Team

One Collaborative Team

We collaborate to make projects stronger. It is at the center of our practice. Collaboration includes the relationships we create with clients, builders, consultants, architects, designers and artists.

We work in teams that are organized based on the particular needs of each project. To ensure consistency, the core group remains consolidated for the entire duration of the project, adding talent according to its specific requirements. All our projects are lead by the two founding principals who are very involved in each phase of development, maintaining a close collaborative relationship with our clients and consultants.

Each architect, interior designer and planner working at Berenblum Busch Architects, aspires to leave the world better than how we found it.

Gustavo Berenblum, AIA

Gustavo Berenblum, AIA

Founding Principal

Mr. Berenblum is a founding principal at Berenblum Busch Architects. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed his post-professional degree at Columbia University, New York. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of architecture, he is an award-winning, internationally recognized architect who has achieved leadership through design.

He is known worldwide as a design leader of maritime transportation architecture, having planned and designed state-of-the-art cruise terminals in Europe, US, Central America and China.  In addition to transportation architecture, Mr. Berenblum’s expertise extends to the education, corporate, hospitality and residential sectors.

In his work, he is adept of applying simple, direct and logical design strategies that strengthen the project, reinforce the concept, create stunning visual impact and add value.

His distinguished career has included collaboration with Pritzker Prize winning architects such as Herzog and de Meuron and Zaha Hadid and his projects have won international prizes and awards.

Aside from BBA, he serves as co-chair of FIU’s Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board for the College of Architecture and the Arts and at Columbia University’s GSAPP Alumni Board where he heads the International Committee.

Claudia Busch,  Assoc. AIA

Claudia Busch, Assoc. AIA

Founding Principal

Claudia Busch is a founding principal at Berenblum Busch Architects. She is a renown designer and educator with a broad experience in hospitality, transportation, residential, interior design and master planning.

Ms. Busch has over 25 years of experience in Architecture having designed for significant and major architects such as Zaha Hadid in London, Richard Meier and Bernard Tschumi in New York and Nalbach Architekten in Berlin.

She brings a wealth of knowledge to each project and a fresh approach to design where structure, organization and clarity permeate each decision to strengthen the architectural concept.

Ms. Busch has received numerous awards and scholarships such as an honorable mention from the American Institute of Architects and a first BDA prize in Germany. Her architecture and master-planning projects have been exhibited in Italy, Spain, Austria, Chile and Germany.

In addition to her practice, she teaches architecture at Florida International University where she holds the position of Sr. Instructor at the College of Architecture and the Arts.

Ms. Busch is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker on contemporary topics facing our profession.

She was raised in Germany and received her professional Architecture Degree from the F.H. Hamburg and a Masters Degree from Columbia University, New York.

Juan Zubillaga, RA

Juan Zubillaga, RA

Associate Architect

Renate Paris, AIA

Renate Paris, AIA

Associate Architect

Peter Chevalier, R.A.

Peter Chevalier, R.A.

Associate Architect

Andres Barros Luna

Andres Barros Luna

Project Coordinator

Soufiane Benbrahim

Soufiane Benbrahim

Intern

Elise Francis, Assoc. AIA

Elise Francis, Assoc. AIA

Project Designer

Thomas Spiegelhalter, EU RA, LEED AP

Thomas Spiegelhalter, EU RA, LEED AP

Associate Planner/Architect

Rafael Rama

Rafael Rama

Lead Designer

Andrea Di Paolo

Andrea Di Paolo

Accounting Manager