ALA Design Group provides architectural services specializing in healthcare related settings. With an emphasis on a team-based approach, we partner with our clients to meet the needs of each unique project to produce creative, and successful results.


By offering a wide range of services that include advanced planning, design, and construction phase services, we are able to quickly and effectively adapt to the diverse needs of our clients.

Preliminary Feasibility Studies

Design Scoping Implementation

Programming & Space Planning

Design & Engineering Coordination

Design, Bid & Construction Documents

Interior Design Services

Jurisdiction Review & Permit Processing

Construction Administration

Close-Out Reconciliation

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Meet the Team

Arees Akoubian


Arees Akoubian, co-founder of ALA Design Group, has more than twenty years of experience in healthcare development. In his current role, Arees is a design-construction integrator who focuses on bridging the gap between the owner, design team, and contractor. This unique delivery method changes the way projects are delivered and executed by shifting responsibility to the Design-Build team.

Arees has devoted his career to healthcare development, and has been successfully involved in thousands of projects ranging from acute care, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings, surgery centers, radiology rooms, operating rooms, cath labs, blood labs, pharmacies, and many other healthcare driven sectors.

Mark La Fontaine

NCARB, LEED AP – Principal Architect

Mark La Fontaine brings over ten years of experience to ALA Design Group as co-founder, and Principal Architect. He is devoted to exceeding client expectations, and is reflected in ALA Design Group’s consistent work with a growing portfolio of satisfied clients. He is known for his ability to execute top-notch designs, and deliver them in a timely manner without sacrificing quality.

With experience in healthcare, commercial, industrial, retail, and residential architecture, his extensive knowledge of building and accessibility codes, combined with the exceptional, proactive approach he takes with all design solutions, Mark brings a significant and invaluable level of expertise.

Jonathan Heredia

LEED AP – Project Manager

Jonathan Heredia is a LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council with over ten years of experience in the architecture field. His background includes a strong focus on healthcare, technology, industrial, and commercial work. As Project Manager, Jonathan is responsible for overseeing and ensuring strong execution for each venture.

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