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Back-to-Back Historic Preservation Award Winner!

We are delighted to announce that Francis C. Klein & Associates, Architects, has been honored with a 2020 Montclair Historic Preservation Award for its restoration of the Paper Plane Coffee Company...

Carroll Gardens apartment renovation featured in the New York Times

Our Carroll Gardens apartment renovation was featured in the January 16, 2020, edition of "On the Market," a weekly column in the New York Times. The article spotlighted our hand-selected...

Quarantecture: The Sites and Experiences We’ve Been Dreaming of During...

For our August newsletter, we asked for our readers for their thoughts about quarantecture: the places and experiences they've been yearning for during the months of the pandemic. During that...

An Interview with Pablo de Jesus: An Architect with a...

Pablo De Jesus has worked for our firm for over 20 years. His major projects include a beachfront bungalow addition, a restaurant renovation in Newark, a two-family house rebuilding in...

A Visit to Bushwick: Where Art and Architecture Come Alive

The Ulrich Huberty House, built in 1900, at 1019 Bushwick Avenue. Vibrant murals and graffiti, the cacophony of the elevated train, and the sound of experimental music from backroom clubs...

How to Become a Zoning Expert in Five Easy Steps

We’ve seen it happen time and time again: a client comes to us with their dream renovation, only to discover that it’s not allowed by the town’s zoning code. Don’t...

Paper Plane Coffee Company: Ready to Soar

When Francis C. Klein & Associates took over the project to convert the storefront at 194 Claremont Avenue, in Montclair, from an antique shop into Paper Plane Coffee Company, we...

Spotlight on Kim Nielsen, 3XN

I was delighted to talk with Kim Nielsen, principal architect at 3xn, an international firm with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Sydney, Toronto, and Brooklyn about key aspects of his intercontinental...

Sweden to the Jersey Shore

It’s not every day that a Swedish family decides to spend their vacations at the Jersey Shore. To enhance their summers in Spring Lake, Eva Wisemark and David Wertheim decided...

New Porch Design Wins 2019 Montclair Historic Preservation Award

What a difference a porch makes! We are honored to announce that Francis C. Klein & Associates was the recipient of a 2019 Historic Preservation Award from the Montclair Historic...