Antonio Di Oronzo came to New York from Rome (Italy) in 1997 and has been practicing architecture and interior design for eighteen years. He is a Doctor of Architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and has a Master’s in Urban Planning from City College of New York. He also holds a post-graduate de… Read More
Antonio Di Oronzo came to New York from Rome (Italy) in 1997 and has been practicing architecture and interior design for eighteen years. He is a Doctor of Architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and has a Master’s in Urban Planning from City College of New York. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Construction Management from the Italian Army Academy.
Prior to opening bluarch, Antonio served as Project Architect for the renowned firm, Eisenman Architects on the Jewish Memorial in Berlin; The Cultural Center in Santiago de Compostela [Spain]; The Arizona Cardinals Stadium [USA]. While working at Gruzen Samton Architects, Antonio worked on Kingsborough Community College [NY; USA], and The Port Amboy Ferry Terminal [NJ; USA]. In addition, Antonio completed the City Hall Building in Pohang [Korea] for Robert Siegel Architects.
In 2004, Antonio founded the award-winning firm bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting, a practice dedicated to design innovation and technical excellence providing complete services in master planning, architecture and interior design. At bluarch, architecture is design of the space that shelters passion and creativity. It is a formal and logical endeavor that addresses layered human needs. It is a narrative of complex systems which offer beauty and efficiency through tension and decoration.
Based in New York City, the firm is recognized for both built and speculative work in both publications and exhibitions. Antonio Di Oronzo’s work has been exhibited at the MoMa, Life of the City ; The Van Alen Institute [New York City, 2005]; Centro Arquitectum [Caracas - Venezuela, 2005]; Universidad de Monterrey [Mexico, 2010]; Far Eastern Architectural Foundation [Taiwan, 2005]; City College of New York[New York City, 2009]; Design Week: Livable Future [Bucharest, Romania, 2010]; HD Expo [Las Vegas, 2010].
Recent awards include the 36th Annual International Interior Design Association Award [winner], 7th Annual Hospitality Design Award [winner], the 4th Annual Boutique Design Award [winner], the 5th Annual Hospitality Design Award [honoree], the Interior Design Best of Year Award [honoree], the Boutique Design 18 Best [honoree], The 4th Annual Radical Innovation Award [honorable mention], etc.
His work has been published across the globe, including The New York Times; US Weekly; Time Out; New York Magazine; Daily News; Life & Style; Frame; New York Observer; New York Post; Sugar; Boston Herald; City Magazine; New York Newsday; People Magazine; New York Post; Public Culture (cover); Elle Decor; New York Spaces; Perspective[Honk Kong]; Metropolis, I.D., BOB [South Korea]; DeZona [Bulgaria]; Shotenkenchiku [Japan, cover]; IQD [Italy], Interior Design, Hospitality Design [cover]; Boutique Design; Total Lighting [UK]; Eigen Huis & Interieur [Netherlands]; Edno [Bulgaria]; Andmag [Turkey]; Quintessentially [Turkey]; Hi Home [Russia];; Bella [Australia]; Gazzetta [Ukraine]; Hi-Design [Hong Kong]; Dreamer [France]; Times Space [China]; D-Fun [Taiwan]; etc...
His work has been included in the following books: Self Sufficient City [Institute for Advanced Architecture, Spain]; Research and Design [Fran Leadon, USA]; Demonstrating Digital Architecture (Yutung Liu; Publisher: Birkhauser, Switzerland); 100 Awarded Architecture [Liaoning, China]; Interactive Design 1.0 (Andrea Rossi, Publisher: Yoll Net, Italy); Best of Club Design (Verbus Editrice, Italy), Echo (Hai Chi Publishing Co., China); Eco-lifestyle [Loft Publications, Spain]; Sustainable Interior Design [Sian Moxon, UK]; Interior Design Yearbook [Ucomms, UK]; atlas of World Interiors [Hai Chi, Hong Kong]; AIA Guide to New York City [AIA - Norval White and Fran Leadon, 2010]; Contemporary Architecture [Liaoning Science and Technology Publishing House, China]; etc...
Antonio is a Professor of Architecture at City College of New York, School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. He also teaches interior design at Parsons School of Design, School of Constructed Environments. He has taught graduate courses in digital culture and aesthetic, and media design at New School University, Department of Media Studies and Film, and branding and brand management at Parsons School of Design, Department of Design and Management. Read Less