Amale Andraos is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Andraos has taught at numerous universities including the Princeton University School of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania Design School 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” held at Studio-X Amman in 2013 and on campus in New York in the fall of 2014. Her publications include the recent 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens, Above the Pavement, the Farm!, and the forthcoming Architecture and Representation: the Arab City.
Andraos is a co-founder of WORKac, a 35-person architectural firm based in New York that focuses on architectural projects that re-invent the relationship between urban and natural environments. She received her Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and her B.Arch from McGill University in Montreal. Anraos was born in Beirut, Lebanon and lived in Saudi Arabia, France, Canada and the Netherlands where she worked for OMA/Rem Koolhaas until she moved to New York in 2002. She serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York and is a member of the faculty steering committees for the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East and Columbia Global Centers | Turkey.
Refreshments will be served outside of the lecture hall at 5:30pm
This lecture is free and open to the public.