As a partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Preston Gumberich believes that stewardship of the built and natural environment is one of an architect's foremost responsibilities.
Preston is passionate about the history of architecture and the preservation of historic structures. He believes that legacy buildings can, with great thought and careful intervention, evolve to meet the needs of today. Hand-in-hand with this idea is Preston's commitment to designing buildings for today and tomorrow, with inherent flexibility and sustainability that ensures they last. At RAMSA, he's honed his expertise in traditional methods and materials and his sensitivity to historic architecture while working on university and college campuses around the country. The firm's institutional clients appreciate his attentiveness to the budget as well as the architectural details.
Preston's work has a transformative effect on the communities in which he builds. His design for the University of Connecticut's downtown Hartford campus is helping to revitalize the city. In Novia Scotia, Canada, the Georgian-inspired Environmental Science Centre and Botanical Gardens at Acadia University brings together the entire university community with its indoor and outdoor research and gathering spaces. Preston also enjoys an ongoing relationship with Colgate University, where his projects, including a career services building and two residential halls, are helping the school grow responsibly while maintaining its carbon-neutral status. He is also currently working on a dynamic new Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond that preserves and incorporates the early twentieth-century facades of the headquarters of the Life Insurance Company of Virginia.
Mr. Gumberich is a registered architect in the State of New York and other jurisdictions, and a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Society for College and University Planning, and the Congress for the New Urbanism. He is also a co-author of Designs for Learning: College and University Buildings by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.