Frank J. Sciame, Jr. established F. J. Sciame Construction Co.,
Inc. in 1975 and Sciame Development in 1996. He is widely
recognized as the builder of choice for highly designed and
technically sophisticated projects.
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Mr. Sciame has been referred to as a builder with the vision of
an architect and the eye of a constructor. His completed
projects include the Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, Pratt
Institute School of Architecture, The New Victory Theater on 42nd
Street, Central Synagogue Restoration, Harvard Club of New York
City, the South Court Addition to New York Public Library’s Main
Branch and The Seamen’s Church Institute. The firm’s recent
projects include the D’Angelo Center on the Queens campus of St.
John’s University, The Mark Hotel, The Cooper Square Hotel, New
Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, the
exterior restoration of the Guggenheim Museum, The Cooper Union for
the Advancement of Science and Art – New Academic Building and New
York University’s School of Philosophy.
The firm has consistently received recognition for its
performance and quality of construction from such notable
institutions as the American Institute of Architects, The Municipal
Arts Society of New York and The New York Landmarks
In 2006, Mr. Sciame was appointed by New York Governor George
Pataki and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to lead the effort
to ensure a buildable World Trade Center Memorial by taking hold of
a budget that was spiraling out of control and working with the
families of the victims and all the other stakeholders to create a
viable project for the entire nation.
Reflecting the Vincentian philosophy of caring and concern for
others, Mr. Sciame has shown his genuine commitment to New York
City and its built environment through his years of civic
responsibility. For his dedication to preserving the City's
treasures, he received the 1997 Chairman's Award from The New York
Landmarks Conservancy and a 2003 “Pillar of New York” award from
the Preservation League of New York State. For his public
service, New York’s Edward Cardinal Egan presented him with the
Cardinal’s Committee for Charity Award and the Diabetes Research
Institute presented him with the Camillo Ricordi Humanitarian
Award. Mr. Sciame currently serves as Chairman for The South
Street Seaport Museum and is the Past-Chairman and a Board Member
of The New York Landmarks Conservancy.