Katz Architecture Promotes Ivan Silva to Associate
Silva Secures Qualified Exterior Wall Inspector License, Expanding the Firm’s Facade Capabilities
NEW YORK—February 8, 2024 – Katz Architecture announces Project Architect Ivan Silva, AIA has been promoted to Associate, Facade Compliance Specialist. A natural progression, Ivan received his Qualified Exterior Wall Inspector (QEWI) certification in October of 2023, broadening the firm’s exterior services and technical expertise. With the firm’s focus on the intersection of architectural and technical design, Ivan will continue supporting Katz Architecture’s expanding portfolio in exterior envelope work, preservation, and restoration, while spearheading the firm’s growing facade division.
“I’m extraordinarily proud of Ivan’s growth and success throughout his seven years with the firm,” says Founder and Principal of Katz Architecture, David Katz. “Ivan is an invaluable asset to our team and the clients we serve, as he demonstrates an admirable commitment to personal growth and excellence in every undertaking.”
Silva’s QEWI license increases the firm’s capacity to cooperate with processes related to New York City’s Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), from inspection and FISP report filing through construction and remediation. In an era marked by heightened scrutiny of building safety standards, Ivan’s proficiency in this area underscores the firm’s pivotal role in ensuring the structural integrity and longevity of New York’s architectural landscape.
“I’m incredibly excited about transitioning into this new role with my QEWI license. I’ve always been inspired by the nuts and bolts of a building so this allows me to dive deeper into doing what I love,” says Silva. “Alongside my colleagues at Katz Architecture, we can holistically service our clients even more than before, offering additional facade capabilities to preserve New York City’s landmark charm and architectural character.”
Prior to joining Katz Architecture in 2017, Ivan worked on large-scale construction projects for New York City’s School Construction Authority. With an inherent interest in the technical aspects of building development and design, his later pursuit of an architectural career presented a natural transition given his prior industry experience. Through his work at Katz Architecture, Ivan will continue to leverage his extensive background in construction and his profound understanding of architectural intricacies to further elevate the firm’s prominence in delivering exceptional project solutions.
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About Katz Architecture
Founded in 2002, Katz Architecture is a New York-based, full-service architectural practice providing design, management, and construction consulting services for the residential, cultural, and commercial sectors. The firm’s highly sought-after technical knowledge, design prowess, and renovation expertise have resulted in widely recognized project work for many of New York’s most significant buildings. A clear indication of the firm’s commitment to success, Katz Architecture regularly collaborates with repeat clients on projects encompassing all facets of architectural design and building envelope restoration. Clients range from private companies and non-profit foundations to high-profile homeowners and esteemed condominium boards. Design quality and project management have been critical aspects of the practice throughout the firm’s history, marked by well-researched decision-making and project efficiency in every phase. With keen insight on preservation, restoration, and renovation, Katz Architecture’s decades of experience continue to inform its notable collaborations throughout the New York region.