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KOHN ARCHITECTURE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE!

I am thrilled to introduce Kohn Architecture’s new website. In designing it we intended it to convey who we are as architects: that is, creative design thinkers who can be practical as well as pragmatic. We also wanted the design to be simple even though it had a complex underlying structure, and I think we achieved that.

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GETTING LPC PERMITS FOR STOREFRONTS IN NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC DISTRICTS

New York. With its iconic buildings, unbeatable shopping, vibrant cultural life, and expansive food scene, The Big Apple is undisputedly one of the most thrilling places on Earth. Retailers, restauranteurs and hospitality businesses especially like New York because the visibility it provides is the highest and best that a brand has to offer. New York is also a great testing ground for innovation and experimentation.

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CAN YOU REALLY DANCE NOW?

What the repeal of New York City’s Cabaret law really means.

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ROOF GARDEN ARCHITECTURE – NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS ISSUES NEW ROOFTOP CODE AND ZONING GUIDELINES

Back in April of 2017, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) decided to crack down on roof decks, roof terraces and recreational spaces on the roofs of buildings.

Developers and building owners were up in arms. Rooftop outdoor spaces had become hugely popular for new and existing buildings. In New York’s super competitive real estate market, where both residential and commercial buildings are always trying to out do each other, prospective tenants consider these types of outdoor roof top spaces as indispensable as gyms, open floor plans and high speed internet access. The NYC roof gardens design and construction industry needed clarification.

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Combining Apartments in NYC

Guy Kohn, AIA, Principal, Kohn Architecture – Presentation

A continuing education class for real estate brokers in New York City. In conjunction with Michael Xylas, Partner, Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, AGMB Training Center Ltd.

The course discusses how TPPN 3/97 (NYC Department of Buildings Technical Procedure and Policy Notice) changed the requirements for combining apartments in New York City and made the procedure easier to accomplish. Code Notes – Combining Apartments

Horizontal (Duplex Apartments) and vertical combinations are covered as well as Apartment Design challenges and considerations. Professional Self Certification, Alteration Type 2, Alteration Agreements, insurance requirements, building rules and tax implications are also covered in the course.

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