Blake Middleton FAIA, LEED AP

Blake Middleton oversees the development of new institutional, public, and cultural facility work for Handel Architects. His client list includes The Santa Fe Opera Company, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, The Boston Conservatory, and the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, for which he has served as Design Architect for over 19 years. Mr. Middleton has also provided pro-bono design work for several New York institutions, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Complex, the National Dance Institute, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

Mr. Middleton’s work has won distinction with National and State Awards including multiple awards for the Santa Barbara Bowl Amphitheater in Santa Barbara, California; the Santa Fe Opera Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Flushing Meadows Recreation Center, in New York City; and Sulzberger Hall at Barnard College, to name a few. In 1982, Mr. Middleton was the recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome.

His design work has been published in Urban Land, Architecture, Lotus International, Design Quarterly, and Architecture + Culture, and has been exhibited in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Rome, and Bologna, Italy. Recently Gensler Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Mr. Middleton has also taught and lectured at many universities including Harvard, Yale, Syracuse, and the University of Virginia. With his partners Gary Handel and Glenn Rescalvo, he coauthored “Vertical Urbanism” in Urban Land Magazine.

Mr. Middleton holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Cornell University. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, and a member of the U.S. Institute of Theater Technology, the Urban Land Institute, the Boston Society of Architects, the Van Alen Institute, The Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, and the Architectural League of New York.