Zachary Colbert Architects Limited is a full-service architectural firm dedicated to the intersection of design research and creative architectural practice. Operating in the realms of architecture, urbanism, and landscape, ZCA has developed a portfolio of constructed projects for institutional and private clients alongside a portfolio of speculative projects that critically engage the intersections of infrastructure, nature and politics.
Zachary Colbert is an award-winning architect from New York City by way of the American West and is a licensed practictioner in the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. states of New York and Arizona. He is an Assistant Professor at the Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the American Institute of Architects, the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects and the Urban Land Institute (Toronto Chapter). He has previously taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and the Parsons New School for Design School of Constructed Environments. His work has been featured in Art Forum, Architect, Architectural Record, GOOD and URBAN magazines and showcased in galleries and museums in New York City, Los Angeles, Dubai, Santiago de Chile, Rotterdam, Ottawa and Beijing. He holds a Master of Architecture from the Columbia University GSAPP, where he received an Honor Award for Design Excellence, the Lucille Lowenfish Memorial Prize and a William Kinne Fellowship. He earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was a member of the Undergraduate Academy. Prior to practicing independently, he worked with Leslie Gill Architect, SHoP Architects, Bernard Tschumi Architects, SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio and ROY Co. Design on projects in the United States, Brazil, Chile and South Africa.
Zachary has served as Guest Architecture Critic at the Yale University School of Architecture, the Princeton University School of Architecture, the Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the Cornell University College of Art, Architecture and Planning, the Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, the McGill University Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, the Barnard and Columbia College Joint Architecture Program, Parsons the New School for Design School of Constructed Environments, the Syracuse University School of Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Facultad de Arquitectura and the University of Colorado College of Architecture and Planning.