Robinson and Grisaru Architects


Robinson + Grisaru Architecture PC was founded in 1998 by Gitta Robinson and Richard Grisaru. Located in the Dumbo neighborhood of downtown Brooklyn, the firm's recent projects include an environmentally-sensitive private residence in Pennsylvania, comprehensive renovations, additions, and new homes in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and upstate New York, apartment and townhouse renovations in New York City, and institutional and commercial office renovations in Manhattan and New Jersey. The practice also provides interior design and decorative services for a growing number of residential clients.

Prior to striking out on her own, Gitta Robinson was a project architect with the firm of Deborah Berke Architect. Before pursuing his architectural career, Richard Grisaru was a New York City Urban Fellow. The principals, who are married, received their Master of Architecture degrees from Yale. Richard is a registered architect in New York State; Gitta holds registrations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

The work of Robinson + Grisaru Architecture PC is refined, modern, ordered, and at times playful. Space, light, texture, and color are manipulated across a variety of projects ranging in size, complexity, and budget. Design solutions may be more inventive or more practical, but are always attuned to the needs of the client, the possibilities of site and program, and the exigencies of construction.

The firm provides comprehensive architectural and interior design services, and the completed projects reflect rigorous inquiry, intensive collaboration, and meticulous execution. An appreciation for detail, an understanding of building technologies new and old, and an interest in efficient and sustainable construction guides the work. The results are buildings and environments that sustain and enrich their occupant's daily lives.