ALBERT HOROWITZ, Managing Director, Architect

Jwagal, Kupondole, Kathmandu, Nepal
Mobile: 97411 35510

Mobile: 510-681-9541                                                           

Albert Horowitz started his professional career in 1960, after graduating from Pratt Institute in New York City in 1958. He opened an office “Fakler/Horowitz & Associates in Queens, County, New York City, providing complete A/E services for new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures in the New York Metropolitan area.

In 1970 he left New York for Miami, Florida, where he worked on the designs for the United Fruit Companies new environmental research facility, in South Dade, County. When completed he formed” The Design in Dimension Group” to formulate a design and construction format for prefabricated, factory built multi-family apartments, single family homes and rMixed-use subdivisions, under a federal program called “Operation Breakthrough”.

Relocating to San Francisco in 1980, he provided consulting services to the City of Alameda, California, reviewing, processing and coordinating, Environmental Impact Reports [EIR], design and construction plans for Alameda Marina Village, a 206 acre mixed use community, consisting of a research and development park, a 200 unit residential subdivision, including retail and office structures.
In 1985, established Horowitz Architecture, a full service architectural firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area, designing commercial, residential, industrial and mixed use projects, using both conventional methods and various factory panelized framing systems.

Relocated to Kathmandu in 2005 and for the past four years have been designing
     Residential single family and multi-family subdivisions.
     Eco-tourist resorts.
     Elder care facilities.
     Public projects [orphanages - schools]. 

He has also been instrumental in bringing the following low cost/ low tech technologies to Nepal:

  • Slow sand drinking water filtration systems
  • Portable solar water pump and creating joint ventures between Nepali NGO’s and American companies  based on the CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility] model.
  • Put together and procured funding for a study to develop a low cost/low/tech, waste water treatment system to clean the effluent for small manufacturers and dyers of wool and cotton, paper making, and metal burishing.
  • Instituting an exchange program for architectural students between Pratt Institute in New York and Tribhuvan University in Kathnandu. The students will be working on courtyard restoration projects during their stay in Nepal.
  • Working with Habitat For Humanity International-Nepal on the following:
              a. Bamboo design and construction.
              b. Developing a bamboo plantation under the carbon trading umbrella.
              c. Bamboo clothing to create a village cottage industry.
  • Formed GAP, Global Appropriate Partners in technology [ ] to outsource architectural/engineering design and construction documents to Nepal from western countries.

He is a currently a licensed architect in the state of California and in 2007, I was issued my Nepali Architectural license by the Nepali Engineering Council.

He has taught a variety of architectural courses at colleges in New York, Miami and California.

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