With more than two decades of experience in design, construction documents, and construction administration for commercial, institutional, healthcare, and mixed-use work, Charles Blomberg brings extensive technical knowledge and skill to Viñoly. As Technical Director, he leads the development of structural and enclosure innovations and oversees all core- and shell-related issues, including curtain walls, roofing, precast, glass structures, skylights, and all other envelope types. Mr. Blomberg’s team of structural, mechanical, and enclosure engineers emphasizes sustainable strategies.
Additionally, in his role as quality assurance manager, he oversees project specifications, manages digital project information, and ensures consistent implementation of the firm’s project execution plan. He also spearheads Building Information Modeling approach.
Mr. Blomberg has led the enclosure and special systems designs for all of Viñoly’s major projects. His experience encompasses a full range of building types, including laboratories, hospitals, academic buildings, museums, libraries, offices, residences, hotels, and mixed-use projects. Several have received awards, including the prestigious DuPont Benedictus Award, bestowed on the Samsung Jong-no Tower and the Tokyo International Forum. For both projects, he worked abroad at each respective site to coordinate with local architects, fabricators, and contractors.
Well-versed in sustainable design strategies, Mr. Blomberg coordinated the structure and enclosure of the LEED-Platinum David L. Lawrence Convention Center’s cable roof and overall exterior enclosure including tensile structures, cable-supported glazing systems, and vast skylights in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Recently, he designed a concrete open basket grid structure with exposed building cores that allows 432 Park Avenue in New York, USA to achieve a 1:15 slenderness ratio as the Western Hemisphere’s tallest residential tower.
Helsinki Institute of Technology, Fulbright postgraduate guest student, 1984-1985
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture, 1982
American Institute of Architects
Member, Construction Specifications Institute
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Registered Architect in: New York, IL, MI, OH, PA
Fulbright Scholarship, Graduate Study Grant, 1984
AIA Foundation Scholastic Award, 1982
DuPont Benedictus Awards for Samsung Jong-no Tower and Tokyo International Forum
Glass Performance Days International Conference, Speaker, 2013
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, Shenzhen, China, “277 Fifth Avenue,” April 2019
Zak World of Façades, New York, New York, USA, “Understanding Façade Process Management,” November 2018
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat International Conference, New York, New York, USA, “Façade Tectonics, Session 1: Material Speaking, The Expanding Palette of Façade Materials and Systems,” October 2015
Facades+ New York City 2015, New York, New York, USA, “Building Now,” April 2015
Glass Performance Days Conference, Helsinki, Finland, “Sheer Transparency: The Making of the Kravis Center Living Room,” June 2013
Museum of the City of New York, New York, New York, USA, “Innovators: The Engineering and Design of Tall Buildings,” July 2014