Ada Tolla

Ada Tolla is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP and a founding partner of LOT-EK. She has a Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the Universita’ di Napoli, Italy, and has completed postgraduate studies at Columbia University. In addition to teaching at Columbia GSAPP, she also lectures at major universities and cultural institutions globally.

LOT-EK has achieved high visibility for its sustainable and innovative approach to construction, materials and space, through the upcycling of existing industrial objects and systems not originally intended for architecture. LOT-EK is also recognized for the use of technology as an integral part of architecture, for addressing mobility and transformability in architecture and for working across art and architecture. LOT-EK’s projects have been published in national and international publications, magazines and books, including The New York Times, The London Times, Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Domus, A+U, Wired, Metropolis, Mark and more.

LOT-EK’s monograph, Urbanscan, was published by PAP in February 2002. LOT-EK Mixer, by Edizioni Press, was issued in 2000 and MDU Mobile Dwelling Unit, published by DAP, was printed in June 2003.

In December 2011, Ada Tolla was recognized as USA Booth Fellow of Architecture & Design by United States Artists (USA).


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6756‑1 Fall 2017
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano Elective Design Workshop
409 Avery
F 11 AM -1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
A4106‑12 Spring 2017
Advanced Studio VI
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano Studio Section Via Lottery - Required 3rd Yr M.Arch & AAD
600/700 Avery Hall
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM,F 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
0 Points
A6756‑1 Fall 2016
Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano ELECTIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP
F 11 AM -1 PM
3 Points