Frank Fusaro has served as Partner-in-Charge for many of Handel Architects’ most notable projects in New York City, with a focus on hospitality, cultural, and residential work. He led the firm’s efforts in designing both the architecture and interiors for the new Dream Downtown Hotel in West Chelsea, New York, which has received widespread recognition as one of the city’s most exciting new hotels. Interior Design Magazine featured the project in its September 2011 issue, and awarded it a Best of Year Merit Award shortly after. Mr. Fusaro’s other work has received similar distinction, and includes projects such as 40 Bond Street, a world-renowned residential development in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood, designed in association with Herzog & DeMeuron, and the new Museum of Arts & Design located at Columbus Circle, designed in association with Allied Works Architecture. Additional projects include the Ritz-Carlton Downtown in Battery Park City, the Millennium Tower Residences also in Battery Park City (the first LEED Gold residential building in New York City), and the renovation and restoration of New York’s Pier 57.
Mr. Fusaro’s projects have received recognition from the American Institute of Architects and The Society of Registered Architects and have been published in Architecture, Architectural Record, Interior Design, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Surface and Hotel Business.
Mr. Fusaro holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Ohio State University, and earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Texas School of Architecture and Environmental Design. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).