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Alterations, conversions and more in New York and elsewhere.

Educating Architects: Why Architects Should Charge More

Ritu Saheb, Architect is interviewed by design professional peer group LMNOP.

“……….As the moderator, I had the honor of following her prudent introduction by presenting a number of hard-hitting questions to our panel. As a result, we highlighted several subjects that directly referenced the evening’s topic, including project management, global impacts, and questionable but common business practices in the building and design industry……………”

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Ritu Saheb, Architect Advices on Manhattan Renovation

Ritu Saheb, Architect is interviewed by real estate publication Brick Underground

How to revive a Midtown East co-op that's stuck in the '70s

This Midtown East one-bedroom co-op, 245 East 54th St.,  #3F, has a lot going for it and one very big drawback: It's stuck in the past. To Ritu Saheb of Saheb Architecture, it “is a fantastic apartment.” She says it gets great light and is in a desirable neighborhood. “But it got the ’70s treatment,” she says, pointing to the mirrored walls in the living/dining areas, and notes that it clearly hasn’t been updated in some time………..”

Ritu Saheb, Architect Advices on a Modest Renovation

Ritu Saheb, Architect is interviewed by real estate publication Brick Underground

“A modest makeover for a moderately priced, prewar apartment on the Upper West Side

Manhattan architect Ritu Saheb doesn’t mince words. After a quick look at the listing for this prewar one bedroom on the Upper West Side at 46 West 83rd St., she declares it to be “pretty crappy,” and says that little has been done to fix it up. She’s also not a fan of what she calls “the cheap cabinetry in the kitchen.”………….

Conversions: 'legalize' your New York building

There might be several reasons why your building is illegal. You may have added a floor without a permit, you may have added a parking lot without a permit, you may have converted to another use without a permit or you may be operating your store in a new building without a Certificate of Occupancy.

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