We like to say we care more about people than buildings and don't put our stock in looks that come and go. We focus instead on creating spaces that represent our clients and the stories that make them who they are. Our job isn't to make our mark, but to help others understand their own. Our practice is informed by research in anthropology, psychology, & neuroscience, focusing on how people behave, feel, and react to the environment. We are well versed in the realities of building and getting work done well. Integrity, communication, and economy are non-negotiable. Ultimately, we believe Architecture - and the environment we are all building - can and should have a higher standard for making life better.
Sarah Petrocelli, RA is a founder-partner of Prospect Studio
Sarah received her M.Arch from the University of Maryland, where her study of sensory experience and it's relationship to the built environment was granted the Architecture Thesis Award. She has worked in Architecture both in Europe and throughout the United States, including Rome, Bodrum, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. Since 2013, she has lived and practiced Architecture in New York City, working primarily on residential and Landmarked projects as a member of Ted Porter Architecture and Skolnick Architecture + Design, and as Project Architect at MADE Design/Build.
She has presented her ongoing research on sensory experience at the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture’s Shared Behavioral Outcomes Conference (2018) at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California as well as the International Association of People-Environment Studies 2018 Conference in Rome, Italy. As a founding partner of Prospect Studio Architects, her work aims to guide clients toward a better understanding of the mind-body experience as well as a deeper connection to the built environment.
Sarah is actively registered as an Architect in New York and New Jersey, and is certified in Passive House (PHIUS) and LEED sustainability standards.
Luke Petrocelli, RA is a founder-partner of Prospect Studio
Luke earned his M.Arch and Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Maryland, and is currently a studio critic at the New Jersey Institute of Technology College of Architecture and Design. He has practiced Architecture extensively in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Fire Island since 2007, focusing primarily on one- and two-family renovations, and spent the early part of his career as a member of Bromley Caldari Architects PC.
Luke’s research has sought to unpack the relationship between architecture and neuroscience, and has been presented at the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture’s Bridge Synapses Conference (2016) and Shared Behavioral Outcomes Conference (2018) at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California as well as the International Association of People-Environment Studies 2018 Conference in Rome, Italy. His decade-long work in archaeological documentation and excavation in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy at the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation has been published in the Italian journal Quaderni. He has also worked with teams on the southwest coast of Turkey, designing residential properties alongside Faruk Yorgancioglu Architect and documenting the archaeological remains of the ancient Greek city of Aperlae. Luke is actively registered as an Architect in New York.