Esin Pektas, Architect
Architecture, Interior & Urban Design, Construction Administration
Esin Pektas, RA, AIA, EIT, LEED AP BD+C
Hi. I'm a licensed architect with nearly 15 years of experience in architecture, interior design, engineering, urban planning and construction administration. I studied both architecture and structural engineering and have worked on projects in North America, Europe, and Asia. My practice is focused on new construction, building materials, systems, conditions and adaptive renovations specific to New York City's unique historical and environmental context. To date, I have designed, specified, and administered over $600 million in construction work on commercial, residential, and institutional properties. 

I'm also a sailor, racing at The Nyack Boat Club that was informally started in the late 1890's to insure the continuation of recreational sailing on the majestic Hudson River. Happy to be the bowwoman for  Sonar Fleet 23 - Sailing Race Crew.
15 years of experience in NYC 
 architecture, interiors,
urban design, 
construction administration
LOCAL LAW 11/98 Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP)

Architectural design,
Zoning Analysis, 
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), 
Pre-design, Schematic design, Design Development and Construction Documents, 
Contract administration, 
Façade engineering,building envelope design, curtain wall design
Capital Improvements / Replacement and Reconstruction Project Designs / Specifications / Bid Documents
Civil and Architectural Engineering
Structural and Construction Engineering
Construction Administration and Observation
Design Plans and Specifications
Energy Consulting/ Services
Home Warranty / Insurance Claim Experts Reports
Land Surveying
Litigation Support / Construction Claims
Local Law Facade Inspections and Repair Program
Parking/ Garage Consulting
Specialty Services for Community Associations, Coops / Condos and Building Owners
NYC Local Law 11/98 Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP) inspections/report and repair program
NYC Energy Code and ADA compliant design,
Filing permits for NYC Department of Buildings,
Presentations for NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
LEED Certification project management (teaching exam prep at local NYC AIA chapter)
Waterproofing consultancy.
Awards/Published Works

June 2018: U.S. - Italian Council Young Business Leaders participant

March 2018: New York Build Expo 2018 - Moderator for Developing New York 

February 2018 : New York City Construction Awards - Judging Panel 

June 2017: Architectural Record: Architecture News

May 2017 : American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center For Architecture - Panel Discussion to Introduce Esin Pektas, Architect, Founder of “We Are All Neighbors”

March 2017 : NEW YORK BUILD EXPO 2017 AIA approved Continuing Education Workshop Speaker: Redevelopment of Existing Buildings

February 2017 : AVON 2016 Women of the Year - Humanitarian Projects: “We Are All Neighbors” & “Built by Women for Women” 

January 2017 : American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist/Scholar in Residence

December 2016 : NYREJ New York Real Estate Journal Ask the Expert Article on Green Roof Conversion in NYC

October 2016:  NYREJ Professional Services Expert Article on NYC DOB Local Law 11/98 (FISP)

January 2015: HABITAT Bricks & Bucks article on Fort Lee Northbridge Park 

March 2014: USGBC Green Building Council Storm Resistant LEED-Gold Home Design Competition Second Place Breezy Point, NY 

February 2014: HABITAT Around the Town article on 30 Main Street Brooklyn, NY 

November 2012: USGBC LEED Certification for the DAS USA Showroom 

May 2008 : Golden Key International Honor Society US Presidential Inauguration Invitation to White House, January 2009)

April 2008 : CUNY CCNY Best Calculus Finalist Award

May 2007 : NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission 2006 New York Lucy Moses Best Individual Landmark Restoration Award for DJLA (240 Central Park South) 

July 2005 : USA Participant of XXII. UIA World Architecture Congress 

March 1999 : Tasarim Architecture Magazine Emerging Architect 

Hands-on Construction Administration
Sustainable Architectural Design 
Free Humanitarian Architectural Design Services & LGBTQ-friendly employment opportunities 
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175 Varick Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10014
"Esin Pektas, Architect is an iron fist in a velvet glove. She will take care of your building as if it's her own property with no change orders."