Amale Andraos is Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and co-founder of WORKac, a New-York based architectural and urban practice focused on re-inventing architecture at the intersection of the urban, rural, and natural environments.
The practice has achieved international recognition for projects such as the Centre de Conferences in Libreville, Gabon, and the Edible Schoolyard at PS216 in Brooklyn, New York. Current projects include the Miami Collage Garage and a residential conversion of a historic New York cast-iron building. WORKac was named the AIA New York State Firm of the Year in 2015.
Prior to joining Columbia University, Andraos taught at universities including Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the American University in Beirut. Her publications include Architecture and Representation: The Arab City, co-edited with Nora Akawias, as well as 49 Cities and Above the Pavement - the Farm!, co-authored with partner Dan Wood.
As part of Women in Architecture's Shape the Conversation, AIA Austin will sponsor a reception following the lecture in the Goldsmith Courtyard.