Helpern Architects

Don Lasker, AIA

A Senior Associate since 2010, Don Lasker joined Helpern Architects in 2009. Over the course of his 30-year career, Don has executed over 20 large-scale projects. His experience encompasses the restoration, renovation, and new construction of both institutional and commercial buildings.

Don’s recent projects include the renovation of Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library and the total interior restoration of the Main Building at Pratt Institute after severe fire damage. He managed the first phases of the restoration, transformation, and expansion of historic Marble Collegiate Church, “America’s Hometown Church,” and he has also directed major building renovations for the New York City School Construction Authority and Con Edison.

Among Don’s final projects before joining Helpern Architects were two major preservation and reconstruction initiatives at the Lyric Theater on West 42nd Street: the first included merging two century-old theaters and the second involved reinforcement of the stage to support the vast technical infrastructure of Broadway’s “Spider-man – Turn Off the Dark.”

Don holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from Pratt Institute. He is accredited as LEED AP by the Green Building Certification Institute of the US Green Building Council.