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The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Environmental Control Board.

  • 280 Broadway, 5th floor, corner of Chambers Street in downtown Manhattan.
  • In addition, each borough has it own satellite DOB office.

The NYC Department of City Planning (DCP)

  • 22 Reade Street, ground floor, just east of Broadway in downtown Manhattan.
  • Each borough has it own office.

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)

  • Headquartered at 1 Centre St, Downtown Manhattan.

Environmental Control Board





The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is headquartered in Queens.

The NYC Department of Health (DOH).

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) located in Washington DC.

The National Association of Home Builders

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry

NYS Department of Education Division of Architectural Licensing


The American Institute of Architects Manhattan chapter is located at 536 La Guardia Place, Greenwich Village, Manhattan.

New York Society of Architects Is headquartered at 299 Broadway, in downtown Manhattan


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The office of Hal Dorfman Architect is happy to present this list of links to various websites in order to assist you in your pre-project planning. You may request additional information from the many governmental agencies and organizations noted above. Be sure to review their latest codes / laws and news releases in order to get a complete and accurate picture for your project. Of course we are available to help you navigate the maze of agencies so you can get answers fast.