David Piaker has been with Fifield Piaker Elman Architects for over 20 years. He first joined John Fifield in 1984 and became a principal of the firm in 1987. He serves as principal in charge for numerous commercial, retail, and residential projects, and he has a great deal of experience with the renovation and restoration of historic and landmarked buildings. Mr. Piaker has extensive experience in both construction and development. His thorough understanding of the imperatives and constraints of the construction process contribute to the success of all of his projects and afford him a unique sensitivity to clients’ needs. Additionally, Mr. Piaker is a talented and enthusiastic freehand draftsman and greatly enjoys preparing sketches and renderings for client presentations and on-site solutions.
Mr. Piaker has developed a body of work that includes several commercial lobby renovations in New York City, all of which are unique to their respective buildings, yet share a consistent interest in sequence and progression and a similar approach to the use of materials and exploration of detailing. These projects include 1359 Broadway, 800 Second Avenue, the Navarre Building, and 215 Park Avenue South, which received the New York State Association of Architects Award for Excellence in Design. He has completed numerous historic renovation projects, including The Stanhope Hotel, Scully & Scully, The Flatiron Building, and the conversion of an industrial building for residential loft use at 500 Broome Street in the SoHo Landmark district in New York City.
Prior to joining John Fifield Associates, Mr. Piaker worked with Der Scutt Architect, Fox and Fowle Architects, and F. Daniel Cathers and Associates, Architects. He has also worked for J.F. Judski Associates Construction and Rouse and Associates, the Philadelphia-based real estate developer.
David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University, where he taught freehand drawing and was awarded a Graduate Fellowship. His work has been published in The New York Times, Interior Design, Real Estate Weekly, The Real Estate Journal, Architectural Record, Contract Design, and New York Magazine.
Mr. Piaker is a registered architect in the states of New York and New Jersey. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and the Board of Directors of 685 West End Avenue Corporation. He is also currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Endicott Coil Company and Endicott Research Group, a pair of upstate New York manufacturing companies..firstname.lastname@example.org