Frank Mandell

Frank Mandell

New York, NY, US



Frank Mandell is an architect–in–training based in New York. He completed his BA at Bard College in 2013, MA at Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014, and M.Arch at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in 2020. Frank has previously collaborated with a number of design, arts, and research practices in New York, and most recently worked with 2x4, on the first new casino on the Las Vegas strip since the financial recession of 2008. His work has been exhibited at exhibitions in London, New York, and Beirut.

He is the recipient of several awards, including the Ali Jawad Malik Memorial History/Theory Honor Award, the Buell Center Paris Prize (for the project "Toxic Entanglements"), the Percival and Naomi Goodman Fellowship (for the project ""), and others.



Studio Joseph, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Aug 2020 - current

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aug 2018 - May 2020

2x4, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

May 2019 - Aug 2019

N H D M Architecture + Urbanism, New York, NY, US, Project Assistant

May 2019 - Jul 2019

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, New York, NY, US, Editorial Assistant

Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

Organization for Spatial Practice, New York, NY, US, Project Assistant

Feb 2018 - Aug 2018

Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, New York, NY, US, Gallery and Fabrication Assistant

Sep 2017 - May 2018

Richard Mosse, New York, NY, US, Studio Manager

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

Arakawa + Gins Reversible Destiny Foundation, New York, NY, US, Architecture Intern

Nov 2014 - Aug 2015


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, GSAPP

Aug 2017 - May 2020

Goldsmiths, University of London, London, GB, Masters, Centre for Research Architecture

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, US, Bachelors, Languages & Literature

Sep 2009 - May 2013


Buell Center Paris Prize, 1st Place

The studio project that most successfully complies with, interprets, and/or critically extends the terms and spirit of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Special consideration is given to work that combines the social, technical, political, and symbolic implications of the climate accord in an architecturally specific fashion, at multiple scales.

For the project, "Toxic Entanglements"


Ali Jawad Malik Memorial History/Theory Honor Award, Award

This prize is given to a single student in recognition of high quality of work in the history/theory sequence.


Percival and Naomi Goodman Fellowship, Grant

The purpose of the Percival & Naomi Goodman Fellowship is to enable the recipient to carry out a project of social significance related to the interests of Percival Goodman.

For the project, ""


William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize, Grant

This award is granted on the merit of proposals submitted for travel abroad incorporating the study of architecture, including planning and other specialized aspects of architecture.

For the project tentatively entitled, "Matumbawe Msikiti"


Areas of Specialization