Fradkin & McAlpin Associates translate the goals and visions of our clients -- educational, institutional, commercial, and private individuals -- into imaginative, innovative architecture. The firm strives to exceed its clients’ expectations with designs that are sophisticated, efficient and cost effective.
Fradkin & McAlpin's services include consultation during project inception; programming; space planning; owner representation; feasibilty, zoning, and code studies; building condition assessment; and post-project assessment. Our design expertise ranges from the adaptation of historic structures, to interior design, to new structures.
Our process is simple, but intensive: we begin every engagement without preconception, we spend time getting to know our client. We listen carefully, establish open and frank communication, and arrive at a definition of the project that frames all the financial, aesthetic, functional, and scheduling issues.
In January 2000, Bennett Fradkin and David McAlpin brought their architectural practices together to form the Fradkin & McAlpin Associates partnership. They have collaborated on design projects of varying size and scope, from a recording studio, to offices, to new bathhouses for a shore club. Through the course of his thirty year career, Bennett Fradkin has accumulated experience working on a diverse array of projects in New York and beyond. He takes a methodical approach to the architectural process, and his skill in orchestrating project teams consistently produces successful, high quality design. David McAlpin has practiced in New York as a principal since 1984. His creative problem solving has given new life to institutional facilities, professional and corporate offices, retail stores, reused buildings, and residential spaces. Fundamental to David's design approach is understanding the multivalent needs of his clients, envisioning the optimal solutions, articulating the result clearly, and guiding each project to fruition. David has taught design studios at NYIT and is currently Secretary of the Manitoga/Russel Wright Design Center.