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Shaping the NYC Skyline


We had the pleasure of sitting down with Ariel Aufgang, the visionary architect and owner of Aufgang. Unlike other architectural firms that often focus on projects like hotels and courthouses, Ariel’s passion lies in designing multifamily buildings. From a young age, he knew that his destiny was to become an architect and he’s not only realized that dream but surpassed it.


Tune in as Ariel shares his extensive knowledge and experience, including progressive and cost-sensitive design strategies that he employed in designing his own office building. His meticulous approach and unwavering commitment have resulted in not just aesthetically pleasing structures but also sustainable and functional spaces. Join us, as we delve into Ariel’s remarkable career and discover how he is Shaping the NYC Skyline.

In this episode, Brenda and David talk to Ariel Aufgang about:

·       the innovative approaches taken by states outside of New York to address their housing shortages.

·       the significant pressures on the housing market due to the absence of a replacement for the 421-a tax exemption.

·       the techniques used in the design of Aufgang’s office building to foster a positive and thriving work environment and culture.

·       Ariel’s preference for designing multifamily buildings over other architectural structures.

·       the advantages of prefab construction in streamlining the building process.

·       and more… 

More on Shaping the NYC Skyline:

Website – http://seidenscheinco.wpenginepowered.com/

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/seiden-&-schein-p-c-/

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YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/@ShapingtheNYCSkyline

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Phone –  212-935-1400



570 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10022