Studio Castellano is a multi-disciplinary firm specializing in the intersection of the built environment and communities.  Founded by principal Ron Castellano in 1999, the firm has been integral to the transformation of New York City's Lower East Side, through the development and restoration of the iconic Forward and Garfield buildings. 

Additionally, Castellano is involved in neighborhood placemaking efforts such as the Hester Street Fair, and hospitality ventures including Le Baron Chinatown, which the firm designed, and which Castellano co-owns. 

Castellano began his career at Eisenman Architects, before moving to Richard Meier and Partners. While with Richard Meier, Castellano worked on a number of eminent projects, including the Jean Arp Museum in Germany, the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome, and Vatican awarded Church of 2000. Castellano then went on to work at the Frank Stella Studio before establishing Studio Castellano.