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Tei Carpenter

Tei Carpenter is an architectural designer, educator and founder of Brooklyn-based design studio Agency—Agency. The studio’s recently completed work includes a new non-profit headquarters in downtown Houston and a winning entry for LA+ journal’s island competition. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Director of the Waste Initiative, an applied research and design platform.

Carpenter’s design and research work into architecture’s entanglement with emerging natures has been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture and at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Recent design work and writing have appeared in Artforum, Cite, Pidgin and Plat. Previously, she has taught at Brown University, Cornell University, City College of New York and at Rice University as the Wortham Visiting Lecturer. Carpenter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Brown University and her Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University where she was awarded the Howard Crosby Butler Traveling Fellowship in Architecture.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4853‑4 Summer 2021
Advanced Architecture Tutorial
Arch carpenter ali elsinbawy joel mccullough su21 8
Arch carpenter benjamin akhavan mariami maghlakelidze su21 1 ed
Arch carpenter michelle clara jenifer tello su21 2 ed
Tei Carpenter
0 Points
A4853‑9 Summer 2019
Market Values: New Economies for New York
Drawing by Xutian Liu and Feibai An
Drawing by Xutian Liu and Feibai An
Drawing by Joyce Chen and Yixuan Shi
Tei Carpenter Syllabus
0 Points
A4449‑1 Fall 2018
Infrastructural Imaginaries: Between Design, Nature and Politics
Animation by Amelyn Ng
Drawing by Dare Brawley
Drawing by Amelyn Ng
Tei Carpenter Syllabus
412 Avery
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
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