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Robert Heintges

Robert Heintges is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP, where he has taught since 1993. For over a decade he has taught the popular course “Advanced Curtain Wall,” which is offered in the last semester of the M.Arch program. Robert Heintges is the founder and senior partner of Heintges & Associates, an international building envelope and curtain wall consulting firm with a portfolio of hundreds of projects undertaken in collaboration with many of the world’s leading design architects. With over 40 years of experience, Heintges is an internationally recognized authority on this specialty aspect of architecture, and has contributed his extensive knowledge on curtain wall design and practice, and environmentally responsible envelope design to numerous publications and organizations. In addition to Columbia, he has also lectured at many universities including his alma mater, Rice University.

Heintges & Associates’ current and recent projects include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC (David Adjaye); the WTC Transportation Hub, NYC (Santiago Calatrava); the new Alice Tully Hall and Juilliard School at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NYC (Diller Scofidio + Renfro); the Oceanwide Center Towers, San Francisco (Lord Norman Foster); Reflections at Keppel Bay Towers and Villas, Singapore (Daniel Libeskind); 4 World Trade Center, NYC (Fumihiko Maki); Columbia University Northwest Corner Building, NYC (Rafael Moneo); Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY (Thomas Phifer); the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (Renzo Piano); 220 Central Park South, NYC (Robert A. M. Stern); MoMA, NYC (Yoshio Taniguchi); Barnard College Diana Center, NYC (Weiss/Manfredi Architects).

The firm’s portfolio also includes work with 1100: Architect, Allied Works, Jun Aoki, Cooper Robertson, Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man, Ennead Architects, FXFOWLE, Studio Gang, Gensler, Herzog & de Meuron, Steven Holl, Ada Karmi-Melamede, KPF, Thomas Leeser, Richard Meier, Mitchell/Giurgola, I. M. Pei & Partners, Pei Cobb Freed, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Christian de Portzamparc, Reiser + Umemoto, Rogers Partners, SHoP, Snøhetta, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson, Tsao & McKown, SOM, Bing Thom, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, and many other well-known architects.

In 2009, Mr. Heintges was inducted by the American Institute of Architects into the College of Fellows, in recognition of his contributions to the profession and teaching of Architecture.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4634‑1 Fall 2021
Advanced Curtain Wall
Robert Heintges, Daniel Vos
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points