New Ruling Upholds Scarano Ban


    Yesterday an appeals court upheld last year’s decision barring controversial architect Robert Scarano from filing plans with the Department of Buildings. According to The Real Deal, the decision finds, in part, that “we agree that the petitioner’s actions in submitting misleading photographs, falsely certifying that all objections had been resolved, and claiming entitlement to extra floor area resulting from a nonexistent community facility are supported by substantial evidence and warrant the finding that DOB can no longer rely on him to submit honest paperwork.” Scarano said in a statement that he will examine further options and that his firm will continue to serve its clients. An article in Crain’s says the decision noted that other architects with Scarano’s firm can still file plans with the city.
    Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Banning Scarano [TRD]
    Court Lowers Boom on Controversial Architect [Crain’s]

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