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Lydia Xynogala

Lydia Xynogala is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Architecture at Columbia GSAPP. Her work explores relations between sites, material properties and cultural narratives at various scales. They are articulated in buildings, experiments and writings. After working on educational, housing, and infrastructural projects at offices in New York, London, and Barcelona, she formed her independent practice in 2013. Recently completed projects include interiors for a gallery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a ground-up residence on a Greek island and a townhouse renovation in London.

In 2016, Xynogala received a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been presented and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Van Alen Institute, Society of Architectural Historians, Chemical Heritage Foundation, History of Science Society and ACSA, among other venues.

In her book The Dark Ecology of Magnitogorsk (2013 Princeton University) she explores architectural proposals based on chemically induced processes. Her designs and writings were featured in Domus, Wallpaper, A Public Space, Kerb Journal and Pidgin. Xynogala has taught at The Cooper Union, City College of New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Princeton University, where she was also the designer of the Shanghai Global Forum.

Xynogala holds a Master’s degree from Princeton University, where she received a Stanley Seeger Fellowship; a BArch from The Cooper Union, where she was awarded the Irma Weiss Thesis Prize for exceptional creative potential, the George Leslie Design Prize and the Humanities Prize; and a BSc from the Bartlett, UCL.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4024‑1 Spring 2018
Architectural Drawing + Representation II
Adr whitney dalton baker sp18 exercise1
Adr whitney frank mandell sp18 1
Adr whitney ian lee sp18 exercise 1.0
Dan Taeyoung, Danil Nagy, Violet Whitney, Lydia Xynogala Required for Visual Studies 1st Year
113 Avery
TU 10 AM - 12 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
A4024‑1 Spring 2017
Architectural Drawing & Representation II
Dan Taeyoung, Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Leigha Dennis, Lydia Xynogala Syllabus Visual Studies - Required 1st Year
113 Avery Hall
Tu 10 AM - 12 PM
Full Semester
3 Points