PKSB Architects

About


Since its founding in 1964, PKSB has distinguished itself as an innovative practice whose projects combine artistry, craft and pragmatism. A spirit of collaboration and a willingness to explore have been the hallmarks of the firm since its inception.
— Medal of Honor Citation / AIA New York

PKSB Architects was established in 1964 by Giovanni Pasanella. Celebrating over 50 years in practice, PKSB is recognized as an award-winning full-service firm with a long history of completing projects of every scale and scope. Our practice areas include academic, preservation, institutional, residential, hospitality, public housing, infrastructure, public art, civic memorials, and houses of worship. PKSB’s efforts have been recognized with numerous design awards, including the prestigious P/A Award and AIA honors on the local, state and national levels.

While PKSB’s practice has evolved since its first years as Pasanella + Klein Stolzman + Berg, a commitment to architecture that blends artistry, craft, and pragmatism has always defined its work. The firm has a modernist foundation, but does not rely on a set “PKSB style.” Rather, the needs of the client come first, and PKSB’s strength lies in its ability to create solutions that respond to the unique aspects of each client, program, and location.

Wayne Berg and Henry Stolzman

Wayne Berg and Henry Stolzman

In every project, one aspect of PKSB’s architecture remains constant. Buildings are for people—both the people who commission the project today, and those who will use it tomorrow. From new school construction to historic building renovations, PKSB creates spaces that respond to the requirements of their time, but can adapt to changes the future will demand.

Over the decades, our reliance on direct principal involvement has consistently achieved the highest quality of design. Today, the firm’s principals – Sherida Paulsen, FAIA, William Fellows, AIA and Tim Witzig, AIA – continue the tradition of design excellence. Each project is the responsibility of a team that includes the Principal-in-Charge, the Project Manager, Project Architect, and staff members who work together in an atmosphere of collaboration and exploration. We move forward to embrace the increasingly powerful confluence of art, architecture and technology.

PKSB’s principals work closely together to run a robust studio practice that can take on projects that are often associated with firms many times its size. The firm’s steady success is tied to the fact that it has remained a human-scaled endeavor – architects working closely with their clients to find well-reasoned design solutions.

Giovanni Pasanella and Arvid Klein

Giovanni Pasanella and Arvid Klein

William Fellows, Sherida Paulsen, Tim Witzig

William Fellows, Sherida Paulsen, Tim Witzig


RESOURCES

PKSB has a professional staff who provide a comprehensive range of design, management and construction services. Members of each design team work together to create design solutions that are distinguished by invention and diversity of form, as well as clarity, precision, and balance. The firm’s principals are personally involved with each project, allowing PKSB to consistently achieve the highest quality of design. This personal commitment creates an atmosphere of collaboration and respect among our clients, project team, and consultants.

PKSB has extensive experience on a wide variety of projects, such as:

  • Academic Building
  • Institutions
  • Landmark Preservation
  • Single Family Residences
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Offices
  • Retail
  • Houses of Worship
  • Public Space

PKSB offers a full range of design and construction services including:

  • Programming
  • Space Planning
  • Site Planning
  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Renovation
  • Preservation
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Master Planning
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration