About Us

Archetype Consultants was incorporated in 2003 and rapidly established itself as one the leading and well respected code consulting firms in the industry. Its three partners have more than 100 years of combined experience to rely upon. The firm operates on the simple premise of providing the fastest and most cost-effective solutions to every task, while insuring compliance with the NYC Building Code and the Zoning Resolution for your construction project.

With a knowledgeable staff of Registered Architects and construction professionals, Archetype Consultants not only understands the issues inherent to the construction industry, but also has a wealth of experience in coordinating municipal plan reviews and associated approvals with responsible city agencies.


Meet Our Team

Salvatore J. Cocolicchio, Partner

Is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology’s Architectural Program, and worked for Haines, Lundberg & Waehler (now HLW International) for six years before joining the management team for Consolidated Edison of New York from 1973-1978.  He became managing partner of Charles Rizzo & Associates for twenty-five years, before forming Archetype Consultants in 2003.  He is a current member of BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association), and formerly sat on the N.Y. Regional Task Force for Improvements in New York.  He is a member of New York Building Congress and a professional affiliate member of New York Society of Architects.

 

Jerome Scanlon, R.A., Partner

Has been involved in the field of code consulting since 1981. Mr. Scanlon is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology, and has been a Registered Architect in New York State since 1989.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the New York Society of Architects.  He has performed ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) surveys in nine states, and has provided seminars and lectures on various code matters to building managers and architectural firms.

 

Martin F. Butler, R.A., Partner

Has over 25 years of experience as a Code Consultant.  He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New York Institute of Technology in 1988, and has been a Registered Architect since 1995. Mr. Butler is a member of Architects and the New York Society of Architects and has served on the BOMA Code Committee.

 

Anderson Persad, Associate

Is Archetype’s senior project manager for New Building applications and Certificates of Occupancy. He is an expert in the Department of Buildings procedures, plan examination, DOB inspections and New York City building codes. With over 20 years experience in obtaining City approvals, Mr. Persad handles complicated construction approvals, New Building approvals, and Change of Use applications.

 

Rita Novack

Is a key member of the firm responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the Department of Buildings filing processes, from the preparation of DOB application forms, to the securing of all documentation needed to file, to monitoring the status of approvals, permits, and sign-offs.  Ms. Novack has worked in the field of Code Consulting for over 25 years.

 

Natasha Acosta

Has over 15 years of experience in the Code Consulting field, and previously worked at Archisegno & Associates before joining Archetype in 2008. Her experience working with plan examiners, inspectors and administrative personnel at various Borough offices makes her a valued member of our team.

 

Christopher Telford

Manages and consults on a variety of the firm’s projects based on his knowledge and understanding of NYC Building Code and Zoning Laws. He graduated from New York Institute of Technology in 2011 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Mr. Telford is proficient in the areas of drafting and graphic design, and is also the in-house draftsman at Archetype.

 

Daniel Scanlon

Graduated from Haverford College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in their Growth and Structure of Cities program. His previous work experience includes construction management for Habitat for Humanity in China, as well as Land Use policy at the NYC Office of the Public Advocate (under former Advocate Bill DeBlasio). In 2013 Mr. Scanlon joined Archetype, where he oversees various aspects of the Department of Buildings application processes including filings, approvals, permits, and signoffs.

 

Indra Lutchman

Previously worked for Vincent Stramandinoli, P.E. preparing inspection reports and related Department of Buildings sign off documentation for over 10 years. Since joining Archetype in 2008 Ms. Lutchman has overseen and coordinated the DOB sign offs of thousands of construction applications to their conclusion.

 

Karen Boodhram

Had over 10 years of experience in the business development and code consulting fields before joining Archetype in 2016. Ms. Boodhram is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the Department of Building filing process, from the preparation of DOB applications forms, to the securing all documentation need to file, to monitoring the status of approvals, permits, and sign offs.
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