“Greenberg is the most knowing, most serious practitioner of Classicism currently on the scene in this country…” –George Hersey, author and professor of Art History, Yale University
“Allan Greenberg has worked to make classicism meaningful in our time, and he has succeeded.” –Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Allan Greenberg was educated at the University of Witwatersrand, where he trained in classical, Gothic, and modern architecture. He worked for leading Scandinavian modernist architect Jorn Utzon, with whom he worked on the Sydney Opera House. Greenberg received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1965.
In 1972 Greenberg established his firm, which currently has offices in New York City, Greenwich, Connecticut, and Alexandria, Virginia. Its work covers a broad range of buildings in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Completed projects include the Treaty Ceremony Room at the United States Department of State and the Humanities Building at Rice University.
Greenberg’s articles, teaching, and lectures have exerted a strong influence on the study and practice of classical architecture. He has written books and articles both scholarly and popular, on the dynamic and enduring qualities of traditional architecture and design. In October, 2013, Rizzoli published a monograph of his recent work, Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect.
At the Theta Charity Antiques Show, Allan will be giving a talk titled “American Democracy & the American House.”