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Salvatore Paratore

Sal Paratore has spent the last two decades in design, rehabilitation, and construction administration of federal, state, and city agency projects. Sal’s experience leading Urbahn’s repair and rehabilitation projects has exposed him to a wide variety of construction techniques. In addition to project management duties, Sal frequently provides independent, in-house constructability reviews.

 

Sal holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the City College of New York and is a registered architect in New York State.

 

Value

OUR DESIGNS BRING BEAUTY, BENEFIT,
AND VALUE

We believe that a successful project is only achieved through the interdependence of designers and managers. Urbahn’s design and management teams work hand-in-hand to ensure that our projects enhance the built environment, achieve functional and performance excellence, while always adhering to cost, schedule,
and regulatory requirements.

Collaboration

EXCELLENCE DEMANDS FOCUSED
COLLABORATION

We believe the design process must embrace the client, user groups, engineering and specialty consultants, as well as Urbahn’s own planning and design professionals. We listen, we engage, we brainstorm, to create in ways no single individual working alone can.

Innovation

INNOVATION IS ROOTED IN KNOWLEDGE
LEVERAGED BY TECHNOLOGY

We believe in the integration of practice-based knowledge with new technologies to deliver innovative yet sensible solutions. We employ several Building Information Modeling platforms to enhance the design process. We bring real-world experience with many project delivery systems, including design/build and modular construction.

Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IS AN ARCHITECT’S
OBLIGATION

We believe it is our duty as designers to minimize impacts on the environment. Our staff of LEED Accredited Professionals continually seeks to develop designs that are sustainable in their very concept, reduce energy consumption, and maximize efficiencies in all aspects of a project.

Engagement

THE DESIGN IS JUST THE BEGINNING.

We believe in top client service throughout construction. Our teams work hard to design projects; they have a vested interest in the success of their efforts. Key team members remain engaged in the project, providing construction administration services and assisting our clients during the commissioning and occupancy process.

Solutions

WE GET THE JOB DONE.

We believe one’s word is one’s promise. That’s why we focus on solutions and results to deliver successful projects that exceed our client’s objectives and aspirations.

Antonio Pinto

Antonio Pinto comes to Urbahn with over 10 years of diverse design and construction experience in the tri-state area. He is an expert in all areas of building envelope technologies and forensics, with over 200 rehabilitation and upgrade projects for many public agencies. His ability to simultaneously focus on details and big-picture issues help make Tony skilled and capable Project Manager.

 

Tony is a Registered Architect in New York State. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Donald E. Henry, Jr.

Donn Henry joined Urbahn Architects in the early 1980s and has been an officer since 1996. Donn directs Urbahn’s public safety work, as well as major civic infrastructure projects. With over 25 years of experience, Donn has completed the programming, planning, and design of numerous complex institutional facilities throughout the tri-state region. His management style is characterized by an unyielding commitment to both the project and client, evidenced by his focused stewardship of schedule, budget, and quality.

 

Donn is a recognized expert in planning and design of secure facilities, including Urbahn’s Federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY, Correctional Medical Center in Bayamon, PR, and Public Safety Communications Center in Jersey City, NJ. He is an advocate for passive security within a project’s planning and architectural design, but is also an expert in implementing security technology, including CCTV, touch-screen controls, electronic locking, intrusion systems, and perimeter detection.

 

Donn holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a registered architect in New Jersey and New York, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional.

Deborah Verne

Deborah Verne’s extensive experience encompasses all facets of project management; from feasibility studies to construction documents to construction closeout. With all her projects, Deborah takes complete ownership of her client’s needs and constraints. This, coupled with her focus and attention to detail make Deborah an extremely effective project manager.

 

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and is a registered architect in Washington, DC.