Ed Kopel, Architect, P.C. is a full-service architectural firm based in Manhattan and Brooklyn specializing in design-intensive projects that demand imaginative solutions. The firm was founded in 2001 as SK Architecture, P.C., and later updated their name to Ed Kopel Architects P.C., in 2005.




At Ed Kopel, Architect, P.C., each project is treated as a unique opportunity for architectural expression.  Solving the functional problems is the first step toward producing rich and enduring architecture.  Timeless designs are guided by ideas that blossom or burnish over time. 


Most of our clients present significant constraints on schedule, budget, or both – but all demand sound design concepts and quality execution.  We relish the challenge of delivering functionality and beauty under such constraints, for example:  creating a destination bar/restaurant for a fast-paced, bottom-line oriented hotel client; or transforming a 700 square foot, cobbled together apartment into a gracious family home.  


The firm does not believe in the primacy of one particular style.  We accept all projects have a style, whether considered or not.  All styles deal with the same fundamental building blocks -- space, light, form, materiality, structure, usability and craft.  Style must be understood within the continuum of architectural history. 


Ed Kopel Architects is committed to creating environmentally responsible buildings. Ed is a LEED Accredited Professional, meaning that he has demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of green building practices. All projects incorporate the most sensible and up-to-date approaches to green building. We do not believe that green building is an architectural movement, or that it should be treated as such, but rather that it is a critical component of sustainability to be deployed wherever possible. Green is not an architectural theme. It is a fact always considered.


Often architectural details play a strong part in our projects.  In any project, details reinforce a project’s basic ideas.  But more interestingly, sometimes that process works in reverse -- with details becoming the inspiration for larger elements.  Every edge and corner, every time two materials meet, is an opportunity for invention.




  • Architecture
  • Renovations
  • New Constructions
  • Landmarks
  • Additions
  • Building Department Approvals
  • Interior Design
  • Zoning Analysis