Gabriel Smith

Gabriel Smith is a director at Thomas Phifer and Partners (TPP) where he has helped to build the practice, mentor staff, and lead in the design and detailing of the firm’s institutional and cultural projects since 2005.

His recent projects with TPP include the Cine Colombia Tower in Bogotá; the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art and TR Warszawa Theatre in Warsaw, Poland; the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland; and the North Wing of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.

This is the third fall that Smith and TTP have led studios at Cornell AAP NYC. Additionally, Smith has served as a visiting critic at Columbia University GSAPP and as a juror or lecturer at various schools including Parsons, Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Syracuse New York City Studio. Prior to moving to New York City, Smith taught at the Tulane University School of Architecture for seven years.

Smith is a fellow at the American Institute of Architects, a registered architect, LEED accredited professional, and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He holds a bachelor of architecture from Tulane University and a master of architecture from Harvard GSD.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101/7912 Option StudioAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • A.I.A. New York Merit Award, Corning Museum of Glass North Wing, with TPP (2016)
  • A.I.A. National Honor Award, North Carolina Museum of Art, with TPP (2011)
  • American Architecture Awards, North Carolina Museum of Art, with TPP (2011)  
  • A.I.A. New York Honor Award, North Carolina Museum of Art, with TPP (2011)
  • First place, Dallas Center for Architecture Competition, with Doncaster Marshall (2009)

Publications (Selected)

  • North Carolina Museum of Art,  Architectural Record Top 125 Buildings (September 2016)
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Architect Magazine (May 2015)
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Domus Magazine (March 2015)