About Us

Arconics Architecture, P.C., was established in Rye Brook in Westchester County, NY, in 1987. The focus of the firm is as facility architects and environmental planners with a heavy emphasis on public architecture. Over the past 23 years Arconics has provided site selection and site planning, state and local approvals, financial feasibility, State Environmental Quality Reviews (SEQR), and zoning and planning for commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects for public and private clients. Over time, Arconics has been recognized in the area for its ability to guide and craft difficult projects through the labyrinth of required state and local approvals while maintaining a clear focus on the client’s pragmatic needs. Through the hands-on approach of the firm’s founder, Arconics has developed a reputation for sustainable quality design, which adds value to the overall project.

Arconics Architecture, P.C. is uniquely capable of integrating architecture, people, context, and environment in a single project, which we believe is the essence of public architecture. Local municipal clients in Westchester County, NY, include the Villages of Port Chester, Rye Brook, and Ossining; the Town/Village of Harrison, Town of Rye, and the Tuckahoe Housing Authority.

Gary Gianfrancesco, AIA, AICP, LEED AP

Gary Gianfrancesco, founder and principal of Arconics Architecture, has diverse experience as a facility and environmental planner. He also has extensive experience in New York State and Westchester County government relations, having served as Planning and Community Development Director for the Town/Village of Harrison, and as Director of Planning and Development for the Village of Port Chester.

Over the past two decades, Gary has developed relationships with local community groups and community leaders and has been an integral figure in writing grants, procuring funding, and delivering projects for private, municipal, and not-for-profit groups. He served as Grant Consultant for the Don Bosco Community Center, Port Chester Carver Center, the Clay Art Center, and Cerebral Palsy of Westchester.

In the Westchester community, Gary has served on the Westchester County Professional Prequalification Board, the Board of Directors for the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, and the Westchester County Airport Advisory Board.

Gary graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, with Bachelor’s Degrees in both Architecture and Environmental Design. He is certified by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Gary is also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) through the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).Gary is a registered architect in New York and Connecticut.