ABOUT

S ARCHITECTURE PC was established in 2019 by Joanna Szymanska, RA. She has 18 years of experience in United States and Germany. Prior to Establishing her own Architectural practice she worked in several Architecture offices in New York and Berlin specializing in Restoration, Preservation and Design. 


She received her Master’s Degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Postgraduate Degree in Prefabricated Wood Construction from ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. Joanna Szymanska is licensed as Qualified Exterior Wall Inspector in New York City and holds Architectural Licenses in Colorado, New Jersey, New York and Switzerland.   

SERVICES

EXTERIOR RESTORATION

The focus of our office is exterior restoration. We offer following services:  

  • Exterior Envelope Inspections
  • Facade Restoration and Repairs
  • Leak Inspections
  • Curtain Wall Evaluation, Repairs  and Replacement
  • Roof Evaluation, Repairs and Replacement
  • Concrete Evaluation, Repairs and Replacement
  • Window Evaluation, Repairs and Replacement
  • Balcony and Railing Evaluation, Repairs and Replacement
  • Sidewalk and Vault Replacement
  • ADA Compliance
  • Site Safety Plans

FISP INSPECTIONS

We are licensed to conduct periodic Façade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP) Inspections as required by New York City. We offer following services:  

  • Initial Reports
  • Amended Reports
  • Construction Documents
  • Department of Buildings Filing
  • Project Management
  • Project Closeout

PRESERVATION

Preservation protects the historic fabric of the city. Joanna Szymanska RA regularly attends historic preservation symposiums and she completed the Masonry Conservation Course offered by RESTORE Nonprofit Corporation 501 (C) 3 in conjunction with University of Pennsylvania. We offer following services:  

  • Filing With New York City Landmarks
  • Landmarks Approved Window Master Plans
  • Stained Glass Window Restoration
  • Wood Restoration
  • Decorative Stone and Terra-Cotta Restoration
  • Sculpture Restoration

FACADE CONSULTING

We have extensive experience with Façade design and replacement including masonry cavity walls, curtain walls, and rain-screens. We offer following services:  

  • Facade Inspections
  • Curtain Wall Design
  • Rain Screen Design
  • Cavity Wall Design





 













ARCHITECTURE

We offer full range of architectural services from initial concept design to completion.  We offer design, bid, build and design-build contractual arrangements.  Our services include:

  • Programming
  • Architectural Design
  • Construction Documentation
  • Specifications
  • Feasibility and Planning Studies
  • Project Budgets
  • Expert Witness
  • Building Code and Zoning Analysis
  • Occupancy Evaluation and C of O
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Management
  • DOT and DOB Expediting

COMMERCIAL DESIGN

Experience in design and execution of commercial fit-outs allows us to offer efficient design build services for commercial tenants. We offer following commercial design services:  

  • Programming
  • Commercial Fit Outs
  • Medical Buildings
  • Office Built Outs
  • ADA Compliance
  • Lobbies
  • Courtyard and Garden Design
  • Common Areas
  • Building Code and Zoning Analysis
  • Lighting Design
  • FF&E, Furniture, Furnishings & Equipment
  • 3D Visualization

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

We have extensive experience in residential design including mill-work and kitchen design. We offer following residential design services:  

  • Kitchen Design
  • Bathroom Design
  • Additions
  • Renovations
  • New Residential Construction
  • Combining Apartments and Alterations











CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

As a former president of a commercial construction company, Joanna Szymanska, offers the following services:  

  • Pre-Construction Services
  • Cost Analysis
  • Value Engineering
  • Construction Phasing Analysis
  • Bid Analysis
  • Hiring of Subcontractors
  • Project Closeout Coordination
  • Client Representation