If you are looking to maximize the value of your investment or if you need help expanding or renovating your building, this is probably the right place to click around. My studio engages in projects of all scopes and sizes, from ground-up building construction to the re-design of an individual retail space to an apartment renovation. If the task is too big for a small office, we partner up with other firms to deliver what our client expects from us. This type of flexibility has helped us build a name and respect among our peers and to be among the most sought after residential architects. We are always striving to bring an unique and sustainable solution to your development project or home renovation. Whatever the task, we’ll lead you through the entire process, from the initial design consultation right up to opening your doors for business. Among other things, we specialize in:

  • Planning and Zoning analysis, with Feasibility studies;
  • Owner’s representation;
  • Removal of violations, Department of Buildings and Landmarks approval.
  • All phases of design: from the rough sketch of the first idea to the full set of construction documents with the bespoke detailing that perfectly suits your needs, whether it’s about ground-up construction of new buildings, or additions and extensions of existing ones.
  • Interior renovations and remodeling for your home or your office.

When it comes to the eternal debate about tradition versus modernity, we deny taking a firm stand. My thirty seven years in this profession taught me that there is no particular dogma to architecture and style. Traditional or modern, it all proceeds from the context we are immersed in. The richness of the historic past or the striking modernity of our technology laden fast-paced existence are equally valuable and can equally well describe your personality. We can work in a large variety of styles and I will be more than happy to guide you through the labyrinths of this sometimes painful and exhausting, but finally very rewarding process. Together we can find what can best work for your tastes, and how we can reveal your values and personality through your renovation project.

Sometimes, you may not even care about all those things. Sometimes you may even get tired of all the mubo-jumbo architects throw around. Probably you just need the Business, not the Art and as a building owner looking to maximize the value of your investment, you may wonder:

  • How much is my building worth?
  • How much more can I build?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How long will it take?
  • What to I need to get the necessary approvals?

And what about Landmarks? And do I have to go through those people from the Community Board? And what is this R-7A and why is my neighbor adding up three floors when this other guy told me I cannot do the same?
I am ready to answer these questions and more. Click on the CONTACT tab or call me for a free consultation at 718-832-8089.
It will be my pleasure to assist you.

Quote of the week:

“The perennial architectural debate has always been, and will continue to be, about art versus use, vision versus pragmatism, aesthetics versus social responsibility.  In the end, these unavoidable conflicts provide architecture’s essential and productive tensions; the tragedy is that so little of it rises above the level imposed by compromise, and that this is the only work most of us see and know.” 

-Ada Louise Huxtable