Before opening his own practice, Scott Kamen worked for a variety of architectural firms including Fox & Fowle Architects and David Smotrich & Partners. He has designed and overseen projects for such agencies as the Housing Authority, Metro North, SUNY, and the School Construction Authority and has designed and developed several prototype modular buildings throughout the United States for one of the country’s largest hospitality service providers.
Mr. Kamen’s experience with a wide range of building typologies established a broad knowledge base of building systems and construction methodologies. Utilizing his vast knowledge and interest in building science, Mr. Kamen began working within historic buildings, shifting his career focus towards preservation and restoration.
For over two decades, Scott Kamen has embarked on the restoration, preservation and repair of National Register and significant and/or New York City Landmarks including 400 West End Avenue, 393 West End Avenue, Kips Bay Towers, the Philipse Manor Train Station, and the Keramos building. Believing preservation should serve a multitude of building typologies, Mr. Kamen has applied his abilities to not only landmarked buildings, but to social housing typologies, historic row houses and typical mid to high rise residential tower.
SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE
Park Laurel, New York, NY - 2012-2016 This building restoration project involved the replacement of approximately eighty tons of steel beams, column repair, roof and roof slab replacement and full restoration of the facades and roof plaza. The roof slab and structural roof steel were found to be in danger of collapse and two floors of the building had to be vacated in order to perform the required repairs. Design elements also included custom windows throughout the building and a new plaza deck at roof level. The project required redesign and relocation of building wide mechanical systems. Total project cost was in excess of $12 million. Separate contracts for all work were awarded and managed by this office.
State University of New York, State College of Optometry. New York, NY - 2003 Exterior Walls Condition Survey Report. Project included complete mapping and documentation of the historic seventeen story exterior envelope, identification of the required scope of work, materials testing and analysis, budget analysis, coordination of professionals, historic research concerning materials and methods of construction.
Sea and Land Church, New York. NY - 2017-Ongoing The second oldest church in Manhattan, the former Sea and Land Church (now the Chinese Presbyterian Church), is undergoing a restoration and repair program for their historic treasure. Project includes creation of a conditions assessment and survey, articulation of a phased repair program, and immediate repair to the existing roof structure.
Registered Architect, AIA New Jersey, New York, Connecticut
Masters of Architecture, Washington University
Bachelors of Arts, Columbia University