About Us

Celebrating 50 years in designing stellar architecture.

SPA International P.C. was founded in 1969, specializing in architecture, interior design and planning.

The firm’s reputation, for excellence in architecture was established early on in the 1970s when the renovation of a Texaco Service station located in Greenwich, Connecticut received First Place honors in a National Design Competition, and appeared as a feature cover story in the March 1973 AIA Journal.

Serving Clients from areas all over the World.

During the firm’s 50 years of continued growth, SPA International P.C. has designed projects which range from new construction, interior design, additions, renovations and restoration projects.  The important ingredient for the firm’s success is that each project, small and/or large is approached with the same professionalism, and service to the client is never compromised.

A reputation that stands strong.

We are extremely proud of our record of repeat clients, a true testimonial to their dedication in servicing our clients.    We also give much credit to our consultants who are very dedicated and assist us in creating excellence.

The firm is comprised of Licensed Architects, who head the project teams, with designers who are also technically oriented. A librarian with an architectural background whose sole responsibility is to update the library with the latest products, international information, and samples for architectural/interiors projects, seeks innovating products from around the world.

Serving Clients from areas all over the World.

A reputation that stands strong.

  • “Our community is enthused to the superlative degree with the professional integrity, honesty, and Christian devotion of a man named Steven Papadatos.  Our poor community dared to dream the impossible in the form of a genuine orthodox structure at  a very low price, built with no compromise either to style or to quality of materials.  His personal devotion, wisdom and professional know-how fulfilled the dream of Saint George’s community.  Saint George has been declared a landmark of our city, and people of all faiths are visiting daily, to see a bit of Byzantium in the western world.”

    Rev. Father Germanos Stavropoulos
    • Rev. Father Germanos Stavropoulos
    • Rector, St. George Basilica
  • “Congratulations on a job well done for Federal Express at 156 West 72nd Street!
    The design for the Federal Express storefront, a newcomer to West 72nd Street, shows genuine appreciation and respect for the building’s original façade.  The collaboration between you and your important institutional client is an inspiration to us all.”

    Arlene Simon, President
    • Arlene Simon, President
    • Landmark West
  • “Papadatos Partnership LLP has provided very reliable, sophisticated architectural services for us on a number of occasions and with respect to a diversity of types of work.
    I am not easy to satisfy.  I am very demanding, extremely detailed and deeply personally involved in restorations of properties of which I am general partner. The Papadatos firm has done for us has run the gamut from designing an elegant pre-built tower floor for a building at 655 Madison Avenue, to designing and providing plans in connection with the restoration and upgrading of the 280,000 square foot building at 136 Madison Avenue.  A visit to the building would say more than these words. The Papadatos firm is cooperative, agreeable to change, and a contributor of ideas.”

    Jerome M. Cohen, Chairman
    • Jerome M. Cohen, Chairman
    • GVA Williams Real Estate Co.
  • “Papadatos Partnership LLP have been consultants for a Senior Center renovation project sponsored by the Department for the Aging.  They have performed a great service to the Center and to the Senior Community.

    Denis A. Huderski, RA, Asst. Director Facilities Management
    • Denis A. Huderski, RA, Asst. Director Facilities Management
    • Department for the Aging
  • “We are completely pleased with the Papadatos Firm as to their architectural approach, technical capabilities, and willingness to assist us even beyond their responsibility. The project was completed without extras and on schedule.  We wholeheartedly recommend Papadatos Partnership to anyone who may require their services.”

    Helen Samartzis, Treasurer
    • Helen Samartzis, Treasurer
    • Royal Olympic Cruises
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  • “Our community is enthused to the superlative degree with the professional integrity, honesty, and Christian devotion of a man named Steven Papadatos.  Our poor community dared to dream the impossible in the form of a genuine orthodox structure at  a very low price, built with no compromise either to style or to quality of materials.  His personal devotion, wisdom and professional know-how fulfilled the dream of Saint George’s community.  Saint George has been declared a landmark of our city, and people of all faiths are visiting daily, to see a bit of Byzantium in the western world.”

    Rev. Father Germanos Stavropoulos
    • Rev. Father Germanos Stavropoulos
    • Rector, St. George Basilica
  • “Congratulations on a job well done for Federal Express at 156 West 72nd Street!
    The design for the Federal Express storefront, a newcomer to West 72nd Street, shows genuine appreciation and respect for the building’s original façade.  The collaboration between you and your important institutional client is an inspiration to us all.”

    Arlene Simon, President
    • Arlene Simon, President
    • Landmark West
  • “Papadatos Partnership LLP has provided very reliable, sophisticated architectural services for us on a number of occasions and with respect to a diversity of types of work.
    I am not easy to satisfy.  I am very demanding, extremely detailed and deeply personally involved in restorations of properties of which I am general partner. The Papadatos firm has done for us has run the gamut from designing an elegant pre-built tower floor for a building at 655 Madison Avenue, to designing and providing plans in connection with the restoration and upgrading of the 280,000 square foot building at 136 Madison Avenue.  A visit to the building would say more than these words. The Papadatos firm is cooperative, agreeable to change, and a contributor of ideas.”

    Jerome M. Cohen, Chairman
    • Jerome M. Cohen, Chairman
    • GVA Williams Real Estate Co.
  • “Papadatos Partnership LLP have been consultants for a Senior Center renovation project sponsored by the Department for the Aging.  They have performed a great service to the Center and to the Senior Community.

    Denis A. Huderski, RA, Asst. Director Facilities Management
    • Denis A. Huderski, RA, Asst. Director Facilities Management
    • Department for the Aging
  • “We are completely pleased with the Papadatos Firm as to their architectural approach, technical capabilities, and willingness to assist us even beyond their responsibility. The project was completed without extras and on schedule.  We wholeheartedly recommend Papadatos Partnership to anyone who may require their services.”

    Helen Samartzis, Treasurer
    • Helen Samartzis, Treasurer
    • Royal Olympic Cruises
  • “I wish to take this opportunity to express my most sincere thanks for the wonderful job you have done in designing our new complex in Taiwan. I am especially pleased that your budget estimate was exact and furthermore, and most important to us, during construction we did not have any extras.  The space is not only functional but I am happy that your overall plans were designed in the manner that every square foot was advantageously utilize. In addition, I also wish to thank you for the design of our new offices in New York, which reflects your work as well as our corporative image.”

    F.D. Pomier
    • F.D. Pomier
    • President, World Wide Buying Services Inc.
  • “I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your professionalism in creating an office we are extremely proud of.  Our customers love it, and that’s unanimous.  It is also appropriate to thank you for your interest in the project, all of the time you gave us and making sure the project was on schedule and construction did not interfere with the branch day-to-day operations.”

    Vito G. Schwendemann
    • Vito G. Schwendemann
    • Vice President, Manager Republic National Bank
  • “Papadatos Partnership LLP has completed interior design and planning services for a number of departments in our organization.  His assignments were completed in a most capable and professional manner and we very pleased with his work.”

    Theodore  W. Lowen, President
    • Theodore W. Lowen
    • President, Savings Bank Trust Company
  • “I, on behalf of Apple Bank strongly commend the Papadatos team, for completing our projects with the most professionalism and dedication. We are pleased having engaged the Papadatos Firm and highly recommend them. We are confident  of their positive and creative performance.”

    Spiros J. Voutsinas
    • Spiros J. Voutsinas
    • Executive Vice President of Apple Bank
  • “We hope that, after the restoration is over, we will continue to maintain that friendship as well as trustful business relationship that have developed between us over the years.  Please accept this album as a humble token of our Christian love and appreciation of your sacrificial labors.”

    Mercurius, Bishop of Zaraisk
    • Mercurius, Bishop of Zaraisk
    • Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
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STEVEN P. PAPADATOS, ARCITECT

PRESIDENT

For the past 49 years, Steven P. Papadatos has led the firm he founded in creating innovative projects. Prior to founding this firm in 1969, he was employed with the New York engineering office of HNTB as a project architect involved with structures at Rutgers University and Buffalo International Airport.

After the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993, Steven Papadatos was appointed to the World Trade Center Fact Finding Committee to study the effects of the bombing for the purpose of upgrading the New York City Building Code.  The mission was to review new requirements that may be needed to prevent the incapacitation of high-rise office buildings from a signal event.  Secondly, a comprehensive review of the Building Code was undertaken particularly in the fire safety areas. He has extensive national and international experience in designing projects that include major civic, retail, residential, corporate, and commercial complexes and buildings, transportation centers, infrastructure, and religious projects.

Steven Papadatos held the position of Instructor and Assistant Professor of Architecture at The Institute of Design & Construction and New York Institute of Technology.  He lectured on topics of architecture, and Design Build at New York University and Management Procedures of architectural practice at the City University of New York.

Steven Papadatos was the design architect for the Cathedral and Archdiocesan Building in Tirana Albania.  Also he designed the James W. Pihos Cultural Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, both projects have been nationally and internationally recognized and have received numerous design awards for its Excellence in Design.

Steven Papadatos is licensed as an architect in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Florida and Wisconsin. He is licensed as a Professional Planner in the State of New Jersey.  Also he is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

PETER PAPADATOS, RA

ARCHITECT / PARTNER

Peter Papadatos is a licensed architect in New York State and NCARB certified.

Since 1994, Peter has been responsible for Managing SPA International P.C. International’s Office located in Moscow, with capabilities of directing the Moscow operations via satellite office from Helsinki.

A graduate of N.Y. Institute of Technology in1989 with a degree in Architecture, he has developed branding design innovations for Dialog Bank, where Papadatos Partnership LLP was recognized for several Architectural Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Design. Also, he has designed and overseen construction for residences in Moscow and Turkey.

In addition, Peter has been involved with many significant projects in New York, including the renovation of 136 Madison Avenue, Renovation at 17 State Street for Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association and the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels Catwalk Shelter Booths.

Anthony Delimitros

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

A member of the SPA International P.C. team since 2005, Anthony Delimitros was extensively involved with renovations and restoration of FedEx Projects in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Areas.

With 14 years of experience, he brings invaluable perspective, expertise and insight to the design and delivery process, especially towards the Port Authority of NY & NJ  Design and Construction Process Having performed virtually every role in the design process during his career, he effectively assembles and coordinates project teams and directs all phases of the design and construction administration process. Anthony facilitates each detail of communication between the client, team members, and consultants by continually integrating his design skills and experience into the management of each project.

Anthony has worked on both the design and owner’s representation sides associated with airport, corporate, commercial, industrial and tenant improvement projects. With this diverse project experience, Anthony’s hands-on approach brings discerning judgment and unique practical skill to the execution of all aspects of architectural services. He has a clear design philosophy and is committed to working with each client to make sure that their needs and desires are met, ultimately leading to creative ways to address both functionality and sustainability in each project and provide the best functional and economical design approach of the clients and end users goals.

Saverio Crea, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Saverio Crea arrived at SPA International P.C. with a diverse background and has been with the firm since 1977.  Prior to joining SPA International P.C., Mr. Crea worked with DeSina & Pellegrino Architects.  He was involved with production drawings, specifications, estimating and site inspections.

Mr. Crea was the Project Manager for several FedEx projects, for example, Obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy for 148 Leroy Street; Warehouse, Distribution Center & WSC, Fort Washington, PA and WTC DEA, 17th Street City Station, New York City.  In addition, he was the Project Manager for the following Port Authority Projects: Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City New Jersey; the conversion of Building 141 at JFK Airport, New York City.  Also, he was the Project Manager for the design of the Lobby at 136 Madison Avenue, New York City.

Saverio Crea is a Graduate of Italy’s Institute of Architecture and has attended Pratt Institute and Cooper Union.  He is a licensed Architect in the States of New, New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado and Virginia.  He is also licensed as a Professional Planner in the State of New Jersey.  Mr. Crea is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Lysanne Szabo

LEED / DESIGN CONSULTANT

Having graduated from the Caribbean School of Architecture in Jamaica with a Bachelor in Architecture. Lysanne is a LEED Accredited Professional who assists all project teams and project managers in LEED design and certification on multi-discipline projects requiring LEED certification. She manages the LEED design and certification process throughout design and construction to ensure complete criteria compliance.

Lysanne plays an integral role for SPA International P.C., her responsibilities serves towards the sustainability of the environment. To ensure the maximum level of accreditation within each project Lysanne researches up to date and new LEED technologies and strategies, as well as staying current in LEED criteria. She is also responsible with mentoring and educating in-house staff on LEED strategies.

Sophia P. Gatanas

DIRECTOR

Prior to joining SPA International P.C.in 1979, Sophia Gatanas majored in Political Science with a minor in Psychology at Queens College.

At SPA International P.C., Sophia is responsible for the management of the firm, public relations and business development. Her interaction with the clientele is invaluable to success of the firm.

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