Eliana Dotan

Eliana Dotan

New York, NY, US




City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Adjunct Lecturer

Instructor in design studios for M.Arch and B.Arch programs, including coordination of B.Arch Core Studio.

Sep 2017 - current

Dotan Gertler Studio, New York, NY, Principal

Founding Principal of Dotan Gertler Studio, an architectural design studio based in New York and Boston. Current projects range from residential to stage design to hospitality.

May 2016 - current

Allied Works Architecture, New York City, Architectural Designer

-Worked as member of 4-person team on an invited competition for a major east-coast art museum
-Major responsibilities included ideation of structural scheme and distillation of concept into diagrammed narrative

Jan 2016 - May 2016

Harvard Design Magazine, Cambridge, MA, Researcher

-Conducted archival image research, composed contributor biographies, edited interviews
-Managed web content for current and past issues

Sep 2012 - Jan 2016

Studio Olafur Eliasson, Berlin, Germany, Intern Architect

-Developed program for innovative holistic health care center
-Contributed to the design of long-span glazed roof system

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron - Harvard GSD, Basel, Switzerland, Teaching Assistant

-Organized logistical aspects of studio

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Allied Works Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architecture Intern

-Worked as member of design teams on both fashion production and academic buildings in DD and CD phases
-Major responsibilities included design and detailing of metal screen facade system

May 2014 - Sep 2014

Davis Square Architects, Somerville, MA, US, Architecture Intern

-Worked as member of 2 design teams on cultural and housing projects at a variety of scales and at all project phases.
-Performed building inspections for renovations, including on-site recording and subsequent drawing.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Ma-DP, New Orleans, LA, US, Co-Founder

-Founded practice of tactile and analytic architectural inquiry
-Produced in various mediums including installation, sculpture, print publication, and scholarly research
-Exhibited work at international art biennials and presented at academic conferences

Oct 2010 - Aug 2012

American Institute of Architects, Center for Design, New Orleans, LA, US, DesCours 2010 Architect/Artist Coordinator

-Facilitated the construction and installation of 15 different site-specific installations by Architect teams from around the world for 10-day exhibition of installations in hidden and abandoned locations throughout New Orleans.

May 2010 - Dec 2010


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2012 - Jan 2016

ETH Studio Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Herzog de Meuron Studio

Semester of research and study with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Arts

Major in Art History, Minor in Economics
Dean's List all terms

Sep 2005 - May 2009


Platform 8, Harvard GSD and Actar, Other

-Work featured in annual publication and exhibition


Wanderwege, 40 Kirkland Gallery, Other

-Exhibition of independent design research completed in Switzerland


Platform 7, Harvard GSD and Actar, Other

-Work featured in annual publication and exhibition


Catapult, T-Lot Studios and Gallery, Other

-Work exhibited in conjunction with Prospect 1.5 International Art Biennial, New Orleans


Parallel Play, T-Lot Studios and Gallery, Other

-Work exhibited in conjunction with Prospect 2 International Art Biennial, New Orleans


Alexander Phillips Scholarship, Scholarship

-Funding to study at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, full degree duration


"An Architecture on the Cusp of Humanity," International Architecture + Philosophy Conference at Boston University, Other

-Invited to present original paper


Gilman Scholarship, Scholarship

-Awarded by the US State Department


Kenneth Kaiserman Scholarship for Academic Merit, Scholarship

-Awarded to one student in Fine Arts, funding for full degree duration


Areas of Specialization