Fontan Architecture

Architecture Firm in New York

Architecture and Interiors

 Fontan Architecture is a New York architecture firm focused on blending aesthetics and creativity with the technical and material realities of design and construction. We work closely with our clients to achieve projects that fulfill their needs, creates a space they can be proud of, and maintains a balance with the environment in the most sustainable manner possible. Our work includes residential and commercial projects such as renovations, new homes, and building developments.

We provide full architectural services and interior design. To speak with an architect please contact our Manhattan Office at (212) 321-0194 or visit our Contact Page.

Jorge Fontan New York Architecture

Recent Architectural Blog Posts

Converting a Studio To One Bedroom in NYC

Converting a Studio To One Bedroom in NYC

Can you turn a studio into a one bedroom apartment? It is possible to legally turn a studio apartment into a one bedroom apartment in NYC provided the studio has sufficient floor area and windows. An architect can obtain approval from the NYC Department of Buildings...

Townhouse Additions NYC Landmarks

Townhouse Additions NYC Landmarks

New York City has very strict Zoning and Building Codes as well as regulations on Landmark Buildings. Depending on the specific zoning district regulations on a given property it may be possible to enlarge a townhouse by building an addition to the existing structure....

Remove A Fire Escape Landmark Townhouse

Remove A Fire Escape Landmark Townhouse

You just bought a beautiful New York townhouse or one that needs work but has lots of potential. The only problem is there's an ugly fire escape on the front of it. You then ask, is it possible to have a fire escape removed from the front of a Landmark Townhouse in...

What Is A Classic Six Apartment?

What Is A Classic Six Apartment?

A "Classic Six Apartment" is a term commonly used in New York City real estate parlance to describe an apartment in a prewar building that has six rooms consisting of a kitchen, living room, dining room, two bedrooms and a maid's room.   Classic Six Apartments I...

What Is a Maisonette Apartment?

What Is a Maisonette Apartment?

In New York, the term maisonette apartment is used to refer to any apartment on the ground floor that has an entrance accessible directly from the street. While the apartment may also be accessible from the lobby, if it has a private sidewalk entrance, it is a...

Wall-Mounted Toilets Pros and Cons

Wall-Mounted Toilets Pros and Cons

Toilets can be put into two categories: floor mounted and wall-mounted (also referred to as wall-hung). Like any other fixture or finish that you choose for new home renovations, toilets have implications related to aesthetics, ergonomics, cost, installation, and...

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If you would like to speak with an architect you can contact our office and we can discuss your project. Fontan Architecture is a full service architecture firm working on a wide range of project types. Thank you and good luck on your upcoming project. 

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