James Biber

New York / United States

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James Biber has practiced architecture in a multi-­‐disciplinary environment for more than 25 years. Trained first as a biologist, then as an architect, James has surrounded himself with a variety of thinkers from different fields to expand the notion of architecture. His work centers on a belief that architecture, as an expression of identity, is inseparable from its language of form and tectonics. The result is an architecture tied closely to its context – whether physical, cultural or metaphorical. Biber's projects include the Harley-­‐Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, private oceanfront homes in the Hamptons, The Brooklyn Public Library, NYC Department of Design and Construction, CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, the nation’s Millennium Time Capsule, dinnerware for Umbra as well as New York City and national restaurants. Current work includes The USA Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015, The Success Academy, The Covello Burden Seniors Center, the new Pizza Vinoteca restaurant, streetscape projects for the Garment District NYC, and a system of luxury houses in the Hamptons. Biber’s approach to architecture, and to design in general, is to first solve the problem of Identity. Each building, design and product is embedded with a biography; crafting an appropriate design language is part of the process of the ‘Architecture of Identity’. Whether it’s the selection of black glazed bricks for Harley-­‐Davidson (the leather jacket of building materials) or responding to each of a couple’s unique needs in a single home, James Biber excels at finding the right ‘visual words’ to make his architecture truly belong to its user. His work has been recognized by the AIA, AIGA, SEGD and other professional design organizations, and has been published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, The Wall Street Journal, Architect, Blueprint, Wallpaper*, Dwell, New York Magazine and other design publications internationally.