Helpern Architects

Helpern Architects has advanced Elizabeth “Betty” McClure and Karl Lehrke to Senior Associates.

Betty McClure, AIA, LEED AP, arrived at Helpern in 2012. She had worked in other firms for 20 years “from building core to exterior enclosure,” including high-profile institutional, residential, and commercial projects across the United States.

At Helpern, she has managed projects at Yale University, Fordham University, the Fort Washington Collegiate Church expansion, and the new offices for the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center. She is also responsible for the Con Ed headquarters building façade and storefront restoration; this project is noteworthy because Helpern Architects restored Con Ed’s celebrated clock tower in 1984.

“Betty McClure is a perfect fit for our institutional clients, because she epitomizes the quality in design and management that is the hallmark of the firm,” stated founding Principal David Paul Helpern, FAIA.

Karl Lehrke, AIA, LEED AP, joined the firm in 2012 and has served as Project Designer and Project Manager. He is a recognized designer of award-winning projects and frequent design competition juror.

He is currently working on the new Hilton Hampton Inn Times Square, the renovation of the CUNY John Jay College Natatorium, and a new residential tower on the Upper West Side of New York City.

David Helpern commented that “Karl has the highest standards for design and project management. He has quickly and quietly become a very effective leader in the office.”