60 Years of Flansburgh

January 10, 2024 |

Flansburgh Architects is celebrating its 60th anniversary. As the firm commemorates six decades of architecture, it is a fitting moment to reflect on how the company’s origin and mission has shaped Flansburgh into the nationally recognized leader in planning and design it is today.

The firm was founded in 1963 by the late Earl R. Flansburgh, FAIA, a distinguished Boston architect, who completed more than 200 diverse educational facilities projects during his career. Some of his notable projects include the Park School, the Cornell University Campus Store, and the Boston Design Center. Flansburgh, the 1981 BSA president and 1999 BSA Award of Honor winner, was known for generously supporting emerging professionals and advocating for gender equity in architecture. The firm he founded is guided by the philosophy that a well-designed building improves the quality of our lives.

Today, with an extensive portfolio spanning over 30 countries, Flansburgh is guided by three principals, all of which have served as integral members of Earl's cohort: David Croteau, AIA, Jorge Cruz, AIA, and Kent Kovacs, AIA. With environmental sustainability at the core of the practice for over two decades, many projects have achieved Living Building Challenge Certification, LEED certification or an A+ rating from the European Union. The firm’s dedication to design excellence, environmental sustainability and professionalism has been recognized with dozens of awards from industry organizations. 

As Flansburgh steps into its seventh decade, the commitment to innovation and excellence remains unwavering.  The anniversary serves as a platform to express gratitude to clients, colleagues, and consultants who have been instrumental in Flansburgh's success.  The 60th anniversary is not just a reflection on the past but a declaration of the firm's continued dedication to designing for the future.