Charles Burleigh

Charles Burleigh

Garrison, NY, US



I have been exclusively involved with high end interiors for over 10 years. I am well versed in all aspects of interior design and am fluent in both contemporary and traditional idioms. I have personally designed and administered projects with direct client contact from Manhattan apartment projects to a 60,000 square foot residence in Connecticut.
Having ran the interiors office for an architectural firm with support staff in three offices in different states requires deft coordination and communication skills as well as an understanding of the multidisciplinary team approach to design.  I have designed many components for these projects including rugs, furniture, and lighting. I have a broad spectrum of suppliers that I work with on a regular basis including the usual sources as well as obscure crafts people and artists. Being well connected with the market enables me to keep abreast of new products and sources.


Independent consulting, New York Metro area, Project Manager, Sr. Designer

Engaged in various project management and design roles in collaboration with Adam Dolle Inc. and Centre Studio
Interior FF&E packages for model houses, Cheng Du, China, House Renovations, Pound Ridge, Larchmont, NY
Project management with Shalini Misra Architect, London, England
Renovation of two bedroom apartment, 1 Beacon Court, New York, NY 2,500 sf
Independent interior design consulting and project management private clients
Duplex Maisonette, Park Avenue, NY 4,200 sf
Penthouse apartment, Battery Park, NY, 1,500 sf
Designer Show House, Master Bedroom Cold Spring, NY
Shingle Style Country House, Garrison, NY 2,500 sf,
Mid-Century Modern House, Garrison, NY, 3,000 sf

Dec 2011 - current

Allan Greenberg Architect, New York, NY, Greenwich, CT, Washington, DC, Director of Interior Design

Established and run interiors division for Allan Greenberg Architect; one of the foremost classical architects in practice. Direct client involvement and decision making. Conceptualize and establish design direction for all projects. Develop furnishings schemes, layouts and palates. Design custom lighting, fabrics, wallcoverings and carpets. Sourcing for all materials, furnishings and decorative elements. Oversee and direct production with custom workrooms for upholsterers, drapers, woodworkers, restorers etc. Track project costs and coordinate specifying, and purchasing. Coordinate installations. Hire and direct staff of designers, drafts people, and spec writers. Interface with principals and project team architects in the New York, Greenwich and Washington DC offices. Responsible for bringing clients to firm.
Georgian style Residence, West Hartford, CT 60,000 sf
Colonial Revival Residence, Bedford, NY 12,000 sf
Arts and Crafts style Residence, Greenwich, CT 7,000 sf
Duplex Maisonette, Park Avenue, 4,200 sf
Residence, Park Avenue, 5,000 sf

Nov 2006 - Nov 2011

David Scott Interiors, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

New York decorating firm providing an eclectic mix of transitional and contemporary interiors. Senior interior designer working directly with principal and clients. Responsible for all aspects of interiors projects. Design development, budgeting, sourcing, assembling fabric, finish and furnishings schemes. Interface with office staff including architect, project managers and purchasing expediter. Coordination with vendors, artisans and craftspeople.
Residence, Greenwich, CT 11,000 sf
Residence, Paradise Valley, AZ 40,000 sf
Residence, Central Park West 4,000 sf
Residence, Sharon, CT 8,000 sf

Apr 2004 - Nov 2006

Charles K Burleigh Interior Design, New York, NY, US, Principal

High-end residential interior design consulting. Responsible for all aspects of interiors projects from initial client interview, design and preparation of comprehensive interiors schemes, coordination with architects and general contractors, coordinating all aspects of decorative schemes from furniture, fabrics, rugs and carpeting, designs for custom carpets, lighting, furniture and millwork. Shopping with clients, coordinating installations, construction and renovation projects.
Residence, Park Avenue 3,000 sf
Duplex maisonette, Fifth Avenue 4,200 sf
Duplex maisonette, Park Avenue 4,300 sf
Residence, Short Hills, NJ 7,500 sf
Town House, E 78th Street, 5,500 sf
Loft, W 22nd Street, 2,200 sf

Aug 1996 - Apr 2004

Guenther Petrarca Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Interior designer

Responsible for coordinating interior aspects of all projects within the office. Responsibilities include client presentation, design, budgeting, selections of furniture, finishes, materials, artwork, and equipment, writing specifications and coordinating installations. Additional responsibilities include on-going maintenance of interior finishes, materials, and furniture library, as well as meeting with vendors and researching new materials and furniture.
Arts and Crafts apartment, Central Park West, restoration/ renovation 4,500 sf
Traditional French apartment, Park Avenue, gut renovation 3,800 sf
Contemporary apartment, Central Park West, gut renovation 4,000 sf
Contemporary penthouse apartment, Central park West, gut renovation, 3,300 sf
Apartment, Park Slope Brooklyn, gut renovation 3200 sf
Various healthcare projects for
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Maimonidies Medical center
South Bronx Children’s Health Center

Feb 1992 - Aug 1996


The New School, New York, NY, US, Environmental Design

Integrated design program, interior design, architecture, furniture, product & graphic design

Sep 1974 - Jun 1977


AIA Citation for Environmentally Conscious Architecture, Award

National Headquarters for The Natural Resources Defense Council


Areas of Specialization