Discipline: Architecture

Paul Byard

Discipline: Architecture
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1998
Paul Byard (1939–2008) began his career as a lawyer before studying architecture in his 30s. He was hired at James Stewart Polshek & Partners before becoming a partner at Platt & Byard, Architects. He would go on to renovate many of New York’s most prominent landmarks, such as Carnegie Hall, the Cooper Union Foundation Building, and the old Custom House on Bowling Green. Byard also helped design the contemporary New 42nd Street Studios, at 229 West 42nd Street; the Chanel 57 building, at 15 East 57th Street; and a mausoleum and columbarium at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. He is the author of The Architecture of Additions: Design and Regulation (W.W. Norton, 1998).

Studios

Watson

Paul Byard worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio and recital hall for chamber music, the latter purpose was soon found to be too disruptive to…

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