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Chat Travieso

Chat Travieso is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP. He is an artist, urbanist, and designer, as well as co-founder of the multidisciplinary collaborative practice Yeju & Chat, with Yeju Choi. Travieso creates participatory, architectural, and research-based projects that reinforce social bonds in public spaces and interrogate the histories and policies that have shaped the built environment. His past work has been commissioned by or organized in collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Architectural League of New York, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, the Cambridge Arts Council, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Travieso’s research has been supported by grants from the Graham Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. His writing has been featured in Urban Omnibus and Places Journal. His artist residencies include LMCC Process Space, Smack Mellon Studio Program, and the Elsewhere Museum. Recent honors include a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design for Yeju & Chat, a 2019 YoungArts Jorge M. Pérez Award, and a 2015 United States Artist Fellowship in Architecture & Design.

Travieso is a past Participatory Design Fellow at Design Trust for Public Space. He has previously worked in the offices of W X Y and Interboro Partners, and was a teaching artist with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Hester Street, and the Center for Architecture. He is the co-creator and lead educator of the Wall (In) program at Arts for Learning Miami. In addition to GSAPP, Travieso currently teaches at Parsons School of Design, and has taught at Queens College and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He has also co-anchored a Foundations of Design Justice course at Florida A&M University and University of Utah as part of Dark Matter University. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6750‑1 Spring 2023
HP Studio II
Erica Avrami, Shreya Ghoshal, Chat Travieso
TU + TH 2 PM - 6 PM
6 Points
A6820‑1 Fall 2022
Urban Design Studio II
Ud admassu chongyang ren ruxuan zheng jiani dai jingyi liu medium scale axons
Ud admassu deepagopalkrishnan dile jadedurand johngrunewald fa22 board2
Ud admassu devanshipandya rutwikkarra siweitang yuehuang fa22 axo
Emanuel Admassu, Regina Teng, A.L. Hu, Nina Cooke John, Chat Travieso, Jelisa Blumberg
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM; F 9 AM - 11 AM
9 Points
A6820‑1 Fall 2021
Urban Design Studio II
Ud admassutsiencookejohntravieso aishwaryamathukumilli surabhidaivalkar raelei zhifanli fa21 02 ecosystemsectionperspective
Ud admassutsiencookejohntravieso biancabryant riyachadha avaniagarwal gloriamah f2a1 01 siteplan
Ud admassutsiencookejohntravieso carmenyu javierortiz curranzhang achmadmaulana fa21 01 sectionperspective
Emanuel Admassu, Lexi Tsien, Nina Cooke John, Chat Travieso
M + TH 1:30 - 6:30, F 9 AM - 11 AM
9 Points