Fred Basch

Fred Basch

New York, NY, US



Fred Basch is an architect specializing in renovation, preservation and restoration, especially in theater and performance spaces. Basch has over twenty year’s experience working as an Architect focused on theatre renovations. Basch has been a consultant to the New York City Department of Design and Construction and the New York Police Department, he led the renovation of the Central Park Police Precinct, which received the 2011 Lucy G. Moses award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy for outstanding preservation efforts.

Basch is also working on the renovation of Studio 54 for the Roundabout Theatre Company. Other recent design projects include the award-winning renovation of the American Airline Theatre and the Harold, Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, Soho Rep, St. George Theater and Jazz at Lincoln Center all in New York City.

Our view is that people and their activities need to be supported by the building, the facilities, and the technology inside the building. Architecture should reinforce the bonds that tie people to their work.

Expertise in renovations and master plans:

  • performance space that connects actors and dancers to the audience
  • public buildings where employees have comfortable and productive work spaces
  • a master plan lays the foundation, makes a limited budget work now and guides a future capital campaign
  • a master plan permits the building to grow as the organization matures 



Fred Basch Architect PLLC, New York, NY, US, Principal

Responsible for all aspects of design and management.

Jul 2011 - current


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Graduate School of Arch

Professional Degreee

Sep 1989 - Dec 1992

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, US, College

Undergraduate Degree in Anthropology

Aug 1982 - May 1986


Lucy Moses, Other

Preservation award for the Central Park Police Precinct


New York State AIA, Honorable Mention

Award for the renovation of the American Airlines Theatre


Areas of Specialization