Joseph Koelbel AIA ASLA LEED AP

Architect Brooklyn, NY

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Joe Koelbel is an Architect and a Landscape Architect specializing in residential design at all scales - from individual homes to town planning.

Current projects include apartment renovations in Manhattan and Brooklyn ranging from 800 to 2400 square feet, and the reconstruction of the loggia of the historic Forstmann Castle in the Catskills.

Prior to establishing an independent consulting practice in 2010, Joe Koelbel was an Associate at the firm of Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC, an AD100 firm specializing in residential architecture. At DWA Joe managed multi-family and community development projects. Completed projects include: Aspen Highlands, 32 townhouse units within a new ski village; site planning for new townhouse neighborhoods at River Valley Ranch, a 500-acre golf oriented community development in Carbondale, CO.; Airport Ranch, 32 employee housing units for the Aspen/Pitkin Co. Airport; and Aspen Mass, a competition for a 120 unit affordable community outside of Aspen.

In addition to larger multi-family projects, Koelbel has completed a number of individual residences. He was the Project Architect for the Stanfordville Residence; a modern house with an innovative glu-lam structure, steel framed windows, and arched metal roofs. The Stanfordville Residence was exhibited in The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Triennial of American Design, was featured in HGTV’s Dreambuilders television show, and was published in Metropolitan Home in July 2007.

Prior to joining Dennis Wedlick Architect, Koelbel was a project manager at Goshow Architects, where he designed landscape, lighting, and accessibility improvements for three seniors buildings for the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth. He was also Project Architect for “Hoboken Cove,” a 500-unit residential loft conversion of the twelve-story Lipton Tea factory, and project architect for the $3.4 million Exterior Modernization and Library Renovation of Public School 251 in Brooklyn.

Previously Koelbel worked at Walmsley and Company, where he was responsible for master planning and landscape architecture for projects including Whittingham, a 3,000 home retirement community in New Jersey, and Ellenridge, a 131-unit hillside townhome development in Ellenville, NY.

Koelbel has taught Landscape Design at the New York Botanical Garden, contributed articles to New York Landscape Architecture, and reported on a $56 million restoration of Williamsburg Houses in an article in Building Renovation magazine.

Joe Koelbel holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Architecture from Ohio State University. At Ohio State he was awarded the Architects Society of Ohio Foundation Scholarship and the J. Walter Severinghaus Scholarship for academic achievement, while also serving as a Graduate Teaching Associate. He is a registered Architect and a registered Landscape Architect in New York State and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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