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.

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Recent Architectural Blog Posts

Converting JLWQA to Residential in SoHo

Converting JLWQA to Residential in SoHo

SoHo and NoHo lofts are sometimes designated as Joint Live Work Quarters for Artists (JLWQA). If you are not an artist and would like to own one of these lofts you can now convert certain JLWQA lofts to an unrestricted residential loft due to the SoHo / NoHo rezoning...

NYC Rezoning Process

NYC Rezoning Process

Zoning codes in New York City dictate the use and bulk of buildings based on their zoning district. Use regulations determine what goes into a building such as residential, commercial, manufacturing, or community facility use. The Bulk regulations govern the shape and...

Why You Need a Separate Workspace at Home

Why You Need a Separate Workspace at Home

Working from home has become a very common aspect of daily life. Many people work from home full time while some others work between home and the office. One common problem with working from home is the constant distraction coming from the home infiltrating into the...

Magnetic Paint For Kitchen Walls

Magnetic Paint For Kitchen Walls

You can hang papers, reminders, photographs, and most certainly children's drawings on the refrigerator using magnets. However, there are other options to create magnetic surfaces at home, with one being the use of magnetic paint or primer to create a magnetic wall....

SoHo Rezoning 2021

SoHo Rezoning 2021

On December 15, 2021 New York City Council passed a rezoning plan to SoHo and NoHo. This plan incorporates rezoning to mixed use zoning districts for commercial and residential uses with Mandatory Inclusionary Housing for residential developments within the newly...

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...

Contact Fontan Architecture

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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