Charles A. Platt, FAIA, is a partner at Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, LLP. An architect and painter, Mr. Platt began practicing in 1960, forming Smotrich & Platt, Architects in 1965.
Throughout his career, Mr. Platt has been active in public affairs related to architecture and preservation. His firm has received numerous design awards and his work has been published around the world. He served as a member of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for five years, is a director of New 42 Inc., a member of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and is a member of the board and past president of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial. Mr. Platt has been a visiting critic at Cornell University and an adjunct associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. A graduate of Harvard College and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, he studied painting at the Art Students League of New York and the Boston Museum School.
Mr. Platt joined the MAS Board of Directors in 1965, and is the co-chair of its Preservation Committee.