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Lee Altman

Lee Altman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture in Columbia GSAPP’s Urban Design program, where she coordinates the program’s regional design studio in the Hudson Valley. She is an urban designer and an associate at SCAPE Landscape Architecture, where she manages projects that integrate urban design and landscape strategies with sustainable and resilient public infrastructure.

Altman has previously worked for New York City’s Department of Design and Construction where she led the agency’s efforts on projects and initiatives to improve public health through the design of the built environment, and collaborated on interagency efforts that employ design, policy, and evidence-based practices to improve public health outcomes. In addition, she promoted high-quality public design through the Design and Construction Excellence program. Prior to joining DDC, Altman worked with artists, scientists, and media professionals to form a multifaceted perspective and allow different voices and interests to participate and impact the design process of complex urban projects.

Altman serves as the co-chair of the Design Trust for Public Space Former Fellows Forum. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Israel Institute of Technology, and Master of Science degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia GSAPP.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6851‑1 Spring 2021
Urban Design Studio II
Ud kuehl chineduadiele chenliu luchenliu
Ud kuehl chrysothemikouloumentas yoojinlee corinafuenmayorherrero nupurroychaudhury
Ud kuehl jilshah  ahmedalyaseen marianamajimaueda thanawatphituksithkasem
Kaja Kühl, Lee Altman, Anna Dietzsch , Shachi Pandey, Thaddeus Pawlowski
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, W 5 PM - 7 PM
9 Points
A6851‑1 Spring 2020
Urban Design Studio III
Ud orff stutiganatra sp20 map 2
Ud orff talfuerst claudiakleffmann laszlokovacs victoriavuono sp20 04 filtration terraces
 ud orff shuo han,yuan qin,zhen hua,zhou wu, sp20 scenario1
Kate Orff, Lee Altman, Adriana Chavez, Dilip da Cunha, Geeta Mehta, Thaddeus Pawlowski, Julia Watson, Fitsum Gelaye
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6 :30 PM , F 3:30-5:30
9 Points
A6850‑1 Fall 2018
Studio II: The Space Between Cities: Redefining Urbanization in The Hudson Valley
Book spreads designed by Yanli Zhao, Shuo Yang, Junyu Cao, and Angela Crisostomo
Habitat renderings by Yanli Zhao, Shuo Yang, Junyu Cao, and Angela Crisostomo
Section drawing by Yanli Zhao, Shuo Yang, Junyu Cao, and Angela Crisostomo
Justin Moore, Lee Altman, Wendy Andringa, Jerome Haferd, Chris Kroner, Justin Moore, Michael Murphy, David Smiley M.S. AUD Only
600 Studio
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, F 4 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
9 Points