HTO Architect is dedicated to the pursuit of outstanding design. We are simultaneously involved in the past, present and future - experts in the foundations of classical architecture, the trends of today, and on the horizon of what has yet to come. Our ability to execute all facets of architectural design with an efficiency that can only come from years of experience leads us to produce inspired and timeless work, expertly tailored to fulfill the needs of our clients.
A building does not stand alone, but rather, it becomes enmeshed in the surrounding urban fabric - situating the element of master planning at the crux of expert architectural design. Projecting how a development will fit into its environment inclusive of surrounding neighborhoods, parks, and transportation networks is essential to its success. Paying homage to the revered principle, form ever follows function, we utilize research & analysis, strategic planning, public consultation, incentive plans and regulatory strategies to help ensure a development exceeds its intended goals.
We are well-versed with the intricacies involved in constructing buildings from the ground up. Our extensive network of top of the line mechanical engineers, structural engineers, construction groups, consultants, and expeditors allows us to coordinate all elements of a ground up project from concept through completion.
Conversions, Renovations & Restorations
Whether a space calls for new additions, to be restored to its former glory, or to be repurposed entirely, we are in the business of reinvention. Using the latest technology, we can visualize and transfigure an existing space to reveal its true potential, applying these results to create truly stunning transformations.
A project's interior design is the all-important finishing touch - capable of transforming a hotel into a destination, a store into an experience, and four walls into a home. From furnishings to finishes, we work with our long list of trusted industry contacts to attend to a project's every interior design detail.
New York City is home to some of the world's most striking and sought after landmarks. These landmarks are tangible pieces of New York City's rich history, and it is our priority to do all that we can to ensure their preservation. Our skillful approach to working with these storied buildings, as well as our familiarity with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, has led us to receive multiple awards and accolades for our work in preserving the integrity of some of the city's most prized landmarks.
Whatever the ultimate purpose of a project is, we are skilled in masterfully designing layouts that are both elegant and efficient. We excel in strategic layout design aimed at maximizing a project's potential, even in situations where the available space is less than ideal.
Our many years of experience in New York City have allowed us to become experts on the complexities of NYC Zoning Laws & Regulations. We have a proven track record of devising creative solutions to fully maximize F.A.R. & gain extra square footage, making even the most challenging of zoning envelopes work for our clients.