Addresses Brokers at Academy for
H. Meltzer, AIA, NCARB, one of New York 's most prominent architects
and a founding partner of award-winning Meltzer/Mandl Architects P.C.,
addressed a group of 125 residential real estate brokers and agents
at the New York Athletic Club for the Academy for Continuing Education
the nearly hour-long seminar, "Designing for Your Buyer," Meltzer
discussed the seminal role brokers play in the design process. He
elaborated on how brokers' input helps architects and developers determine
target markets, unit mix and size, finishes, and amenities. Utilizing
a power point presentation, he described the variables that made one
building more marketable than another and showed examples of several
of the buildings that he and partner David Mandl have designed over
the years, as well as newer projects currently under development.
In addition, Meltzer touched upon such topics as sustainable or "green"
architecture, which has become more prominent in residential development
in recent years, and the influence of zoning laws on development.
compared different architectural styles in the City over the decades
and their impact upon housing needs and prices. Following the seminar,
brokers queued up for autographed copies of his popular book, Marvin
Meltzer: City as Poetry , published by L'Arca Edizioni.