Zach Colbert, OAA/MRAIC/AIA is an award-winning architect from New York City by way of the American West and is a licensed practitioner 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 was previously on faculty 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. Prior to practicing independently, he worked for SHoP Architects and Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York City. His externally funded research program at Carleton focuses on using architectural thinking to productively engage intersections of politics and infrastructure within a changing climate.
His professional practice, 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.