Eugene Colberg, a Brooklyn-based architect with over 25 years of experience producing award-winning architecture and interiors in the United States and internationally joins Enterprise Radio.
As Principal of Colberg Architecture, he has designed imaginative and environmentally sensitive projects across the residential, workplace, retail, educational, healthcare, institutional, museum, and urban planning sectors.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Eugene Colberg discuss the following:
- You have 25+ years of experience designing award-winning architecture. What is your approach to design?
- You have worked on commercial spaces for brands like Kate Spade and Armani to designing corporate offices for top firms in New York City. In today’s post covid world, what has the impact been on commercial design?
- In addition to commercial offices and retail, you were a leading member of the design team of the newly-opened Shanghai Planetarium, a breathtaking new planetarium inspired by astronomical principles and evoking orbital motion. How did you come up with this design?
- What is your favorite part about working in architecture and design?
- How can people find an architect that meets their needs and goals?
Eugene Colberg is a Brooklyn-based architect with over 25 years of experience producing award-winning architecture and interiors in the United States and internationally. As Principal of Colberg Architecture, he has designed imaginative and environmentally sensitive projects across the residential, workplace, retail, educational, healthcare, institutional, museum, and urban planning sectors. Having earned his BArch from Cornell University, Eugene is a Registered Architect in the State of New York, a Green Associate of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Colberg Architecture is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with the City and State of New York and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Eugene’s residential architecture design includes The Symon, a re-development of a historic building into a 13-story, 59-unit luxury condominium development located at 76 Schermerhorn in Brooklyn, NY. Additional projects include The Lane at Boerum Hill Place, One Seventh Avenue South, Sackett Union Condominium, Third + Bond and State Street Townhouses. He has also worked on renovation and restoration of single-family homes including brownstones and loft residences across New York City.
Eugene’s diverse commercial and workplace portfolio includes designing company offices and showroom facilities for prominent clients including Melkonian Capital, Hunter Douglass, SandRidge Energy, Converse, Competitrack, Jack Spade, Kate Spade, and other important brands. He worked on prominent retail store rollouts across the world as well, aligning architecture and in-store design with brand identity. Past projects include New York City’s Rockefeller Center Retail Flagship development; Brooklyn’s 181-185 Pacific Street retail repositioning; prototype implementations for major brands including Bank United, PNC Bank, Chipotle, and Kate Spade domestic and international stores; as well as flagship design for stores including National Basketball Association (NBA), Converse, Uniqlo, LOFT and Armani Exchange.
Eugene’s educational experience spans the globe, having worked on projects such as Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic Center in Puerto Williams, Chile; Stephen Gaynor School and Ballet Hispanico, New York City; and Pratt Institute’s Higgins Hall, Brooklyn. He has also led master planning for groups including the Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, Korea; University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, GA; Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. His work in the healthcare space includes the design of New York University’s Langone Medical Center Kimmel Pavilion in New York City.
Additionally, Eugene has worked for prominent institutions such as the New York State Supreme Court; New York Public Library; and in the museum sector for the new Shanghai Planetarium in Shanghai, China; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery; Eyebeam Museum of Art & Technology; South Fork Natural History Museum; and El Museo del Barrio in New York.
Urban project experience includes the design of 55 Water Street Plaza in Manhattan’s Financial District; Cody Park in Cody, Wyoming; Parque Central de Bayamon in Bayamon, PR; and Battery Park City Streetscapes, a street and sidewalk design project in Manhattan’s Battery Park. He also led the design of streetscape and security planning for the Financial District post-9/11.
Over the course of over two decades, Eugene Colberg has been a recipient of prestigious awards including the World Architecture News (WAN) Future Projects Education Award; Building Brooklyn Award for Residential Housing; the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State Design Citation; a Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of AIA; the Building Brooklyn Award for Residential Housing; AIA Housing Awards for Architecture; AIA New York State Award of Merit, AIA New York City Building Type Awards for Urban Design; Municipal Art Society New York City Masterwork Award; New York State AIA Design Award; New York Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award; AIA New York City Architecture Merit Award; NYC Art Commission Commendation; AIA New York City Architecture Project Award; New York City Art Commission Award for Design Excellence; New York State Council for the Arts Design Grant Award; Greenwich Arts Council Design Award; and a New York City Art Commission Commendation.
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