPS, CPSM.

May 11, 2021“Stop Failure Demand! It’s Killing your Company”.  Morrissey Goodale, LLC, Mark Goodale.

February 9, 2021“AEC Market Insights” PricewaterhouseCoopers.

July 28, 2020 – “The Designer’s Role in Public/Private Partnerships and Design-Build Procurements.” InfraCor, Dwayne Johnston, Adelphia Design Alliance founder.

September 14, 2021 – “Federal Infrastructure Bill Legislative Update”. ACEC, Matt Reiffer, Infrastructure Programs VP.

March 9, 2021 – “Company Owner Planning”. Northwestern Mutual.

October 13, 2020“COVID 19 Mitigation of Transmission: Indoor Environmental Control”. B2Q Associates, Paul Banks, Principal.

June 9, 2020 – “Trusted Advisor”T. Baker Smith, Andree Cortez, Chief Growth Officer.

Get in touch

Contact Us

Adelphia Design Alliance
12821 W. Golden Lane, San Antonio, TX 78249
Telephone: (210) 699-9090

Dwayne Johnston, Chair

Adelphia is seeking firms interested in a collaborative partnership to join as members. If you would like to learn more about becoming an Adelphia Member, contact us and we’ll reply promptly to discuss membership benefits and the services we provide to help you grow your business.

Adelphia Member firms stand ready to take on your project and provide exceptional client service. If you would like to request information about a Member firm or let us know about a procurement opportunity, send us an e-mail or call us.