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Old 07-10-2017, 06:12 AM
 
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I'm looking to convert my home in Queens from a 1-family to a legal 2-family (should meet all requirements as almost identical homes in the area as classified at 2-family), but am having difficulty locating an architect that specializes in such conversions and can submit blueprint/plans to the city. Can anyone recommend anyone?


Thanks in advance
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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The two architects I have heard recommended in my area of Queens are Urban Pioneering | Urban Pioneering Architecture, DPC and Residential - Laura Heim Architect PLLC . These are not personal recommendations as I've never used an architect for anything.

You could also try browsing profiles of architects on Houzz.com
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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You really don't need the services (and associated fees) of a full blown architect. An architectural drafter who can prepare drawings for submission to whatever agency reviews those plans is what you need. See link.


Drafting Services | NYC | Brian M. Curran


Note also that many building contractors employ in house drafters.
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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Thank you to you both - much appreciated.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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Turns out a full-blown architect is needed as an architect's stamp is required when submitting plans to the city for this task.

Anyone else have other recommendations for the architect?
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:04 PM
 
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You might also want to check the website Brownstoner.
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