For over four decades, ASRNYC formerly known as Architectural Sculpture and Restoration ,is recognized for upholding traditional standards in recreating architectural ornaments as well as construction new models to suit individual sepcifications.We are committed to working in conjunction with designers,architects,decoators,general contractors,historical preservationist,landmark preservationist, and homeowners to achieve excellence and exceptional quality craftmanship.
Architectural Sculpture was founded in 1977 by Vanguard artists Jim Swanson and Clark Abbott,located at 242 Lafayette Street in Soho,NYC.
They specialized in clay sculpturing and plaster modeling to create custom ornaments and decorative molds for manufacturing companies. After their passing in the late 1980’s,Phil Shranker, a trusted employee and sculptor,fostered ASR and nurtured the trade artistry until new ownership emerged.In 1990,Phil welcomed new owners,artists Victorino Romero and Euclides Pagan.This new partnership created Architectural Sculpture and Restoration, and introduced ornamental plaster installation and historical restoration service to their artistic repertoire.
ASR’s dedication to classical architecture and expand its artistic capabilities during the 1990’s equipped ASR in meeting emerging restoration demands throughout New York City. In 1994,Victorino Romero passed away making Euclides Pagan sole owner of ASR.
In 1995,rather than sub-contract installation and restoration work Euclides formed a team of artisan installers/restorers top provide this service in-house. During the rehabilitation of Times Square, ASR was awarded several opportunities to demonstrate its skilled craftsmanship in several theater restoration projects.
In 1996- 2001,Euclides moved its shop to a larger facility at 200 Varick Street, NYC while keeping 242 Lafayette Street as a showroom. During this period, Euclides welcomed his nephew Eddie Pagan to be a part of the shop and installation team.
With a booming economy, consistent growth and emerging reputation in the industry, Euclides acquired a commercial property in Brooklyn and relocated all operation to the new facility. During this period, ASR established itself as a reputable artisan small business provider servicing ornamental and architectural plaster projects around the world.
In 2013,Eddie Pagan, Euclides nephew and wife Aida arrived at ASR to develop and lead the company’s future. Eddie and Aida brought 10 years of experience leading his own general contracting company to ASR. Reimagining ASR’s future, Euclides and Eddie decided to blend both unique skill sets and expand ASR’s capabilities to include larger and more complex projects.In 2015,Eculdise Pagan retired and passed on ASR”s ownership duties to Eddie and Aida, extending the company tradition of family succession and establishing Eddie and the second generation owner of ASR. They relocated ASR’s fabrication shop and office to Mineola, Long Island and rebranded as ASRNYC INC.
Since moving, ASRNYC INC. has sustained annual business growth and artistic range in a niche industry. Along the way the company has enjoyed collaborating with prominent clients, designers and contractors providing high-end artistry to unique projects in NYC.