Urbahn Architects Promotes Ranabir Sengupta to Associate Principal
New York, NY – New York City-based international architecture and planning firm Urbahn Architects has promoted Ranabir Sengupta, AIA, LEED AP from Senior Associate to Associate Principal. The value of the firm’s current U.S. and international projects exceeds $500 million. Building Design & Construction magazine ranks Urbahn as the 89th largest architectural firm in the U.S.
The firm’s recent projects include the New York City Transit (NYCT) subway station flood mitigation resiliency program in New York, N.Y.; the Newark City Subway improvements program in Newark, NJ; renovations to NYCT 96th, 53rd Street/Lexington Avenue, 149th Street/3rd Avenue, Brooklyn Bridge, and 68th Street subway stations in New York City; renovations and expansions to New Jersey Transit Morristown and Madison train stations; New Jersey Transit Rail Operations Control Center in Kearny, NJ; combined Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and NYCT train and subway Woodside station rehabilitation in Queens, N.Y.; and renovations to LIRR St. James, Huntington, and Forest Hills train stations.
“Ranabir Sengupta’s outstanding talent, innovative approach to architecture, and expertise in designing and managing large and complex projects in the transportation and civic markets has tremendously benefitted Urbahn’s clients since he joined our firm in 1993”, said Urbahn Principal Donald E. Henry, Jr., AIA, LEED AP.
In his new role, Sengupta leads the design and planning activities, guiding the creative team of architects and designers across all of Urbahn’s market sectors. His responsibilities include working with teams at the outset of each project to assess clients’ objectives, design parameters, and development challenges. Throughout the design process, he manages regular design and progress reviews to ensure projects address clients’ objectives and achieve design excellence. In addition, he mentors the firm’s emerging design talent.
Sengupta has an extensive transportation project portfolio. His design for the restoration of Morristown and Madison train stations for NJ Transit won the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office’s Annual Preservation Award. He also designed the $57 million expansion and renovation of the Lexington Avenue/53rd Street subway station in Manhattan for the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Sengupta has over 31 years of experience in the architecture and design industry, 24 of which have been with Urbahn Architects. Prior to Urbahn, he worked as a project architect at Beyer Blinder Belle. Sengupta holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from Jadavpur University, India, and a Master’s degree in architectural studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a past Vice Chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission of the Town of Summit, New Jersey. In 2015, he was honored by the Society of Indo American Engineers and Architects with an award in recognition of professional achievements.
Urbahn Architects is a full-service planning and design firm based in New York City. Since its founding in 1945, the studio has designed projects for organizations and institutions that operate in the hospitality, residential, healthcare, education, justice, science, transportation, and infrastructure sectors. Urbahn served as the architect for some of the nation’s most iconic structures, including the Vehicle Assembly Building and Launch Control at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, one of the largest buildings in the world by volume at 130 million cubic feet. Urbahn’s annual domestic and international project workload exceeds $500 million in construction value.