Tommy Schaperkotter is an architect, builder, and educator devoted to
transdisciplinary exploration of material cultures, construction ecologies,
and interdependencies between built and non-built environments. He works
at the confluence of climate urgency, labor equity, and design-build
processes. His projects include housing in the United States, rural
reforestation in Haiti, earthen construction in Austria, and architectural
advocacy for displaced communities in Bangladesh.
Schaperkotter received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the
University of Virginia and holds a Master in Architecture with Distinction
from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he was a
co-recipient of the Plimpton-Poorvu Design Prize and the AIA / ACSA
Committee on the Environment Top Ten Students Award. In addition to Columbia GSAPP, he also holds
adjunct teaching positions at the Cooper Union School of Architecture and
the Parsons School of Design.