LEED + Green Design + Consulting
Founding partner at OCV Architects, Richard Vitto, RA, LEED AP BD+C, knows from over three decades of experience that LEED establishes a high standard for future development, “...but not one we should shy away from,” especially for affordable housing where sustainable design creates buildings and environments that serve populations most in need of these benefits.

For those seeking LEED certification, an accredited professional will work with you to generate sustainable design at all levels of your project and manage the certification process.

For those looking to incorporate green building without LEED certification, OCV crafts efficient design systems, green materials and building techniques, high efficiency appliances and low emissions finishes to work together in sensitive, attractive designs - an approach that benefits the health of residents, the community and the environment as well as benefiting the bottom line.

We have a wealth of experience with building and renovation in compliance with Enterprise Green Communities, NYSERDA and Energy Star standards. OCV's expertise in building green is reflected in it's role as Technical Assistance Provider for Enterprise Green Communities.
LEED + green projects

Adaptive Reuse

Another way OCV engages sustainability is through work that reinvents the way we use our existing buildings.
Some of our most successful projects have been conversions of banks and vaudeville theaters into schools, and warehouses and factories into housing.

From property acquisition through design and construction, OCV walks clients through the process of interpreting new ways to live by providing innovative solutions that change our relationships with our built environment.
Adaptive reuse projects

Historic Preservation

From its first days, OCV has been actively engaged in the preservation and restoration of our built environment.

From initial assessments through Landmarks Preservation Commission approvals, we have developed the necessary expertise to navigate the complexities of this type of work.

Our experience and dedication to the conservation of our heritage is evidenced by the numerous Historic Preservation awards given to projects executed by OCV.
Historic preservation projects

Since its nascence, OCV has placed an emphasis on rehabilitations and renovations. In particular, our work has focused on the importance of sustainability through the maintenance and upgrading of our stock of housing - be it affordable, supportive or market rate - from capital needs assessments through to gut rehabs.
Rehabilitation projects

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