home is a very personal statement. It’s more than square footage
and the number of bedrooms. Your life is going on inside its wall. To
achieve your vision and meet your needs, your architect needs more than
superb credentials. The ability to listen, to understand those needs,
architect, I make
it my first priority-before pen is set to paper- to get to know you and
to find out what your specific needs are. It sounds simple, because in
theory it is. But the difference between listening to you and truly
understanding what you are telling me is what makes or breaks the
project. I consider it my mission to give you the house you
designed in the most efficient and visually pleasing way possible. Our
shared vision will ensure that’s exactly what will happen.
After receiving both my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s
degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and
interning for several years in Philadelphia, I returned to my native
Long Island. I moved to the East End, where I had spent childhood
summers, especially admiring the local architecture, to take a position
with the internationally renowned firm of Peter Marino + Associates.
Spending over 5 years at this firm working on my first love in
architecture, residential projects, I learned the art and craft of
detail at the hand of a master of this discipline. After leaving PMA, I
also worked briefly for several other distinguished local firms, such
as Peter Cook Architect, Frank Greenwald Architect and Kathrine McCoy
Architect, before striking out on my own permanently in 2001.
Registered in New York state since 1990, my firm has worked on over 60
projects of various sizes and scope, both large (26,000 square foot
house) and small (addition of a 100 square foot entry). My firm
endeavors to bring the same level of attention to detail and expertise
to every commission received. I also have a personal interest in
historic preservation and am a board member of the Town of Southampton
Landmarks and Historic Districts Board. In addition, I have been a
member of the Peconic (formerly long Island) chapter of the American
Institute of Architects (AIA) since 2002.