Paul Rosenblatt is an artist and architect based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is FoundingPrincipal of the award-winning architectural firm, SpringboardDesign. Notable projects include the Tartans Pavilion at Carnegie MellonUniversity, The National Aviary, CLASS, Smoke Restaurant, and anoff-grid house in Confluence, PA. Among dozens of exhibitions he hasdesigned at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Teenie Harris exhibition is afavorite. Today, Rosenblatt, who has been described as a creative problemsolver, leads a double life as both an artist and an architect. Each side ofthis double life informs the other.

Throughout childhood, Rosenblatt considered himself tobe an artist. Growing up in NYC with an architect father and writer mother, he wasburied in art supplies but never thought of pursuing art professionally. In asecond-generation immigrant family, art didn’t seem like a sustainable career.Hedging his bets, he ended up double majoring in art and architecture andpursuing a master’s degree in architecture from Yale. At first Rosenblattfocused on practicing architecture while holding an Associate Professor ofArchitecture position at Carnegie Mellon University. After leaving theuniversity, he founded Springboard Design and re-discovered art, firstre-entering the art world through sculptural environments andinstallations. 

Rosenblatt’s current artistic practice includes abstractpaintings, prints, and collages that appeal to his architectural disposition inboth subject and structure. His work has been featured in the 2003 and2014 Pittsburgh Biennials, The National Academy of Art, SPACE Gallery, and insingle artist installations at Carnegie Mellon University, Erie Art Museum,Lafayette College, West Virginia University’s Mesaros Galleries, the PittsburghCenter for the Arts, and at 707 Penn Gallery. He is a registered architect anda member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.


I love cities and music.My abstract paintings, prints, and collages reflect my architecturaldisposition in subject and structure while nourishing my imagination to dream.Real and imaginary places fill my mind and mix with the music I listen to on mymany vinyl records. This stew of images and sounds feeds and inspires my creativity.


  • Growth, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 2023
  • Different Strokes, James Gallery, 2022
  • New Members Exhibition, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 2022


  • Well Played, Pittsburgh Biennial 2014
  • Omnivorous, Mesaros Galleries, West Virginia University
  • The Parthenon Project, Erie Art Museum


  • Virginia Center for Contemporary Art
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center


  • Yale Art Gallery
  • National Academy of Art
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Private Collections

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