Carlos Brillembourg

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Carlos Brillembourg, AIA, is a registered architect and principal of Carlos Brillembourg Architects located 611 Broadway, New York City. He received his Masters in Architecture from Columbia University in 1975.


After working for Mitchell/Giurgola in New York (1977) and W.J. Alcock in Caracas (1975-76) he established his own practice in Caracas in 1980. Subsequently in 1984 he founded Carlos Brillembourg Architects in New York. His built work includes a theatre, a sports center, office buildings, apartment buildings, a 250- room hotel, numerous single-family residences, and art galleries.

Parallel to his practice he has taught architecture at the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas and at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York (1984-85).He was a founding member of the Instituto de Arquitectura Urbana (IAU) in Caracas (1977).As the director of this urban laboratory, he led a team of twenty architects that produced urban design solutions for the city of Caracas and other cities such as Ciudad Guyana. He has organized conferences at the New School University on the subjects of "Globalization and Architecture" and "Nature and Architecture". He recently organized with MoMA and the Vera List Center of New School University an all day seminar entitled: "Latin American Architecture 1929-1960: Contemporary Reflections". He has been the contributing editor for Architecture for Bomb magazine since 1992.

He has received awards such as 40 under 40, Architectural Record House Award, The Biannual of Architecture Award (Venezuela) for a single-family residence (Palmasola). His proposal for a New World Center was exhibited in the American pavilion of the Architecture Biennial in Venice 2002.

His work has been widely published in the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Record, House and Garden, Casa Vogue, Gran Harper's Bazaar, Interiors, Contract Design, The East Hampton Star, the Daily News, The New York Post, Michael Webb's Beach Houses (2002) ,Paul Goldberger's Houses of the Hamptons (1986), Max Protetch's A New World Trade Center(2002).Matteo Agnoletto's GROUNDZERO.EXE.

He has recently published with Monacelli Press in November of 2004 "Latin American Architecture, 1929-1960: Contemporary Reflexions".