DEAN, COLUMBIA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
NEW YORK CITY
1 March 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Free for Forum Members, $5 Students, $15 DMA Members, $20 General Admission
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Presented in Partnership with UTA CAPPA
Amale Andraos is the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Andraos is a co-founder of WORKac, an architectural firm based in New York that focuses on architectural projects which re-invent the relationship between urban and natural environments. Since the founding of WORKac, principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood have achieved international acclaim for projects such as the recently completed master plan for the New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wieden+Kennedy’s New York offices, the Blaffer Museum in Houston, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan and the Edible Schoolyard with community gardens at P.S. 216 in Brooklyn. Currently, in Africa the firm is building its winning competition entry for a new Conference Center in Libreville, Gabon. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the project is expected to be completed soon and will host diplomatic meetings, including the next African Union summit for heads of state. In addition, the firm is currently designing a second Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 7 in East Harlem and exploring the future of work, art, and technology with the design of a new home for the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Brooklyn. Andraos has also designed the NYC residence for Dallas native and fashion designer Lela Rose and the corporate offices for Diane Von Furstenberg.
Andraos has taught at numerous universities including Princeton, the Harvard GSD, Penn and the American University in Beirut. Her recent design studios and seminars have focused on the Arab City, which has become the subject of a series of symposia entitled "Architecture and Representation". Her publications include the recent 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens; Above the Pavement, the Farm!; and Architecture and Representation: the Arab City. Amale Andraos received her Master's Degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and her B.Arch from McGill University in Montreal. Recent honors include Architectural Record’s “New Generation Leader for Women in Architecture”, and the January 2017 “Game Changers” cover for Metropolis.