WARSHAUER MELLUSI WARSHAUER ARCHITECTS pc
CONTINUING A PROUD TRADITION OF CREATING & ENHANCING OUR COMMUNITIES BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Member: U.S. Green Building Council
Member: American Institute of Architects
Member: Westchester County Association
Member: International Code Council
Warshauer Mellusi Warshauer Architects p.c. is a full-service architectural firm with a successful track record in designing many of the most recognized buildings in the Westchester-Mid Hudson Region, with projects also in Connecticut, New Jersey and the Bronx. WMW’s experienced professional team is led by its Principals Gary Warshauer and Edmund Vogel.
The practice is well diversified in the types of buildings and facilities designed as well as the variety of site conditions they have incorporated their designs into. They have master-planned residential communities, executive office-industrial parks, and mixed-use projects in both urban and suburban settings. The firm’s work includes a full range of building types from single-family homes to low- mid- and high-rise residential apartments and condominiums, affordable-subsidized housing, college housing, senior housing, hotels, business, office buildings, medical office buildings, industrial buildings, flex buildings, retail centers, corporate headquarters, religious, institutional, educational buildings, mixed use developments and the restoration and adaptive reuse of existing buildings and developments.
WMW’s services include feasibility studies, programming, site selection, master planning, site planning, zoning analysis and tabulations, building code analysis, building design, interior design, guiding the approvals process, construction documents, bidding and architectural construction administration services (shop drawings, field visits, payment requisitions, construction ownership and contractor meetings) during construction through project close-out, post occupancy and warrantee period follow ups.
The approvals process, which includes working with Local and State Municipalities and Agencies, Public Community Groups, and Funding Entities is a major requirement for most projects. They have developed an expertise in these programs and processes in-order to best assist their clients. And are also very familiar with the various energy code standards and requirements, including LEED, Energy Star and Passive House Design.
WMW’s clients include major residential and commercial developers, corporate owners and local municipalities. Their long-term client relationships is their legacy.
The WMW Legacy
Matthew J. Warshauer founded the firm in 1956 and began practicing Architecture in Westchester County, New York, as Matthew J. Warshauer, AIA, Architect. In 1981, the firm was incorporated as Matthew J. Warshauer Architects, PC, and became Warshauer Mellusi Warshauer Architects, PC, in 1990, with Matt, Vinny and Gary as its Principals. Among Matt’s early projects were single family homes, An addition to the Boys and Girls Club in Mount Kisco, The Bedford Hills Firehouse, The Thornwood Firehouse, The Scarsdale Synagogue, The Carpenter Avenue Low Income Housing in Mount Kisco, the Scattered Sites Low Income Housing in Greenburgh, the Skyler Delkalb Affordable Housing building in White Plains and several multi-family townhouse developments in the Mid-Hudson Region. Working with Bob Weinberg and Marty Berger (Robert Martin Company) he created the design concept for the “flex-building” and the firm went on to design several executive office-industrial parks and numerous office and residential buildings in downtown White Plains, as part of their Urban Renewal Program. Working with Joel Halpern (Halpern Building Corporation) Matt designed the master plan for the redevelopment of the infamous Westchester Premier Theater building and the firm went on to design the seven office buildings at Tarrytown Corporate Center.
Matt retired in 2005. His love for architecture never waned and he was especially energized when reminiscing about the buildings and spaces he had designed and Clients he worked with. He was very proud of the Firm and was delighted to have had many years to see the WMW tradition continue after his retirement. He was also passionate about his dogs, became actively involved in training service dogs. He passed away on April 11, 2022, at the age of 94. He was a WWII veteran, a pilot in the Naval Air Force, and is buried in the Sarasota National Cemetery, with Military Funeral Honors.
Vincent J. Mellusi, NCARB, AIA, retired principal, consultant to the firm Vinny joined the firm in 1974 and became a principal in 1984. He completed his architectural education at the Institute of Design & Construction and held licenses in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida, and certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards He served as a past director of the New York State Association of Architects and past President of the Westchester Mid-Hudson Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Vincent was active in his community as a Teacher of Architectural Technology and Chairman of the Yorktown Architectural Review Board. Vincent retired in 2019 and continues working for the firm as consultant.
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