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Bartholomew Voorsanger, American Architect. Recipient awards New York City chapter American Institute of Architects, American Institute of Architects/Better Homes, Bard City Club, Interiors magazine, Stone Institute, American Institute of Architects/Library., Lumen, Pratt Institute, New York University, New York City Art Commission.


Voorsanger, Bartholomew was born on March 23, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Jacob H. and Ethel A. (Arnstein) Voorsanger.


AB cum laude, Princeton University, 1960. Diplome, Fontainebleau, 1960. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1964.

Doctor (honorary), University Architecture and Urbanism, Romania.


Associate, Vincent Ponte, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1964-1967; associate, I.M. Pei & Partners, 1968-1978; director, I.M. Pei & Partners, Iran, 1975-1978; co-chairman, Voorsanger & Mills (Architects), New York City, 1978-1990; founder, principal, Voorsanger & Associations, Architects, New York City, since 1990; founder, Taylor/Voorsanger Urban Designers, 1991. Lecturer Bennington (Vermont) College, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Harvard University. Guestcritic, lecturer Yale University, Pratt Institute, CUNY, Rhode Island School Design, U. Cincinnati, Syracuse University, University Texas, Arlington.

Member of advisory board Parson School Architecture. Member architectural review panel Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Advisor to Samsung Corporation, Korea.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include: New York University, Architectural Association, London, Harvard Graduate School Design, Vacant Lots Housing Study, New York, Deutsches Architeckur Museum, Frankfurt, Museum Finnish Architecture, Avery library Centennial Exhibition Columbia University, Helsinki, Brooklyn Museum. Major projects include: Le Cygne Restaurant, Neiman houseboat, New York University Midtown Center, New York University Business School Library, La Grandeur housing, New York University dormitories, Hostos Community College, New York. Finalist Brooklyn Museum masterplan international competition, expansion and master plan Pierpont Morgan Library.

      , Wethersfield Carriage Museum, Amenia, New York. Montana and Wyoming Residences. Advanced Training Center, New York University, New York Apartment, New York City, Riverdale (New York ) Jewish Center.

      Fellow J. Pierpont Morgan Library., New York, Asia Society, New York, Brody Residence, VA, Daniels/Falks Residence, Arizona, Wildcat Ridge Residence, Snowmass, California, Nemerever Residence, Napa, California, Port Authority New York/New Jersey Air Traffic Control Towers, University Art Museum, University Virginia, Asia Society and Museum, New York City, Olana Museum, Hudson, New York, Elie Tahari Offices, New Jersey. Winner National World World War II Museum, New Orleans Competition and United Arab Emirates National Military Museum.


Member visiting committee Rhode Island School Design, University Texas, Arlington. Member Pt. Authority New York/New Jersey Ground Zero Archive, New York History Society, also member architectural circuit steering committee. Chairman board advisors Temple Hoyne Buell Center, Study American Architecture, Columbia University, New York City, since 1989.

Member advisory board Parsons School Architecture. Chair architectural review panel Port Authority New York, New Jersey. Board directors Worldesign Foundation.

Member Regent's Panel New York State University, New York State Regents' Committee on Schools. President New York Foundation for Architecture 2000-2001. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1960-1961.

Fellow: National Academy of Design, American Institute of Architects (numerous offices, including president New York City chapter 1987, National Honor awards, New York State and New York City awards). Member: Alumni Council Graduate School Design Harvard (editorial board Harvard Design magazine), Wadawanuck Club, Century Association, Sir John Soane Museum Foundation, Architectural League New York City (board directors), Ellis Island Yacht Club (commodore since 2001).


Married Lisa Livingston, 1964. Married Catherine Hoover, September 10, 1983 (deceased December 2001). Children: Roxanna Virginia (deceased), Matthew Ansley.

Married Peggy Loar, June 5, 2004.

Jacob H. Voorsanger

Ethel A. (Arnstein) Voorsanger

Catherine Hoover

Lisa Livingston

Peggy Loar

Matthew Ansley Voorsanger

Roxanna Virginia Voorsanger (deceased)