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SHELDON LICHT AIA APA

2625 NETHERLAND AVENUE, RIVERDALE, NEW YORK 10463


sl605dbc@westpost.net * 917-806-6390
Architect * Planner * Energy Consultant
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SUMMARY
*Licensed Registered Architect in New York, Activating Florida Architect license
*Licensed Urban Planner in New Jersey
*Columbia U School of Architecture, M. Architecture; New York U Masters of Urban
Planning
*Beginning in 1990, total NYC Projects (143) one third are Forensic (46)
*Seeking Executive position w/firm specializing in Design and Forensic work; Fir
es, Floods and Explosions
*Presently living in New York City; willing to relocate to East Coast Florida
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
*Approximately 20% of damaged buildings were high-rise Steel or Concrete Constru
ction
*About 50% of destroyed property were wood stud/wood joist Residential structure
s
*Remaining 30% are fire-protected wood or light steel Commercial buildings (ofte
n Retail)
o Outstanding examples are "Ground Zero" Towers, 9/11, Coordinator at site
o25-foot store. 2nd floor Nail Salon created accelerant condition; lost 59% of
building
o Hi-Rise Residential building; kitchen gas explosion destroyed top 4 floors
o Borden's Factory converted to Laundry; Hi ceiling saved some open Trusses
o Queens Synagogue, Auditorium/Banquet Hall Fire (Flammable materials present)
*Zoning and Building Codes Consulting for Architects, Engineers, Lawyers and Own
ers.
*Consultant on BSA appeals and Landmarks applications.
*NYC restaurants, including Zoe's, Rene Pujol, Ma Tante, New Deal;
*Landmark Buildings;
*Corporate Home Office Space, including Mallah Parking, Belson & Associates (rea
l estate), Split Rock Real Estate, Levin Associates (NJ);
*Westbeth Housing Corp. (Artist Work/Residence complex),
*Roosevelt Terrace Housing (4 Building Complex),
*St. John the Divine Cathedral oversight of Bell Towers Construction
*Study for re-use of Power sub-station among recycling of existing structures.
*Designed & managed International City Planning effort in Brazil
Assistant Commissioner, Technical Affairs, Department of Buildings
*Responsibilities included directing Technical Compliance Unit,
*Co-chairing Borough Commissioner's Technical Committee,
*Member of Building Industry Advisory Council,
*Member of Plumbing Board,
*Participated on matters before the Bureau of Electric Control (BEC, an arm of D
OB)
*Chaired Facade Committee,
*Oversight of Borough Offices activities,
*Support in technical matters to the Commissioner's Office.
*Coordinating Commissioner for Forensic Inspections of the World Trade Center tr
agedy.
*Principal Forensic professional at Rockaway Beach plane crash site.
*Organized and interviewed technical/profession applicants for DOB positions inc
luding Plan Examiners, Deputy Borough Commissioners and a Director of a unit.
*Chaired the Downtown Beautification Committee (an interagency effort).
*Created educational module to upgrade construction Inspectors to plumbing inspe
ctors,
*Developed the protocol for Professional Certification process.
EDUCATION
*Master of Urban Planning, Now York University, Graduate School of Public Admini
stration
Disciplines: Management, Quantitative Analysis, and Urban Economics
Dissertation: The Economic, Technological and Financial Framework for Systems Co
nstruction in USA
*Master of Architecture, Columbia University, School of Architecture
Discipline: Architecture, Planning, Landmarks and Energy Conservation
Thesis: International House at the Hebrew University, Jerusalum
*Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, Columbia College
Disciplines: History of Fine Arts, 18th & 19th Century; Classical Literature
AWARDS AND HONORARIA
*Certificate of Merit (United States, Energy),
*President, (former) Bronx Chapter American Institute of Architects
*Vice-President (former), Bronx Chapter American Institute of Architects
*Director, New York State Associate of Architects
*Director, New York City Council of Architects
*Select List of Architects, New York Archdiocese, Roman Catholic Church
*Select List of Architects, New York Archdiocese, Episcopal Church
*Adjunct Teacher, New York University/Continuing Education - Subject: Method and
Materials of Construction
*Lecturer & Teacher, C.W. Post - Subject: Acoustics
*Lecturer & Teacher, New York Structural Institute - Subject: Steel Construction
, Wood Construction, Method and Materials of Construction, Environmental Technol
ogy HVAC- Plumbing - Electricity
*Adjunct Professor, New York Tech (CUNY) - Subject: Environmental Technology HVA
C- Plumbing - Electricity
PROFESSIONAL LICENSING
*National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
*Registered Architect - NY, FL; (Inactive) - NJ, CT, IL
*Licensed Urban Planner - NJ (inactive)