Work-environments: Amale Andraos, Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture
Tuesday, October 11
In recent years, we have seen a transformation of working and learning environments. How do physical spaces - architecture as well as urban and natural environments – shape collaboration, creativity, learning and interacting and how are they important for institutions and professional practices as well as for the people who are key to their success?
Amale Andraos is Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and co-founder of WORKac, a New-York based architectural and urban practice with international reach. In addition to Columbia, Andraos has taught at universities including Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania Design School, and American University in Beirut. Her publications include Architecture and Representation: The Arab City; 49 Cities; Above the Pavement, the Farm!; and numerous essays. WORKac is focused on re-imaging architecture at the intersection of the urban, the rural, and the natural. It has achieved international recognition through institutional projects such as the Edible Schoolyards; a new conference center in Lebreville, Gabon; or the Miami Collage Garage. In addition to other awards, WORKac was named the 2015 AIA New York State Firm of the Year.