Winka Dubbeldam is the founder and president of Archi-Tectonics and Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. She has lectured and taught at several other graduate programs in architecture including Columbia, Harvard, and Cornell. She served as juror at several design and AIA awards, and for the Prix de Rome and the Architecture Biennale in Bogota. Dubbeldam also served as the External Examiner for the AA [Architectural Association] from ‘06-‘11 in London, and was on the Board of the Institute of Urban Design, NY  and Board of Advisors of BOFFO NYC .
Archi-Tectonics is a research-based design practice. The aim is to achieve design efficiencies that express themselves in optimal modulation and energy-efficient, sustainable solutions. Archi-Tectonics is an expert in LEED design. Built work includes the 80,000 SF Greenwich building and the four-story Chelsea townhouse, both in New York City; the 15-story American Loft Tower in Philadelphia; the 3000 SF DUB-residence in Holland; as well as lofts for several clients that include John Legend. The firm recently completed the restaurant, lobby, and auditorium for the NAI in Rotterdam, the Tashan restaurant in Philadelphia, the 9-story residential Vestry building, and the Brewster Carriage House, a mixed-use building. Archi-Tectonics is the lead architect for the re-invigoration of downtown Bogota, and recently won the large scale Yulin Design Competition in China. A New York City hotel in is also currently in the design phase.
Publications include the three Monographs, Winka Dubbeldam, Architect [010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1996], AT-INdex [Princeton Press, NYC, 2006], and the Archi-Tectonics Monograph [DAAB publishers, 2010]. The work has also been published in a large number of International Architecture & Design Periodicals.
Exhibitions include the MoMA exhibits, "The Unprivate House" (1999) and the PS1 ‘Young Architects’ exhibit (2001), the Max Protetch Gallery [NYC] exhibit for proposals for the World Trade Center (2001), and two Venice Biennale exhibits [2002 & 2004]. Furthermore Archi-Tectonics curated and participated in the PAN exhibit in the Taylor Gallery  and was included in Performalism, an exhibit in the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art  and at ACADIA [NYC] in 2010. The AIANY included Archi-Tectonics’s awarded Greenwich building in the Built by Women exhibit 
Dubbeldam received the “Emerging Voice” award , and was awarded “Best and Brightest” by Esquire; the Genius Issue ]. The firm received an award in the IIDA / Metropolis Smart Environments Award , won the Design Competition for a Sustainable Neighborhood Staten Island, NY , the Hommes Award  Rotterdam, and the 5.5 million s.f. Yulin Art District Design  in China. Recently Dubbeldam was named one of the 30 most exemplary professionals in their field by Design Intelligence 30 most Admired Educators 2015 and Archi-Tectonics won an Award for the Greenwich Building by Built by Women New York City, Beverly Willis Foundation, and the AIANY.
There will be a reception following the event outside the Harry Ransom Center. Reception is co-sponsored by AIA Austin.