Helpern Architects

Jason Cosme, RA

Jason Cosme joined Helpern Architects upon graduating with his Masters in Architecture from Pratt Institute – but Jason actually started his architectural career in 2005 working part-time at Helpern during the school year and summers while he was pursuing his degree. He completed the requirements for New York State professional licensure in spring of 2017 and became an Associate of the firm soon after.

With his running start, Jason quickly took on major responsibilities. His first opportunity to see a project through was for a NYC School Construction Authority school expansion, which he began as a Junior Architect and rose to become the Job Captain.

Jason is a knowledgeable and thorough technical architect who is often on the site working out construction issues. In one instance, he was project architect on the assignment to rebuild the largest public school building roof in the city: the Choir Academy of Harlem’s 170,000-sf top.

Other large projects where he had a range of responsibilities include a 140,000-sf Hilton/Hampton Inn near Times Square for OTO Development, a new cafeteria building in its original style for New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, and the fast-tracked reconstruction of Pratt Institute’s Main Building after a devastating fire gutted much of the historic six-story structure.

Some of Jason’s other assignments have ranged from renovations to the United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjöld Library building, to exterior repairs on a variety of Con Edison buildings, to the ongoing code compliance review of St. Francis College’s five-building Brooklyn complex for fire safety, egress, and public assembly, and all related renovations.