Richard J. Garber

Contact Info

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 679 Weston Hall
Hours: by appointment
Phone: 973-596-3594
Dept: School of Architecture

Academic Interests: Architectural workflows


B.S. Building Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994

B.Arch., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1995

M.S. A.A.D., Columbia University, 1998

Professional Experience

Principal, GRO Architects, PLLC, New York, NY 2005-present

Project Architect, SHoP Architects, New York, NY 1999-2003

Project Designer, Greg Lynn FORM, Venice, CA 1998-1999

Selected Publications and Recent Research


Garber, Richard; Closing the Gap: Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice: Architectural

Design (John Wiley & Sons, Academy Editions, 2009). ISBN-13: 978-0470998205

Garber, Richard; Design BIM: Realizing the Creative Potential of Building Information Modeling (John Wiley & Sons, 2014)

Garber, Richard; “Use of Precast Concrete in the High-Performance Design of Sustainable Housing”;
2012 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference, Nashville, TN
Wuhan Planning and Design Institute (WPDI), 2013-2014; $63,800 USD; Principal Investigator
China Solar Decathlon, Datong, China, 2012-2013; $100,000 USD; Principal Investigator
PCI Design Studio Program, Chicago, IL, 2012-2014; $44,000 USD; co-Principal Investigator
PSE&G Energy Technology Demonstration Grant Program, 2010-2011; $500,000 USD; co-Principal Investigator
US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, Washington, DC, 2009-2011; $100,000 USD; Principal Investigator
Zhangdu Lake Farm
Zhangdu Lake Farm
Academy Street Micro-housing
CNBM World Headquarters
Al-Tawheed Mosque
Jackson Green