A lecture by Eleena Jamil with response by Columbia GSAPP Associate Professor Hilary Sample.
Eleena Jamil trained at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. She continued working in the UK before joining the architecture faculty at the Welsh School as a teaching assistant while completing her MPhil and Ph.D. postgraduate research. Jamil set up her eponymous studio in Kuala Lumpur in 2005 and it has since been growing steadily with an expanding portfolio of work. Working within the context of Southeast Asia, her work has been founded on research into specific social and climatic imperatives of each project brief within a broader cultural framework. Projects developed within the studio have been widely published in the international press and most recently Eleena Jamil Architects has been shortlisted for Dezeen Architect of the Year 2018.