Author: Jorge Fontan AIA

About Jorge Fontan AIA

Author Jorge Fontan AIA

This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.

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Apartment Renovation Checklist

Apartment Renovation Checklist

At our architecture firm we renovate a lot of apartments in NYC. Below is a general checklist of items you may want to consider for your apartment renovation.   Apartment Renovation Checklist   Kitchen Renovation Checklist Appliances Range vs cooktop and oven ¬†Refrigerator ¬†Dishwasher ¬†Microwave Hood Sink Faucet Water...

apartment renovation steps

Apartment Renovation Steps

Apartment Renovations require planning, collaboration, time, money, and a good team working with the home owner starting with the architect and a general contractor. Below are Apartment Renovation Steps for planning and executing a successful apartment renovation. Apartment Renovation Steps Think About What You Want Hire...

Use Group 16 NYC Zoning

Use Group 16 NYC Commercial Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 16 is semi industrial uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 16 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 16 Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of Occupancy for a building. Use...

Use Group 15 NYC Zoning

Use Group 15 NYC Commercial Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 15 is for large open amusements.   Zoning NYC Use Group 15 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 15 Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of Occupancy for a building. ...

Use Group 14

Use Group 14 NYC Commercial Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 14 is mostly boating related uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 14 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 14 Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of Occupancy for a building....

Townhouse Wall Removal Joist Reinforcing

Removing a wall in a Townhouse NYC

When removing a wall in townhouse you need an architect or a structural engineer to determine if the wall is structural. Removing the wall will require permits from the NYC DOB.   Removing a Wall in a Townhouse Introduction to NYC Townhouse Structural Design Who Determines if...