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RKTB Architects Names Alex Brito, AIA and Albert Aronov, AIA as Principals and Alex Barclay, AIA, LEED AP as Associate

03/24/2015

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RKTB Architects Names Alex Brito, AIA and Albert Aronov, AIA as Principals and Alex Barclay, AIA, LEED AP as Associate
     
New York, NY, March 24, 2015—RKTB Architects, P.C. is pleased to announce that Alex Brito, AIA, and Albert Aronov, AIA, have been named as partners in the firm and Alex Barclay, AIA, LEED AP, has been named as an associate. Brito and Aronov join Carmi Bee, FAIA, and Peter Bafitis, AIA, as Principals, and Barclay joins current Associates Katy Daugharty, AIA, LEED AP, and Nelson Vega.
    
Alex Brito, AIA, is a registered architect in New York specializing in multifamily housing design. After joining RKTB in 1992, he became an Associate in 2003, Senior Associate in 2007 and an Associate Principal in 2014. Brito has design, production and project management experience in a diverse range of sectors including affordable and market rate housing, transportation and education. He has also worked extensively on pre-design phases of projects such as zoning and building code analyses. His major projects include East Clarke Place Court, Site 8 Apartments, Cathedral Gardens, and The AirTrain terminal in Jamaica, Queens. Mr. Brito is a member of the NYC/AIA Housing Committee.

Albert Aronov, AIA, is a registered architect in New York specializing in building restoration and new construction. After joining RKTB in 1997, he became an Associate in 2003, Senior Associate in 2007 and Associate Principal in 2014. Aronov has managed a diverse range of projects including academic, residential, institutional, commercial, and historic preservation, and his high level of technical experience in exterior envelope work has made him an expert in the field. He has led RKTB’s education studio since 2004, during which time he has managed a large volume of projects for the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA). For the SCA he recently oversaw the execution of major additions to P.S. 29 and P.S. 70 in Queens as well as scores of renovation projects. Aronov is a member of the AIA New York Chapter's Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE).

Alex Barclay, AIA, is both a registered architect and LEED BD+C accredited. He joined RKTB in 2011 as a Project Architect for educational projects, including the addition to P.S. 70 in Queens and multiple Universal Pre-Kindergarten renovations for the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA). Prior to joining RKTB, Barclay worked on a variety of building types including an 8,500 SF multi-million dollar home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; a 2,200 SF renovation of an Upper East Side apartment; and a 26-story dorm in the East Village. He is experienced in all phases of project development, from pre-design to construction administration.

RKTB is an award-winning, full-service architecture and urban design firm with studios that specialize in housing and educational facilities. Among its accomplishments, the firm created an innovative infill “Smart Housing” prototype that has renewed neighborhoods throughout New York by replacing vacant lots with contextual but modern, high quality affordable housing. Clients include the NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA), the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC), the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), and many prominent housing developers in New York City. Formerly known as Rothzeid Kaiserman Thomson & Bee, P.C., the firm celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. For more information, please visit www.rktb.com.

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(downloaded photo caption: Albert Aronov, AIA; Alex Barclay, AIA, LEED AP; Alex Brito, AIA)

03/24/2015 - 17:45

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