Joel Sanders: Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture

Bedford pool house by Joel Sanders

Department of Architecture Spring 2013 Lecture Series

Combining teaching with practice, speculative projects with built commissions, Joel Sanders dedicates his work to the creation of innovative environments in response to today’s rapidly changing culture. In addition to being the principal of his New York City–based studio, Joel Sanders Architect (JSA), Sanders is an adjunct professor of architecture at Yale University’s School of Architecture. Prior to joining Yale, he taught at Princeton University and Parsons New School for Design where he was the director of the graduate program in architecture.

JSA projects have been featured in international exhibitions including the Vitra Design Museum, MoMA, SF MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The firm has received numerous awards, including six New York Chapter AIA Awards, two New York State AIA Awards, an Interior Design Best of Year Award, and two design citations from Progressive Architecture.

Sanders frequently publishes his work and critical writings in international publications such as Architectural Record, Architect, Interior Design, Architectural Digest, the New York Times, Wallpaper, and A+U. He is the editor of Stud: Architectures of Masculinity. Monacelli Press released a monograph of his work, Joel Sanders: Writings and Projects, in 2005. His most recent book, Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture, coedited with Diana Balmori, was released by Monacelli Press in 2011.

Cosponsored by the Department of Architecture and the Cornell Student Chapter of ASLA. Funded in part by SAFC.