We are excited to announce that Professor Siddiqi's working group, Insurgent Domesticities, will be launching at the Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) in the 2020-2021 academic year!
Congratulations to our alumna, Anda French (BC’02), on winning the Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award! Anda and her sister, Jenny French, are co-founders of French 2D, an architecture studio located in Boston. Their award-winning project is Bay State Commons Cohousing located in Malden, Massachusetts, which was featured in the March 2020 issue of Architect Magazine.
Galán will be participating in the 17th International Architecture Exhibition alongside Matilde Cassani (Architectural Association), Iván L. Munuera (Princeton University), and Joel Sanders (Yale University). The exhibit is curated by Hashim Sarkis.
In light of the current global situation surrounding COVID-19, the Biennale Architettura has been postponed. The exhibit will be held from August 29th through November 29th.
Alum Joshua Foster (CC'16) Co-Founds Mint MAG
Joshua Foster (CC'16) is currently an Architectural Designer at KFA Architecture where he passionately works on both affordable and market-rate housing projects throughout Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his work as a designer, Joshua is on the board of the Southern California chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), a speaker on the topics of Architecture and Community Impact Entrepreneurship, and an entrepreneur who has co-founded multiple community-focused ventures, including MintMAG.
"The metal double doors click open. I step into 116B Lewisohn Hall, down the main aisle, where rows of desks are housed in an entirely white room: white-painted exposed brick walls, white plaster ceilings, and white linoleum floors. Inside, students and a professor critique one student’s architectural model. Huddled together, they squint, furrow their brows, and tilt their heads to the left and to the right. The way they all lean into the discussion draws me in and makes me want to join.
“The desk,” Professor Karen Fairbanks, chair of Barnard and Columbia’s Architecture Department, explains to me in a later interview, “is the beginning of our relationship with our students.” Having taught at Columbia and Barnard for over 21 years, Fairbanks has watched and worked with hundreds of students who, hunched over their desk spaces, toil over models and develop their minds as architects."