Bonnie Roche-Bronfman is an architect with a background in modern dance, a keen interest in theater, and a commitment to being an active citizen of New York City. She sees all of the arts through the geometric prism of architectural structure and “From the Fire” is her first venture into set design, a natural outgrowth of designing theaters as spaces that welcome their artistic content. Roche-Bronfman has focused her firm’s work in the areas about which she is most passionate, including the Vivian Beaumont and the Mitzi E. Newhouse theaters at Lincoln Center, the Valentin Blavatnik Orientation Theater at the Center for Jewish History, Town Hall, Yale University Art Gallery and New York Hall of Science. Roche-Bronfman was the architectural representative for developer Olympia & York’s Yerba Buena Gardens, a 23-acre site developed as San Francisco’s new downtown cultural center. Her practice also served as architectural consultants in developing new building standards for the NYC School Construction Authority. She was appointed to serve on Manhattan’s Community Board 5 as well as the Theater Panel for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Her residential work includes clients Paloma Picasso and ABC News Anchor Lynn Sherr.
Roche-Bronfman currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the New York Hall of Science, and in 2007, was the Director of Exhibition Design at Mingei International Museum in San Diego, receiving a spot in the San Diego Union Tribune’s “Top Ten Art Events of ‘07”. Her architectural work and writings have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Architecture, Town and Country and Crosscurrents, among others. In addition, Roche-Bronfman holds patents on a magnetic display product, TackTile, which has been on the market since 2002, and was endorsed by Oprah Winfrey in ”O” Magazine.
Roche-Bronfman attended Yale University and the Architectural Association in London; she received a Master’s of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.