About the Speaker
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.
WORKac is focused on re-imaging architecture at the intersection of the urban, the rural and the natural. The practice has achieved international recognition for projects such as the competition-winning designs for Hua Qiang Bei Road, Shenzhen, the Centre de Conferences in Libreville, Gabon, the New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, the Edible Schoolyards in New York and a Master Plan for seven university campuses for Weifang, China in collaboration with Studio Pei-Zhu, SLAB, SCAPE. WORKac has won numerous awards including a 2015 Honor Award from the AIA NY for the Beijing Horticultural Expo Master Plan – also in collaboration with Studio Pei-Zhu, SLAB and SCAPE.
Andraos taught at numerous universities including the Princeton University School of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the American University in Beirut. 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. As Dean of Columbia GSAPP, she is continuing to support pioneering experimentation in the fields of architecture and the built environment combined with an uncompromising engagement with the world. Located in one of the most vibrant global cities, the school fosters the development of new forms of design research, practice and scholarship towards re-imagining the future of architecture, cities and the environment.
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