The Michael Sorkin Studio is a New York based architectural practice devoted to both practical and theoretical projects at all scales with a special interest in the city, in highly sustainable practices, and in formal experiment. Active for over twenty-five years, the studio has undertaken numerous projects in the United States and abroad, including master planning and architectural design in Penang (Malaysia), Kaoshiung (Taiwan) and Hamburg and Schwerin (Germany), planning for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, campus planning for the University of Chicago and City College of New York, studies of the Manhattan waterfront, beach-front housing in Far Rockaway, and a large park in Queens Plaza. The studio has been recognized with numerous awards and publications.
Michael Sorkin is also the Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at CCNY. Previous teaching includes Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cooper Union, and the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna, where Sorkin was the Director of the Institute of Urbanism. Sorkin is the author of many articles in a wide range of both professional and general publications and is currently contributing editor at Architectural Record and Metropolis and was, for ten years, the architecture critic of The Village Voice. His books include Variations on A Theme Park, Exquisite Corpse, Local Code, Giving Ground (edited with Joan Copjec), Wiggle, Some Assembly Required, Other Plans, The Next Jerusalem, After The World Trade Center (edited with Sharon Zukin) and Starting from Zero. Forthcoming are Against the Wall, Work on the City and Fifteen Minutes in Manhattan.
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