Amale Andraos: Water Works

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The interior of a modern gallery space. Images are hung on the walls and models are displayed on white podiums varying in size.

Water Works photo / Bruce Damonte


Amale Andraos is the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Andraos is committed to design research, and her writings have focused on climate change and its impact on architecture as well as on the question of representation in the age of global practice. Her recent publications include We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge (2017), Architecture and Representation: the Arab City (2015) co-edited with Nora Akawi, 49 Cities (2015), and Above the Pavement, the Farm! (2010).

Andraos is Principal of WORKac, a New York-based firm co-founded with Dan Wood that focuses on architectural projects that reinvent the relationship between urban and natural environments. WORKac was named the number one design firm in the United States by Architect Magazine and has also been recognized as the AIA New York State Firm of the Year. WORKac has achieved international acclaim for projects such as the Miami Museum in Miami’s Design District; Kew Gardens Hills Library in Queens, New York; RISD Student Center in Providence, Rhode Island; and Stealth Building in New York. Current projects include a large-scale residential development in Lebanon, the Beirut Museum of Art, a new branch library in Boulder, Colorado, and a renovated bank headquarters in Lima, Peru.

Andraos has taught at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, Harvard University, and the American University in Beirut. She serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York and the AUB Faculty of Engineering and Architecture International Advisory Committee. 

Introduction by AAP Dean J. Meejin Yoon.

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