You’ve probably never heard of the city’s most popular architect.
Over the past 6 1/2 years, Gerald Caliendo, an architect based in Queens, had 1,604 individual new residential buildings permitted by the Department of Buildings, more than any other architect in the city.
Stanley Krebushevski and Henry Radusky were the second and third most prolific residential architects in New York between January 2002 and June 2008, according to DOB permit records. Krebushevski, who is based on Staten Island, had 1,160 new building applications approved by the city during that period, while the DOB green-lighted 893 new buildings for Radusky, whose offices are in Brooklyn.
While it’s unclear how many of the trio’s permitted buildings have actually been constructed—none of the architects were available for comment—each has been the architect of record for notable jobs in the boroughs.
Caliendo’s been very active in Long Island City; Krebushevski has been the architect for houses in planned communities on Staten Island; and Radusky has designed a number of new condos in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Greenwood Heights and Park Slope.