Gerald Forsburg

Gerald Forsburg

New York, NY, US

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Goal-oriented and innovative Project Architect with profound knowledge in architecture, planning, and zoning; a remarkable ability to coordinate with clients, consultants, and diverse groups to meet project goals; and a passion for sustainable, relationship-centric design. Confident in critical design, development, and administration. Committed to project, team, and brand success. Experienced in all phases of project design, development, management, and mentoring.



Urbahn Architects, NEW YORK, NY, Project Architect

Hired to manage NYCHA and NYSCA renovations. Contract terminated due to Covid.

Mar 2020 - Mar 2020

Purcell Architects, NEW YORK, NY, Senior Project Architect

• Managed approximately three dozen projects for clients such as the NYC School Construction Authority, NYC Housing Authority, and NYC Department of Design and Construction
• Coordinated and managed the closeout of multiple fire protection plans, flood emergency manuals, roofing upgrades, systems upgrades, a parking garage renovation, and others
• Value-engineered a unique flood barrier deployment system for NYC public schools
• Developed in-house Revit templates
• Mentored junior staff

Jul 2019 - Dec 2019

MERGAL Architecture & Design, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect (18 mo. contract)

Developed design & contract documents, and submissions to Landmarks Preservation Commission and DOB for a 6-story historic landmark townhouse in the Upper West Side, including exterior and interior improvements. Coordinated team efforts, and aided in devising in-house drafting and presentation standards.

Nov 2016 - May 2018

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

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

Jun 2015 - Nov 2016

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

Jun 2006 - Nov 2016

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

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

Taught Basic & Advanced Architectural Drafting and AutoCAD

Jan 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".


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