the office of Joseph Stella architects
are located in Bridgehampton, New York, and New York City. We have had over
forty years of experience in every phase of the design and
construction process, from aiding in the selection of the site or existing structure, to cost analysis of the proposed design, to design and construction supervision. Our design work, at the practical level, has resulted in unforeseen benefits for our clients, and at the esthetic level, awards for design excellence. We have the capability to handle large scale work through our association with larger offices.
Over the years, we have successfully been involved in the design of
new buildings, landscapes, and imaginative reconfigurations of existing
We have had a hands on relationship realizing our designs for both
urban and rural landscapes and have
won design awards, and been widely published.
Zoning, landmarks, building code & real
We have had extensive involvement with the complex New York City
Zoning Resolution and Building Codes, and we can be depended upon
to arrive at apt and optimum design solutions, working within their myriad imposed limitations. Our creative and imaginative interpretations
of the NYC Zoning Resolution has been noted in the New York Times, "Mr. Stella
came up with an ingenious solution."
We have performed in excess of several hundred building inspections, most often in New York City, Westchester and Long Island for purchasers of private residence apartments, and commercial structures.
Condos and co-ops
We have had extensive experience with the condo and co-op creation process in New York State, having been active as developer, designer, inspector, and general contractor. We are also experienced in the process of obtaining the individual tax lot numbers required for new condos.
“I remember Joseph Stella as a gifted and thoughtful young man who showed not only impressive technical competence, but also great sensibility and creative imagination.”
Gyorgy Kepes, Professor of Visual Design, MIT
Joseph Stella was trained as an architect at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree. While at MIT, his design for a Mobile Theater in a Unesco sponsored competition was exhibited at the National Union of Architects in London, and published in Interbuild, London.
Over the years, Mr. Stella has been a faculty member at the architectural departments of Pratt Institute, NYC College of Technology, The New York School of Interior Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology.
New York City Bridgehampton, Long Island T 631 537 3259 E-mail: email@example.com
Joseph Stella has over forty years experience in all aspects of the built environment, having been active as architect, builder, developer, landscape designer, and zoning, landmarks and construction consultant.
For several years, he was a senior urban designer at New York City’s Housing and development Administration.
In susequent years his creative imagination in re-interpreting the intricacies of zoning resolutions and building codes, has resulted in unforeseen solutions to building problems, providing clients with benefits that they had not expected.
His esthetic sensibilites have resulted in buildings and environments that have been published and widely admired, and recognized with numerous awards for design excellence.
He has performed hundreds of building inspections throughout the New York metropolitan area, working frequently with developers, co-op boards and real estate investors.
Partial Client List
Emilio Ambasz, architect
Milton Cooper, Kimco Realty
Casa Calabria Society, New Rochelle, New York
Princess Maria Beatrice Di Savoia
EPI Communication, Monaco
French American School of New York
Mondadori Publishing, New York
Dr. Norman Orentreich
Gerald Shargel, attorney
Norval White, architect
Sab Shimono, actor
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