Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '17
Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter & Spring 2017Archinect's Get Lectured is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017. Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back... View full entry
Work AC designs modern single-family home on top of one of New York’s oldest cast-iron façade buildings
Built in 1857, 93 Reade St. in TriBeCa features one of New York City’s old cast-iron façades. WORKac just completed a renovation of the historic, 5-story building, adding a contemporary addition to the roof that skillfully hides behind the existing form.The 2.5 level penthouse addition features... View full entry
The Arab City
In a region at once feared and exoticized, we have been witnessing for more than a generation the devastation of old centers and the rise of new ones. Today there is no better context in which to investigate the complexities of global practice in architecture than that of the rapidly changing Arab city.
— Places Journal
How does the deeply traditional meet the hypermodern in the older centers of Beirut, Damascus, and Cairo, and in the emerging new cities of Dubai, Doha, and Abu Dhabi? In Amale Andraos’ new article on Places, and in the new book, The Arab City: Architecture and Representation, she explores the... View full entry
Dismantled Models: Amale Andraos on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #21
We last spoke with Amale Andraos for our Deans List series, a year after she succeeded Mark Wigley as dean of Columbia University's GSAPP. Since 2011 at GSAPP, before her deanship began, Andraos has led various research studios and seminars around "Architecture and Representation: The Arab... View full entry
Hashim Sarkis & Amale Andraos among DesignIntelligence's Top 25 Most Admired Educators
Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 25 exemplary professionals in these fields. The 2016 class of education role models was selected by DesignIntelligence staff with extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students.
Listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One's in-depth interview with Hashim Sarkis here, and check out our coverage of Amale Andraos here. Meanwhile, here's the full list of the Top 25 most admired educators for 2016, with Design Intelligence's commentary as to why they were chosen (and with links... View full entry
Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA lectures at GSAPP
This past Wednesday, Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA addressed an overflowing Wood Auditorium, giving the first GSAPP lecture of the semester. Recently appointed dean Amale Andraos gave a brief introduction of Sejima and returned at the end of the lecture to lead a discussion as well as the Q/A portion of... View full entry
Editor's Picks #381
Nicholas Korody penned, Shitting Architecture: the dirty practice of waste removal. Therein drawing lessons; from Slavoj Zizek on the toilet and Timothy Morton (of Object-Oriented Ontology [OOO]) on sustainability as the preservation of the status quo, he argues that "Under the weight of the... View full entry
Weekly News Round-Up for August 11, 2014: Monumental politics, smart homes and GSAPP's new dean
Friday, August 15Farewell to the Old Okura: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing... View full entry
Amale Andraos to succeed Mark Wigley as GSAPP's new dean
Andraos, an associate professor of architecture, planning and preservation at GSAPP since 2011 and a principal at WORKac., will succeed Mark Wigley, who announced he would retire at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year [...]
“Columbia is already a leader in addressing the challenges of high-speed urbanization around the globe and I believe it can lead in recasting architecture in dialogue with our urban societies and the natural environment,” Andraos said in the release.
Just shy of the new academic year, Columbia's GSAPP has appointed Amale Andraos to succeed Mark Wigley as Dean, effective this fall. Andraos is a firm presence in New York architecture and beyond, as principal of WORKac alongside her husband, Dan Wood (both previously profiled in our UpStarts... View full entry