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Email: office.ny@ratio.com
Fax: +88 (0) 202 0000 001
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AWARDS

2024

  • 424 Fifth Avenue — The Lord & Taylor Building:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy

2023

  • 131 Duane Street — The Hope Building:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
    Preservation Award, Victorian Society in America
  • 90 West Broadway — The Gerken Building:
    Preservation Award, Victorian Society in America

2022

  • Astoria Park Pool and Play Center:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy

2021

  • Central Presbyterian Church:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
    Excellence in Historic Preservation Award, Preservation League of New York State
    Good Steward Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
  • Green-Wood Chapel:
    Excellence in Historic Preservation Award, Preservation League of New York State
    Preservation Award, Victorian Society in America

2020

2019

  • Walter B. Melvin Architects, LLC:
    Chairman’s Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Freehand Hotel:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy

2018

  • Public Bath House No. 7, Brooklyn:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
    Ortner Award for Excellence in Exterior Restoration, Park Slope Civic Council

2017

  • St. Thomas Church:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
    Stanford White Historic Preservation Award, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art

2016

  • Walter B. Melvin, AIA:
    Unsung Hero Award, Landmark West!

2015

  • 998 Fifth Avenue:
    Stanford White Historic Preservation Award, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
  • 1125 Fifth Avenue Terrace:
    Stanford White Historic Preservation Award, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
  • Sibley Hall, Cornell University:
    Design Merit Award, AIA New York Chapter
  • Grace Church in New York:
    Merit Award, The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

2014

2013

  • 998 Fifth Avenue:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
    Hats Off Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
  • Donald Judd Home and Studio:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
    Masterworks Award, Municipal Arts Society
    Best of Construction Award, Engineering News Record – New York
  • Walter B. Melvin, AIA:
    Sidney L. Strauss Award, New York Society of Architects

2012

2010

  • Liberty Tower, 55 Liberty Street:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy

2009

  • Marymount School of New York:
    Preservation Award, Victorian Society in America
  • 475 Tenth Avenue:
    Preservation Award, Victorian Society in America
  • 525 Park Avenue:
    Extra Mile Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
  • 110 West 78th Street:
    Façade Restoration Award, Landmark West!
  • 171-173 MacDougal Street:
    Regina Kellerman Award, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

2008

  • The Plaza Hotel:
    Best of Year Award, New York Construction News
  • 145 East 45th Street:
    Hats Off Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
  • Walter B. Melvin, AIA:
    Landmarks Lion Award, Historic District Council

2007

  • Kips Bay Towers:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy

2006

  • The Gramercy, 34 Gramercy Park East:
    Historic Preservation Award, Gramercy Neighborhood Associates

2005

  • The Cloisters Museum:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Hoffman Hall, General Theological Seminary:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • 850 Park Avenue:
    Hats Off Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
  • 1111 Park Avenue:
    Extra Mile Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts

2004

  • 780 West End Avenue:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
    Preservation Award, Victorian Society in America

2003

  • The Frick Collection:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Marymount School of New York:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Alwyn Court:
    Preservation Award, Victorian Society in America

2002

  • Alwyn Court:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • Queensboro Bridge, Bridgemarket:
    Excellence in Conservation Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts

2001

  • Queensboro Bridge, Bridgemarket:
    Best of Year Award, New York Construction News
    Best Restoration Award, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
  • Cooper Union, Main Building:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy

2000

  • Queensboro Bridge, Bridgemarket:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy
  • 211 Winant Road, Princeton, NJ:
    Historic Preservation Award, Princeton Historical Society

1998

  • The Dorilton Apartments:
    Large Scale Restoration Award, Landmark West!

1995

  • The Osborne Apartments:
    Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, New York Landmarks Conservancy

1992

  • 6 East 80th Street:
    Excellence in Conservation Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts

1983

  • 778 Park Avenue:
    Excellence in Conservation Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts

Dorian Yurchuk, RA, LEED AP BD+C

Martin Lee Griggs

Principal Martin has worked in the architecture and construction industry for over 30 years, including 26 years at WBMA specializing in the assessment and repair of exterior envelopes. He has overseen several award-winning restoration projects including St. Paul’s Chapel – Columbia University, 451 Broome Street, Liberty Tower and Alwyn Court, as well as restoration projects at Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict Building, the Cosmopolitan Club, several City parks and residential cooperatives. Martin is well versed in the myriad building materials that have been used in the northeast and has extensive experience assessing and restoring a variety of masonry and roofing systems. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is a Registered Architect in New York State.

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Architecture

Professional Registration

Registered Architect in the State of New York

Bruce Barton, RA, AIA

Martin Lee Griggs

Principal Martin has worked in the architecture and construction industry for over 30 years, including 26 years at WBMA specializing in the assessment and repair of exterior envelopes. He has overseen several award-winning restoration projects including St. Paul’s Chapel – Columbia University, 451 Broome Street, Liberty Tower and Alwyn Court, as well as restoration projects at Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict Building, the Cosmopolitan Club, several City parks and residential cooperatives. Martin is well versed in the myriad building materials that have been used in the northeast and has extensive experience assessing and restoring a variety of masonry and roofing systems. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is a Registered Architect in New York State.

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Architecture

Professional Registration

Registered Architect in the State of New York

Sergio De Orbeta RA, AIA, NCARB

Sergio De OrbetaWith almost 20 years of experience in the field, Principal Sergio De Orbeta has been instrumental in the successful restoration, repair, and continued maintenance of numerous historic structures in New York City and beyond. 15 of those years have been at WBMA, where he has taken a detailed and methodical approach to his projects. Some of his noteworthy ongoing projects include Casa Italiana, Columbia University; The Osborne; 100 Hudson Street; 525 Park Avenue; 130 East End Avenue; and 300 West 108th Street.  Previous award-winning projects include 131 Duane Steet – the Hope Building, 451 Broome Street, Donald Judd Home & Studio, and Marymount School of New York.  He is a Registered Architect in the States of New York and New Jersey. Originally from Puerto Rico, Sergio received his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Architectural History from Carnegie Mellon University.

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Master of Science in Historic Preservation

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Architecture
Minor in Architectural History

Professional Registration

Registered Architect in the States of New York and New Jersey

Martin Lee Griggs, RA

Martin Lee Griggs

Principal Martin Lee Griggs has worked in the architecture and construction industry for over 30 years, including 27 years at WBMA specializing in the assessment and repair of exterior envelopes. He has overseen several award-winning restoration projects including St. Paul’s Chapel – Columbia University, 451 Broome Street, Liberty Tower and Alwyn Court, as well as restoration projects at Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict Building, the Cosmopolitan Club, several New York City parks and residential cooperatives. Martin is well versed in the myriad building materials that have been used in the northeast and has extensive experience assessing and restoring a variety of masonry and roofing systems. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is a Registered Architect in New York State.

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Architecture

Professional Registration

Registered Architect in the State of New York

Robert C. Bates RA, AIA

Robert C. Bates

With more than 35 years of professional experience at WBMA, Principal Robert C. Bates has overseen restoration projects at many of New York City’s premier institutions, including The Met Cloisters, Donald Judd Home and Studio, Green-Wood Cemetery and Riverside Church, as well as McKim Mead and White’s 998 Fifth Avenue and William Tuthill’s Schinasi Mansion at 351 Riverside Drive. A graduate of Lehigh University, Robert is a Registered Architect in the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has a strong understanding of traditional building materials and has developed many new restoration techniques over the years. Robert has published articles on waterproofing of historic masonry walls, restoration of cast iron, and roofing replacement.

Education

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Bachelor of Art in Architecture

Professional Registration

Registered Architect in the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut