Voorsanger Architects PC was based in New York City and currently operates out of offices in California, New York, and Florida. Bartholomew Voorsanger and Edward Mills left their positions as design associates in I. M. Pei & Partners’ office to begin their own firm, Voorsanger & Mills Associates, in 1978. In 1990, the two parted ways and the firm was reorganized as Voorsanger & Associates Architects. Around 2003, the firm became Voorsanger Architects PC.
Over the years the firm developed an international reputation for their unique urban work and for integrating nature into their designs. The firm won numerous awards at the city, state, and national levels for their custom-designed houses, museums and cultural institutions, and a variety of civic and commercial projects mainly in the transportation and education sectors. Their work has also been recognized and awarded by many professional associations. Some awards received include: the Canon Prize from the National Academy of Design for Asia Society and Museum; the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State Award of Excellence for Blue Ridge Residence; the AIA National Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture for Elie Tahari Fashion Design Offices and Warehouse; and the AIA National Honor Award for Hostos Community College Allied Health Complex.
“I have one rule in our firm: the best design idea stays in the project, and I don’t always have that one. What’s really important to recognize about designing architecture at this scale is that you can’t do everything, so you need to attract talented people who are exceptional.”
Team members who have worked for Voorsanger Architects include:
Adepope Adegboyega, Christina Akinola, Anas Alomaim, Daniel Alter, Abner Baez, Derek Barnett, Trevor Barrow, Craig Barton, Louis Batch, Chris Bay, Donald Beeson, Jr., James Benjamin, Joshua Benzwie, Ricardo Bermudez, James Biek, Sharon Blanchard, Brian Boger, Josh Brandfonbrener, Tom Brashares, Jean-Luc Briguet, Bridget Bryson, Richard Buford, Ellen Burnett, Jorge Caminero, Greg Canaras, Lesley Carmona, Raymond Chan, Nichole Chauvin, Robert Chicas, Carolyn Chris, Noel Clarke, David Cocks, Enrique Colmenares, Ernesto Contreras, Nina Cooke, Amanda Crocker, Randall Cude, Robert Cui, Zehui Cui, Michael DaCosta, Steven Davis, Barbara Davidson, Corey Delany, Eileen Delgado, Lynette DeLorenzo, Peter Dewitt, Matthew Dierdorf, Nadia Digiallonardo, Vivian Ditisheim, Elizabeth Dixon, Alison D’Lamater, Louis Dobday, Sophia Dobrev, Medea Eder, Lucy Fang, Christian Filter, Laura Finnegan, Lisa Firsone, Michelle Frantallisi, Jules Gim, Yosuke Go, Zion Go, Chris Gonya, Kevin Gordon, Jennifer Gottlieb, Sanna Greenberg, Raul Gutierrez-Salgado, Knut Hansen, Elizabeth Hardwick, Shu Hashimoto, James Henry, Mindy Hepner, Donna Higgins, Daisuke Hirose, Yoonkee Hong, Michelle Hsu, Bruce G. Irwin, Lewis Jacobsen, Minnie Jan, George Jell, Won Jun Jung, Shin Jungseob, Sylvia Juzwa, Fawzia Kahn, Chris Kaiser, Elizabeth Kamell, Belinda Kanpetch, Greg Kasden, Michael Kearney, Erin Kelly, Purvi Khant, Nayoung Kim, Lucinda Knox, Anastasiya Konopitskaya, Radek Krysztofiak, Kasicka Labud, Edward Lalonde, Francis Leadon, Hyo Jin Lee, Karen Lee, Kok Chee Lee, Kyung Lee, Wei Lee, Anita Lin, Calvin Lin, David Ling, Peggy A. Loar, Ariane Lourie, John Lodge, Lynnette Lorenzo, Amy Louie, Rose Lum, James R. MacDonald, William MacIntosh, Mako Maeno, Alfred Mak, Benjamin Marcus, Jung Lee Masters, Elizabeth McClure, Marianna Michalczyk, Peter Miller, Susan Miller, Tania Min, John Minutaglio, Nikolay Moshkovich, Rick Mulder, Paula Mary Murphy, Pamela Musella, Reiko Nagumo, Jenny Kantawan Neenchaisak, Kenneth Neff, Aaron Neubert, Kim Marie Neuscheler, Anne Nixon, Philip Noble, Satoshi Ohashi, Sarah Opperman, Jinhee Park, Jung Eun Park, Reema Pathak, Torben Pedersen, Anne Perl, Kinshasa Peterson, Matthew Pickner, Nancy Portalatin, Jorge Prado, Kyle Proefke, Anooradha Raman, Ronald Reed, Jeffrey Richards, Alistair Reilly, Chris Reitz, Omar Renteria, Jackson Rice, Mary Rowe, Flint Sackett, Sam Sassa, David Sassano, Chris Scania, Marcus Schmidt, Sabrina Schollmeyer, Tsippy Segev, Anna Hollace Seidel, Ruth Seiger, Peter Serafin, Diana Shnitzler, Vicki Smith, Tim Slater, Masayuki Sono, Paul Stanbridge, Martin Stigsgaard, Allen Strassen, Joseph Sullivan, Issei Suma, Francis Sun, George Sun, Chieko Takahashi, Andrew Templar, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao, Robert Tsui, Tatsuya Utsumi, Robert Vertes, Victor Viera, Bartholomew Voorsanger, Catherine Voorsanger, Neil Voorsanger, Mark Wagner, Jirporn Wanapun, Cindy Watts, Marie Anne Weeke, Phine Weeke, Christine Wentz, Leroy White, Andrea Wiedemann, Louis Winkler, Konrad Wos, Lanjo Wu, Michael Yung
*Quoted in Benjamin Van Loon, “Theater of War,” American Builders Quarterly, (Jan/Feb/Mar 2013): 75.