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WHO WE ARE

Sciame Construction, LLC is a NYC based construction management firm, recognized throughout the Tri-State Area as the builder of choice for highly designed and technically sophisticated projects. Sciame brings a 48-year history and a proven track record of completing a wide range of buildings and interior spaces on time and within budget. “Where Building is an Art” has become a trademark of Sciame.

Our diverse and dedicated staff continuously demonstrate a commitment to find creative construction techniques to preserve design intent and to deliver the highest standards of workmanship.

SCIAME LEADERSHIP

What sets Sciame apart from other Construction Management firms is its dedicated staff and its organizational structure that promotes a “hands-on” team environment. Unlike many construction management companies, Sciame believes that the people who estimate the project in the early stages should stay with the project through construction and closeout. They are a key part of our project management team. This encourages accountability, reduces time wasted resolving design and budget issues later on, and helps us to maintain the feel of a smaller company while taking on high profile projects. This provides an increased level of extensive experience and personal service to each client.

The firm’s accessibility, responsiveness and attention to detail have earned Sciame the reputation of having integrity, passion for its work and a “can do” attitude. This attitude helps to foster a partnering approach that benefits all members of a project team — owner, owner’s representative, architect, engineers and other consultants. This unique approach has consistently resulted in the firm’s ability to exceed client expectations.

LATEST AWARDS

2024
January 11, 2024

AIANY Design Awards for Architecture
Honor Award

Projects: Perelman Performing Arts Center
2024
January 11, 2024

AIANY Design Awards for Architecture
Honor Award

Projects: Trinity Church
2023
December 22, 2023

Society of American Registered Architects – New York Council (SARA NY)
Special Award for Innovation in Cultural Design

Projects: Studio Museum in Harlem
2023
December 11, 2023

Architect’s Newspaper
Best of Design Awards 2023 – Honorable Mention

Projects: Trinity Church

CORE VALUES

Be honest, fair and ethical in all aspects of our business.

Treat each other with respect and dignity. Our people are our real assets. Provide a good stimulating and flexible work environment. Care about them and their families and help them. Pay them fairly and adequately. Give them the individual opportunity to further their career and to share in the success of the company, based on merit.

Work hard and play hard. This is perhaps the toughest of industries; still… we must try to keep it fun!

Appreciate every day the opportunity that our clients are giving us, to entrust us with some of their most important and highly visible projects. Be worthy of that trust. Always remember that a reputation is a fragile thing and work very hard every day to maintain it – if necessary and appropriate, commit financial resources for that purpose. Develop enthusiastically satisfied customers all of the time.

Always strive to build the job to the highest standards in the most cost effective manner consistent with the interest of the owner. However, keep in mind that our subcontractors and vendors must have the opportunity to make a fair profit.

Recognize that profit and growth are the means to make all of the other values and objectives possible. However, while growth is necessary for the advancement of individual careers, it must be carefully balanced so that our core values are preserved. The balance between growth, profit and customer service will be our single most important challenge.

These Core Values will never change regardless of market conditions or other external factors.

MISSION STATEMENT

Safety must be first among all other job site requirements.

Sciame intends to maintain its stature as the premier New York builder by applying the highest standards of excellence to every aspect of the construction process. Working together as a team, we will put together the best construction program anyone has ever seen.

We will use our construction expertise and reputation to secure profitable projects to ensure that our core values are protected.

We will always look for good available people. We will hire them based on ability, desire and fit. We will expect them to perform.

We will maintain the speed and agility of a small enterprise as we grow.

We will approach the unique challenges of each construction project with a “We Can Do Anything” attitude and cause this attitude to become contagious. Don’t follow others – “Thou shalt not kill a good idea.” We will be the only one who can do what we do.

Certain of these principles may be subject to change and should be periodically revisited.

CAREERS

Sciame is one of the most prestigious and well-respected Construction Management firms in the tri-state area. We bring the highest standards of excellence to every aspect of the construction process and build award-winning and notable highly designed projects throughout the city.

Sciame is always seeking to add unique and talented individuals to join our team. You will gain new skills while working closely with the industry’s most experienced Project Management teams.

If you are interested in building and shaping not only the city, but your career, we welcome you to apply at careers@sciame.com

Frank J. Sciame Jr.

  • Position CEO / Chairman

Frank J. Sciame, Jr. established F. J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc. (Sciame) in 1975. In the years since, he has led the firm to its current position as one of the tri-state’s leading construction management firms.

With a degree in Architecture from CCNY, Mr. Sciame has been referred to as a builder with the vision of an architect and the eye of a constructor. His talent, combined with that of his long-time Senior Executives, has positioned the firm to be entrusted with some of the metropolitan area’s most notable projects.

EDUCATION:

• Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture ‘74 from The City College of New York
• Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts ‘04 from The City College of New York

BOARDS/COMMITTEES:

NEW YORK LANDMARKS CONSERVANCY
• Current Executive Committee – Board Member
• Former Chairman

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM
• Former Chairman

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
• Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts ‘04 from The City College of New York
• City College of New York Architecture Alumni Association – Former President & Current
Board Member
• City College of New York 21st Century Foundation Board – Director
• Dean’s Advisory Council – Member
• Former Member of the Search Committee for the Dean of the School of Architecture

NEW YORK BUILDING CONGRESS
• Board Member – Management Committee / Executive Committee
• Council of Presidents – Member
• Council on Innovation and Best Practices – Member
• Former Chair of the Building Congress / President’s Council / Building Foundation

NYU SCHACK INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE
• Chairman Construction Management Advisory Board

ALLIANCE FOR DOWNTOWN NEW YORK
• Executive Committee Board Member

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S BUREAU OF OVERSEAS BUILDINGS OPERATIONS INDUSTRY ADVISORY GROUP
• Advisor

ASSOCIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS:
• Association for a Better NY (ABNY)
• Building Contractor’s Association (BCA)
• Downtown Lower Manhattan Association
• Municipal Art Society
• New York City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects – Honorary Member
• New York State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects – Honorary Member
• Partnership for NYC Morgan Library & Museum – Corporate Member
• Solomon Guggenheim Museum – Corporate Member
• The Skyscraper Museum – Corporate Member
• U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Industry Advisory
Group – Member

SPECIAL WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL ASSIGNMENT:
In 2006, Frank was appointed by Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg to lead the effort to ensure a buildable World Trade Center Memorial. Frank was asked by Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg to take hold of a budget that was spiraling out of control and, working with the families of the victims and all the other stakeholders, make it a viable project for New York and the nation. As a result of this effort, the Memorial design was aligned with the budget.

HONORS/AWARDS:
• Honoree – St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, St. Mary’s Tribute Dinner – 2019
• Pace University’s Leaders in Management Award – 2018
• Honoree – South Street Seaport Museum 50th Anniversary Dinner – 2017
• Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Liberty Award for Corporate Leadership – 2016
• Honoree – Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens – 2015
• Honoree – North Shore LIJ, Hospice Care Network – 2014
• Bramson ORT College Award – 2013
• Subcontractors Trade Association Builder of the Year Award – 2013
• Open House New York – 2013
• Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Award of Excellence – 2012
• City College of New York 64th John H. Finley Award – 2011
• The New York League of Conservation Voters – Environmental Champion – 2010
• George A. Fox Public Service Award – New York Building Congress – November 2009
• Spirit of Service Award – St. John’s University – 2009
• President’s Award – The City College of New York – 2009
• Honoree – Our Lady of Mercy Academy Golf Classic – 2008
• Distinguished Achievement Award – New York Society of Architect Centennial Award
Dinner – 2006
• Ellis Island Medal of Honor – National Ethic Coalition of Organizations Foundation, Inc. –
2006
• AIA New York Chapter Award – 2005 Heritage Ball Center for Architecture – 2005
• Distinguished Service Award – South Street Seaport Museum – 2005
• Honorary Member – The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter – 2004
• The Pillar of New York Awards – The Preservation League of New York State – 2003
• Honoree – Ace Scholarship Luncheon – 2002
• Founders Award – Salvadori Center – 2001
• Business Leader Preservation Advocate – New York Landmarks Conservancy – 2001
• Pioneering New Yorker – En Garde Arts – 1998
• Civic Vision Award Project Rebuild – Common Ground 1998
• Townsend Harris Medal – The City College of New York – 1998
• Chairman’s Award – New York Landmarks Conservancy – 1997
• CM of the Year – Construction Management Association of America Metro NY/NJ
Chapter – 1997
• Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst & Young LLP – 1996
• Distinguished Service Award – South Street Seaport Museum – 1996