Don Lasker has been a Senior Associate since 2010. Entrusted with over 20 large-scale projects, Don has restored, renovated, and completed new construction of institutional and commercial buildings.
Don has been the senior project manager for the renovation of the Nave of Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library, the total interior restoration of Main Building at Pratt Institute after a severe fire, and the restoration, transformation, and expansion of historic Marble Collegiate Church, “America’s Hometown Church.” He has also managed major building renovations for the NYC 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. First, he merged two century-old theaters to create the second largest theater [2,000 seats] on Broadway. Then he reinforced the Lyric’s stage to support the vast technical infrastructure of “Spider-man – Turn Off the Dark.” And finally, because the production had to restore the theater to its original aspect, Helpern Architects with Don as Senior Project Manager recreated and restored the, well, recreated theater and stage for the new owners.
Don holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from Pratt Institute. He is LEED-accredited by the US Green Building Council.