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Sandro Marpillero

Sandro Marpillero is a co-founding principal of Marpillero Pollak Architects (MPA) and longstanding Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP. He has also taught design studios and seminars in the University of Venice (IUAV) and at Harvard GSD, Yale, Princeton, the University of Virginia and the New School Parsons, among others. Marpillero is a Registered Architect in the United States and Italy, with offices in New York and Venice, and was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2010. An internationally recognized practice, MPA has received several honors and awards including eight AIA Design Awards, three ASLA Awards, and Design Excellence Awards from American Architecture Prize, Active Design Center EDRA/Places, Wood Institute, as well as Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Design Trust.

MPA’s multi-disciplinary approach forges relationships between individuals, institutions and larger urban and environmental scales, realizing public projects that have set new benchmarks as NYC High Performance Pilots for infrastructure, landscape, Active Design Guidelines, including DDC Guiding Principles. Elmhurst Community Library’s conceptual rigor and public value received five awards during 2017 for civic and institutional, educational, art collaboration, active design, and people’s choice.

Marpillero’s writings have been published in architectural journals, including, Lotus International, Daidalos, A+U, and Casabella, where Marpillero has also served on their Editorial Boards. He has written a monograph on the work of James Carpenter, entitled Environmental Refractions (2006), and contributed to other artists’ books. He has lectured extensively in the US, Europe, and Japan about MPA’s work, which has been exhibited, among other venues, at the MAXXI/Rome, Canadian Centre for Architecture, The Venice Biennale, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Bronx Museum, the Urban Center, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Triennale of Milan.

Marpillero received a Master of Architecture from the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and a Master of Science in Building Design from Columbia University while on a Fulbright Commission’s Fellowship.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4106‑6 Spring 2024
Architecture Studio VI
Arch marpilleroberi linruwang sp24 02 site plan
Aad marpillero beri zhihaoxu sp24 01 plan
Aad marpillero beri ahamedabrar sp24 01 interior rendering
Sandro Marpillero, Sonal Beri
600 / 700 AVERY
0 Points
A4399‑1 Fall 2023
Metropolitan Sublimes
Sandro Marpillero
TH 9 AM -11 AM
3 Points
Beyond Peripheries and Borgate in the Forre of the Roman Campagna

A first version of this video was produced in December 2015 by the Columbia GSAPP Team for an installation at the Museum for the Arts of the 21st Century (MAXXI-Rome) in the international exhibition Roma 20-25.

This video displays a full array of techniques of representation, including animated diagrams, 3-D modeling, and film montage that each student could explore in orienting her/his own production of the 1-min video that can be used as final deliverable.