For 30 years, Oaklander, Coogan & Vitto Architects has been designing innovative, quality projects that reflect our sense of community to New York City and the surrounding area.

Our varied clients, who include City and State agencies, non-profit community organizations, educators, corporations and private developers, rely on our dedicated staff to deliver excellent design in personalized buildings that support their goals.

OCV’s staff of twenty five is committed to outstanding service at every level. For all projects, a principal heads up a larger team of design and production associates, ensuring our clients consistent responsiveness and ongoing communication. The office’s in-house capabilities in conjunction with our long time consultants, guarantee efficient, seamless management of all projects from schematic planning through post-occupancy.

Our design approach at OCV is one that sees every project as unique. Clients turn to us for complex planning solutions that often include diverse programmatic needs. Multifarious sites have led to some of our most challenging and successful buildings. From the addition of a new top floor to house a full service regulation size gymnasium in a landmark collegiate school, to the integration of a three hundred-person cafeteria into a former Wall Street bank vault, OCV develops distinctive solutions for each client.


Since 1990, we remain strongly committed to community development as illustrated through our project history. Within the last five years alone, with the sponsorship of many dedicated not-for-profit developers, we have completed over a thousand units of low and middle income, and supportive housing throughout four boroughs of NY, helping to transform the story of housing in New York City.

Experience with funding agencies and flexibility with varied resources allows OCV to push the limits of design, using authentic, sustainable materials in creative ways.

OCV’s commitment to building green is evidenced in our staff as well as our projects. Seven of our eighteen architects and designers are registered LEED AP’s. We have a LEED Gold multi-family housing building and two LEED Silver projects, both of which are supportive housing buildings. We designed and built one of the first green roofs on a supportive housing projectin Manhattan, offering much needed green recreation space in Chelsea’s former YMCA, and are proud to be creators of several more green roofs in middle-income housing rehabilitations in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

OCV Architects’ commitment to creating high quality, progressive buildings, has been acknowledged in awards ranging from the American Institute of Architects, to the Supportive Housing Network of NY. With a long history of successful rehabilitations, adaptive-reuse and historic preservation work, we have been recognized by the NY State Historic Preservation Office with multiple awards.

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