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Amale Andraos , FRAIC

Co-founder, WORKac  |  Professor and Dean Emerita, Columbia University

Amale Andraos co-founded WORKac in 2003 with Dan Wood. She is a Principal of the firm and also a Professor and Dean Emerita at Columbia University where she currently serves as an Advisor to the President on the University’s Climate Initiatives and the Climate School. Andraos is recognized as an architecture thought leader and lectures widely. Her publications include The Arab City: Architecture and Representation, a critical engagement of con-temporary architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge, an overview of the firm’s first fifteen years of practice, and 49 Cities, a re-reading of 49 visionary urban plans through an ecological lens. Andraos is currently Chair of the Aga Khan Award and President of the Phi Contemporain International Competition. She has served on the Walton on the selection committee for the Walton Family Foundation’s Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence program and is currently serving on the board of the Architectural League of New York, and the Advisory Council for the New Museum’s incubator space New Inc, in New York. She is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC). Andraos was born in Beirut, Lebanon.


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Opening Keynote: Amale Andraos

Amale Andraos, FRAIC, presents recent projects demonstrating principles of resilience and high performance design strategies. She speaks to the methods available to architects even when confronted with small budgets and tight timelines. Amale also appears in conversation with conference co-chair and research assistant professor Stephen Mueller to discuss the challenges of designing in areas of social and environmental instability and highlights the strength of connecting academia with practice in an intentional way.

Course expires 01/25/2026

1.00 LU|HSW