Voorsanger, Bartholomew, NA 2004
Bartholomew Voorsanger received a Bachelors Degree in Architecture with Honors from Princeton University in 1960, a Masters Degree in Architecture from Harvard University in 1964 and a Doctor Honoris Causa at the Universtatea de Architectura & Urbanism in Bucharest, Romania. He worked for three years with urban planner Vincent Ponte in Montreal, Canada and subsequently for ten years as a Design Associate for I.M. Pei & Partners. The firm Voorsanger & Mills was established in 1978 and reorganized as Voorsanger & Associates Architects PC in 1990. Proposed projects by Mr. Voorsanger have been published nationally and internationally in numerous volumes, magazines, and articles. His work has been exhibited in individual and group shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Architectural Association School of Architecture, Harvard University, the Hudson River Museum, the National Academy of Design, The AIA Center for Architecture (NYC) and New York University.
Bartholomew Voorsanger has served on many national and international juries for design awards, has been a speaker at numerous professional symposia, and has authored a variety of articles for design and art periodicals. Mr. Voorsanger has been invited as a guest lecturer and critic and held faculty appointments in architecture design studios at the Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard University, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He became a design Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture in 1985. Mr. Voorsanger is a former Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, President of the New York chapter of the AIA and the New York Foundation for Architecture. He is currently serving on the editorial board of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Magazine, and Chair of the GSD/HDM Practioner’s Advisory Board. He also currently serves as the Chair of Design Review for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Some of Mr. Voorsanger’s local projects include the New York University Midtown Center, the graduate and undergraduate dormitories for New York University, the New York University Center for Advanced Digital Studies, the International Competition for The Brooklyn Museum Master Plan, The Pierpont Morgan Library Garden Court, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, the Air Traffic Control Tower at LaGuardia, the Asia Society and Museum, New York, as well as other projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He recently completed the Master Plan for the University of Virginia campus and Art Museum and is currently designing a complex of luxury villas and apartments in Dubai as well as the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.