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Born and raised in New York City, Steven Peter Papadatos’ parents emigrated from Greece and settled in Manhattan seeking the American Dream, joining the immigrants who have created America.
In 1969, Mr. Papadatos founded his New York based Architectural firm (http://papadatos.com), developing it into an International Award winning practice, being awarded to date forty two prestigious awards for Excellence in Design, and a citation from the State of New York for his contributions towards Passive Solar Energy back in 1983 where he was taking the lead in the cause for Green Buildings. He was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2003 for his contribution to Byzantine Architecture in America.
Mr. Papadatos was also the recipient of the Society of American Registered Architects Award for Excellence in International Design. He is an authority on Byzantine Architecture and has lectured on the subject.
After the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993, Steven Papadatos was appointed to the World Trade Center Fact Finding Committee consisting of experts in their profession to study the effects of the bombing for the purpose of upgrading the New York City Building Code. The mission was to develop new design criteria needed to prevent the incapacitation of entire hi-rise buildings from a single event. Secondly, a comprehensive review of the Building Code, was undertaken particularly in the fire safety areas.
Two of Mr. Papadatos projects have been proclaimed Architectural Landmarks. Presently under construction is the design for an unusually modern Orthodox Cathedral of Albania under the jurisdiction of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios. The commission was awarded upon winning First Place in an International Design Competition.
For 12 years, Mr. Papadatos served as a Board Member of the NCCJ, and served on the National Council of the Archons, Order of St. Andrew. Also, he served as the Consultant Architect of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for 20 years under Archbishop Iakovos of North & South America.
He is married to the former Betty Rusaky and has two sons, Peter an architect and partner in the firm, Thomas an accomplished musician, and a granddaughter, Elli Vasiliki.