Blake Middleton oversees much of the new institutional, public, and cultural facility work for Handel Architects. He has served as the Partner-in-Charge of many of Handel Architects’ most prominent projects, including the Santa Barbara Bowl Amphitheater in California, the Hemenway Building at the Boston Conservatory in Boston, and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Natatorium & Ice Rink, the largest recreation complex ever built in a New York City park.
Mr. Middleton’s work has won distinction with National and State AIA Awards for Inventure Place in Akron; a NY State AIA Citation for the Santa Fe Opera; numerous local and national design awards for the Flushing Natatorium & Ice Rink, and a New York City AIA Chapter Award for Sulzberger Hall at Barnard College. In 1982, Mr. Middleton was the recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome. He was also the recipient of the New York Society of Architects’ Del Gaudio Memorial Award in 1979.
Mr. Middleton holds his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Cornell University. Prior to joining Handel Architects, he worked with at the Polshek Partnership for thirteen years. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, a LEED-Accredited Professional, 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.