Katz Architecture

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New York, NY  10011

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Katz awarded commission to renovate El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio



We are excited to announce that Katz Architecture has been awarded the commission to restore and modernize El Museo del Barrio's historic 600 seat theater, known as El Teatro. El Teatro is a landmark quality interior noteworthy for its proscenium arch stage, orchestra pit, art-deco details and a remarkable series of 30-foot tall hand-painted murals by noted illustrator, Willy Pogany depicting scenes from children’s literature. El Teatro was originally built as part of the Heckscher Foundation for Children in 1922. It is also historically significant as a home to many Broadway tryouts during the 1930’s and as the original site for the Joseph Papp New York Shakespeare Festival. 



Katz Architecture has been hired to spearhead the renovation, which will include restoration of historic fabric, modernization of theater elements, introduction of a new orchestra pit and freight elevators, updated lighting, mechanical changes, and extensive acoustic and audio visual work. The renovation has been funded by grants obtained through DASNY by El Museo del Barrio.

This project represents an extension of work by Katz Architecture on noted historic structures throughout New York City, among them The National Museum of the American Indian at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, The Police Building, The Dakota, The San Remo, The Hotel St George and Donna Karan’s philanthropic foundation, Urban Zen.


ACWIS: Science for the Benefit of Humanity

We are honored to be working with the American Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science on the renovation of their offices in midtown Manhattan.

ACWIS partners with individuals, families, foundations and the business community to develop philanthropic funding for the Weizmann institute in Rehovot, Israel.




Upper Manhattan Kitchen Makeover Complete!

Months in the making, this kitchen is now ready to host a grown-up dinner party. 










And just to enjoy the transformation, here are a few before pics... 








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  • David Katz and company has done an impeccable job throughout the duration of our luxury West Chelsea residential renovation project. He and his team have consistently delivered solutions that are not only aesthetically pleasing but amount to substantial cost savings. I would highly recommend him.

    Lawrence Grotts \ Owner's Representative \ LG Residential
  • David Katz and his bright crew had our backs throughout the process, with an eye for design details and keeping the budget under control. It was a pleasure to work with them.

    Jason Brandenberg & Rachel Bullock
  • As an Owner's Rep and Architect, David has guided us at the Stephan Weiss Studio through a number of complex code, zoning and construction projects. He and his team have been a valuable resource.

    David Bressman \ Executive Vice President and General Counsel \ Urban Zen, LLC
  • David and his team did a great job coordinating with the other members of our construction and design team. He really took charge of the construction process and pushed it to a great conclusion on a fast timetable. We definitely would use him again.

    Jeff Scruggs
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