Frank Mandell

Frank Mandell

New York, NY, US





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

Department of History–Theory, research and management of the Visual Resources Collection image database | Department of Building Science and Technology, Urban Systems Integration

Aug 2018 - current

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

Strategize, conceive, create and present design ideas for specific projects and clients

May 2019 - Aug 2019

N H D M, New York, NY, US, Design Researcher

Projects: Contribution to Seoul Biennale 2019 “Collective City”

May 2019 - Jul 2019

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

Projects: Luis Carranza’s upcoming publication on Latin American Functionalism

Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

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

Projects: SOPHIE, Elsewhere (NY) | 0PN, Park Avenue Armory (NY), Barbican (London)

Feb 2018 - Aug 2018

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

Exhibitions: “Eternal Gradient” (Arakawa + Gins) | “No. 9” (Frida Escobedo)
Projects: “GSAPP Tapes” (with Amelyn NG and Christine Giorgio)

Sep 2017 - May 2018

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

Research and production assistance on “Incoming” and “Heat Maps” |
Management of practice and construction of new studio space Strange Edition

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

Reversible Destiny Foundation, New York, NY, US, Research and Editorial Associate

Projects: Hotel Reversible Destiny | Alive Forever – Madeline Gins
Exhibitions: “The Call of Continuity” | “Hyperbolic Suspension”

Nov 2014 - Aug 2015


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

Aug 2017 - current

Goldsmiths College, 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 Buell Center Paris Prize consists of three prizes given to students at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation whose fall semester architectural design (MArch & AAD) studio projects most successfully comply with, interpret, and/or critically extend 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. The prize forms a part of the Buell Center’s ongoing research project, “Power: Infrastructure in America.”


Areas of Specialization