Expertly juxtaposing contemporary tastes with traditional design elements, Elizabeth Roberts has been shaping built environments in New York City for the past twenty years, establishing her own firm in 1998 after studying architecture at U.C. Berkeley and historic preservation at Columbia University. Located in the heart of Brownstone Brooklyn, her studio brings the sought-after sensibility of its home borough to every project: a healthy regard for history overlaid with a clean and lively newness. Founded with the desire to engage one-on-one with a likeminded clientele, the studio has recently grown into a tight-knit studio family of six architectural staff and two interior designers who distill the wants and needs of every client into a refined personal aesthetic. The studio offers architectural services as Ensemble Architecture, DPC and interior design services as Elizabeth Roberts Design.
Though Roberts specializes in crafting residential environments and in assembling a range of thoughtful interiors, the studio also enjoys an ever-expanding roster of distinctive commercial projects with an appreciation for public spaces that resonate with the studio’s understated practice. Roberts believes that one of the most important activities in any successful project is listening closely to her clients, many of whom are leaders in fashion, film, galleries, and music. As celebrated figures in their own creative industries, these clients come to the studio with a polished set of interests that, through engaged conversation and timely collaboration, inspire the final look and feel of every project.
Equally comfortable and qualified to work on converting lofts or landmarked buildings, and often combining the two, Elizabeth characterizes her designs as “showcasing” the elements in a space that make it unique, drilling down to the essentials “to allow enough ‘quiet’ around an object for it to be seen." The studio is acclaimed for this carefully honed aesthetic, bringing a welcome warmth to urban minimalism.
Elizabeth DiSalvo has been a registered architect since 1993 and currently holds active licenses in both New York and Connecticut. She has a five-year professional degree in architecture from Rensselaer and a master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University.
Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience in design, architecture and construction in New York City, as well as with single family homes in the surrounding regions. Elizabeth oversees the studio’s code compliance and permitting process through Ensemble Architecture, DPC. Along with her responsibilities as registered architect, her expertise in methods that optimize efficiencies- both financial and sustainable – compliment and ensure the studio’s endeavors toward its exclusive aesthetic.