Michael Sackler

Michael Sackler

Tenafly, NJ, US



General Statement

 Mr. Sackler has worked as an architect since receiving his  degree in 1980.   He has participated in projects which include large and small office buildings, retail developments,  schools, transportation related projects,  a public library, a pharmaceutical research laboratory, and private residences, gut renovations and new construction.  Mr. Sackler has participated in every phase of the professional process essential to building creation, from developing initial proposals and concepts through the realization of the building on the site.  He has been very active during  construction administration, interacting with contractors as the project progresses from initial demolition and excavations through final punch-listing and close-out.

Professional and Civic Activities

Registered Architect: State of New York

Registered Architect: Sate of New Jersey

NCARB certificate holder

LEED Accredited Professinal

Municipal Zoning Board of Adjustment, Tenafly, New Jersy, 1995-1999.

AIA -Membeship: professional interest areas: preservation, education

Pratt Institute , Summer 2008, Historic Restoration Techniques

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Summer'02-Health Care Design; Summer 2001. Project Management.


Voorsanger Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect

Through Voorsanger Architects, I have been working for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the Architecture Unit reviewing design submittals for the Redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport: Central Terminal Building, new structured parking, and Central Heating Refrigeration Plant. In addition, I have been Lead Engineer Architect, or task leader on supportive projects including a feasibility study for a new electrical sub-station, temporary parking facility, and the renovation of existing space into accommodate long term planning of the airport.

Nov 2014 - current

The Ives Architecture Studio; The Ives, Schier & Lesser Architecture Studio; The Ives Group, Fair Lawn, NJ, US, Project Manager - Associate

The Ives Architecture Studio has grown out of The Ives, Schier & Lesser Architectural Studio,llp, and The Ives Group. Positions and titles include senior architect, project manager, and associate.

Presently serving as a consultant to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a Lead Engineer-Architect, I am responsible for coordinating teams of architects and engineers on project specific basis. Tasks include defining project scopes, establishing and monitoring project schedules and budgets, reviewing construction documents and assisting construction administration.

Projects at LaGuardia Airport include:
Roof Rehabilitation of the Central Terminal Building
Priority Architectural Repairs of Hangar 7C, Buildings 7S, 7N
Priority Architectural Repairs of Buildings 11, 20, 84
Central Terminal Building, Arrivals Level, Moisture Remediation
Port Authority Bus Terminal Operations Control Center Upgrade
Replacements of Guard Booths, and Overhead Doors, Newark Airport

Prior responsibilities include education projects and commercial projects.

The Hub, Bronx, NY. Project Management activities included detailing, specification writing and construction administration for a $25 million dollar retail and office development. Project is completed.

PS 34, Jersey City, New Jersey. Project Management activities include overseeing production of contract documents and construction administration of an $8 million dollar window replacement and masonry restorations of an historic school structure on Jersey City, New Jersey. Client was the New Jersey School Construction Authority. Project is completed.

Cleveland School, Orange, New Jersey. Project Management include overseeing production of contract documents: renovations and additions to a public elementary school. Client was the New Jersey School Construction Authority. Project on hold.

Florence School, Irvington, New Jersey. Project Management included overseeing production of contract documents: renovations and additions to a public elementary school. Client was the New Jersey School Construction Authority. Project on hold.

YMCA, Hoboken, New Jersey, Project Management included overseeing design, and contract documents: renovations and additions to an historic building. Project cancelled subsequent to obtaining building permit.

Westminster Hall, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey. Project Management included overseeing design, and contract documents: renovations and additions to an historic building. Historic red slate roof was worn and needing to be replaced. Working with an historic preservation consultant, we developed reports and plans to apply for funding from the State Historic Commision. Project was cancelled due to lack of funding.

Oct 2004 - Feb 2014

SBLM Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect

Responsible for teams of three to five architects working on production documents for big box retail stores from proto-type drawings. Activities unclude initial site visit/survey report, construction documentation and specifications.

Jan 2004 - Aug 2004

The Biber Partnership AIA, Summit, NJ, US, Senior Architect/Project Manager

General responsibilities included planning for manpower, writing proposals, crating bid packages, coordinating with all consultants, including security and technology experts, job site meetins and reports, shop drawings and specifications writing, code research, administration of bidding process on public projects.

New York Life Investment Management, Parsippany, NJ. Construction Administration of interior fit-out of Class A, 250,000 sf corporate headquarters.

Rahway Public Library, Rahway, NJ. Construction Administration, new construction of 107,000 sf public library/tenant office building.

Jan 2000 - Nov 2003

DF Gibson Architects, Newark, NJ, US, Project Architect/Manager

Project Architect/Manager responsibel for renovation of 105,000sf pharmaceutical research loaboratory, Ardseley, NY. Responsible for full range of services including preparation of proposal and client/consultant contracts; preparation of existing conditins/demolition documents; origramming, design, construction documents; and complete construction administration activities. Other projects include 20,000sf renovation of historic mens' club to adminstration offices at Passaic Community College; and providing archtectural detailing capacities on the renovation and construction of a new building at Edision State College, NJ.

Between February and October, 2016, I worked on the bidding and initial construction administration phases of the renovation and restoration of an historic US Jobs Corps school in the South Bronx,

Apr 1996 - Feb 1999

Michael Sackler, Architect, Tenafly, NJ, US, Sole Practitioner

Sole practitioner providing freelance services to other professionals; and pursuing own client base.
Commissions included commercial and residential projects, including studies for a corporate sales training center; remodeling of retail space in New York City; studies for a ski-house; carriage house renovation and remodel; and nuerous additions to single family homes.

Aug 1987 - Mar 1996

Cossutta & Associates, Dallas, TX, US, Staff Architect

Produced production documetns and processed shop drawings for a 40 story corporate headquarter for Southland Corporation, Dallas, Texas.

Sep 1985 - Aug 1986

HOK, Dallas, TX, US, Staff Architect

Produced production documents for a 600,000 sf research and development facility including laboraties, pilt plant, offices and resting facility for ARCO Oil & Gas.

Aug 1985 - Aug 1985


Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 1976 - May 1980

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture - liberal arts

Sep 1972 - May 1980

Areas of Specialization