Developers in New York face a world of complexity.
With land prices pushing $500/sf in the Boroughs, construction prices soaring past $400/sf for workforce housing and 12 months or longer to get through DOB for a permit, efficiency from day one through construction is the only path to enhance the economic and social potential of a property.
I design projects that find inspiration in constraints, deal gracefully with costs, and deliver something special— on time.
With confidence, creativity and the right dose of courage, together we can create simple and engaging architecture, and foster the sense of community in any kind of project.
-Meltzer/Mandl Architects. P.C.-
Jan 2019 – Present
Manage all aspects of design, sales and operations, including:
-Over 1,000 units of mixed-income housing designed annually
-Expertise in as-of-right development, zoning lot mergers, transfer of development rights, Inclusionary Zoning, Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors (AIRS), Height Factor Zoning
-Experienced with Department of City Planning and ULURP process
-Department of Buildings expediting and self-certification
-Early adopter of design technology, including BIM, Grasshopper, parametric and algorithmic design, environmental analysis
-Implementation of Modern Sales processes and Social Selling
-Virtual workplace management
-Kliment Halsband Architects-
Dec 2015 – Sep 2018
Worked with Mt. Sinai Hospital in developing over 12,000 s.f. of innovative prototypes for clinical and exam space in the Department of Surgery, and served as lead designer and project manager for several privately-funded and state-bonded K-12 facilities in New York City and its suburbs.
Jun 2012 – Nov 2015
Participated in all aspects of the Hudson Yards project in New York City; the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States. Specific focus on conceptual design and BIM impletation, curtain wall documentation, detailing for waterproofing, design of interior spaces, and coordination with engineering trades.
Visualizer and Draftsman
2007 – 2014
Produced design drawings and construction documents, and participated in construction administration of a single-family home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, completed in 2014.
Facade design of prefabricated panels for market-rate housing.
Coordinated with lead designers to visualize design drawings and renderings of market rate and affordable housing projects for presentation to clients, marketing, and publication.