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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...

A Visit to Weeksville: NYC’s African American Architectural Past

During these days when most travel and exploration are virtual, it is exciting to make a new in-person discovery. Having read in the New York Times about Weeksville, a pre-Civil...

New Uses for Old Buildings: Moynihan Train Hall

The current attention to massive investment in American infrastructure has revived hopes of creating a tremendously improved transportation hub for the New York metropolitan area. The newly opened Moynihan Train...

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...