About Jorge Fontan

This post was written by Jorge Fontan AIA a Registered Architect and owner of New York City architecture firm Fontan Architecture. Jorge Fontan has earned 3 degrees in the study of architecture including two degrees from the City University of New York and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Jorge has a background in construction and has been practicing architecture for 20 years where he has designed renovations and new developments of various building types.

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Harlem Brownstone Renovation

Harlem Brownstone Renovation

Harlem has many brownstones, typically built in the late 1800s and some in the early 1900s. These residences are attached townhouses with facades made from brownish sandstone, which is where the name brownstone comes from.  These brownstones were built over a hundred...
Brownstone Facade Restoration in NYC

Brownstone Facade Restoration in NYC

New York City has many beautiful Brownstones, but these can be in disrepair. Considering these homes are well over one hundred years old, they often need restoration.   Can You Restore a Brownstone Facade  Brownstone is a brownish-colored sandstone that was a popular...