For more than forty years, PBDW Architects has provided intelligent, critical, creative responses to a wide range of cultural, commercial and residential design challenges. A collegial practice of partners, associates and staff, the firm has consistently delivered award-winning, evocative buildings that enrich their contexts.

Our work is energized by the dichotomy between original designs for new buildings and the conscientious restoration of major historic landmarks. Consequently, much of our work explores the interplay between the new and the old, and the notion that each can invigorate the other. We have extensive experience creating new designs in historic contexts, and a special reputation for the design of contemporary additions to historic buildings.

A culture of collaboration enables us to produce responsive, innovative, and sustainable architecture. We work closely with our clients to craft thoughtful and forward-thinking solutions, while our commitment to the environment, to design excellence, and to technological innovation grows out of the passions of our entire staff.

Leadership Team



American Institute of Architects: National Honor Award

American Architecture Award

American Institute of Architects: New York State Design Award

American Institute of Architects: New York Chapter Design Award

AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award

Traditional Building Magazine: The Palladio Awards

American Institute of Architects: Michigan Chapter Design Award

New York Landmarks Conservancy: Preservation Leadership Award

Charles A. Platt FAIA


Preservation League of New York State Award

American Institute of Steel Construction I.D.E.A.S Award

Boston Society of Architects / AIA K-12 Educational Facilities Design Award

Building STONE Institute, Tucker Architectural Award

Building Brooklyn Award, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce