With a solid know-how and base in the centre of New York City Martin Stigsgaard has over fifteen years of experience and skill in architecture, master planning and design for large complex museum and residential projects.
Originally born in Denmark and educated at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the heart of Copenhagen. Mr. Stigsgaard has an additional master degree from University of Washington in Seattle as the Valle Scholarship recipient. Mr. Stigsgaard has both human and aesthetic core values and highly technical experience with numerous complex architectural projects ranging from museums, master planning, and private residences.
As Lead designer with Voorsanger Architects, Mr. Stigsgaard has designed and been the lead vitalizing element on several international award winning project and led several major design competitions. He currently holds the position as Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Spitzer School of Architecture and teaches the Master and bachelor program. Previously, in 2005-2006 Mr. Stigsgaard was assistant Director and Professor at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
Previous independent experiences also include loft interiors, exhibit design, and exploratory theoretical investigations related to architecture, art and film. Mr. Stigsgaard is also the co-founder of the art collective New Weather Group which has exhibited at PS1/MoMA, Cleveland Sculpture Centre and more. With Voorsanger Architects, recent projects include working as the lead project designer for the UAE National Military Museum in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Stigsgaard worked as leader designer on the international competition for The National World War II Museum in New Orleans which the firm won in 2003. Notable projects as lead designer include: Dubai Residences, Wild Cat Ridge Residence in Aspen (CO), The master plan for The Olana Museum and Visitor Center in Hudson (NY), the Asia Society and Museum (NY), LaGuardia Air traffic Control Tower (NY) and the Virtual Residence for NY Times. Mr. Stigsgaard has been invited as critic at USC (the Frank Gehry Studio), Cal Poly (CA), Woodbury University (CA), CUNY (NY) and Pratt (NY) and DIS (DK). Other work experience include air traffic control towers, large scale residential design, restaurants and offices located in the US and abroad, as the projects lead designer.