Lisa Easton received her Bachelor’s of Architecture Degree from Syracuse University in 1990 and her Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in 1997. Her career in Historic Preservation began with the prestigious firms of Jan Hird Pokorny & Associates and Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, developing her reputation as an expert architect, planner and historian. Her success in restoring some of New York City’s most significant landmarks led to her position developing the preservation department at the New York office of Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering. Establishing her own practice in 2001, Lisa has secured her role as a leader in the field of preservation, receiving multiple awards from national, state and local grant programs, including the prestigious Getty Foundation’s Campus Heritage Program. Lisa teaches at Pratt Institute Center for Continuing & Professional Studies and lectures extensively promoting the integration of preservation and architecture. She received her professional license in 1995 in New York and New Jersey.

Peter Easton received his Bachelor’s of Architecture Degree from Syracuse University in 1989. His internship with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and his early architectural experience in New York City led to a focus on new design and technology and the seamless integration within the city’s historic fabric. This led to work in the Historic Preservation Department at Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn and exposure to restoration, adaptive reuse and preservation technology practices. Ensuing positions led to supervising numerous residential and commercial projects from concept through construction, and his technical expertise has proven a valuable resource to the restoration and reuse focus of Easton Architects. Raised in an entrepreneurial family, Peter’s exposure to small business practices at an early age provides the firm with management expertise related to operations, project staffing requirements and marketing. He earned his professional license in 1996 in New York and New Jersey.

PHILOSOPHY

  • Our methodology is rooted in research
  • Our passion and understanding of history
  • Our commitment to sustainability
  • Design must maintain a refined sense of simplicity
  • Direct expression and honesty of materials is essential
  • Restoration process promotes minimal intervention to insure building fabric is maintained
  • Restoration process shall be proven reversible when possible
  • Design intention is to preserve when possible and rehabilitate and restore when not possible
  • Extend the life of the building and surrounding landscape and context
  • Context for each project is unique and inspires successful design solutions