Daniel Kaplan, RA, AIA - Principal

Dan was born in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and grew up watching Matt renovate the neighborhood and beyond. With a background in art and art history, and a lot of international travel, he returned to school for a Masters in Architecture, after a career in web and graphic design.

Dan has worked on numerous renovations and new construction, for a multitude of programs and uses. He was the job captain for a new public school in the Bronx, landscape design for several schools in NYC, a renovation of Terminal A at Newark airport, a new office building in landmarked Soho, and numerous housing and school projects throughout the boroughs. Additionally, he has also spent many years working on renovations and new construction of both townhouses and free-standing residences, apartments, and offices, throughout the boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey. 

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Partner - Bowerbird Architects, Park Slope, Brooklyn

  • Job Captain - RKT&B Architects, NYC, NY

  • Intern Architect - Murdock Young Architects, NYC, NY

  • Intern Architect - Wood and Zapata Architects, NYC, NY

  • Masters of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design

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Carole Twitmyer- Associate

Carole is an experienced Architectural Designer in the architecture & urban design industry. Carole has worked in various parts of design-related fields, including Mixed-use, New Town Design and Adaptive Reuse, Commercial, and Residential. 

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Senior Project Manager - Bowerbird Architects - Since 2017

  • Sr Architectural Designer - The Saladino Group

  • Director of Urban Design - Humphreys & Partners Architects

  • Director of Urban Design - Merriman Associates/Architects, Inc.

  • Architectural Intern - Company NameDSGN associates

  • Senior Project Architect / Designer III - Johnson Twitmyer JV

  • Master of Architecture (MArch) with a Certificate in Urban Design focused in architecture and Urban Design from The University of Texas at Austin

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Gerardo Delgadillo - Junior Architect

Gerardo received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami where he was a Teaching Assistant and involved in a variety of projects in the South Florida community.

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Junior Architect - Bowerbird Architects - Since 2018

  • Architectural Designer - Studio Miami

  • Architectural Intern - Cúre & Penabad

  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Miami

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Ruchika Shah - Junior Architect

Ruchika was born in Mumbai, India where she began her career in Architecture. She obtained her bachelors degree in Mumbai and then worked in a multi-disciplinary firm for two years after which she decided to return to College. Ruchika then did her masters in Interior Architecture with a focus on Adaptive Reuse at Rhode Island School of Design. Over the span of the years, she's had the opportunity to work on architecture, interiors, set design as well as furniture design.

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Junior Architect - Bowerbird Architects - Since 2019

  • Masters in Interior Architecture with a focus on Adaptive Reuse at Rhode Island School of Design; Providence, RI

  • Architectural Designer at Rooshad Shroff A + D; Mumbai

  • Architectural Intern at The Architectural Coner; Mumbai

  • Bachelors of Architecture, Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai

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Curriculum Vitae:

  • Job Captian/Consultant - Bowerbird Architects - Since 2014

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute


Matthew Kaplan, RA - Partner Emeritus

Matthew Kaplan was educated at the University of Pennsylvania under the tutelage of Louis Kahn, Robert Venturi, Robert Geddes, and Aldo Giurgola, among many other outstanding faculty members of the time. After working in Hartford, Connecticut, becoming the head architect on underwater archaeology digs in Cyprus and Turkey, working for an architect in Tel Aviv, Israel, and various firms in NYC, Matthew settled in Park Slope, Brooklyn in 1972.

Between 1975 and 1995 he established himself in architectural partnerships and then decided to strike out on his own. His own work has varied from entire apartment buildings, to renovations of townhouse apartments, total gut renovations of houses and yards, to retail stores, bakeries, and doctor's offices. Now working with his son Dan, Matthew's career has become a collaboration, imparting his wisdom from experience, and drawing from the technological innovations of a new generation of architects.

Curriculum Vitae: 

  • Partner Emeritus - Bowerbird Architects, Park Slope, Brooklyn

  • Owner - Matthew L Kaplan Architect Park Slope, Brooklyn

  • Partner - Kaplan/Price Associates Architects, Park Slope, Brooklyn

  • Partner - Einhorn & Kaplan Associates Architects, Park Slope, Brooklyn

  • Associate - Smotrich & Platt Architects, NYC, NY

  • Head Architect of Underwater Archaeology in Turkey and Cyprus - University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology

  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania


All photography, except "Gardens and Yards," "The Bridge," and "Gramercy Dental," by Matthew Williams