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

Does a Living Room Need a Window in NYC?

Does a Living Room Need a Window in NYC?

The New York City Building Code and NY State Multiple Dwelling Law require that a living room must have at least one operable window. The window's total surface area has to be at least 10% of the area of the room and the combined opening area at least 5% of the room...

What is a Zoning Analysis?

What is a Zoning Analysis?

In property development and architecture zoning is a set of regulations pertaining to how land is developed and used established by the local municipality. Zoning regulations will designate certain building uses to specific areas as well as place requirements on the...

Local Law 11 Architect

Local Law 11 Architect

Local Law 11 also known as FISP requires facade inspections to be performed by a licensed architect or engineer who is also qualified as a QEWI. A QEWI is a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer who is certified by the New York City Department of Buildings as...

FISP Facade Inspection Safety Program Local Law 11

FISP Facade Inspection Safety Program Local Law 11

What is FISP? The Facade Inspection & Safety Program (FISP) also known as Local Law 11 is a requirement for building owners to have regular inspections by an architect or engineer to verify the safety of exterior walls for buildings over six stories in NYC. Safety...

Why Porcelain is Good For a Bathroom

Why Porcelain is Good For a Bathroom

There are many options for wall and floor materials when renovating a bathroom. One very popular option is porcelain. Before choosing your bathroom materials you may be asking yourself: Is Porcelain Good for a Bathroom? Porcelain is often used for bathrooms because...

Why You Need a GFCI in a Bathroom?

Why You Need a GFCI in a Bathroom?

You need to install GFCI or GFI outlets in your bathroom because bathrooms are wet areas and GFCI outlets will automatically shut off if water comes in contact with the electrical current. Building and Electrical Codes typically require at least one GFCI per bathroom...

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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