ICSC New York

The Architect That Creates Big Ideas From Underused Retail Space

Thanks for visiting us at ICSC in New York!

We’re your nimble and local NYC architecture studio that creates big ideas from underused retail spaces.

Have landmarked properties? That’s one of our specialties. We replace or fine tune storefronts, design invisible ADA entries, and transform spaces every step of the way in the retail process – from the master planning to design, approvals by the city, and amendments to certificates of occupancy.

Interested in express approvals? Want to know how a retail restaurant on the ground floor can leverage rooftop access to enhance its eating and drinking offerings? Need help getting through the red tape of landlord reviews and plan examiner objections? We assist the retail design team with NYC-oriented navigation and solutions.

Steven Kratchman Architect is a TriBeCa-based architecture and design firm that specializes in adding value and breathing new life into underused properties. Our award-winning studio is a multi-disciplinary firm that works with developers of commercial and residential properties throughout New York City to get the best uses out of their retail space.

We repurpose and reinvigorate existing spaces with design concepts that are equally sophisticated and practical – working with both property owners and retailers.

Our Retail Expertise Includes the Following Retail-related Design Services:

  • Filing Alt-2s and Alt-1s
  • Duplex-up and duplex-down
  • Storefronts and Entry Systems
  • Awnings and Canopies
  • Connecting Stairs
  • Accessibility routes
  • Ramps and Lifts
  • Signage
  • Lighting
  • Landmark approvals
  • Sidewalk vaults and repairs
  • Tree pits and planters
  • Curb appeal
  • Flags, poles, pennants, banners
  • Basements and Cellars
  • Drawing submissions / reviews
  • Lobbies
  • Façade inspections and repairs
  • White boxes
  • Tenant review

Our firm expertise includes:

  • Master planning and project management
  • Historic preservation and conversions
  • Commercial, mixed-use, restaurants, and hotel retail spaces
  • Façades, canopies and property rebranding
  • Sports and fitness complexes, clubs and hospitality
  • Temporary Place of Assembly Certificates of Occupation (TPA) for high-profile NYC special events

About Our Studio:

Leadership: Steven Kratchman, AIA, Owner and Founder

By the Numbers

  • Established in 1999
  • Founder possesses 30+ years of international architectural experience.
  • Filed over 62 Alt-1 Applications and 396 Alt-2 Applications.

Notable Retail Projects

  • Martinique Hotel, 33 West 32nd Street New York, NY
  • Pig Beach BBQ Seafood Restaurant, 155 Bleeker Street New York, NY
  • Le Pain Quotidien, 05 Bleeker Street New York, NY
  • Seamores Seafood/Blue Point Brewing Company, 66 Water Street Brooklyn, NY
  • Gran Morsi Restaurant, 22 Warren Street New York, NY
  • Ligne Roset Showroom, 155 Wooster Street New York, NY
  • Gallery 47 Canal, 91 Grand Street New York, NY
  • Bobwhite Counter, 100 Warren Street New York, NY
  • Taim Falafel, 11 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • Book Nook, 23 Warren St New York, NY
  • Melt Feathers Spa/Ping Pod, 243 West 99th Street New York, NY
  • Le Décor Francais/Clayton and Edward Chemists. Inc, 125 East 72nd Street New York, NY

Other Notable Design Projects

  • Apogee, 250 Gorge Road, Cliffside NJ
  • Penny Lane, 215 East 24th Street New York, NY
  • Ravel Hotel, Long Island City, Queens, NY
  • Store 9, 23 Warren St New York, NY

Please contact us to learn how we can help you maximize your retail space.