Architecture Restoration Conservation, PC was established in 2002 to provide specialized
architectural, restoration and building conservation services for the investigation, repair and preservation of buildings. The firm is registered as a Special Inspection Agency with the New York City Department of Buildings.
Located in the heart of the Flatiron district, one of New York City’s most convenient and vibrant districts, ARC has provided professional architectural and engineering services throughout New York’s metropolitan area for nearly twenty years. Within a very short time frame, we earned a reputation among contractors and clients as being one of New York City’s top firms specialized in the exterior building envelope.
As an award winning, leading specialized practitioner in our field, we have a track record of developing very high-quality services. Our services continuously set the industry benchmark for others to follow in terms of quality, accuracy and comprehensiveness.
In 2016, our firm won a prestigious award for being one of the best managed firms in the United States. In 2017 our firm won the first and second prices for best construction documents in North America.
Our assignments have ranged from investigating specific building envelope and waterproofing defects to comprehensive multi-phased restoration projects.
Our portfolio includes a wide range of structures from different time periods such as an 1840s mercantile building located in South Street Seaport, Brooklyn townhouses from the 1880s, historic Riverside Drive apartment buildings from the early 1900s, Italian Renaissance properties from the 1920s, Neo-Classical and French Beaux Arts properties in the Upper East Side, modernist white glazed brick apartment buildings from the 1950s, residential skyscrapers from the 1980s and contemporary buildings built within the last ten years.
Our clients include private owners, cooperatives and condominiums, property management firms, developers, not-for profit organizations, museums, hospitals and universities.
Our clients benefit from the effort that we put into our work by experiencing fewer change orders during construction and having the assurance that we provide a very high level of responsiveness.
Our approach is based upon careful preliminary evaluation of existing conditions, research into buildings history, photographic and video documentation, preparation of measured drawings, and an appropriate program of test probes to establish underlying conditions.
Our findings are typically incorporated into a report for the client which includes an analysis of existing conditions, prioritized repair recommendations and cost evaluation.
From the client’s approved scope of work and budget we prepare detailed plans, specifications and cost estimates, file and obtain approvals from public authorities that have jurisdiction.
We assist clients in competitive bidding and contract preparation. During the construction stage our administrative services include site observations and reporting, evaluation of mock-ups and samples, review and approval of shop drawings, change order preparation, payment certifications and punch lists.
At the conclusion of the project we assemble all closeout documents (warranties, guarantees, certifications, release of liens, record drawings, etc.) in a comprehensive manner to provide a permanent record of the project