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Testimonials

The following are a few of the many testimonials received by Papadatos Partnership LLP for their many architectural accomplishments.

“As you know there exists a tremendous sensitivity in the ancient Hellenic culture for the beautiful.  Your work has tapped into this aesthetic criterion and has brought multi-dimensional expression unto the American landscape. I commend you for the honor bestowed upon your firm, the parish of the Annunciation and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios
Archbishop of America


“Permit me to say that I was deeply impressed by Mr. Papadatos’ contribution to the naodomia of the Orthodox Church.  I was particularly interested in the design for the Resurrection Cathedral in Tirana. Church architecture is indeed one of the first visual impressions of Orthodoxy. I therefore pray that Mr. Papadatos and his son, Peter, will be granted many years of health and strength to continue their valuable and inestimable contribution to the promotion of our Holy Faith.”

Gregorios
Archbishop of Thyateira and Great  Britain


“As Coordinator of the Venezuelan Pavilion, New York World’s Fair, 1964-1965, I wish to thank you for the excellent services you have rendered in the preparation of drawings and specifications and supervision of our Pavilion. It has been a pleasure to have been associated with you on this project.”

J.G. Castillo
Coordinator, Government of Venezuela


“I would like to congratulate you on the work your firm did on the new Federal Express Courier Operations Facility in Manhattan.  The design of this facility has made good use of the options available in an urban location such as New York City.”

Jerrold Nadler
Member of Congress


“St. Nicholas Shrine will shine as a beacon of Orthodoxy for all to come and worship  God, asking through the intercession of holy St. Nicholas, His mercy and forgiveness.  My best wishes are with you as the Doors of this holy place are opened and the grace of the Holy Spirit spills out sanctifying all the faithful.”

+IAKOVOS
Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox
Church of North and South America


“We were all so impressed!  The Committee was indeed mesmerized by your presentation; especially in regards to the “drawing sketches” and colored drawn presentation of our dream.  The concept, professional informational booklet and outstanding drawings were the finest works of all five architects interviewed in the Parish.”

Rev. Father James Dokos
Proistamenos


“On behalf of the members of the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards Committee, I am delighted to enclose an award certificate in recognition of your role in the restoration of The Cathedral of Saints Constantine and Helen. It is a pleasure to acknowledge your efforts to preserve the beauty and utility of this great New York Landmark.”

Peg Breen
President, New York Landmarks Conservancy


“Since, previously I have worked with many other architects, I must commend you for your outstanding concepts and for your willingness to listen to our needs and interpret our requirements on paper, but yet you came up with your personalized designs which will enhance St. Basil’s.”

Father Nicholas Soteropoulos
St. Basil’s Academy


“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
Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral


“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
Executive Vice President of Apple 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
Savings Bank Trust Company


“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, Vice President, Manager
Republic National Bank


“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, President
World Wide Buying Services Inc.


“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
Royal Olympic Cruises


“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
Department for the Aging


“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
GVA Williams Real Estate Co.


“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
Landmark West


“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, Rector, St. George Basilica