Amale Andraos is Professor and Dean Emeritus of Columbia GSAPP. She served as Dean from 2014 to 2021. Andraos is committed to design research and her writings have focused on climate change and its impact on architecture as well as on the question of representation in the age of global practice. Her recent publications include We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge (Monacelli Press, 2017), Architecture and Representation: the Arab City (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2015) co-edited with Nora Akawi, 49 Cities (Inventory Press, 2015), and Above the Pavement, the Farm! (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) in collaboration with Dan Wood.
Andraos is co-founder of WORKac, a New York-based firm that focuses on architectural projects that reinvent the relationship between urban and natural environments. WORKac has been named the #1 design firm in the US by Architect Magazine and selected as the AIA New York State “Firm of the Year.” The practice has achieved international acclaim for projects such as the Edible Schoolyards in Brooklyn and Harlem, a public library for Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, the Miami Museum Garage, the Student Success Center at the Rhode Island School of Design, a new branch for the Brooklyn Public Library in DUMBO, and two community centers in Mexico City in collaboration with IUA. Current projects include the Beirut Museum of Art in Lebanon, a Public Library for Boulder, Colorado, a new commercial building in Mission Bay, San Francisco, a new space for the Peoples Theater Project, Inwood, New York City, and the renovation of the Sibley Dome at the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Ithaca, New York.
Andraos has taught at numerous institutions including Princeton University, Harvard University, and the American University in Beirut. She serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York, the AUB Faculty of Engineering and Architecture International Advisory Committee, and the New Museum’s New INC. Advisory Council, in New York.