Gerald Forsburg

Gerald Forsburg

New York, NY, US



Gerald has over 20 years in architecture and design, working with many award-winning architects and interior designers on projects ranging from residential and commercial to educational and religious. He has worked hard to become knowledgeable in classical theories of design, and period styles, bringing those elements into modern construction for better overall designs for his clients and employers.

Gerald is also savvy with complex zoning and land development issues; specializes in historically sensitive additions and historic tax credits; and is a champion in project oversight, ensuring quality construction and budget compliance for his clients' projects.

Gerald is passionate about leaving a legacy of quality living through sustainable design and structures for future generations.

Additional Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail in design.
  • Ability to multitask and lead several projects at once.  
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills. 
  • Well-rounded design background. 
  • Experience in mentoring Junior Architects



Mergal Architecture & Design, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

Independent Contractor with small start-up. Developed design, contract documents and submissions to Landmarks Preservation Commission and DOB for a 6-story historic landmark townhouse in the Upper West Side (Riverside Dr.), including exterior and interior improvements. Coordinated team efforts, and aided in devising in-house drafting and presentation standards.

Reason for leaving: Contract finished and team was disassembled.

Jan 2018 - current

Blue Ridge Commuity College, Weyers Cave, VA, US, Adjunct Professor

Taught Basic & Advanced Architectural Drafting and AutoCAD

Jan 2005 - current

Timothy Bryant Architect, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Associate

Senior hire with luxury residential firm specializing in projects ranging from $5M to $30M for Fortune 100 clientele.

Reason for leaving: Lack of work and fit.

Jun 2015 - Nov 2016

Gerald Forsburg Associates, Mount Jackson, VA, US, Owner and Principal Designer

Jun 2006 - Nov 2016

APR Associates, Harrisonburg, VA, US, Architectural Project Manager

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006

DESIGN CONCEPTS, Winchester, VA, US, Architectural Project Manager

Collaborated with small team of architects and draftspersons engaged in providing full concept through delivery of architectural design and construction administration services for commercial, mixed-use and residential projects. Worked directly with clients, contractors and subcontractors on various projects. Researched codes and obtained required permits.

Oct 2005 - May 2006


Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Masters, Architecture

Architecture & Design

Aug 2015 - May 2018

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Took several years off to work between 3rd and 4th year.

Aug 1992 - May 2001


First Place - The Catholic University of America School of Archiecture Design Charette, 1st Place

First place in a school-wide design charrette titled, "A Place for an Object".


Areas of Specialization