Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee speak with Amale Andraos in this first of six conversations recorded live at the conference Making Books Now on September 15, 2017. The conference was co-organized by Columbia GSAPP and the Chicago Architecture Biennial on the occasion of the Biennial’s opening at the Chicago Cultural Center, and was hosted by GSAPP’s Director of Publications, James Graham.
Amale Andraos, co-founder of WORKac with Dan Wood, and Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, co-founders of JohnstonMarklee, speak with one another about their respective books, We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge (Monacelli, 2017), and House is a House is a House is a House is a House (Birkhäuser, 2016). Andraos is Dean of Columbia GSAPP, and Johnston and Lee served as curators of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Source by Columbia GSAPP
October 30, 2014.
Part of the MIT Department of Architecture Fall 2014 Public Lecture Series titled "Experiments in Architecture"
Amale Andraos is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a Principal of WORKac, which she founded in 2003 with Dan Wood. WORKac has achieved international recognition for projects such as the Centre de Conferences in Libreville Gabon, the New Holland Island Cultural Center masterplan in St Petersburg, Russia and the Edible Schoolyard at PS216, Brooklyn. Andraos has taught at numerous institutions including Princeton, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and the American University in Beirut. Andraos is committed to research and publications and is currently working on the Third Edition of 49 Cities, which rereads visionary cities through an ecological lens. Her recent work explores the question of representation by re-examining the concept of the ‘Arab City.’ Andraos was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She has lived in Saudi Arabia, France, Canada, and the Netherlands prior to moving to New York in 2002. She serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York, the Advisory Board of the Arab Center for Architecture in Beirut and is a member of the faculty steering committees for the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East and the Columbia Global Centers | Turkey.
WORK Architecture Company (WORKac)
Emerging Voices 2008
Recorded: March 5, 2008
WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) was founded in 2003 by Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. Based in New York City, WORKac pursues projects at all scales, from residential and commercial interiors to private residences, housing, institutional buildings, and urban planning projects both in New York and internationally. The firm’s name, WORK, captures its design philosophy, “represent[ing] the rigorous analysis and relentless testing of concepts to find the specific solution.” Here, Amale Andraos and Dan Wood present Public Farm 1, their plan for the 2008 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program, which will bring an Urban Farm to Queens, NY.
The Architectural League created the annual Emerging Voices lecture series in 1982 to recognize and encourage architects who are beginning to achieve prominence in the profession. The series focuses primarily on built work, at a variety of scales, and is structured to reflect the diversity of contemporary practice–geographically, stylistically, and ideologically.
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Monday, February 19, 2014
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
Diplomats: Global Practice and Representation
Poised at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and ecology, the work of GSAPP professor Amale Andraos and alum Dan Wood has taken them from New York City's Lower East Side to St. Petersburg, Russia, where WORKac's master plan for a cultural center on New Holland Island transforms existing warehouses into a "city within a city," and to Libreville, where their under-construction Assembly Hall uses locally sourced materials to create a new icon for the West African capital. There, a dramatically sloped roof and circular design weave interior and exterior space, while three courtyard-gardens, a central 1,000-seat auditorium, and a porous façade with louvers made from African limestone provide continuous views of the surrounding Gabonese landscape.
The CCA exhibition Actions: What You Can Do With the City presents actions that instigate positive change in contemporary cities around the world.
Following open calls to actions coinciding with the exhibition's presentation in Montreal and Chicago, a third call (aka Actions Challenge) is launched on the occasion of the presentation of the exhibition at the 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennial.
Here Amale Andraos and Dan Wood of WORKac present their project Public Farm One. Submit your own actions by 22 November 2013 at http://cca-actions.org/call-to-actions.
L'exposition Actions : comment s'approprier la ville propose des actions à l'origine de transformations heureuses survenues de par le monde dans les villes contemporaines.
Après les appels à l'action lancés pendant la tenue de l'exposition à Montréal et à Chicago, un troisième appel à l'action ou défi d'agir est lancé à l'occasion de la présentation de l'exposition dans le cadre de la Xe Biennale d'architecture de São Paulo.
Ici Amale Andraos et Dan Wood de l'agence WORKac présentent leur projet Public Farm One. Envoyez vos actions avant le 22 novembre 2013 : http://cca-actions.org/fr/appel-a-action.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Search and Research explores the role of research and its different methodologies in a range of creative practices. The panel of architects, artists, designers, educators, and curators will discuss how their own methods of inquiry, search, and research intersect and diverge.
The event is held in conjunction with the opening of The Other Architect at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery. The exhibition is organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and curated by Giovanna Borasi.
Amale Andraos is the Dean of Columbia GSAPP and a Founding Principal at WORKac.
Kadambari Baxi is a professor of Professional Practice in Architecture at Barnard College. Her research practice revolves around new media and globalization.
Giovanna Borasi is Chief Curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the organizer of the exhibition The Other Architect.
Matthew Buckingham is the chair of the visual arts program at the School of the Visual arts at Columbia University. Utilizing photography, film, video, audio, writing and drawing, his work questions the role that social memory plays in contemporary life.
Michael Meredith is a principal and co-founder, with Hilary Sample, of the New York architecture firm MOS. Their practice is characterized by a playful approach to research and independent exploration of materials and methods.
Susan Sellers is a Founding Partner of 2x4 and was Head of Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She uses design as inquiry to create evocative, informative, and immersive experiences, bridging commercial and cultural realms.
Nader Tehrani is the Dean of the School of Architecture at The Cooper Union and principal at the Boston-based architecture firm NADAAA, where design is driven by the search for new forms of knowledge in the performance of buildings.
Presentation by GSAPP Alumni and Faculty.
In conversation with Terence Riley (’82 MSAUD), K/R Architects
September 28, 2018
GSAPP alumni and faculty present their built work in Miami’s design and arts districts, while discussing the role of architecture in shaping the design and cultural development of Miami.
Benjamin Aranda (’99 M.Arch) and Joaquin Bonifaz, ArandaLasch
Gustavo Berenblum (’91 MSAAD) and Claudia Busch (’91 MSAAD), Berenblum Busch Architects
Dominic Leong (’03 MSAAD), Leong Leong, and Assistant Adjunct Professor, GSAPP
Hilary Sample, MOS Architects, and Associate Professor, GSAPP
Dan Wood (‘92 M.Arch), WORKac, and Adjunct Associate Professor, GSAPP
0:05 - Welcome by Dean Richard Sommer
4:08 - Introduction by Robert Levit
11:35 - Amale Andraos and Dan Wood presentation
46:50 - Moderated discussion with Robert Levit
1:09:00 - Q & A
On October 12, 2017, Amale Andraos and Dan Wood presented the 2017/18 Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design lecture.
Amale Andraos and Dan Wood traced their fifteen years of collaboration as the founders of WORKac. They showcased projects for MoMA PS1, Edible Schoolyards NYC, Anthropologie, Diane von Furstenberg, Creative Time, and many more. The lecture followed the format of their new book “We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge” - a tasting menu of everything the practice embraces: never assuming what architecture “is” but always imagining together what it can become.
WORKac is focused on re-imagining 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, Russia, the Edible Schoolyards at PS216 in Brooklyn and PS7 in Harlem, New York, as well as the New York headquarters for Wieden+Kennedy. Current projects include a new storefront for a Parking Garage in Miami, a residential conversion of a historic New York cast-iron building, and a Master Plan for seven university campuses for Weifang, China in collaboration with Studio Pei-Zhu, SLAB, and SCAPE. WORKac was named the AIA New York State Firm of the Year in 2015 and, among other awards, received a 2015 Honor Award from the AIA NY for the Beijing Horticultural Expo Master Plan (in collaboration with Studio Pei-Zhu, SLAB and SCAPE).
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. Since becoming Dean in 2014, Amale Andraos is shaping Columbia GSAPP as a laboratory for learning that fosters the development of new types of practices and strives to reimagine the future of architecture, cities and the environment. Columbia GSAPP is home to pioneering experimentation among its students and faculty, who unite cutting edge design skills with incisive critical thinking in a diverse and energetic context.
Prior to becoming Dean, Andraos was assistant professor at GSAPP and taught at numerous other universities including Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania Design School, and American University in Beirut. Her recent design studios and seminars have focused on the Arab City, which became the subject of a series of symposia and the forthcoming book Architecture and Representation: The Arab City (April 2016). Other publications include the recently re-issued 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens; Above the Pavement, the Farm! and numerous essays.
Daniel Wood, FAIA, is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Architecture at Columbia GSAPP. In 2003 he co-founded WORKac Architects with Amale Andraos. He leads international projects for WORKac ranging from masterplans to buildings across the United States as well as in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Wood holds the 2013-14 Louis I. Kahn Chair at the Yale School of Architecture and has taught at the Princeton University School of Architecture, the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union, Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture, and the UC Berkeley School of Environmental Design, where he was the Friedman Distinguished Chair. He is a licensed architect in the State of New York and is LEED certified.
Stage furnishings provided by Herman Miller.
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13:100 | Thirteen New York Architects Design for Ordos
Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, WORK Architecture Company (WORKac)
Recorded: August 2008
Video interview filmed in conjunction with the League’s fall 2008 exhibition, 13:100 | Thirteen New York Architects Design for Ordos. Each of the thirteen New York-based architects participating in the Ordos 100 was asked the same set of questions, excerpts of which were included in the exhibition. This video podcast includes the complete set of responses from Amale Andraos and Dan Wood.
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