Val K. Warke

Val K. Warke
Associate Professor
Department
Architecture
Contact
240H Sibley Hall
(607) 255-8437
vkw1@cornell.edu

Val Warke teachings and research focus has been on criticism and genre theory, including issues of fashion, formalism, populism, reception, and relations to literary theory, and in particular the work of Mikhail Bakhtin. He has been published in a number of journals, including Assemblage, A+U, Cornell Journal of Architecture, and the Harvard Design Magazine, as well as many essays and texts on the work of Morphosis. He teaches in the areas of design (architectural and urban) and architectural theory. He practices architecture with Andrea Simitch, as a partner in Simitch + Warke Architecture. In addition to the Field of Architecture, he is also a member of the graduate field of Fabric Science and Apparel Design. Warke graduated from Cornell with a B.Arch. and from Harvard University with an M.Arch.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 2102 Design IVIn this Integrative Design Studio, the requirements of building systems are seen to both support and inform architectural concepts and form. One of the key design experiences during this semester will be the interaction of these concepts and building systems. Questions of energy, thermal comfort, sustainability, structure, material, and life safety will be addressed.
  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101 Vertical Design Studio: Combinatorial Form, with Thom Mayne and Andrew Batay-CsorbaAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.
  • ARCH 3308/6308 Desire by Design: Fashion, Architecture, PublicThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Theory of Architecture. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage .
  • ARCH 5301 Analysis IIntroduces students to influential critical and creative themes in modern architecture. Topics cover influential 20th-century discourses and practices prior to the 1960s, the questions and contexts that they engage, and their implications for contemporary thinking and design. Discussions and assignments aim at developing critical and graphical readings of both works and writings.
  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101 Vertical Design Studio: Cornell in Rome StudioAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Publications (Selected)

  • Interview, Cornell/UPR collaboration. ARC. Warke, V.K., Williamson, J.P. (2008)
  • "Introduction: On Taking the Dogleg," Anthony Ames Architect: Residential Work, V2 (2007)
  • Morphosis, with Thom Mayne (2003)
Work by Val Warke