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Fall 2018

David Tajchman David Tajchman

Envisioning the Future

Thursday, September 20, 2018

About: David Tajchman, award-winning architect, holds an architecture degree from Victor Horta School, Brussels, and post-graduate from the Bartlett School of Architecture at the University of College London. He has taught at universities located France, Sweden, Canada, Israel, and the United States since 2009.

Founded in 2009, Architectures David Tajchman design studio spans the fields of architecture, design, installation art, performance art, video art, writing and education. Since 2016, the studio has self-initiated its research on the “Gran Mediterraneo” – a Tel Aviv-specific mixed use high-rise, “Hanging Automotive Gardens” – an automated parking silo and public garden in Paris, and the “Topological House On The Rocks.”

Tajchman is currently editing his forthcoming book on the Gran Mediterraneo, Tel Avivian skyline. He also is a recipient of the 2017 Architizer A+ Award, and winner of the 2014 Institut Francais Hors Les Murs.

Architectures David Tajchman design studio

Daniel A. Barber

Daniel A. Barber
A Not-so-Utopian Future: Architecture, Energy, and Climate in the 1940s
Thursday, September 27, 2018

About: Daniel A. Barber is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and Chair of the PhD Architecture program. He is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2017-2020).

Barber’s publications include A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War (Oxford University Press in 2016), and a forthcoming book, Designing the Planetary Interior. His articles appeared in Public Culture, Grey Room, Technology and Culture, and The Avery Review. He is also the editor of two series on the E-Flux Architecture platform – one on Images of Accumulation and the other on Structural Instability, based on a 2018 conference at Penn. He held fellowships at the Harvard Center for the Environment and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

Barber, Daniel A., et al. 2014. Lessons from Modernism : Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture, 1925-1970 New York : The Monacelli Press. Architecture: Stacks (NA680 .L47x 2014)
Barber, Daniel A. 2016. A house in the sun: modern architecture and solar energy in the Cold War. (Request via Inter-Library Loan)
Willis, Daniel, William W. Braham, Katsuhiko Muramoto, and Daniel A. Barber. 2017. Energy Accounts : Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future London; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.  Architecture: Stacks (NA2542.3 .E456 2017)

Articles: (2012-2018)
Barber, D. A., 2012. Le Corbusier, the brise-soleil, and the socio-climatic project of modern architecture, 1929-1963. Thresholds, (40), pp. 21-32.
Barber, D. A., 2013. The world solar energy project, ca. 1954. Grey Room, 51(51), pp. 64-93.
Barber, D. A., 2014. Tomorrow’s House: Solar Housing in 1940s America. Technology and Culture, 55(1), pp.1–39.
Barber, D. A., 2016. Architectural history in the anthropocene. Journal of Architecture, 21(8), pp. 1165-1170.
Barber, D. A., & Putalik, E., 2018. Forest, tower, city : Rethinking the green machine aesthetic. Harvard Design Magazine, (45), pp. 234-243.

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship

Thursday, October 11, 2018

About: Catherine Seavitt Nordenson is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York. A registered architect and landscape architect, she is a graduate of the Cooper Union and Princeton University, a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Brazil.

Publications include Depositions: Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship (University of Texas Press, 2018); Structures of Coastal Resilience (Island Press, 2018); Waterproofing New York, co-edited with Denise Hoffman Brandt (UR Books, 2016); and On the Water: Palisade Bay (Hatje Cantz, 2010).

Seavitt Nordenson has been published in Artforum, Avery Review, Harvard Design Magazine, JoLA, LA+, Landscape Architecture, Praxis, and Topos. She is the faculty editor of PLOT, the City College journal of landscape architecture, which received a 2015 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, as well as the 2018 Douglas Haskell Award from the AIA New York Chapter’s Center for Architecture.
Hoffman-Brandt, D., Seavitt Nordenson, C., 2015, Waterproofing New York, New York : Terreform, Inc. 2 hour loan (TH9031 .W384 2015)

Nordenson, G., Seavitt Nordenson, C., Yarinsky, A., 2010, On the Water : Palisade Bay, Ostifidern : Hatje Cantz : New York : Museum of Modern Art. 2 hour loan (SB475.9 .C55 O58 2010g)

Seavitt Nordenson, C. 2018, Depositions : Roberto Burle Marx and public landscapes under dictatorship, Austin : University of Texas Press. 2 hour loan (SB470 .B87 S43 2018)

Books listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.
Article (2013-2015):
Nordenson, G. & Seavitt, C. 2015, “Structures of coastal resilience: designs for climate change”, Social Research, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 655-671. Full-Text Available
Seavitt Nordenson, C. 2015, “Natural protection: over the past years, numerous new resilience strategies have emerged”, Topos: the international review of landscape architecture & urban design, no. 93, pp. 88-95. Print volume in Architecture Library Lounge
Seavitt Nordenson, C. 2014, “The bottom of the bay, or how to know the seaweeds”, Harvard design magazine, no. 39, pp. 6-8. Print volume in Architecture Library Lounge
Seavitt Nordenson, C. 2013, “Water tank”, Journal of landscape architecture: JoLA, pp. 16-23. Print volume in Architecture Library Lounge

Articles listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.

Kiel Moe Kiel Moe

Magnificence or Managerialism
Thursday, October 18, 2018

About: Kiel Moe is a registered practicing architect and Gerald Sheff Chair of Architecture at McGill University. In recognition of his design practice and research endeavors, he was awarded the 2016-17 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Helsinki, Finland; the 2009-10 Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture; the 2013 Boston Design Biennial Award; the 2011 Architecture League of New York Prize; and the 2011 AIA National Young Architect Award. He was selected to participate in the 2017-2019 Canadian Center for Architecture/Mellon Foundation project on Environmental Histories in Architecture.
Moe’s publications include Insulating Modernism: Isolated and Non-Isolated Thermodynamics in Architecture; The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture: Emergy Analysis with Ravi S. Srinivasan; Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy; Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture; Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture; and this fall, Empire, State & Building. He is also completing What is Energy & How (Else) Might We Think About It? with Sanford Kwinter; and Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial, with Jane Hutton and Daniel Ibanez, Actar (both 2018).
Moe, K. 2014, Insulating modernism : isolated and non-isolated thermodynamics in architecture, Boston : Birkhäuser Verlag. 2 hour loan (TH1715 .M54 2014)
Moe, K. 2013, Convergence : an architectural agenda for energy, London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. (On Order 10/11/2018)
Moe, K. 2010, Thermally active surfaces in architecture, 1st ed. New York : Princeton Architectural Press. Regular loan (TA418.52 .M64 2010)
Moe, K. 2008, Integrated design in contemporary architecture, 1st ed. New York, NY : Princeton Architectural Press. Regular loan (NA2542.36 .M64 2008)

Books listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.
Article (2013-2015):
Moe, K. 2017, “Energy and Form in the Aftermath of Sustainability”, Journal of Architectural Education, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 88-93. Full-Text Available
______. 2015, “Science in the Age of Computer Simulation”, Journal of Architectural Education, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 246-248. Full-Text Available
______. 2008, “Extraordinary Performances at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies”, Journal of Architectural Education, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 17-24. Full-Text Available
______. 2007, “Compelling Yet Unreliable Theories of Sustainability”, Journal of Architectural Education, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 24-30. Full-Text Available

Articles listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Speaker: Amale Andraos
Title: To Reinvent Everything
Introduction by: Associate Professor and Department Chair Julio Salcedo

Spring 2018

Elizabeth Bowie Christoforetti Elizabeth Bowie Christoforetti Spring 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

About:  Elizabeth Bowie Christoforetti received a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she now teaches design studios in the Architecture department. She also holds degrees from Bowdoin College and The Art Institute of Chicago. From 2014-2016, Elizabeth conducted research within the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab, where she utilized emerging technologies to better align human experience with urban development.

Elizabeth is design director and founder of Supernormal, a practice that bridges the disciplines of architecture, urban design, and planning. This approach requires careful attention to urban systems and the constraints of real estate development, and prioritizes methods of understanding and projecting change over time and change over location as first principles in design practice.

Article (2012-2017):
Christoforetti, Elizabeth and Timothy Love. 2013. “Wash ‘n’ Dry City: Rather than an Elevated and Defensive City, what if our Plans for Urban Resilience Increased Permeability on both the x and the y Axes?” Architecture Boston 17 (1): 42-43.

Articles listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.


Supernormal Design Firm:

Ivan Rupnik Ivan Rupnik Spring 2018

The Volumetric Modular Industry: Past, Present, Future
Thursday, February 15, 2018

About:  Ivan Rupnik is a tenured Associate Professor at Northeastern University’s School of Architecture in Boston. He holds a B.Arch from LSU, an M.Arch and Ph.D from Harvard University.

Rupnik’s design work has been exhibited at Harvard University, the Venice Biennale, Arch Moscow and the Zagreb Biennale, among other venues. Most recently, his design work has included collaboration on a strategic spatial development plan for the University of Zagreb and a design for a new public space for that city, partially completed in 2013. Rupnik is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education.


Blau, Eve, Rupnik, I. et al. 2007. Project zagreb: Transition as condition, strategy, practice. Barcelona; New York: Actar D. (Request via Inter-Library Loan)

Rupnik, I. 2010. A peripheral moment: Experiments in architectural agency: Croatia 1999-2010. Barcelona; New York: Actar. Architecture – NA1455.C76 R87 2010
Salcedo, J., Riera Ojeda, O., Rupnik, I., et al. 2011. Generic specific continuum: Julio Salcedo. Philadelphia, Pa: Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers. Architecture – NA7115 .S25 2011

Books listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.

Article (2001-2013):

Rupnik, I. 2013. The space of architectural inquiry. Journal of Architectural Education 67 (2): 274-82. (Available via CUNY Electronic Resources)

Iñaqui Carnicero Iñaqui Carnicero Spring 2018

Unfinished Completions
Thursday, February 22, 2018

About:  Iñaqui Carnicero is a practicing architect and educator at E.T.S.A.M. Polytechnic University of Madrid. His work has been recognized recently with the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 for the design and the co-curation of the Spanish Pavilion with the exhibition Unfinished.

Carnicero has won several international competitions resulting in built projects, including Hangar 16 Matadero-Madrid at the former Slaughterhouse, CEU Polytechnic University, 39 Social Housing in Vallecas, Don Bosco High School in Albacete, Restoration of an Arab tower in Guadalajara, Pitch House in Madrid and “English for Fun“ headquarters in Madrid. He is currently the Director of the young architects program Arquia Proxima 2017-18 and co-chair of ACSA Internacional Conference 2018. Additionally, Carnicero co-founded Rica Studio with his partner Lorena del Rio.


Carnicero, I., and Quintáns Eiras, C. 2016. Unfinished. International architectural exhibition: [Barcelona] : Fundación Arquia. (Request via Interlibrary Loan)
Simitch, A., Warke, V. K., Carnicero, I., et al. 2014. The language of architecture: 26 principles every architect should know. Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers.  Architecture – NA2550 .S56 2014

Books listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.

Article (2012-2016):

Carnicero Alonso-Colmenares, I. 2012. The ring: International centre for sports innovation, guijo granadilla, caceres, Spain. Oris 14 (76): 98-105. (Request via Interlibrary Loan)

Vishaan Chakrabarti Vishaan Chakrabarti Spring 2018

Architecture and the Public Metropolis
Thursday, March 1, 2018

About: Vishaan Chakrabarti is the founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). Chakrabarti is an Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP), where he teaches architectural design studios and seminars on urbanism. His highly acclaimed book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013), argues that a more urban United States would result in a more prosperous, sustainable, joyous, and socially mobile nation. Vishaan has been a guest on The Charlie Rose show, MSNBC’s The Cycle, NY1, NPR, WNYC, and was profiled in The New York Times and The Financial Times.


Chakrabarti, V. 2013. A country of cities: A manifesto for an urban America. New York: Metropolis Books. Architecture – HT384.U5 C42 2013
Keenan, J. M., and Chakrabarti, V. 2013. NYC 2040: Housing the next one million New Yorkers. New York: GSAPP Books, Columbia University. Architecture – HT168.N5 K44 2013

Books listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.

Article (2002-2013):

Chakrabarti, V. 2013. Restructuring existing transit system: Transportation and infrastructure. A & U: Architecture & Urbanism(12) (12): 84-93. (Shelved in Lounge Area)
___________. 2002. Letter from the front line: The radical potential of urban corporate practice. Architectural Design 72 (5) (2002): 46-53. (Shelved in Lounge Area)

Articles listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.

Celeste Olalquiaga Celeste Olalquiaga Spring 2018

El Helicoide:  A Futuristic Living Ruin in Caracas
Thursday, March 8, 2018

About: Celeste Olalquiaga is a cultural historian dedicated to rescuing lost causes. Olalquiaga, founder of Proyecto Helicoide (Project Helix) seeks to rescue the extraordinary modern ruin of El Helicoide, in Caracas. The project has produced award-winning exhibitions and fueled Downward Spiral: El Helicoide’s Descent From Mall to Prison (Terreform/Urban Research), co-edited with Lisa Blackmore.

Olalquiaga’s first book, Megalopolis: Contemporary Cultural Sensibilities (1992) illuminates popular urban culture and postmodernity in an accessible way. Megalopolis maps out topics of modern ruins and kitsch. Her second book, The Artificial Kingdom: A Treasury of the Kitsch Experience (1998) presents kitsch as a cultural sensibility and a product of industrialization, and showing its complexity as a modern phenomenon.


Olalquiaga, Celeste. 1998. The artificial kingdom : A treasury of the kitsch experience. New York: Pantheon Books. Architecture – BH301.K5 O43 1998

_________1992. Megalopolis : Contemporary cultural sensibilities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Architecture – HM449 .O43 1992

Books listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.

Article (2003):
Düttmann, Martina, Celeste Olalquiaga, et al. 2003. “Caracas.” Bauwelt 94, no. 48: 10-77. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, EBSCOhost (Request via Inter-Library Loan)
Articles listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.


A dedication to the work of Celeste Olalquiaga

Proyecto Helicoide, a project El Helicoide de la Roca Tarpeya in Caracas, Venezuela.

Mario Gooden Mario Gooden Spring 2018

Dark Space
Thursday, April 12, 2018

About: Mario Gooden is currently a professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), and co-Director of the Global Africa Lab (GAL). He is the editor of Global Topologies: Converging Territories (Columbia University, 2013), and author of Dark Space: Architecture Representation Black Identity, Columbia Univ. Press 2016.

Gooden is principal of Huff + Gooden Architects, an award-winning practice that merges architectural design with the landscape, urbanism, history, and cultural production. His firm’s work was featured in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record Magazine, Metropolis, Wallpaper, The New York Times, Architecture & Urbanism (A+U) and ARTFORUM International Magazine.


Gooden, Mario. 2016. Dark space : Architecture, representation, black identity. New York, New York: Columbia Univ. Press. Architecture – NA2543.R37 G66 2016

Books listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.

Article (2003-2010):

Gooden, Mario. 2010. _orm is a four-letter word (that starts wih ‘F’). Perspecta(43): 91-104. (Shelved in Lounge)

Huff, Ray, Mario Gooden, and Stephen Atkinson. 2003. A house for a (future) president. Blueprints 21 (3) (Summer): 8-10. (Request via Inter-Library Loan)

Articles listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.


Huff + Gooden Architects practice

Georgeen Theodore and Tobias Armborst Georgeen Theodore Spring 2018

Related to Architecture
Thursday, April 26, 2018

About: Georgeen Theodore is Associate Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and Design, where she directs the Master of Infrastructure Planning program. She is principal and co-founder of Interboro Partners, an award-winning, Brooklyn-based firm providing inclusive architecture, urban design, and planning services. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she graduated with distinction.

About: Tobias Armborst is Associate Professor of Art and Urban Studies at Vassar College, where he directs the Urban Studies program. He is principal and co-founder of Interboro Partners. Armborst received a Diplom-Ingenieur from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he graduated with distinction.

Books: Tobias Armborst Spring 2018

Armborst, Tobias, Daniel D’Oca, Georgeen Theodore, Riley Gold, and Author. 2017. The arsenal of exclusion & inclusion. New York ; Barcelona: Actar Publishers. Architecture -HT167 .A84 2017

Books listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.

Article (2003-2010):

Armborst, Tobias, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore. 2016. Architecture takes time. Architectural Design 86 (1) (01): 108-13. (Shelved in Lounge)

Theodore, Georgeen. 2016. Story board: Enacted architecture in the graphic novel. Journal of Architectural Education 70 (1): 76-7. (Available as Electronic Resource)

________________. 2009. Advocacy? three modes of operation for the activist architect. Field: A Free Journal for Architecture 3 (1) (12): 59-74. (Request via Inter-Library Loan)

Theodore, Georgeen, Daniel D’Oca, and Tobias Armborst. 2012. NORCs in New York. Thresholds(40): 189-208. (Shelved in Lounge)
Theodore, Georgeen, and William Richards. 2014. Catalyzing force: A resilient approach to the coast. Architect (Washington, D.C.) 103 (8) (08): 31-. (Shelved in Lounge)

Articles listed above are available in the CCNY Architecture Library except where noted.


Interboro Partners, architecture firm