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ABOUT US Crown Architecture and Consulting was founded on a singular vision: to create a vertically integrated model offering Architecture, Due Diligence, Code Consulting and Expediting under one roof. We have first-hand understanding of the hurdles that must be passed and the flaws that are embedded in city agencies that deal with development and construction. We have created a vehicle to streamline the layers of approvals that must be passed to move projects forward and have the experience and foresight to minimize the delays on your project. For architecture and design to truly reach their full potential, a thorough understanding of constructibility and the application of city code must be as ingrained in a firm’s culture as their ability to produce documentation. We provide a turn-key service which enables us to fully conceptualize a project seamlessly and efficiently implement it.


Crown understands that for architecture and design to be utilized to its potential, a thorough understanding of constructibility and application of city code must be as inherent in the firm’s culture as their ability to design.

Providing a turn-key service enables Crown to fully conceptualize a project while seamlessly and efficiently implementing it.


DUE DILIGENCE ARCHITECTURE EXPEDITING

• Maximize Zoning Potential • Planning & Development • Research of Building History, Deed Restrictions, & Other Encumbrances • Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP)

• Architectural Design • Construction Documents • Engineering • Interior Design • Construction Administration • Sustainability

• Filing & Permits • Landmarks Preservation Commission • Certificates of Occupancy • Violation Removal • Services Amongst all Municipal Agencies

Quite simply, our vertical integration of core services creates efficiencies and optimizes your investment.


DEVELOPMENTS

MEDICAL AND EDUCATION

RETAIL

COMMERCIAL

RESIDENTIAL

HOSPITALITY

This has led to a growing and diverse portfolio...


HOSPITALITY We have a deep passion for hospitality. Our company culture stands firm on a foundation of great knowledge and experience in the hospitality industry. The result of working in all aspects of hospitality for over 15 years, including being former owners in restaurant ventures. Crown designs and executes our work with a personalized and unique approach tailored for every project. This ensures that our clients’ brand and vision is realized in every aspect of the establishment.


HOTEL GRAND UNION

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size Keys

2016 27,990 sq ft 88

Located in the Nomad District of Midtown Manhattan, the 10-story hotel was built in 1905 and landmarked in 2013. It was originally designed by architect Frederick C. Bowne in the Beaux-Arts style possessed by some of New York City’s most beautiful and beloved building, and has continuously operated as a hotel for over 110 years. Crown lead the project team on the full gut renovation of 88 rooms, facade restoration, new lobby and restaurant, as well as building infrastructure and vertical transportation upgrades. As the architect of record, Crown advised the client on code compliance and created the overall strategy for approval with the Department of Buildings and Landmarks Preservation Commission, which was no small feat as the building needed to maintain many of its non-compliant grandfathered conditions to function. Crown handled every aspect through construction document and construction administration, with the design being a collaborative effort with Asfour Guzy Architects.


MILLENNIUM TIME SQUARE HOTEL

NEW YORK

Completion Date Scope

Ongoing Comprised of two hotels and a theatre

Originally developed as Hotel Macklowe, which has been making headlines since the site was partially bulldozed in 1985 without proper safety precautions overnight night to sidestep a proposed New York City moratorium on the demolition of single-room-occupancy hotels taking effect the following day, an incident which continues to find fame in the recent best seller “Liar’s Ball”. Crown was retained in 2009 after years of failure in securing a Certificate of Occupancy. Through the years most of the buildings plans and inspection paperwork has been lost by City agencies and through the transition of management. Crown has been working alongside senior municipal officials to reverse engineer the structural integrity of the building, recreate as-built drawings, resolve hundreds of violations and every other element associated with obtaining the Final Certificate of Occupancy. As Crown has become a trusted resource to the Millennium, our scope of work has vastly expanded, including laying out the secret Landmarked Hudson Theatre apartment, managing the installation of new digital signage targeting Time Square, a full feasibility study with additional street side entrances for the Charlotte restaurant, ongoing Place of Assembly changes, as well as an onslaught of other interiors work associated with the daily management of an asset of this size.


CROSBY STREET HOTEL

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size

2010 15,000 sq ft

With a growing reputation as a solution based firm capable of keeping projects moving forward and across the finish line, one of the hospitality industry’s top consultants introduced Crown to the Crosby Street Hotel to be the architect of record for a redesign to the hotels common space, as well as full filing sets and updating their Place of Assembly. In addition to the architecture, Crown was the lead as code consultant and expeditor in obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy for the properties meeting hall, restaurant and theatre.


BAR ITALIA

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size

2012 2,812 sq ft

With rave reviews and a consistent following, restaurant owner and former Cipriani Executive Chef, Denis Franceschi, teamed up with the prestigious team behind La Goulue, Orsay, and Brasserie Rulman to open a second Bar Italia. A handpicked team of experts entered this venture with a single architect-designer in mind, Crown. The interior of a former Madison Avenue staple restaurant was completely gutted from floor to ceiling. Chic and simple was the driver of design. All finishes are durable and functional, allowing the restaurant to perform consistently under high traffic. The seeming ultra-modern silver leafed bar is an adaptive reuse of 100-year-old structural beams from another Crown project. With its strong, sleek, and crisp design, Bar Italia has become the buzz of Madison Avenue. Bar Italia Madison is a regular dining venue for Madison Avenue’s finest, celebrities, politicians, socialites and royalty.


RABBIT IN THE MOON

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size

2011 3,197 sq ft

Walking into a distressed venture with a great concept, reputable partners but no foresight moving forward, Crown took a partnership role seeing the opportunity to expand its growing hospitality portfolio and establish our footprint amongst New York City’s globally renowned restaurants. Working with multiple personalities entailed great patience and project management. Being able to adapt to constant design changes and working with an older building required keeping moral high and everyone working together amongst the multiple partners and seasoned industry aficionados. Crown was not only the architect, but oversaw the construction management, engineering scopes, expediting, and intimately executed the design to achieve the environment of an old English Cottage. Rabbit in the Moon was the hot topic of multiple press releases weeks before opening. In the restaurant’s first weeks it was visited by world renowned celebrities and athletes, global business leaders and many pleased local patrons.


MARCO POLO

BROOKLYN

Completion Date Size

2015 2,447 sq ft

Marco Polo is one of Carroll Gardens’ most popular and longstanding Italian restaurants, launched in 1983 by industry renowned restaurateur Joseph Chirico. Crown took an iconic aging venue and breathed new life into it, allowing the restaurant to stay current with the changing neighborhood demographic. The restaurant which once possessed bright orange signage, a dark wood entrance and a green awning now stands out with a clean scripted typeface, glass-paneled doors and expanded sidewalk cafe. Historic photos of Venice have been custom transformed into large acrylic works of art. The dining tables have a more modern, bistro aesthetic and from the ceilings, bright ribbon-like lighting elements hang bringing the room to life. Mr. Chirico has collected some of the world’s finest wines through the years, which are now showcased in an intimate wine cellar. Crown’s redesign of Marco Polo not only complimented the amazing food, but ensured that a neighborhood staple continues.


RESIDENTIAL Crown has an extensive portfolio of residences that exemplifies our integrated delivery process. Our design methodology encourages client participation and collaboration with consultants, engineers and skilled contractors to create the highest-quality results. From an evaluation of a potential purchase to renovating your dream home to project management during construction, Crown can work with you at whatever level or scope of work that you require.


4 BEDFORD STREET

BROOKLYN

Completion Date Size LEED Rating

2017 4,432 sq ft Gold

Increased city energy mandates are creating complimentary opportunities for developers to tie environmental initiatives such as LEED and Passive House with significantly less additional investment than ever before. 4 Bedford is a fully renovated historic Greenwich Village home that Crown took careful consideration in state-of-the-art environmentallyfriendly features, appliances, and building techniques to enhance the residence quality of life. Specific elements that create an environmentally conscience home include high-efficiency HVAC equipment including a heat recovery system, highly insulated Low-E double hung windows and highefficiency doors, continuous envelope insulation, LEED certified interior finishes, and high-efficiency appliances. Truly making the home unique are repurposed wood flooring made from the original salvaged joists, which reflect a warmth and charm that melds the past with the present. These juxtapose beautifully with the contemporary architectural details, most evident in the stunning open multi-floor staircase with large skylights that flood the entire home with light while preserving and restoring the Federal Style facade, which was structurally unstable and it eminent danger of collapse at the beginning of the project. One of the most expensive features to any green building, only amplified in NYC, is the green roof. 4 Bedford’s low water consumption vegetative roof is designed to maximize eco-friendly possibilities, and includes a rainwater harvesting system.


I thank you and am reminded why Dyal Compass likes working with Crown. –Candace Dyal


448 6TH STREET

BROOKLYN

Completion Date Size Typology

2013 3,060 sq ft Brownstone

With an intimate understanding of the clients’ outgoing personalities, vibrant energy and altruistic tendencies to host, Crown took a limited renovation to vast expansion and reconstruction by proposing a multitude of ideas to enhance the brownstone for their lifestyle. This gut renovation consisted of a high-end remodel throughout as well the addition of a garden roof and two-story glass solarium on the rear of the property. The roof was raised several feet allowing spacious 13’ ceilings on the master suite level and hosts spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. The roof boasts 300 sq ft garden and 400 sq ft entertainment area with outdoor grill and bar. The environmentally controlled two-story glass solarium, allows the owners to have guests enjoy after dinner cocktails throughout the year. Custom millwork, imported Italian marble, and luxury finishes give each room throughout the house its own character and warmth. The $2.5MM renovation added substantial value to the property for decades to come, while allowing the owners to enjoy each day in a home that embodies all the elements that they live their lives with.


136 BEEKMAN STREET

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size Typology

2015 1,584 sq ft Landmarked Townhouse

Crown was tasked with completely reapportioning this four-story townhouses floors, to create three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, however the devil is in the details when relocating the kitchen from the third floor to produce a more logical flow and ease of access. Crown leveled the second floor creating dramatic 11foot ceilings and lowering the kitchen area and powder room. The new and improved kitchen now features Poggenpohl cabinetry and stainless steel Miele and Bertazzoni appliances, opening to a sprawling living room looking out onto the historic Beekman Street. The third floor was modernized and boasts two bedrooms and a full bathroom. Crown completely retrofitted the footprint of the fourth floor to create a true master suite which includes an en-suite bathroom featuring marble countertops, a skylight, and a large walk in closet with generous customized storage. Finally, the top flight of stairs lead to a newly landscaped roof deck, which was formerly unfinished and used for mechanical equipment. Complimenting the views across the East River, the outdoor amenity is shrouded in landscaping, covered with turf, vegetation, and ambient lighting. As if the palatial rooftop wasn’t capturing its potential, Crown achieved Landmark approvals for a glass enclosure with a usable roof above allowing for extra space to entertain and relax. Due to former lax property owners, the property was part of a combined zoning lot encompassing several adjacent buildings. For approval of our one-story addition our zoning analysis had to include the entire assemblage, which covered a majority of the block, while randomly skipping one lot. While our building represented a relatively small footprint, our analysis had to encompass almost 30,000 sq ft.


345 EAST 81ST STREET

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size Typology

2016 36,000 sq ft Co-op

A newly married power couple put to work their best attributes as Mr. Finance found an investment property, while Mrs. Fashion ensured their new home was not just designed to their standards, but attractive for any buyer down the road. Conceptually the idea was to bring a more open feel to the unit which had an outdated layout, as well as enlargement of the kitchen to compliment the couple’s enthusiasm for cooking and fine wine while creating an actual dining area. The project proved much more complicated than a simple interior renovation as Crown had to creatively overcome layout obstacles for the addition of a powder room and walk-in closet. Existing constraints included a column, chase (piping) locations, and limited room for ADA compliance. Not being able to cut into the floor slab restricted the distance of the new powder room from the existing bathroom for running the sanitary lines for the fixtures. The existing ceiling was also the slab from the floor above, which impeded contemporary options for new lighting. Crown sourced low profile lights, and modified the housing to just use the hat channels with ½” gypsum board to allow new wiring along the ceiling and the installation of LED high hat lighting. Triumphing over the space’s encumbrances, we were able to incorporate all of finishes of Mrs. Fashion’s palate. Du Chataeu’s Vernal Collection sprawls the wood flooring throughout. The kitchen is fashioned with Carrara marble slabs for the island and counter top, statuary marble tile backsplash, Rohl Fireclay Shaws Farmhouse Sink with Rohl Perrin & Row Bridge Faucet with a polished nickel side spray, and a Wolf range. The powder room incorporates Calacatta Gold marble tile and Restoration Hardware Gramercy Washstand. A custom vanity was tailored for the master bath with a Carrara marble slab, accompanied with Cararra marble wall tile, Statuary marble floor tile, and Restoration Hardware Astoria recessed medicine cabinets.


COMMERCIAL INTERIORS Crown understands that successful commercial environments leverage physical space as a tool to achieve organizational goals. We work together with our clients to understand their unique needs and vision to create bespoke design and delivery solutions that work for them. This has resulted in a robust portfolio of attractive and efficient office fitouts.


QUAD CAPITAL

NEW YORK

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77 Water Street 2013 20,000 sq ft Hedge Fund

Quad Capital was on an explosive growth path that not only outgrew its former offices, but warranted substantial upgrades to its work environment and amenities worthy of its team. Crown’s scope for this project dramatically changed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, due to the fact that Quad’s former offices were condemned and the timeline for completion became more urgent by the day. Crown not only introduced every design element, but also stepped in as the owner’s representative and construction administrator, coordinating all trades and pushing them forward with a “no excuses” mentality. This 20,000 sq ft two-floor commercial interior was transformed to include a staircase with feature wall, bi-level lobby, two trading floors, executive offices with private bathrooms, gym, two conference rooms, two training rooms, kitchen in which a private chef prepares breakfast and lunch daily, and a private relaxation room which includes ambient lighting and two massage chairs to ensure traders have everything they need to perform at their full potential.


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888 Seventh Avenue 2008 19,800 sq ft Finance Vornado

Principal Global Investors (PGI) wanted its new headquarters in New York to be a healthy, productive environment for its employees that also reflected the firm’s strength and dynamic approach to the ever-changing landscape of the financial world. Using innovative sustainable design practices under the leadership of Mr. Santora, an efficient workplace that not only embodied PGI’s culture and supported its business goals was created, but became the first office in NYC to voluntarily receive LEED certification in 2008. An airy, open floor plan with few individual offices gives the space a sense of balance, lightness and modernism. The central corridor is lined with a series of wood elements that echo the office’s L-shaped floor plate and provide a subtle visual guide toward the main conference room area. Sustainable elements are integrated throughout the space. Sensors monitor the amount of natural light available and automatically adjust the internal lighting accordingly. This not only optimizes available light for employees but also reduces energy consumption by 15%. The office features low-flow fixtures to reduce water usage by 40%. In addition, the state-of-the-art HVAC system is highly efficient and programmable, resulting in another 15% reduction in energy usage. Recycled materials are used whenever possible and all new materials used are low-emitting, providing the healthiest possible setting for employees. * Completed by Michael Santora while at M. Moser Architects.

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WILKHAHN 7 Times Square 2007 40,000 sq ft Finance

As the world leader in secure messaging connecting over 11,000 banking and securities organizations, SWIFT’s new headquarters was far more than a design project. Past the custom modeled curved staircase that connects the two floors and the hundreds of workstations lies the most state of the art data center in the industry. * Completed by Michael Santora while at M. Moser Architects.

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601 West 26th Street 2008 6,000 sq ft Design/Manufacturing

Known internationally for its high-quality office and dynamic conference furniture while voluntarily adhering to strict environmentally responsible practice, these became the driving factors for their West Chelsea Warehouse style showroom. The minimalist style selected used all sustainable materials, and showcased the furniture, its open layout allowed the space to easily transform for entertaining. * Completed by Michael Santora while at M. Moser Architects.


GUARDIAN LIFE Address Completion Date Size Industry

INTERPARFUM 140 Broadway 2009 30,000 sq ft Finance

A floor by floor renovation of an entire office building, Guardian was much more than a typical commercial interiors project. Coming up with a master plan for multi-year phased project and selecting a design for today that would sustain through the entire duration of the project. * Completed by Michael Santora while at M. Moser Architects.

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CLEAR CHANNEL HEADQUARTERS 551 Fifth Avenue 2007 15,000 sq ft Consumer Goods, Fragrance

In the 40 years since its founding, Inter Parfums, has been the preferred fragrance and beauty for partner brands like Karl Lagerfeld and Oscar de la Renta, so when it came time to rebuild their offices the design had to chic and contemporary. This was a rebuild of their existing office and was successfully done while remaining fully operational in three phases designed and orchestrated by Mr. Santora. * Completed by Michael Santora while at M. Moser Architects.

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32 Avenue of the Americas 2008 126,000 sq ft Media

Clear Channel Radio’s relocated in 2006 to Tribeca’s AT&T building; originally built in 1932. The workplace is laid out for content creation, housing Clear Channel’s five NYC radio stations, the Clear Channel online music and radio business and its traffic information network. The ten broadcast studios are sustainably designed, broken out in five pairs of identical studios for each of the five stations. Additionally, there are 29 common commercial production, voice tracking and mixing studios. The resulting design successfully maximizes interaction among employees without sacrificing any station individuality. * Completed by H. Smith while at Meridian Design Associates


RETAIL Crown has worked with a number of retailers to create attractive, branded environments that keep customers coming back. From smaller, local establishments to high-end retail developments to brand guidelines and standards for client’s national expansion plans, Crown has assembled a comprehensive range of services that makes it easier for our clients to manage complex buildouts with one partner and one point of contact.


SEAPORT

NEW YORK

Completion Date Scope

Ongoing Renovation of seven retail locations for The Howard Hughes Corporation’s master renovation of the Seaport.

White box of multiple tenant spaces throughout the Historic South Street Seaport for future retail and restaurant tenants. Future tenants include Rag and Bone, By Chloe, and Big Gay Ice Cream. Crown was challenged with meeting the future tenants’ modern requirements while working within the constraints of 200-year-old Landmarked buildings.


LIQUITERIA

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size

Various Chelsea: 2,400 sq ft Union Sq.: 750 sq ft West Village: 1,500 sq ft Cooper Sq.: 1,000 sq ft

In 1996 Liquiteria pioneered the original cold pressed juice in New York City. Seventeen years later, this lifestyle concept has taken over the country. With Liquiteria’s new ownership, Crown was the first professional services team selected to further their rich history, quality, and loyal following of the 18-year-old brand. Crown has been the leader and driving force in the expansion from their initial 800 sq ft location on Second Avenue to four new fully operational locations in less than two years. Building a strong relationship with the owner, Crown was also entrusted to work on Liquiteria’s office space and the owner’s private apartment found above one of the buildings acquired for its retail corner. Crown’s responsibility began with the due-diligence and surveying of each new location, in addition to countless retail sites and commissary locations that were passed on, and qualifying each lease to ensure the language favored Liquiteria in the case of landlord negligence or unforeseen circumstances that cannot be discovered during the due diligence phase. From there Crown handled all the architecture, sourcing of new finishes while respecting the integrity of the flagship design, and expediting. Working in many different footprints and existing conditions, Crown has built a model for this brand to be expanded nationally. All Liquiteria’s locations are flooded daily with loyal patrons, continuing the legacy and further defining their brand on New York City’s retail scene.


FREEHOLD

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size

2015 3,500 sq ft café 20,000 sq ft total envelope

Steps from Two Tree’s Domino Sugar Factory Development, Freehold Cafe brings the ever-expanding South Williamsburg a much needed venue for all demographics that embodies the neighborhoods roots. The inspiration comes from themes of the Ace Hotel lobby and Soho house, capturing the feel of a 1970’s coffee shop with Art Deco inspiration while maximizing the efficiency to be a hub for local artists and business people. Every element is custom to the point where Crown commissioned our own iron worker to fabricate directly out of the space. This once plumbing storage warehouse was transformed through the addition of a garage door for grab and go, brick replaced by a large window overlooking the Williamsburg Bridge, a concrete coffee bar, uniquely patterned flooring, and custom millwork that creates a truly one of a kind illuminated ceiling.


BANTAM BAGELS

CAPEZIO

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2013 700 sq ft

When 2 Columbia grads wanted to explore their creativity beyond Wall Street they stumbled upon what turned out to be a national craving, mini stuffed bagel balls. They traded their small apartment kitchen for their very own shop on Bleecker Street. Retail was only a stepping stone, as they landed a deal on Shark Tank from Lori Greiner, taking their balls national. Though retail expansion no longer seems part of the model, Crown was able to offer turn-key services, including Architecture, MEP, Expediting and Landmarks Approval, to make this dynamic couples dreams a reality.

DOMINOS Ongoing Various

Since 1887 Capezio has been a family run business handmaking shoes dedicated to the performers in dance, theater and recreation. As they continue their dominance of the shoe market and expanding to cover all dance apparel, Crown has been tapped to create the standards for a global retail book. Crown is providing a full list of professional services to bring new life into Capezio’s existing retail locations, as well as design standards as they expand their brand.

Completion Date Size

Ongoing 1544 Broadway: 1,447 sq ft 2048 Rockaway Parkway: 1,906 sq ft 87-17 Lefferts Boulevard: 4,866 sq ft

With Domino’s global rebranding, and massive expansion in NYC, they are utilizing Crown’s expertise for their swift and efficient roll out. The Bushwick location is the home to the first-ever Domino’s ‘Pizza Theater’, which will incorporate a lobby, increased indoor seating from their historic model, chalkboards for customer creativity and feedback, and new interactive technology for patrons and their orders.


MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL AND WELLNESS Crown understands that the design of medical, educational and wellness facilities presents a unique set of challenges. We utilize our integrated design process to create solutions for these complex typologies to best address the constantly shifting prototypes, technologies and business models that our client’s are often facing.


MEAD SCHOOL

NORTH STAMFORD, CT

Completion Date Size

Ongoing 28,000 sq ft

Once the school of famed Jim Henson’s children and where his wife, Jane, became an assistant art teacher, the Mead School is an institution of creative learning for Fairfield County. The school has served its students well since it began in the 1960’s, but now is ready for remodeling to complement its curriculum. Crown was originally retained to complete a full zoning study to determine the maximum allowable buildable rights on the property compared to the existing conditions and survey the existing structures for asbuilt drawings. With an initial positive outlook, Crown provided the Mead School’s Board of Directors with the renderings, layouts and technical materials needed for their initial capital campaign, which secured the funds to commence the renovation. Currently underway are the schematic plans for a new façade on the central building as well as the demolition of unused annex to make room for a new flagship building which will contain an assembly space, the admissions office and robotics lab. In addition to serving as a statement piece reflecting the school’s rich history and cutting edge educational trends it will also provide Handicap Accessibility to the entire campus. The plans also call for the regrading and landscaping of nearly half of the 13-acre site to accommodate new bus lanes, parent drop off and parking.


LYCEUM KENNEDY FRENCH SCHOOL

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size

Ongoing 33,500 sq ft

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Crown stands as the Lyceum Kennedy’s building architect and expeditor for the constantly evolving needs of their students and faculty. Crown started the relationship with a building wide reconfiguration of spaces as well as mechanical systems updates. Administrative spaces, class rooms, recreational facilities, and laboratories and other special purpose areas are always changing and being repurposed for the school’s needs, while adhering to NYC’s stringent educational rules. Crown performed an in-depth analysis of the city’s building requirements to ensure the use of all spaces met assemblage requirements, egress and other regulations.

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CHELSEA DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size

2013 5,500 sq ft

Chelsea Diagnostic Radiology (CDR) has been a leader in providing a wide range of comprehensive diagnostic imaging services in a private practice setting including Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Angiography, Computed Tomography, Mammography, Ultrasonography, Bone Densitometry (DEXA) and X-Ray. With a constant client load CDR finally had to prioritize the importance of having the most modern technology, and retained Crown to oversee the design and implementation of a full update to their imaging equipment. A phased project, Crown had to coordinate the demolition and shoring of removing he old equipment, equipment placement to avoid nuclear materials remaining at a certain distance, and the installation of a new MRI machine, Nuclear Camera, and a PET CT Scanner with a full build out of supporting spaces including waiting rooms, nurse’s stations, hot labs, full equipment rooms, control areas, and new bathroom facilities within the two story 5,500 sq ft space. The scope also included Mechanical, Electrical, Sprinkler, and Plumbing work to support the new medical scanning and imaging machines in the existing spaces. Crown ensured the facilities have remained opened during the phased construction.


Crown is the most knowledgeable design firm we have worked with to date, especially with an undertaking of this size. – Randy Hay, General Electric


ZOUNDS

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size

Ongoing 1,000 sq ft

Zounds is a hearing aid sales center that needed to maximize the layout and efficiency of their space within their floor plan constraints. Crown was challenged with executing Zounds corporate design, which included the placement of their sound isolation enclosures, under extremely tight timeframe. Part of Crown’s allure as being chosen as the architect was providing the expediting services in-house, and swiftly navigating approvals and permits.


SLT

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size

2012 1,500 sq ft

SLT as an emerging fitness style had the challenge of finding a prime location at an affordable price. When an upper floor of a SoHo loft building was chosen, the biggest obstacle was to soundproof it as much as possible as not to be disturbing to the residential tenants. Opening gyms in NYC are no small feat due to the process of having to petition for a permit to operate at your location. Health clubs must obtain a Physical Culture Establishment Permit from the NYC Board of Standards of Appeals.


DEVELOPMENTS Crown’s comprehensive approach to the industry has afforded us countless scenarios at investigating, arguing, and applying building code so that our clients achieve larger and more profitable developments. As the first resource to developers during due diligence, we are strategically positioned to further execute upon architectural drawings and filings at an accelerated pace.


THE WHITMAN

21 EAST 26TH STREET NEW YORK Completion Date Size Typology Developer

2013 36,000 sq ft Retail anchoring 4 luxury condos Michael Yanko and David Mitchell

Being a part of the initial walk through with the developer, Crown immediately conducted a full due diligence and zoning study prior to purchase. Crown concluded that the asset could be converted from its existing drab commercial offices owned by a local union into luxury residential units with high-end ground floor retail. The opportunity was passed on by several developers prior due to lack of critical information and in depth understanding of the municipal codes and the vision to convert the use. To maximize each floors footprint and light and air requirement, each floor was designed as single 5,000 sq ft units, with a penthouse. Crown designed a face-lift to the facade and the addition of a penthouse, which is no small feat to gain approval through the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Through the creative placement of new trees in Madison Square Park to ensure the line of sight from city property was not disturbed, and a thorough detailed presentation, the development received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission in our first presentation, something rarely achieved. Now completed, Crown’s spectacular design attracted Chelsea Clinton, Jeff Gordon and Jennifer Lopez in the penthouse as residents.


2049-2063 FREDERICK DOUGLAS BLVD.

NEW YORK

Completion Date Size Typology Developer

2016 126,500 sq ft Multifamily Madison Realty Capital

One of Crown’s most complex projects, the site consists of 8 contiguous building along the entire western blockfront of Frederick Douglass Blvd between West 111th and West 112th Streets, with the capacity to double in size. This presented three distinct challenges; how to build a new building on top of existing buildings to remain and integrate the structural and infrastructure systems, how to phase the work while keeping the existing portions of the building operation and occupied, and how to come up with a design that had an independent look but still complimented the lower buildings.


THE MAXWELL

230 EAST 124TH STREET, NEW YORK

Completion Date Size Typology Developer

2016 18,150 sq ft Multifamily Madison Realty Capital

The Maxwell stands six stories with panoramic views of lower Manhattan, all of Harlem, and the Bronx. The newly renovated units are furnished with hardwood floors and equipped with modern bathroom and kitchens. These units are naturally lit throughout the day due to their large operable window walls. Each unit above the ground floor accommodates one or more balconies, with the ground floor offering rear duplex units accessing a rear yard. When originally acquired the building was in terrible shape, housing squatters within the then abandoned modern structure and all of the wall finishes and integral piping being stripped off. The owner was faced with many challenges to truly achieve the properties full value, which is why Crown was retained for a vertically integrated solution; Architecture, Engineering and Expediting.


THE FIELDS

361 EAST 50TH STREET, NEW YORK

Completion Date Size Typology Developer

2016 47,078 sq ft Multifamily Madison Realty Capital

The Fields, stands six stories tall with a penthouse on the top floor. The newly renovated residential units are outfitted with White Oak, hardwood floors and modern, shaker style cabinetry in the kitchens and bathrooms, while the newly renovated common hallways are carpeted with cove lighting which lines the ceilings perimeter. With tenants still occupying the building, unit turns were increasingly complicated. As a solution to not disrupting the tenant’s daily routines, new risers were installed and connected on a unit by unit basis. Using Crown’s ability to complete the Architectural scope, as well as, the Expediting and Code Consulting provided the client with a seamless Department of Buildings process.


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Unique to this property, Crown performed extensive research and organized community support to obtain approval from Landmarks Preservation Commission for the legalization of the iconic exterior Azulejo tile mural previously installed on the building without Landmarks approval. The Azulejo mural has become known as the Mystery Mural as no one know the origins of how it was originally installed.

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Complete renovation of a Landmarked Old Law Tenement located in the Greenwich Village Historic District. Crown’s scope included full facade restoration and historic window replacement. Interior work included gut renovation implementing contemporary design finishes and modern layouts in a historic building. Crown performed all expediting work for this project including violation removal services.

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A 417-residential unit project inclusive of the renovation of each apartment as they become accessible, as well as updating of the lobby and other common amenity spaces. The sheer size of the building and not being able to be provided access to all units made the task of creating existing conditions difficult, having to piece together unit layouts from different floors. The strategy behind this asset is to renovate the units to create more open usable layouts and additional bathrooms where possible.

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299 residential unit building with commercial space on the ground floor including a restaurant. Crown is tasked with a multitude of scopes for this project, including the renovation of the apartment units to create more modern layouts and additional bathrooms where possible, renovation of common area hallways with new finishes, the coordination of mechanical and plumbing shaftways for full building utility risers, and the renovation of other common spaces including a residential gym and lounge in the cellar floor. Adding bathrooms was complicated because of the coordination of existing plumbing risers and minimal depth of floors to run plumbing through. Rent control also created an obstacle of not being able to be provided access to the adjacent units of the areas that Crown was working on. The project is ongoing and will include the renovation of other common spaces including a residential gym and lounge in the cellar floor.

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275 PARK AVENUE, BROOKLYN Completion Date Size Typology Developer

Ongoing 184,000 sq ft Multifamily HK Organization

Renovation of 123 residential units within what was originally two separate factory buildings. Each factory is composed with different floors, one being wood and one with concrete. Previous tenants had independently altered most of the interiors, creating inconstant conditions throughout the building, and making unit uniformity non-existent. This creates the meticulous task of having to survey each unit as if it was new and then confirming what conditions are legal. Each space embodies a very deep footprint, which expanded Crown’s creative and adaptive use of floor plans in creating usable living spaces with usable light and air. The building has many structural details that Crown has been tasked to preserve while renovating the spaces and creating an alluring juxtaposition using modern materials and finishes to create modern aesthetics that give each apartment its own style.


220 5TH AVENUE Completion Date Size Typology Developer

Ongoing 151,000 sq ft Office Stellar Management

Design of a new lobby and a gut renovation of the entire building phased around existing tenants lease schedule. Crown is creating multiple iterations of designs for full, half, and quarter floor prebuilt office space and managing a full infrastructure upgrade to make this aging Landmark competitive with new product.

243 CANAL STREET Completion Date Size Typology Developer

Ongoing 22,000 sq ft Office and Retail Stellar Management

Conversation of an existing retail store and six floors of manufacturing space to creative offices, as well as a new storefront. This project is very design focused with the incorporation of unique finishes and amenities, as a one-off office space the finished product needs to be competitive with the environment of modern office spaces like WeWork.


SENIOR TEAM


MICHAEL V. SANTORA

PRINCIPAL

ANTHONY MILANO

PRINCIPAL

Michael began Crown in 2008 with a vision to create a vertically integrated architecture firm capable of solving many of the inefficiencies between ownership, third party professional services and city agencies.

Prior to Co-founding Crown, Anthony worked for world renowned developer and entrepreneur Jerry Nelson in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Anthony began as Director of Operations for Marbella Suites en la Playa, a boutique hotel that catered to corporate and educational retreats. Expanding his aptitude within real estate Anthony transitioned to Cabo’s newest development, Hacienda Encantada, where became the number one junior salesmen his first six months.

The firm's success has been grounded in Michael’s unparalleled knowledge of building code, zoning and the innerworkings of municipal agencies, while remaining committed to the creativity, design and branding of each project. Michael has advised and negotiated on behalf of many of New York’s most active developers on development transactions totalling over three million square feet. He is currently the lead on a two million square foot mixed-use assemblage in downtown Denver, CO.

QUALIFICATIONS Wentworth Institute of Technology, BS in Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering, 2005

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS REBNY, Member

Prior to starting Crown, Michael was Director of New York for M. Moser Associates, a global firm with 12 offices worldwide and 4,500 completed projects to date. In this position he oversaw all operations in the Americas and helped close many acclaimed projects. His was the youngest promotion to Director in the company’s history. Earlier he learned the inner workings of the New York City development industry at AEC Engineering, a design/build engineering firm, where he assumed the number two position in the firm. In this role, Michael was active in every aspect of the field: Design, Engineering, Municipal Legalization and OnSite Construction Management.

Wentworth Corporation, Corporator

SELECT EXPERIENCE

World Association for Cooperative Education’s (WACE) Hall of Fame, Alumnus Inductee

2049-2063 Frederick Douglas Blvd., New York, NY, ongoing (126,500 sq ft.)

BOOM! Health, Board of Directors, Chair of Real Estate Assets ACE Mentoring, Mentor

Mixed Use Tower, Denver, CO, ongoing (2,000,000 sq ft.)

Quad Capital, New York, NY, 2014 (20,000) Bar Italia, New York, NY, 2011, (1,600 sq ft.) Rabbit in the Moon, New York, NY, 2010 (2,500 sq ft.) Principal Global Investors Headquarters, New York, NY, 2008 (19,800 sq ft.) LEED Gold Certified S.W.I.F.T. Corporate Offices, New York, NY, 2007 (40,000 sq ft.)

*Previous experience of Michael Santora

His sales, marketing and management skills work as an excellent complement to Michael Santora's technical expertise. Anthony’s attention to detail without losing sight of the fundamental goals enables him to stay ahead of the game in the complex and always changing world of real estate. Anthony’s unique combination of skills allow him to see opportunities, as well as avoid or resolve problems.

QUALIFICATIONS University of Rhode Island, BA in Communications, Minors: Business and Leadership, 2005 American Leadership Academy, Attendee and Facilitator

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS BISNOW: Restaurant Trends, Panelist (annual) Governors Cup: New York State’s Wine Competition, 2015, Contributor The NYC Hotel Market - Current Trends and Future Projections, 2015, Moderator American Leadership Academy: Fund Raising and Scholarships, March 2013-2016, Speaker

He constantly implements modern management, efficiencies, technology, and personalized investments into each employee to keep the firm a leader amongst one of societies oldest professions. Under the Anthony's guidance and leadership, Crown brands have consistently grown in fiscal and corporate size annually.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Real Estate Board of New York, Member Real Estate Services Alliance, Board Member New York State Restaurant Association, Former Board Member New York City Hospitality Alliance, Affiliate and Contributor Space in the Raw, Advisor Covenant House Real Estate Sleep Out, Team Leader and Top 5 Fundraiser


HARRIS VINCENT SMITH, AIA NCARB

DIRECTOR

MATTHEW J. LUCCIOLA, LEED AP

PROJECT MANAGER

Matthew is Crown’s Project Manager and is a Class 2 NYC Code and Zoning Representative. Hailing from Sussex County, NJ, his avid interest in construction and architecture started early on.

Harris is an experienced NYS Registered Architect and Director of Crown. He has been with Crown from the beginning and was quickly recognized for his skills in all architectural attributes; design, meticulous attention to detail, foresight, comprehension and understanding the roles and applications of all trades associated with construction projects.

Prior to Crown, Matthew was a Level II Project Manager at Milrose Consultants, the leading consulting and expediting company nationwide. When he first entered the industry, Matthew successfully created, organized, and ran a number of Project Management divisions within two emerging architecture firms.

His architectural career started at Meridian Design Associates, focusing primarily on prominent media companies—most notably Clear Channel Radio’s Headquarter Collocation. Many of his projects were featured in The New York Times, including Sirius Satellite Radio and World Wrestling Entertainment.

QUALIFICATIONS Savannah College of Art and Design, M. Arch. National Council of Architectural Registration, Architect Certification, 2005

Throughout the years, Harris has acquired an in-depth understanding of the NYC Building Codes (1938, 1968, 2008/20014), Zoning Resolution, NYC Energy Conservation Code and Landmarks Preservation. As a part of the Crown team, Harris has provided his extensive skill set to much of the portfolio, taking the lead on many projects and guiding clients through complex circumstances prevalent in New York City real estate.

SELECT EXPERIENCE The Howard Hughes Corporation and Economic Development Corporation Seaport Retail Renovations (20,000 sq ft. & growing) Chaz Dean Retail Salon & Mixed Use Building, New York, NY, ongoing (4,500 sq ft.) Canal Street Retail & Office Building Gut Renovation, New York, NY, ongoing (9,400 sq ft.) 220 Fifth Avenue Office Building Renovation, New York, NY, ongoing (150,000 sq ft.) Hotel Grand Union, New York, NY, 2016 (28,000 sq ft.) Liquiteria, New York, NY, 2015 (5 locations) Marco Polo Ristorante, Brooklyn, NY, 2015 (2,500 sq ft.) Corporate headquarters - Quad Capital, New York, NY, 2014 (20,000 sq. ft.) Bar Italia Restaurant, New York, NY, 2011, (1,600 sq.)

Additionally, he played an integral role on the largest in-house design project ever taken on by New Jersey Transit. From that experience, he went on to lead one of the only Design/Build teams to effectively create a space within the Mall at Short Hills.

QUALIFICATIONS New Jersey Institute of Technology, BA LEED Accredited Professional Lead Abatement Certified, DCA

SELECT EXPERIENCE Saxton, Queens, NY, ongoing (416,000 sq ft.) The Buchannan, New York, NY, ongoing (300,000 sq ft.) 275 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, ongoing (185,000 sq ft.) 2049-2063 Frederick Douglas Boulevard, New York, NY, ongoing (126,500 sq. ft.) The Maxwell, New York, NY, 2016 (18,000 sq ft.) The Whitman - Luxury Retail and Condominium, New York, NY, 2014 (28,000 sq ft.)


SELECT CLIENTS

Hospitality

›› Altamarea Group ›› Benchmarc Restaurants ›› BR Guest Hospitality ›› The ONE Group ›› Gerber Group ›› Bar Italia ›› Pig and Khao ›› Orsay ›› La Goulue ›› Rabbit in the Moon ›› Marco Polo Ristorante ›› Bice ›› Atrium ›› Mission Cantina ›› Mighty Quinn’s BBQ ›› American Whiskey ›› Salvation Burger ›› Amsterdam Ale House ›› Padoca Bakery ›› Bee’s Knee’s Baking Co. ›› Silk Road Tavern

›› Wine and Roses ›› Eclectic ›› Taj Hotels - The Pierre ›› The Millennium Hotel ›› Loews Regency Hotel ›› Yotel ›› 30/30 Hotel ›› Park Central Hotel ›› Paramount Hotel ›› W Hotel - Lexington ›› Refinery Hotel ›› Pierre Hotel ›› Crosby Street Hotel ›› Westin Grand Central ›› DoubleTree Hotel – Times Square ›› DoubleTree Hotel ›› Metropolitan

Commercial

›› 1 World Trade Center ›› United Business Media ›› Quad Capital

›› PCS ›› Cushman and Wakefield ›› Silver Star Motors/Mercedes-Benz ›› Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ›› HRC Partners ›› PCS Research Services ›› Smith Affiliated Capital ›› Atlantic Towers ›› Analar Aviation Corporation ›› Attitude New York ›› New York Congregational Services ›› Jack’s Studios ›› Bell & Company ›› Phillips de Pury Company ›› American Jewish Committee ›› Rachel Ray Studios ›› Martha Stewart Studios ›› Kokobo

Medical, Education and Wellness ›› Chelsea Diagnostic Radiology ›› Halabi Dentistry

›› Nationwide Imaging ›› Mead School ›› Lyceum Kennedy French School ›› Tribeca Spa of Tranquility ›› Warrior Fitness Boot Camp ›› SLT Studio ›› Cross Fit

Developers/Property Managers

›› Madison Realty Capital ›› The Howard Hughes Corporation ›› The Hudson Companies ›› Stellar Management ›› Mack-Cali ›› Benchmark Real Estate Group ›› URS Capital Partners ›› HK Organization ›› Corigin Real Estate Group ›› Greenwich Realty Capital ›› Dyal Compass ›› Duke Properties ›› Dalan Management Associates

›› Brooklyn Standard Properties ›› Suzuki Capital ›› Alfa Development ›› Morgenstern Capital ›› Stone Street Properties ›› Imperial Development ›› The Classic Group ›› Mitchell Holdings ›› The Bluestone Organization ›› Mesa West Capital ›› Solow Realty & Development ›› Highgate Holdings ›› Tynan Group ›› Thor ›› Thurcon Properties ›› Waterbridge ›› Dyal Compass ›› New Holland Residences ›› Choice New York Management ›› Beach Haven West ›› Citadale ›› Hoffman Management ›› Jonis Realty


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