About Ortega Design

Ortega D.A.S. (Design Architecture Studio) is an architecture and design firm focused on  
creating environments that enhance people’s lives  and become meaningful investments for our clients.

The Studio

The Studio

Ortega Design is a pioneering Architecture and Design firm delivering award-winning designs that explore and challenge how people engage with the built environment. Our design services integrate Architecture, Interior Design, and FF&E (Furniture, Finishes and Equipment) selection and procurement. Established in 2012,  the practice builds upon over two decades of experience working with developers, owners, and brands to create curated, unique design solution with a personal touch.  

At Ortega Design, we pride ourselves in the philosophy that design solutions rely on successfully integrating diverse components and incorporating a holistic, collaborative and innovative design approach. We strongly believe that the design process is a transparent, thoughtful, and rigorous collaboration between the Client, Owner and our design team.

Ortega Design is an insured Limited Liability Company registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is also a certified SWaM (Small, Woman-owned and Minority-owned) business in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

ices and Clients

Markets, Services, Awards & Clients

Multifamily Residential
Hospitality
Retail
Commercial Office/Tenant Improvement Services

Programmatic Analysis
Amenity Planning
Facility Condition Assessments
Space Planning
Schematic/Conceptual Design
Architectural Brand Developement
Lighting Design
Outdoor Enhancements (Roof and Courtyard Amenities, Pool Decks and Patios)
Construction Documents
Permitting Management
Construction Administration
FF&E Selection and Specifications
FF&E Procurement

2017 Great American Living Awards: Blue Ribbon for Best Outdoor Feature, Pool Deck at m.Flats Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia.

2016 Great American Living Awards: Best Mid-Rise Multi-Family Renovation, Amenity, Vantage at Mosaic.

2016 Great American Living Awards: Blue Ribbon for Best Outdoor Feature, Vantage at Mosaic.

Shown Alpabetically:
BF Saul
Capitol Education Group
Dwell Design Studio
EYA
Grandview Island Productions
International Student House
John Moriarty and Associates
José Andrés/ Think Food Group
JP Morgan
Kettler
KTGY
National Institutes of Health
Nectar Skin Bar
New York Outdoor
Potomac Plaza Apartments
Tenth & Page
Torti Gallas + Partners
Trimble
UIP Investment Partners
Van Ness East Condominiums
Westbrook Partners

Leadership

Studio Leadership

Fidel Ortega Photo
Fidel N. Ortega, AIA NCARB
Creative/Managing Director

Fidel Ortega graduated with honors from Pratt Institute and quickly became a sought-after design architect, joining several prestigious architectural and interior design firms. During his two-decade career, he has focused on Interior Architectural Design, most notably in luxury multifamily and hospitality markets.

Embracing the philosophy that the success of a project relies on successfully integrating its diverse components, Fidel focuses on a holistic and collaborative design approach. Fidel has taught and lectured to students of the Master of Interior Design program at the Corcoran School of Design and held classes in Architectural and Interior Design and Visualization. He is a registered architect and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Barbara Silverman INT-DC, IIDA, LEED AP
Design Director

Barbara Silverman has an extensive portfolio of work including Multi-family residential, hospitality, commercial, landlord tenant services and federal government work. She is a “go-to” resource for programming, complex interior architecture, FF&E design, documentation and specifications.

Barbara is skilled in management of the diverse components of a project down to the critical details. She directs the Interior Design at Ortega Design, ensuring that clients have the best design through a studied understanding of the program and the target audience.

Barbara is a Certified Interior Designer, a LEED accredited professional, a member of the International Interior Design Association, and registered with the District of Columbia Interior Design Board.

New Construction
Adaptive Reuse
Building Repositioning
Building Upgrades

Lobby /Entry
Fitness /Wellness
Amenity and Gathering Spaces
Elevator and Corridor Upgrades
Outdoor Enhancements - Roof Tops, Courtyards, Pool Decks and Outdoor Patios
Apartment and Hotel Unit Design and Documentation
Building Upgrades

Branding
Programmatic Analysis Amenity Planning
Space Planning
Schematic/Conceptual Design
Design Development
Construction Documents
Permitting Management
Construction Administration
FF&E Selection and Specifications
FF&E Procurement

Shown Alpabetically:
BF Saul
Capitol Education Group
Dwell Design Studio
EYA
Grandview Island Productions
International Student House
John Moriarty and Associates
José Andrés/ Think Food Group
JP Morgan
Kettler
KTGY
National Institutes of Health
Nectar Skin Bar
New York Outdoor
Potomac Plaza Apartments
Tenth & Page
Torti Gallas + Partners
Trimble
UIP Investment Partners
Van Ness East Condominiums
Westbrook Partners

Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you.

Contact Details

  • Ortega D.A.S. 
    Design/ Architecture Studio 
    Fairfax, VA 
    Main: (703) 250-1628
  • For General Inquiries including Press and Human Resources: 
    Hello@OrtegaDAS.com

    For Accounting: 
    Accounting@OrtegaDAS.com

    We kindly ask that vendors and sales representatives schedule time in advance for visits to the studio.

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    Library@OrtegaDAS.com