James Wagman Architect, LLC

(212) 337-9649

Services Provided
Architectural Services include:

-Interior renovations of apartments, lofts, townhouses, and offices
-Apartment combinations, townhouse reconfigurations and rooftop additions
-New constructions
-Green design and build experts, LEED Certified, NY Passive House Member

We are specialists, who work within all of the Landmarks Preservation Districts in the New York City area.

Areas Served
New York City Metro Area, New York State, Vermont

Business Description
As a starry-eyed twelve-year old, Principal Architect James Wagman planned and built a model of his dream town for what in hindsight was clearly a prescient homework assignment. During high school he interned for a number of the most respected architecture firms in Philadelphia. Now, over thirty-five years later, his thriving, sought-after architectural practice is responsible for some of the most compelling and innovative renovations, restorations, and new buildings at landmark Manhattan addresses.

Mr. Wagman, a LEED certified, registered architect, holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute in New York City. With an eclectic body of work and an all-encompassing background to which few can lay claim, James Wagman Architect, LLC primarily acquires commissions by word-of-mouth recommendation. The award-winning firm has earned a reputation for refreshingly modern, yet historically aware synergy. Beyond historical context, the firm works carefully to develop a purpose-driven understanding of the client's most desirable style and functionality.

Prior to launching his firm, Mr. Wagman was a long-time partner in an a real estate development company specializing in historic restorations as well as building affordable housing for low-income families. Initially, they did all the construction themselves, acquiring an artisanal, nuts-and-bolts knowledge of the energy and time a craftsperson must put into each facet of a project. As their business grew, they were less hands-on, but kept the experience alive with each new project. At the same time, Mr. Wagman also became an expert at navigating the intricacies of building codes as he negotiated with banks, building departments, and city and state agencies.

Currently, the firm is working on a range of projects including numerous townhouse renovations and restorations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, apartment and loft renovations throughout Manhattan, and a preschool on the Lower Manhattan and a high school in Brooklyn Heights. The firm's work has been profiled in numerous publications including Sotheby's International Realty Domain, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

In addition to notable residential work, the firm has completed a number of institutional and commercial projects, including the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, NY, The Blue School in New York City and ongoing work at The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights.

Certification and Awards
Member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) LEED Certified through the U.S. Green Building Council, Licensed through NCARB in New York State and Vermont. Member of New York Passive House.
New York City Architect
James Wagman, AIA, LEED AP 
277 Broadway Suite 1201
New York, NY 10007 
License #:
027019 NY, 003.0093595 VT 
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Hi Furture777, thanks for your interest in our work. You can see a different angle of this room here: http://bit.ly/Wbweub
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Bathroom Update: Shower Enclosures That Are Cool and Classy

Whether chic curtain, contemporary black-framed glass or frosted panel, keep splashes at bay with one of the latest shower enclosure designs Full Story
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The fourth photo, with the big black frame is one of my all time favourite bathrooms. I wish I had the space.
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Though the look of clear glass is lovely for a shower screen, unless you are prepared to properly clean it regularly to get all the water spots, which are mixed with soap, shampoo and 'other' things, it will not retain it's look for years. We've recently been house hunting and seen homes with clear glass shower screens that are now about 8 to 10 years old and they look appalling. And this is in high end houses.
We had our master ensuite redone about three years ago and put in the frosted glass for the shower and toilet cubicle which we religiously clean after each use and it still looks like new. You may sacrifice some natural light if your windows are positioned behind the glass but we put in a skylight to make up for any light loss which didn't add that much to the overall cost of the room.
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James Wagman, Architect, is an exacting professional with the highest ideals and visionary talent. He has a good manner and tries to communicate well in reg...
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James Wagman Architect has renovated a number of apartments for me and is now working on another. He and his team are creative, efficient, responsive, care abou...
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We first contacted James Wagman in June of 2007 and immediately hired him to design the gut renovation of our duplex apartment on Central Park West. We intervi...
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I look back on the drawings/plans that James Wagman did for our project and thought how lucky we were to have gotten James to work with us. James and his projec...
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James and his team were a pleasure to work with. Their work was excellent. They listened to what we wanted, made our ideas better and made the process easy an...
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