David Katz

David Katz

New York, NY, US



As founding partner of Katz Architecture, David is a registered architect with over 25 years of experience in the fields of architecture and design. Over the course of his career, he has contributed to a wide range of residential, commercial, retail, institutional, urban design and preservation projects. He has worked on both large- and small-scale projects throughout the United States and abroad. His work has appeared in a variety of publications including House Beautiful, The Cooperator, Building Design + Construction and the New York Times. Licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, David has been a member of the American Institute of Architects since 1994.

Having practiced in New York City for over 25 years, David is well acquainted with the various New York City agencies and the complexities associated with their approvals processes. He has project managed numerous large-scale projects through completion, among them The Diker Pavilion at the Museum of the American Indian, the exterior restoration of the Dakota Apartments, and the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in West Chelsea. He presently serves as Building Architect for The Police Building and Donna Karan’s not-for-profit foundation, Urban Zen.

A graduate of Cooper Union, David obtained his Masters of Architecture in Italy through the University of Washington Italian Studies Program, where he received the school’s Outstanding Thesis Award for his research of the architecture of the Venetian Lagoon, and Honorable Mention for his work on Lo Sdo Secondo Me, an international competition that addressed problems associated with the increasing expansion of Rome into the surrounding suburbs.

In addition to his professional practice, David has been a guest critic at the University of Washington, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Pratt institute. While an instructor with the Institute of Design and Construction, David developed and taught classes in Materials and Methods of Construction. As an invited columnist for BrickUnderground, David has written numerous articles addressing the complexities of residential renovation in New York City.


Katz Architecture, New York, NY, US, Owner & Architect

Jan 2002 - current

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