Amale Andraos

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Amale Andraos is the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Andraos has taught at numerous universities including the Princeton University School of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania Design School and the American University in Beirut. Her recent design studios and seminar have focused on the Arab City, which has become the subject of a series of symposia entitled “Architecture and Representation” held at Studio-X Amman in 2013 and at the university’s New York campus in the Fall of 2014. Her publications include the recent WORKac: We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge (Monacelli Press, 2017); 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens; Above the Pavement, the Farm! (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010); and The Arab City: Architecture and Representation (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2016).

Andraos is a co-founder of WORKac, a 35-person architectural firm based in New York that focuses on architectural projects which re-invent the relationship between urban and natural environments. Since the founding of WORKac in 2003, principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood have achieved international acclaim for projects such as the master plan for the New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia; Wieden+Kennedy’s 50,000 sq ft, three-story New York offices; the Blaffer Museum in Houston, Texas; the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan; and the Edible Schoolyards at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn and P.S. 7 in East Harlem. WORKac won the competition for a new 20,000 square meter Conference Center in Libreville, Gabon, and recently completed the Kew Gardens Library in Queens, New York.

Amale Andraos received her Masters Degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and her B.Arch from McGill University in Montreal. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon and lived in Saudi Arabia, France, Canada and the Netherlands where she worked for OMA/Rem Koolhaas until she moved to New York in 2002. She serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York, the Advisory Board of the Arab Center for Architecture in Beirut, and is a member of the faculty steering committee for the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East.
GSAPP Conversations

In this ongoing series of podcasts, Dean Amale Andraos speaks with members of the School’s faculty about their work and teaching. See the complete archive of ongoing podcasts on the GSAPP Conversations page.

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Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6454‑1 Fall 2015
Amale Andraos, Ziad Jamaleddine
M 11 AM - 1 PM
3 Points
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