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Feb 19, 2017

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Feb 18, 2017
Amale Andraos: Architect for Lela Rose & Diane von Furstenberg at Dallas Architecture Forum

Amale Andraos Lecture, Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA
March 1, 2017

Amale Andraos architect USA
photo © Raymond Adams

The Dallas Architecture Forum and

UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA)

Present Lecture by

Award-Winning Architect
Amale Andraos
Wednesday, 1 March 2017 in the Horchow Auditorium
Dallas Museum of Art

Arizona House by WORKac:
Arizona House by WORKac
photo © Raymond Adams

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and co-founder of WORKac.

Amale Andraos architect WORKac
photo © Raymond Adams

Dallas Architecture Forum Lecture by architect Amale Andraos, co-founder of WORKac

WORKac has achieved international acclaim for projects such as the New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Blaffer Museum in Houston, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan and the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Brooklyn.

Weiden+Kennedy NYC:
Weiden+Kennedy NYC
photo © Bruce Damonte

Other projects include the winning competition entry for the Conference Center in Libreville, Gabon that will host the next African Union summit for heads of state. Under construction is the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Brooklyn which will explore the future of work, art, and technology.

Edible Schoolyard at P.S.7. East Harlem:
Edible Schoolyard at P.S.7. East Harlem
photo © Raymond Adams

Andraos has taught at Princeton, Penn, the American University in Beirut, and the Harvard GSD. Her publications include 49 Cities; Above the Pavement, the Farm!; and Architecture and Representation: the Arab City.

Andraos serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York. Recent honors include Architectural Record’s “New Generation Leader for Women in Architecture”, and the January 2017 “Game Changers” cover for Metropolis. Andraos has also designed the NYC residence for Dallas native and fashion designer Lela Rose and the corporate offices for Diane von Furstenberg.

Corporate offices for Diane von Furstenberg New York:
corporate offices for Diane von Furstenberg
photo © Elizabeth Felicella

Corporate offices for Diane von Furstenberg New York City:
Corporate offices for Diane von Furstenberg New York City
photo © Elizabeth Felicella

Wieden+Kennedy Office in New York by WORKac, architects
Wieden+Kennedy
photography © Bruce Damont and Raymond Adams

Amale Andraos is the Dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Andraos is a co-founder of WORKac, an architectural firm based in New York that focuses on architectural projects which re-invent the relationship between urban and natural environments.

49 Cities cover by WORKac:
49 Cities cover by WORKac
photograph © WORKac

Since the founding of WORKac, principals Amale Andraos and Dan Wood have achieved international acclaim for projects such as the recently completed New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wieden+Kennedy’s 50,000 sq. ft. three-story New York offices, the Blaffer Museum in Houston, Texas, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan and the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn.

Public Farm interior by WORKac:
Public Farm interior by WORKac
photo © Elizabeth Felicella

Currently in Africa the firm is building its winning competition entry for a new 20,000 square meter Conference Center in Libreville, Gabon. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the project is expected to be completed soon and will host diplomatic meetings, including the next African Union summit for heads of state.

Public Farm by WORKac:
Public Farm by WORKac
photograph © Raymond Adams

Diane von Furstenberg office building by WORKac
photo © Elizabeth Felicella

In addition, the firm is currently designing a second Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 7 in East Harlem and exploring the future of work, art, and technology with the design of a new home for Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in downtown Brooklyn. Andraos has also designed the NYC residence for Dallas native and fashion design Lela Rose and the corporate offices for Diane Von Furstenberg.

White Street Loft interior:
White Street Loft

White Street Loft interior
photos © Elizabeth Felicella

Andraos has taught at numerous universities including Princeton University School of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania Design School and the American University in Beirut. Her publications include 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary plans through an ecological lens; Above the Pavement, the Farm!; and the forthcoming Architecture and Representation: the Arab City. Amale Andraos received her Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and her B. Arch from McGill University in Montreal. Recent honors include Architectural Record’s “New Generation Leader for Women in Architecture”, and the January 2017 “Game Changers” cover for Metropolis.

Public Farm building by WORKac:
Public Farm building by WORKac
photo © Elizabeth Felicella

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Eyebeam Brooklyn by WORKac, NY, USA
Eyebeam Brooklyn
image : Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture

Brooklyn architecture design by WORK Architecture Company on e-architect:

13 Feb 2014 + 19 Apr 2010
Edible Schoolyard at P.S.216 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Edible Schoolyard 1
photo © Iwan Baan
P.S.216 Brooklyn Building
The first Edible Schoolyard in New York. The project, to be located at what is now the school parking lot, consists of an organic garden, a mobile greenhouse, a kitchen classroom, and a systems wall containing a rainwater cistern, solar batteries and a chicken coop.

New Holland Island St Petersburg Masterplan
New Holland Island design by WORKac
picture © WORKac

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Amale Andraos and Dan Wood of WORKac:
WORKac
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Dan Wood, AIA, LEED received his BA at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters degree from Columbia University. Wood is an Adjunct Professor at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. He has taught at the TU Delft, the Cooper Union, Columbia University, Ohio State University and the Berkeley School of Environmental Design where he co-teaches with Andraos as the Friedman Visiting Associate Professor. Wood is originally from Rhode Island and has lived in Paris and for many years in the Netherlands before moving to New York in 2002. Dan Wood is a licensed architect in the State of New York.

Amale Andraos received her B.Arch from McGill University in Montreal and her M.Arch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is an adjunct professor at Princeton University’s School of Architecture and has taught at numerous institutions including Harvard and Columbia Universities, the University of Pennsylvania, the Parsons school of design and the American University in Beirut. She is currently Visiting Distinguished Professor at NYIT. Andraos was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She has lived in Saudi Arabia, France, Canada and the Netherlands prior to moving to New York in 2002. She serves on the Architectural League of New York’s Board of Directors.




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