VADA: About the Founder

Bartholomew Voorsanger received a Bachelor’s degree with Honors from Princeton University in 1960, a Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University in 1964 and a Doctor Honoris Causa at the University for Architecture and Urbanism "Ion Mincu," Bucharest, Romania, in 2005. 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 Architects PC in 1990. 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 Frankfurt Museum of Architecture, the Spanish Ministry of Construction Gallery, 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. The firm has received numerous awards both locally and nationally.

Mr. 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 formerly served on the editorial board of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Magazine, and is on the GSD/HDM Practitioner’s Advisory Board. He has also served as a board member for the Society of Architectural Historians and remains on the Society’s Development Committee.