Frank Pizzurro, AIA

Frank Pizzurro is the founder and Senior Architect at FPA Architects, a firm inspired by Frank’s unwavering dedication to Focus, Perspective, and Achievement. His architectural and interior designs reflect more than 30 years of contemporary and historical integration and transformation. As the great grandnephew of renowned architect Rosario Candela, Frank is intimately familiar with landmark New York architecture styles ranging from Neoclassical to Greek Revival and considers each building’s historical attributes as a bedrock for his design inspiration.  

Frank began his career at one of New York City’s most prominent architecture firms, and for the next 15 years worked with some of the most highly regarded architects in the business. He gained experience as the architect and manager for numerous residential and commercial projects, including household names such as Merrill Lynch, Sheraton, and UBS.

In the last job of his corporate career, Frank worked on rebuilding the Word Financial Center after 9/11. This intimate involvement in the recovery of New York influenced his trajectory to design modern, utilitarian spaces that preserve the historical splendor of New York’s architectural history, and inspired his formation of FPA Architects in 2002, where he has specialized in high-end landmark restorations.

On a course of constant refinement and evolution, Frank recently launched FPA’s newest offering, FPAStacks™, bringing his large-scale commercial and high-end residential architecture experience full-circle. An innovative, templatized approach to the build-out of residential towers and high-rise hotels, FPAStacks™ offer an extensive catalog of turnkey floorplans that developers and hoteliers can apply to optimize space and maximize market value.

From high-rises to high society, Frank manages the details of architecture and interior design with sophistication, simplicity, and ease, so at the end of each engagement his clients open the door and are delighted with what they see and confident with their choice.  

Frank was educated at Brown University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Fine Arts from RISD. He is a member of the conservation board in the landmark town of Bedford, where he lives with his family. His architectural offices are located in Midtown Manhattan and in Westchester.