Cass Gilbert Visiting Assistant Professor | School of Architecture, College of Design, University of Minnesota
> ARCH 5250 - Compounding Anthroposphere (Graduate Design Studio)
> ARCH 5411 - Principles of Design Theory (Graduate Theory Seminar)
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
> Thesis Studio "Global Cities Mumbai," with Markus Dochantschi, critic
Global Cities Mumbai was a thesis studio that addressed questions about the local and global factors influencing the urbanization. This studio challenged the students to analyze, understand and manipulate the DNA of a global city while developing their projects.
The student projects collectively benefited from the studio's trip to India (Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Chandigarh), interviewing and participating in workshops with local architects, activists and experts of different fields. Research gathered during the studio's trip was incorporated into their projects.
Associate in Architecture, Planning and Preservation | Columbia University, GSAPP
> Advanced Studio V "Habitable Bridge," with Markus Dochantschi, critic
Habitable bridges functioned as multi-programmed structures, hosting markets, homes and sometimes even chapels. Concentrations of economic or societal transactions closer/across the bridges catalyzed a range of program-occurrences densely packed on and around these bridges. The habitable bridge can reflect the complexities of dense urbanization, however, it was not often recognized as a typology of a building in its own right, in that, rarely there were made any attempts to rethink the habitable bridge as a spatial construct that is more than the sum of its constituent elements. Is it simply an infrastructure that is colonized by architectural programs found in our cities? in our time, what does it mean to think of a structure that fuses programs, such as habitation and transportation, while bridging across an obstacle connecting two or more directly unconnected places?
NYC having been defined densification, diversity, globalization, and unique ecology has become a unique location to investigate and develop this typology. The studio tested the habitable bridge as a physical connection with Manhattan—both on micro and macro scale—and addressed a range of sociopolitical and sociocultural issues, such as sustainability, segregation or emerging economies.
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