Platt Dana Architects philosophy is rooted in finding elegant and timeless solutions for a broad range of complex architectural projects.
Principals Hope Dana and Kate Platt work together to achieve a distinguished mix of modern and classic designs—a style that has earned them recognition in the realm’s most prestigious publications, and most recently, the Luxe RED Award for excellence in architectural design.
As a full service architectural firm, Platt Dana is involved with site selection, programming, design through construction, and provides personalized project management along the way.
Hope Dana, AIA
Master of Architecture, Columbia University, 1987
Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College, 1985
Platt Dana Architects 2000 – current
Hope Dana Architect 1992 – 1999
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners 1988 – 1991
Skidmore Owings & Merrill 1987 – 1988
Hope received her Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 1987 and her Bachelor of Architecture from Barnard College in 1985. Prior to founding her own firm in 1992, Hope spent several years working on complex institutional projects at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and I.M. Pei & Partners. At I.M. Pei & Partners Hope worked on extensive detail drawings for large scale projects such as the UCLA School of Management and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since creating her own firm Hope has developed her expertise in high end residential renovation and new construction. Hope joined forces with Kate Platt in 2000 to form Platt Dana Architects. Hope is licensed to practice architecture in New York and Connecticut, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Kate Platt, AIA
Master of Architecture, University of Virginia, 1992
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, 1988
Platt Dana Architects 2000 – current
Kate Platt Architect 1998-1999
Gensler & Associates 1995-1997
Skidmore Owings & Merrill 1987-1989
Kate received her Master of Architecture from University of Virginia in 1992 and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in 1988. Kate spent 5 years gaining experience working on commercial interiors at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Gensler and Associates. Her large scale office interior projects provided expertise in space planning, finish selections, specifications and budgets. Prior to joining forces with Hope Dana, Kate spent several years as the sole proprietor of Kate Platt Architects. Kate is a Registered Architect in New York State and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Betsy Irwin, AIA
Kylie Kaiser, AIA
Allison Eden Karn
Identification of the clients program and space needs through discussion. Investigation of pertinent building constraints and/or building codes.
Preparation of a preliminary design plan for discussion. Initiate contact with outside consultants who may be required for the project.
Further development of the project through plans, elevations, and sections. Preparation and presentation of materials and products to be used on the project. Coordination with engineering professionals.
Final production of biddable construction documents, including specifications for all items being used on the project. Production of drawings needed for permitting or approval by governmental agencies.
Providing a Bid Set to three General Contractors for their use in pricing the project. Leveling all bids. Assisting the client in choosing the General Contractor.
Site observation weekly or as required. Review and approval of contractor submittals (shop drawings). Provide additional information or drawings to the contractor as required. Review requisitions for payment from the contractor.
Platt Dana Architects
New York NY 10010
646 336 6270