How To start an Architectural Design

When starting an architectural design I begin with identifying 5 key pieces of information. These 5 points are the: Program, Site, Constraints, Concept, and Goals of the project. By identifying these main points an architect will have enough information to begin an...

Grandfathered Definition for Buildings

In Real Estate Development the term Grandfathered means that an existing building does not have to comply with a current zoning or building code because it was legally built before the application of such code. Buildings can be Grandfathered by existing before a code...

Building Arcade NYC Zoning Bonus

A building arcade is a covered portion of a building that is otherwise open to a street or public area.   What is a Building Arcade? A building arcade is a covered portion of a building that is otherwise open to a street or public area. These are called arcades...