Mergold Joins Architecture Faculty

News
July 7, 2013

The Department of Architecture has hired Aleksandr Mergold (B.Arch. '00) as an assistant professor on a tenure track. Mergold, who was a visiting assistant professor of architecture at AAP (2008–12) and a lecturer on design and environmental analysis in Cornell's College of Human Ecology (2012–13), is a partner at Austin+Mergold LLC, an architecture, landscape, and design practice in Philadelphia.

His research is focused on a "design-and-adapt" approach that aims to repurpose the cheap, disposable elements in today's construction, including infrastructure, images, technology, and resources.

Mergold has contributed to the Cornell Journal of Architecture, and was a design director of the Unpacking the Nano exhibition at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (winter 2011). He holds a master of architecture degree from Princeton University.