My independent practice began in 1988 with a focus on Historic Preservation and exterior restoration. Over the 30 years of practice I have gravitated toward renovations and new construction that impact older structures or historic contexts.
I describe my work as 'eclectic' , most likely the result of a varied life experience. In part, living overseas, in France, Italy, Brazil and Belgium had the most influence in my becoming an Architect. I began my professional career in Washington, DC and came to New York after receiving a Masters degree in Architecture specializing in historic preservation.
Whether restoring historic buildings, expanding and renovating others or designing new structures, I am committed to achieving a result that serves my clients' needs and provides beauty with lasting value.
I continue to pursue preservation ideals, not only to preserve the built environment, but to repurpose, restore and create a healthy built environment. Energy conservation and sustainable architecture is rooted in the preservation movement. Interestingly, extending the life cycle and improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings is by far the most 'green' endeavor.
More recently, commissions have diversified my practice further. I recently completed a small office building on Main Street in Nyack, NY, a renovation and creative conversion of unused space in a house in Palisades, NY and a major interior and exterior renovation of a house in Irvington, NY. Not in keeping with my 'traditional' style, I have a modernist 'cube' house in Grandview-on-Hudson, NY.
Registered in both New York and New Jersey, I work primarily in New York City, Westchester, Rockland County, Long Island and Northern New Jersey.
S E R V I C E S
- New Construction - Residential and Commercial
- Residential and Commercial Additions and Renovations
- Apartment renovations & conversions
- Exterior Restoration and Renovation
- Feasibility Studies & Master Planning
- LPC, Architectural Review Boards, Planning & Zoning Board Applications