Robert Graber

Robert Graber

New York, NY, US



Registered Architect - New York State


Turino Kalberer Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Project Architect for renovation and duplex combination of two apartments in a Manhattan postwar building. Prepared drawings for Coop Building Approval, filing with the NYC Dept. of Buildings and bid purposes. Plans have been approved by the Coop and NYC Dept. of Buildings. Awaiting Owner's decision to award the contract and begin construction.

Worked with Principal in charge during construction phase of a Park Avenue penthouse apartment renovation. Attended all job meetings, prepared field notes, produced and developed construction sketches as required.

Sep 2015 - current

Stephen Potters Architects, Eric Alch Design, Now Design Workshop and David Mansfield, Architect, New York, NY, US, Freelance Architect

Produced construction documents for several New York City Apartment Renovations.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2015

Timothy Bryant Architect, New York, NY, US, Architect

Reviewed stone and millwork shop drawings for an apartment renovation in the Plaza Hotel, New York City. Answered RFI's and produced sketches for Subcontractors located in Italy.

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012

Hottenroth+Joseph Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Project Architect
Responsible for all aspects of project management and design including the following:
Schematic Design: Programming of Client’s needs and design criteria. Historic research when required. Development of field survey drawings. Initial code and zoning analysis, and presentation drawings.
Design Development: Refinement of schematic design including integration of building systems such as structural, mechanical, electrical etc. Landmarks review if required.
Construction Documents: Coordination and production of details and specifications for all materials and building components, development of millwork details, continuing coordination with Engineers.
Bidding and Contractor Selection: Issuing of construction documents to Contractors with relevant schedule of values, evaluation of Contractor’s bids, and assisting in the obtaining of a Building Permit.
Construction Phase: Performing site visits during construction including producing site visit reports and minutes of construction site meetings. Responding to Requests for Information and producing sketches as required.

Projects include:

885 Park Avenue, New York City , 3600 S.F. Renovation of existing three-bedroom apartment.

Center Island, NY, 6000 S.F., $8,000,000 budget. New Georgian style masonry waterfront home on the North Shore of Long Island.

Amagansett, NY, 5,200 S.F. $1,500,000 budget. Addition and renovation of existing shingle style house.

Southampton, NY, 3,200 S.F., $1,400,000 budget. New shingle-style house on existing foundation.

Tulsa, OK 13,500 S.F., undisclosed budget, New classical-style stucco house.

Aug 2005 - Mar 2012

Spitzer and Associates, Architects, New York, NY, US, Architecture

Prepared construction documents for 57 Owneoke Park, Westport Connecticut, 13,000 S.F., $4,000,000 budget. New shingle-style residence

Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

Murno and Veneziale, Architects L.L.P., New York, NY, US, Project Architect

981 Fifth Avenue, Sherry Netherland Hotel, New York City, 2600 S.F., $2,000,000 budget. Gut renovation and combination of an existing two- bedroom apartment with an adjacent hotel room. Project included traditional detailing and involved coordination with an Interior Designer in Milan, Italy.

15 East 91st Street, New York City, 2800 S.F., $875,000 budget. Combined existing three-bedroom apartment with adjacent one-bedroom apartment in a post-war building. Received New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approval to enclose a portion of an existing outdoor terrace.

1133 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 3100 S.F., $1,3000,000 budget. Combination of existing four-bedroom apartment with a two-bedroom apartment above.

1016 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 2500 S.F., $500,000 budget. Gut renovation including new kitchen, bathrooms, windows, and central air conditioning system all designed with traditional detailing.

1107 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1000 S.F., $350,000 budget. Transformation of basement storage rooms and laundry rooms into a shareholder exercise room

160 West 85th Street, New York City, 960 S.F., $325,000 budget. Lobby renovation

2700 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, façade stabilization. Prepared preliminary study plans for reuse of the former warehouse into residential housing.

Dec 1999 - Jan 2005

Eric J. Smith Architect, New York, NY, US, Freelance Architect

Worked as part of a production team preparing construction documents for a 19,000 square foot house with traditional detailing in Dallas, Texas.

Mar 1999 - Dec 1999

David Kenneth Specter and Associates, New York, NY, US, Staff Architect

Prepared plans for the development of a new 30,000 square foot commercial space in the cellar of the historic Belnord Apartments. It received approval from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for a special permit 74-711.

Prepared construction documents for the renovation and restoration of the residential lobbies of the Belnord Apartments.

Developed a Storefront Master Plan and construction documents for the street level retail spaces of the Belnord Apartments.

Prepared Local Law 10 reports for façade and roof repairs to Bayview Tower Apartments, Staten Island, New York and Hayden on Hudson Condominiums, Riverdale, New York.

Prepared construction documents for the combination of two apartments at 50 West 67th Street.

Jan 1994 - Mar 1999

Interior Space International, New York, NY, US, Freelance Consultant

Prepared the design development and construction documents for The Securities Exchange Commission (three floors of interior renovation at 7 World Trade Center), the Geiger Showroom (a furniture showroom at The Carnegie Hall Tower). Prepared design revisions for the cafeteria of Price Waterhouse at The Americas Tower.

Jan 1992 - Dec 1993

Davis Brody & Associates, Architects, New York, NY, US, Staff Architect

Prepared construction documents for the renovation and conversion of a Manhattan warehouse building (approximately 900,000 square feet) to become the Baruch College Main Library Facility.

Sep 1990 - Dec 1991


University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Architecture and theory program directed by Stanely Tigerman. Critics included Lauretta Vinciarelli, John Macsai, Laurence Booth and Peter Eisenman.

Sep 1981 - Jan 1982

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, BArch, Architecture

5 year professional degree in Architecture

Sep 1976 - Jun 1981

Areas of Specialization