Born in New York City, Paul Housberg studied painting early in his career, but was drawn to glass for its atmospheric color. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, he studied in England with Patrick Reyntiens, a pioneer in contemporary stained glass and the author of an international standard work on the technique. Later, as a Fulbright Scholar, Housberg pursued his art at the International Center of Glass Research (CIRVA) in Marseilles, France.
Paul Housberg is noted for his inventive applications of glassworking technologies in architectural settings. Central to his work are the tactile qualities of glass and the expression of its materiality.
Housberg lives and works in Jamestown, Rhode Island. He welcomes inquiries regarding any aspect of a planned or contemplated project.
SELECTED PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
The Governor Philip W. Noel Judicial Complex, Warwick, RI, 2010. Architect: HOK, NY
Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT, 2008. Architect: Amenta/Emma Architects
University of Utah Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT, 2008. Interior Architect: MJSAA Architects
Logan International Gateway, Massachusetts Port Authority, 2007.Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
Tooele Third District Court, Utah Arts Council, 2007. Architect: MHTN Architects
Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transit Center, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, 2002. Architect: Wallace Floyd Design Associates
William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Annex,Scranton, PA, 1999. Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Alpenglow Elementary School, Eagle River, AK, Percent for Art, 1995
Montgomery County Government, Art in Public Architecture, Bethesda, MD, Little Falls Community Library, 1991
SELECTED PRIVATE COMMISSIONS
Frick Chemistry Lab, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Architect: Hopkins Architects
The New York Helmsley Hotel, New York, NY, 2010. Designer: J/Brice International
California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), Sacramento, CA, 2009. Architect: HOK
Silver Towers, New York City, NY, 2009. Architect: Costas Kondylis
Woman & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI, 2009. Architect: Anshen + Allen
Temple Beth Avodah, Newton, MA, 2008. Architect: CBT Architects
Richardson Regional Memorial Center, Richardson, TX, 2008. Architect: Perkins and Will
Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL, 2008. Architect: Hunton Brady Architects
Ink48 Hotel, New York, NY, 2008. Interior Architect: Rockwell Group
Radisson Lexington, New York, NY, 2007. Designer: Stonehill and Taylor
Children’s Specialized Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, 2007
Architect: HKS; Interior Architect: Granary Associates
GTECH, Providence, RI, 2006. Architect: Spagnolo Gisness & Associates
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 2005. Architect: SMWM
Ernst & Young, Boston, MA, 2005. Architect: Gensler
Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA, 2004. Designer: BAMO
St. Regis Resort, Aspen, CO, 2004
Temple Habonim, Barrington, RI, 2003
Graves 601 Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, 2003. Designer: Yabu Pushelberg
The Peninsula Hotel, Chicago, IL, 2001. Designer: BAMO
Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT, 1993. Architect: CUH2A Inc.
The Dreyfus Corporation, New York, NY, 1990. Architect: Swanke Hayden Connell Ltd.
Photo courtesy artist's website / Sadie Housberg