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Steven Peter Papadatos

Steven Peter Papadatos, FARA, AIA
Managing Partner

In 1969, Mr. Papadatos founded his New York based Architectural firm, Papadatos Partnership LLP developing it into an International Award winning practice.  The Papadatos firm has received forty two prestigious awards for Excellence in Design.  In 1983, after breaking new ground and leading the cause for Green Buildings, Mr. Papadatos was honored by the State of New York with a citation from the State of New York for his contributions to Passive Solar Energy.  He has received  the Society of  American Registered Architects Award for Excellence in International Design. Also, in 2003, Mr. Papadatos was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his contribution to the profession of Architecture.

After the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993, Steven Papadatos was appointed to the World Trade  Center Fact Finding Committee –  consisting of leading experts in various professions – to study the effects of the bombing for the purpose of upgrading the New York City Building Code.  The mission was to develop new design criteria needed to prevent the incapacitation of entire hi-rise buildings from a single event.  Secondly, a comprehensive review of the Building Code, was undertaken particularly in the fire safety areas.

From 1991 to 1997, Steven Papadatos authored a monthly column, “Design for Success” in the New York Construction News, a McGraw-Hill Publication.  He has written in-depth articles covering future design predictions, Architecture, Interior Planning and Design and Energy Conservation.

For 12 years, Mr. Papadatos served as  a Board Member of the National Council for Community and Justice, and served on the National Council of the Archons, Order of St. Andrew.