Established as a Professional Corporation in 1985 as Fontanese Folts Aubrecht Architects, the firm has origins to 1961 when Mr. Fontanese began his architectural practice. In 1997 Paul Ernst, a long time associate with the firm, became a partner and the firm name was subsequently changed to reflect his inclusion in 2000. In addition, FFAE Architects appointed Ivan Garcia and Raymond Murphy as partners in 2019. Our firm’s experience is further strengthened by our associates; William Heidt, Senior Associate (2018) and Eleanor Asquith, Associate (2022).
With ten registered architects and associated technical and support staff, careful attention is paid to our client’s needs. Each project is managed by a partner who is the principal contact with the client; a support partner, a Project Architect, and technical staff as required. The firm remains accessible and responsive throughout every phase of the project. Our firm specializes in working with clients to develop efficient designs to match specific needs.
We are active in the development of long-term and adult care facilities, and in the areas of elderly housing and medical projects; recreational facilities and athletic clubs; commercial, industrial, religious and educational facilities as well. Projects range in scale from large facilities to small residences all receiving our full attention and professional services.
Feasibility Studies - Master Planning
Sustainable Design Practice
Preparation of New York State Department of Health C.O.N. Applications
Code Compliance - Assessments & Reviews
3D Modeling / Photomontages / Renderings
Pre-Design Surveys / Program Studies
Facility Evaluations, Forensic Analysis, and Energy Modeling
Historic Preservation, Rehabilitation, Alterations & Renovations
Exterior Envelope Rehabilitation, Window Replacements & Roof Replacement
Space Programming and Space Planning
Schematic & Design Development, Contract Document & Administration