Anthony Grisafi

Anthony Grisafi

New York, NY, US



I am a practicing architect in the New York Metropolitan Area.  My experience ranges from small residential alterations to large scale multifamily residential development.  I bring over 14 years of experience in other various types of architecture including commercial, retail, and industrial.


Zivkovic Connolly Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Project Architect: High End Residential & Commercial
Close collaboration with project team in managing historic residential townhouse alterations. Responsibilities include coordination of consultants and other project team members, and detail development. Full client and contractor interaction in each project.

Key projects include:
Conversion of two multi-family buildings to single-family, Manhattan, NY: Work included rehabilitation and addition to a vacant townhouse. Both projects involved cellar excavation exceeding 20’ below curb level through rock and partially into the water table. Worked closely with geotechnical and structural engineers during excavation phase. Secured landmarks approval for modern facades at rear elevation and rooftop additions. $13,000,000 project budget for each townhouse.

Wellness Center, Manhattan, NY: Work includes interior fit-out of commercial space at First Floor and Cellar. Project involved installation of lot line windows, rooftop air conditioning units, and excavation in the Cellar. Worked closely with Interior Designer, Lighting Designer, Mechanical Engineer, and Structural Engineer. $5,000,000 project budget.

Jan 2015 - current

James Koster Architect, PLLC, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Architect

Responsible for day-to day management of high end residential projects at all phases. Responsibilities include coordination of consultants and other project team members, and development of construction details. Full client and contractor interaction in each project.

Key projects include:
Addition & Renovation to historic 3-story townhouse, Brooklyn, NY: Work included full gut renovation and 3-story addition to existing wood frame townhouse. Secured approval from NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for the addition and restoration of larger windows and historic trims at the front façade. Developed details for rainscreen cladding system at new rear façade.

May 2013 - Jan 2015

Badaly & Badaly Architects, Mount Vernon, NY, US, Architect

Prepared initial project budgets, presentation to clients and developers, schematic design, supervision of office staff and construction documents. Secured government agency approvals for large commercial, retail, high end residential, and multi-family projects from village/city land use boards throughout Westchester County and Bronx.

Key projects include:
Adaptive Re-use of vacant office building, Mount Vernon, NY: Satellite Campus for Westchester Community College on the lower levels and 20 units of assisted senior citizen dwelling units on the upper floors, 80,000 sq. ft. Secured approvals from City Planning and Architectural Review Boards, worked closely with representatives from college on program and floor plans. Attended all construction meetings independently and coordinated all consultants, trades, etc

New Mixed Use Building, Ossining, NY: A 31-unit 5-story building with retail space and apartment units above on the Main Street Historic District, 32,000 sq. ft. Prepared all required applications and presentation packages for the Village’s land use boards, which include the village’s Historic Preservation Commission.

Apr 2010 - May 2013

Tom F. Abillama Architecture & Planning, Yonkers, NY, US, Project Architect

Multi-Family Residential, Commercial

Oct 2009 - Sep 2010

Francoise Bollack Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Firm specializes in restoration of well-known historic structures throughout NYC. Responsible for preparation of feasibility studies and master plans. Full responsibility for preparing RFP’s, development of schematic design, construction details, bid analysis, budget monitoring, shop drawing and submittal approvals, weekly construction meetings, and direct contact with vendors, contractors, and clients. Prepared full construction documents and specifications for all projects worked on.

Key projects include:

Restoration of Common Areas in Landmarked Osborne Apartments:
Work included master plan for window replacement, restoration of original apartment doors and original finishes in hallways, and details for concealment of plumbing & mechanical systems.

Apr 2007 - Apr 2009

Martin Architects PC, Sagaponack, NY, US, Project Manager

Responsible for numerous high-end residential projects, tasks included detailing, coordination and development of construction drawings, specifications, construction scheduling, field visits and preparation of detailed field reports. Certified change orders and certificates for payment and monitored project budgets

Key projects include:
Renovation and Addition to Private Residence, East Hampton, NY: 4,500 sq. ft., $5 million budget. Role in this project included preparing schematic design to construction administration. Selected all exterior materials. Main point of contact for contractor and client.

Apr 2004 - Apr 2007

Gary D Cannella Associates, Bohemia, NY, US, Architectural Draftsperson

Multi-Family Residential & Industrial

Jun 2003 - Mar 2004

Gary J Bruno Architect, Bohemia, NY, US, Architectural Draftsperson

Single Family Residential, Commercial, & Industrial

Feb 2001 - Jun 2003

Shawn F. Leonard, Architect, Southampton, NY, US, Architectural Draftsperson

High-End Single Family Residential

Sep 1998 - Feb 2001

Douglas A. Wilke Architects and Engineers, Glen Head, NY, US, Architectural Draftsperson

Institutional & Government

Jun 1999 - Jan 2000


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, BArch, Architect

Jan 1996 - May 2002

Areas of Specialization