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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What is an Alt CO in NYC

What is an Alt CO in NYC

A Certificate of Occupancy is a document the Department of Buildings issues describing the legal use and Occupancy of a building in New York City. If you are changing a building or home with alterations contradicting the Certificate of Occupancy, you must file an Alt...
Are Concrete Houses Safe?

Are Concrete Houses Safe?

Concrete homes are growing in popularity due to multiple factors, such as their design aesthetic, sustainability concerns, and durability. One of the primary advantages of a concrete house is its superior performance against hazards.    Are Concrete Houses Safe? A...