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After forty years of practice in New York City, Paul Buck Architect has expertise in a wide range of project types and a unique emphasis on relating to the surrounding environment or historic context.  Having served as architect for some organizations for more than two decades, we offer our clients thoughtful design solutions and practical expertise as well as the dependable personal attention of our firm's principal.

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  • More than four decades of practice in New York City and State

  • Extensive knowledge of New York City Building Codes

  • Expertise in a variety of project types from educational facilities to high-rise multi-use buildings

  • AIA Member, NYS Licensed Architect, NCARB registered, LEED AP

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Responsive Design

  • Emphasis on relating to existing environment or historic context

  • Thoughtful choice of natural, traditional, and renewable materials

  • Focus on incorporating natural light, ventilation, and sustainable systems

  • Knowledge of LEED building renovation requirements and practice


Personal Attention

  • Careful selection of clients and projects assures that our clients will have continuous and personal attention from the firm's principal and project managers

  • Consistent follow through from initial programming and design to completion of construction and final Department of Buildings approval

  • Continual, reliable communication between clients and a single contact person, rather than current "revolving door" staffing practice of many larger firms

A partial list of clients includes the following educational, cultural, non-profit, and commercial organizations:

  • Ballet Hispanico of New York

  • Beginnings Nursery School

  • Catholic Charities of New York

  • Columbia University

  • The Conservation Company

  • Friends Seminary

  • Fund for the City of New York

  • The Museum of Modern Art

  • New York Foundation

  • NYC Outward Bound

  • The Parrish Art Museum

  • SUNY Purchase

Paul Buck, AIA

​After graduating from the Cornell University College of Architecture in 1968, Paul served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Venezuela. He was a project architect at Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates from 1972 to 1975 after which he was a founding partner of Buck/Cane Architects. In 2002 he established the firm of Paul Buck Architect. 

He has been a visiting critic at Cornell, a NYSCA Architecture Planning and Design panelist, and a member of his local school district Design Advisory Committee. Paul is a member of the AIA, licensed architect in New York State, LEED AP, and registered nationally by NCARB.

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