Kristen Teutonico

Kristen Teutonico

New York, NY, US



I am a designer and educator returning to New York after having spent the past 2 years in India.  One year for a Fulbright scholarship and one year for further research and work.  The Fulbright - Nehru Research Scholarship examined development and urbanization through a lens of cultural/eco-tourism as a means to understand not only assumed architectural/ecological sustainability, but design linked to social sustainability as well.  This past year I have been freelancing in Mumbai working on 2 publications - one a research document that examines Banganga tank as a way to speak about urban design and a design approach in India and also SPADE - a periodical deliberating architecture and design in India as junior editor and graphic design under the editor Samira Rathod.  Other work this year has included graphic design, furniture and interiors, and writing. 
I have received my M.A. from Parsons in 2009 and was part time faculty of the ADHT department working with the Global Issues course from 2009 - 2011.
Prior to India, my design work was with PDBW in Manhattan in understanding new and historical contexts with projects ranging from new design to preservation and restoration in Manhattan.  I am now seeking work in New York, or elsewhere, that enables me to continue honing my skills as a designer, researcher, and educator. 


Le Mill, Mumbai, IN, in house designer

Furniture Design / Interior Design

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Samira Rathod Design Associates, Mumbai, IN, Research and Design

Led personal urbanism and design research

Research Graphic design / compilation / marketing of SPADE 4 : of architecture & opium

Presentation drawings / recoceptualized website

May 2012 - Jun 2013

Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai, IN, Researcher

Research and Development of white Papers for the MCGM Research Development Plan

Dec 2011 - May 2012

Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, New York, NY, Junior Architect

Schematic / Design Development
Preservation / Restoration
Construction Documents
Public / Urban Space Research & Design

Aug 2009 - Jul 2011


The New School, New York, NY, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2009

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2002 - May 2006


Fulbright-Nehru Research Scholarship, Scholarship

Physical, Social, and Ecological Development of Mumbai’s Tansa River Basin. Conducted personal research project. Engaged with KRVIA on various research projects and as an T.A. to design and research classes


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