Adam Alter, RA

Adam Alter, RA

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Principal of alterARC, an architecture studio and consultancy based in Brooklyn, NY. 

Registered architect and project manager with over 15 years of experience designing, managing and executing complex projects. 

  • Understands the most successful project results from allowing great ideas to come from anyone.
  • Strives to create tangible, clever design details that have a profound effect on experiencing the holistic built environment.
  • Possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit, yet driven to collaborate and execute through teamwork.
  • Expects high standards be brought to every project and professional relationship, with a sense of humor & humility along for the ride.



alterARC, Brooklyn, NY, Principal

• Led design, project management and construction administration on 50+ projects over 10 years totaling more than 150,000 SF.
• Consulted with 10 different design/architecture firms on 30+ projects including feasibility studies, building code/zoning analysis, ground-up construction, high-end residential, historic adaptive reuse and commercial retail/office.
• Managed and mentored teams of junior architects while overseeing their day-to-day progress on several large-scale consulting projects.
• Established and continually improved upon internal design workflows, business development outreach and project management systems to maximize efficiency.

Jan 2013 - current

Consultant to Various Design/Architecture Firms, New York, NY, US, Architect/Project Manger

Local Parti Architecture
Role: Architect (CD, DOB Filing)
Project: 10 Grace Court Townhouse Renovation
Extensive exterior envelope detailing for this three-story single-family masonry townhouse. Included installation of new paver pedestal roof system, walkable skylight, parapet extensions, structural interventions and new enlarged window and door systems.

Studio Parallel Architecture + Design
Role: Architect (DOB Filing: Zoning/Code Analysis)
Project: German School Brooklyn Upper (Brooklyn, NY)
Created DOB filing zoning/code analysis for this 38,000 SF four-story ground-up high school for bilingual education. Included building envelope, construction class, egress, occupancy and fire protection/PA plans.

DIA: Design Innovations for Architecture
Role: Project Architect (CD, DOB Filing)
Project: 160 Dikeman Street & OrganiKids Academy (Brooklyn, NY & Flushing, Queens)
Assisted on filing/CD sets for two new construction buildings: a 10,000 SF five-story boutique office facility with resilient structure in Red Hook, Brooklyn and a 9,000 SF two-story pre-K school fit-out in Flushing, Queens.

Scott Melching Architect
Role: Architect (Feasibility Study, SD)
Project: 68-72 Thompson Street (New York, NY)
Feasibility study to renovate this six-story, 72-unit mixed-use building in the heart of Soho for Centurian Realty. Included building survey and design proposals for new lobby, amenities and expanded retail space.

Martin Hopp Architect PLLC
Role: Project Architect (CD, DOB Filing, Team Management)
Project: SoFive Soccer Centers (Brooklyn, NY & Rockville, MD)
Developed CD & filing sets to retrofit two former industrial warehouse spaces into recreational soccer fields for tournaments and corporate events, incorporating food/drink services.

Eleven of Eleven Architecture
Role: Project Manager/Architect (DD, CD, CA)
Project: Avenues The World School & Office HQ (New York, NY)
Developed DD and CD sets for new ground up K-12 school and expanded global office headquarters. Features extensive custom millwork, A/V systems and specialty lighting/ceiling systems. Heavily involved in client relations, material specification and CA.

raad studio
Role: Project Manager/Architect (SD, DD, Team Management)
Project: Mystery Point Road Residence (Garrison, NY)
Coordinated design and DD set development on transformation of an existing 10,800 SF masonry structure into a a 5-bed, 5-bath mansion. Featuring a floating central steel plate staircase, multiple custom steel glazing interventions, radiant heating throughout and massive skylight at gambrel roof.

RUX Design
Role: Project Manager/Architect (DD, CD, CA)
Project: Isaias Residences (Miami Beach, FL)
Developed design & created CD sets for three ground-up construction homes for extended family of a private client. Created 3D & physical study models, conducted code research, consultant interaction.

Andrea Mason / Architect
Role: Project Manager/Architect
Project: A.P.C. Flagship Store & Showroom (New York, NY)
Led team on 3,120 SF renovation of existing flagship store & new showroom space. Coordination with overseas design architect & multiple consultants. Extensive CA under tight schedule. Involved in client relations, DOB/LPC filing, code research, budgeting, scheduling, material research and detailing.

Joel Sanders Architect
Role: Architect (Bid, CD)
Project: Mulberry Street Penthouse (New York, NY)
Executed bidding/CD set on contract basis combining three units into a 5-bed, 5-bath duplex. Primary responsibilities involved detailing 2,750 SF of multi-terraced outdoor space incorporating green roofs & planters, greenhouse, lap pool & hot tub, skylights, parapets & railings, openings and paver systems.

Jun 2013 - Jun 2022

Duke Beeson Architect, PC, New York, NY, US, Project Manager/Architect

• Co-designed a variety of residential, retail and commercial projects totaling over 250,000 SF. Coordinated filing and construction documents with structural, engineering and specialty consultants.
• Oversaw construction and project management of 30+ projects over 7 years while obtaining a New York State license.

May 2006 - May 2013


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Graduate Architecture

Sep 2003 - May 2006

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Mathematics

Sep 1995 - May 1999

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