Elizabeth C. Pratt, RA

Elizabeth Pratt has over 25 years of experience in high-end residential architecture. She is adept at designing all styles of homes, including an Art Deco duplex in Manhattan, an Adirondack-inspired lake house in Connecticut or a industrial modern Hampton farmhouse. She pushes the boundaries to develop fresh yet timeless designs, carefully customized for her clients.

Elizabeth was the Senior Project Architect at Alexander Antonelli Architect in New York City, where she worked for more than two decades. In 2008 Elizabeth became the Design Director of Antonelli’s Architect Led Design Build division, overseeing the planning and execution of private estates, including architecture, building construction, landscaping and interior décor. In 2018, she and partner, David Black, co-founded Pratt + Black Architects, which currently has projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester and the Hamptons.

Elizabeth received her BA in Literature and Fine Arts from Bennington College and her Masters in Architecture from The University of Illinois at Chicago. She decided on architecture as her career after taking a class on light and space at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts during her Junior Year Abroad in Paris through New York University.

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

- Louis Kahn
David Black

David R. Black, AIA, LEED

David Black has over 25 years of experience in high-profile residential and commercial architecture around the world. He worked at renowned architecture firms in Paris, Copenhagen and Chicago before moving to New York City in 1994 where he joined Pei Partnership and later became an associate at FXFOWLE.

In 2006, he started David Black Architect, PLLC and designed his first ground-up luxury condominium building in Manhattan. Since then, David has expanded his portfolio to include restaurants, apartment renovations, hotels and new residential buildings. In the fall of 2018, he and partner, Elizabeth Pratt, co-founded Pratt + Black Architects with projects in New York City, Westchester and the Hamptons.

David received his BS in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Masters in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has taught Architectural Drawing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and he is a regular juror at New York University’s School of Real Estate Development.

The question of architecture is in fact that of place, of taking place in space … an event.

-Jacques Derrida