Committee Member: Greg Berzinsky
Philadelphia - Director of Design for City Invincible
Greg Berzinsky’s background is interesting, to say the least. Beginning his career as an architect in Philadelphia, Berzinsky has been in architecture since he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, spending 5 years with Ewing Cole before founding Berzinsky Architects, at which he was the owner and architect for 30 years. Berzinsky has since teamed up with the former Alberto Associates to create City Invincible, a new architecture firm based out of Camden, New Jersey. Although Berzinsky’s base is in architecture, his glorious facial follicles are what has amassed him a few hundred thousand followers on Instagram. Now working with the City Invincible team, Berzinsky also does social media influencing. Berzinsky says that in his architecture career, his favorite part is making lasting art that meets the needs of people “I like making the world a more beautiful place,” he explains. As for the influencer aspect, for Berzinsky, it’s all about meeting new people.
Johnstown, PA (WJAC, the local TV station would say--Serving Millions From Atop the Alleghenys').
Spruce Hill, University City.
Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State University WE ARE......PENN STATE.
College Football, NFL Football, Downhill Skiing, MLB.
I am more of a Kayak, Canoe, Swim, Ski, Work Out kind of guy. Work Out five days a week.
Europe overview with our adult children Summer 2019. Grand Canyon Hiking with the Family 2015.
Greek Islands, Bermuda, Prague.
A memory: Dinner with my wife at the Four Seasons in Cancun on our 6th anniversary. Otherwise--grilled beef from my Sisters Western PA farm, and a Caprese Salad (with basil from our Garden).
Creme brulee or molten chocolate cake or lemon meringue pie.
French Toast or Poached Salmon over Lobster Mashed Potatoes.
Recent Dinner(s) at Double Knot in Philadelphia--chefs tasting menu. Most dinners with friends are Parc.
My family current---our family, my wife and I with my Son Victor, 22 and Daughter Ava, 20. We are a group of designers, photographers, foodies...who love an adventure. ALSO---I would like to be on a trip with Dad (now deceased) at my age, 57, and me at about 40 and my son at 22. Seeing my Dad with my adult son would be a blast.
Hawaii 5-0, Carol Burnett, The Wide World of Sports.
Imitation Game. Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly).
Keira Knightly, Colin Firth.
U2 Joshua Tree Tour 1987.
1968 Bonneville Convertible (white with blue top).
I would love a Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster.
Bourbon (Old Fashioned).
Gin and Tonic
Yves Saint Laurent Parfum Intense.
South Beach, Cape May, Santorini.
Used to be getting a haircut. Going to a garden center.
Lunching with Mary, my wife, probably at Reading Terminal and then walking on Walnut Street. Going to the Gym. Creating content for YouTube or Instagram.
Start your own business. Hire the best people (who actually don't know how good they are---Humble).
Architecture--making lasting art that meets the needs of people. I like making the world a more beautiful place.
Social Media Influencing---Meeting people.
I am Director of Design for City Invincible--this position allows me to be involved in all aspects of design, from planning to architecture to interior design. I previously lead Berzinsky Architects.
Design Review Committee for historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. Design Consultant for The City School. Open our house to internationals from the Penn ESL (English as a second language) Program for conversational English and Cultural Emerge.
Add anything else about yourself here that you would like the world to know about you.
Faith is very important to me--Evangelical Christian. I know a lot of people, but have only a handful of close friends. My wife and I have been in a dinner club with the same 4 four couples for 25 years--forced us to buy and expand cooking equipment and technique). I collect mid-century furniture. Collect Philadelphia artists--oils and now getting into Photography from IG artists like cjHerndry. We spend time on the Susquehanna River in Upstate PA (prefer the mountains over the shore spending time there in our mid-century cottage all seasons) Avid Skier. (Elk Mountain in the Poconos, Smugglers Notch in Vermont, Breckenridge, CO).