Recognizing the Great Opportunities Existing Buildings Present

October 05, 2017

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Stanford Chan Becomes Senior Principal

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Stanford Chan, RA as a Senior Principal.  As part of Stan’s expanding leadership role in this group, his elevation to Senior Principal brings greater corporate responsibility and the additional role of overseeing the Roofing and Waterproofing service line.

Since 2005, Stanford has served as our Principal and Director of Restoration, with a leading role in expanding the firm’s presence in the existing buildings market.  He became a Partner in Vidaris in 2006. A Registered Architect in New York, Stanford has worked on award-winning restoration, historic preservation and repositioning projects including 3 Columbus Circle, Hearst Tower, Carnegie Hall, The New York Edition Clock Tower Hotel, The Beekman Hotel and Residences and The Rainbow Room, and is currently overseeing Vidaris’ involvement at the iconic Waldorf Astoria.  

Chief Executive Officer of Vidaris, Marc Weissbach, says, “Stan has developed a deep understanding of the application of Vidaris’ specialist skills in the existing building sector... In his new position, he will guide the development of the firm’s existing building services and ensure Vidaris remains focused upon our clients’ needs and surpassing their expectations.”


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Pictured Above: 476 Broadway Before and After

Restoration gets Re-Positioned

We would also like to highlight the “re-positioning” of our Restoration group.  Previously known as Restoration, the group will now be identified as Existing Buildings and will continue to be led by Stanford Chan as the Director of the group.  This rebrand supports the full range of services the division provides; not only limited to repair, restoration and maintenance, we also offer repositioning/repurposing and historic preservation services.  The new name also compliments the other half of our Building Envelope division, New Construction.

Existing buildings hold tremendous opportunities with respect to repositioning and repurposing. “Eighty percent of the buildings that will exist 30 years from now, already exist today,” Stanford states, continuing, “Through our valued expertise of new construction design and our diagnostic and forensic skills for existing buildings, along with our integrated services - Energy, Code, Roofing and Waterproofing, Engineering and Special Inspections, - Vidaris is uniquely suited to tackle the repositioning needed in order for these existing buildings to remain relevant and of value to their owners.”

Marc adds, “This group has grown in size by nearly 50% in the last 12 months as we focus not only on the repair and restoration of buildings, but as we recognize existing buildings present great opportunities in terms of repositioning and repurposing.  Our service line has expanded commensurate with the marketplace’s appreciation of the beauty and opportunities that existing buildings present to the community.”

Michelle Maxwell

Written by Michelle Maxwell

Marketing Manager