2003 Building Brooklyn Awards winner finds unparalleled networking opportunities at the Chamber
What does your business do? When and Why did you join the Brooklyn Chamber?
Founded in 1985 by Robert Scarano, Jr., AIA, FARA, ALA, award-winning Scarano Architects, PLLC is responsible for the design of over 400 multi-family and mixed-use properties designed and built in 2004, primarily in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Working with a wide range of developers in both profit and non-profit sectors, such as The NYC Housing Authority and Chamber Members Strategic Construction Corporation and The Kay Organization, Scarano designers achieve a new dimension for the architectural vocabulary that is respectful of the history of a given area, while providing gracious, livable space. In October 2004, the firm completed its unique office roof extension, which has become a visual signpost for travelers on the Manhattan Bridge, instantly identifying Vinegar Hill.
A lifelong Brooklynite, Robert Scarano has always centered his professional life here, as well. Anyone with this kind of history knows and appreciates the Brooklyn Chamber, which he joined in 1989.
How has the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce assisted your business?
“I have been an active Member since day one. The Chamber has given me access to some of the borough’s finest developers, landlords and contractors. Its networking opportunities are unparalleled; I have made great contacts through the Chamber and, over the years, many have become close friends, as well. In particular, I find Building Brooklyn Awards to be a must-attend event each year, and I also regularly attend the Real Estate & Development Committee’s “RED Nite” networking events for real estate professionals. For entertaining clients, Brooklyn Eats is a favorite.”