Jeffrey Kamen is an architect living and working on Bond Street in downtown Manhattan. For over 30 years, Mr. Kamen has worked on both residential and commercial projects in a variety of scales. His office is noted for commitment and responsiveness to the particular interests of each client. He offers not only his own hands-on and personal approach, but also close relationships with a team of expert technical and NYC Department of Buildings consultants. Working in an atmosphere of mutual respect, Mr. Kamen has developed a tight network of local contractors.
As a designer Mr. Kamen is comfortable working within a wide range of historical styles. On rehab or restoration projects, his work fits seamlessly into the context of the existing site. The work is in response to the requirements of each locale as well as to the creative and functional demands of our times. On completely new projects he favors a modern approach and employs a vocabulary that is clean, precise, and elegant. Mr. Kamen is also completely familiar with zoning and building codes and will expertly guide any alteration or new building through the regulatory process at the Department of Buildings.
In addition to his architectural practice, Mr. Kamen works as an architectural renderer. Arguably the best means of assisting clients in envisioning a new building, these renderings are instrumental in selling projects to community review boards and the general public. Beyond their usefulness in Mr. Kamen’s own work, renderings are often produced in collaboration with other architects, artists and developers to help present their projects as well. Mr. Kamen’s renderings have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other major media outlets. He frequently teaches rendering and architecture at New York City College of Technology School of Architecture and Institute of Design and Construction. Over the years Mr. Kamen has also taught at The New School, Fashion Institute of Technology, and New York School for Interior Design.
Lastly, Mr. Kamen actively seeks to help ensure the future economic and physical health of his own community. As a past Chairman of the NOHO NY Business Improvement District (BID) Extension, he played an important role in the effort to bring the best possible amenities and services into this historically diverse neighborhood. He is devoted to NOHO and its potential to be an even greater place to work and live.