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Bartholomew Voorsanger

FAIA Principal

Bartholomew Voorsanger received a Bachelors Degree with Honors from Princeton University in 1960, a Masters 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 also currently serves as the Chair of Design Review for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Mr. Voorsanger is the Principal in charge of design for the firm. Some of the Firm’s 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 in New York, Terminal B Newark International Airport, Master Plan for the University of Virginia Art Museum, Residences at Wildcat Ridge, Charlottesville, and Tucson. Most recently a complex of villas and apartments in Dubai, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, and the competition for the new National Military Museum for the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.

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Louis C. Dobday

AIA, LEED AP Associate

Mr. Dobday joined Voorsanger Architects PC in 1998. He has over sixteen years experience in the design and construction of complex institutional projects for both the public and private sector. His design input has been invaluable to the firm, particularly his ability to organize and realize design concepts in drawings and details that can be easily constructed.

His aviation-related experience includes several projects for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He worked on coordination and master planning for the International Arrivals Terminal, and was a member of the design team for the Terminal B expansion at Newark International Airport. . At JFK International Airport he worked as Project Architect with Port Authority personnel and conservation specialists to create a stable environment for the World Trade Center Archives and the design and construction of temporary enclosures.

Mr. Dobday has worked on projects with several cultural institutions, including the Asia Society and Museum and the French Institute/Alliance Francais in Manhattan. He has been Project Architect for the Blue Ridge Residence in Charlottesville, Virginia and is presently working on the Napa Residence in California.

At a previous firm he served as project manager for a large scale project at Hunter College as well as various feasibility studies at the school. As leader of the design team and coordinator of all consultants, he has acquired expert knowledge of the specific requirements for multi-use buildings. Mr. Dobday attended Wayne State University (Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1986), University of Michigan (Bachelor of Science with a concentration in architecture, 1988) and Yale University (Master of Architecture, 1992).