PROFILE - Campani and Schwarting Architects - Port Jefferson, New York
Frances Campani and Michael Schwarting established Campani and Schwarting Architects in 2000. The firm brings together Frances Campani's twenty years of work as a practicing architect on Long Island and Michael Schwarting's thirty two years of practice in New York City. Together, they have experience with many types and scales of work. They have each completed numerous projects involving new construction, additions and renovations. The firm can also provide urban design services. Much of the work has been published internationally and has been presented in lectures and exhibitions. The work has been cited both for its aesthetic distinction and for its innovative use of materials.
The firm is concerned with aesthetic design quality as well as the efficient use of space achieved through careful plan organization. The concern includes the social implications of design, with the intention to create appropriate and consequential structures. Client input is considered vital throughout the design process.
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN The design of the dwelling is of great interest to the Partners and from their previous experience have designed over 70 houses, apartments and lofts, including new construction, additions renovations and restorations. They have also been involved in multiple dwelling and public housing projects. The firm is capable of doing programming, site planning, planning studies as well as design from preliminary design through construction observation. Projects include houses in Florida and Long Island, as well public housing in Utica, NY and apartment buildings and renovations in NYC.
COMMERCIAL AND OFFICE DESIGN The Partners have designed over 30 projects including restaurants, showrooms, professional offices, university and medical facilities. Projects include over a dozen showrooms and the Italian Trade Center headquarters in New York City. The work has been noted for the efficient organization of space and movement and for the handling of light, color and materials.
PUBLIC PROJECTS The Partners are interested in the design of public institutions and public work with government agencies and have completed more than 40 projects. The work includes a subway station, medical clinics, new and renovated fire stations. It also includes the Clock Museum and a renovation and addition to the Library in Port Jefferson and the Heritage Park and Community Center in Mt. Sinai.
URBAN DESIGN The Partners are capable of providing urban design services. Previous work includes NYC street improvement projects, Bogardus Park in Tribeca, and a neighborhood plan for revitalization of the John Street area of Utica, NY. A campus plan and promenade design for F.I.T. received a Progressive Architecture Citation in 1985. The firm has designed a 17 acre park with a community center for the Mount Sinai Heritage Trust and the Town of Brookhaven.