Rafael Viñoly Architects is pleased to announce that five directors within the firm have been promoted to partner. The new partners represent leadership across all of the firm’s practice areas. Their appointment will support the firm’s growth and help shape its succession plan, and will further its commitment to reinvent institutional typologies and integrate the public realm into civic buildings and master plans.
Charles Blomberg, AIA/NCARB
With 30 years of experience, Charles Blomberg, Technical Director, leads the technical development of nearly every project within the firm. He oversees the translation of preliminary design concepts into highly articulated and innovative systems for enclosure and building structure. He also oversees the firm’s in-house structural engineers, specification writers and quality control architects who support the firm’s projects.
Jim Herr, AIA/NCARB
With 27 years of experience, Jim Herr, Project Director, has designed and managed a large number of the firm’s academic, research, healthcare, commercial and cultural projects. His experience ranges in scale and type from 500-square-foot galleries to 500,000-square foot health sciences projects and super-tall structures, often implemented under the constraints of complex phasing and aggressive construction schedules.
Andrea Lamberti, AIA/NCARB
Andrea Lamberti, Project Director, joined Rafael Viñoly Architects in 1997 and has 17 years of professional experience. She has overseen academic, cultural and research projects for various universities and private foundations; she also directed several master plans including the new campus for New York University Abu Dhabi.
Chan-Li Lin, AIA/NCARB LEED AP
At Rafael Viñoly Architects since 1990, Chan-li Lin, Project Director, has overseen the development of a wide range of project types including university laboratories, hospitals, convention centers, performing arts facilities, and a university stadium. He has often led the implementation of projects directly at the project site, overseeing very large design teams co-located with clients, consultants and the construction teams.
David Rolland, AIA JIA
Since joining Rafael Viñoly Architects in 1999, David Rolland, Project Director, has led many of the firm’s civic and cultural projects including museums, convention centers and airports, in locations spread across three continents. Mr. Rolland, with 25 years of professional experience, also has directed the completion of academic and university research facilities throughout the United States.