Amale Andraos is Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and co-founder of WORKac, a New York-based architectural and urban practice.
Andraos has taught at Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania Design School, and American University in Beirut. Her publications include Architecture and Representation: The Arab City; 49 Cities; Above the Pavement, the Farm!; and numerous essays. WORKac is focused on re-imagining architecture at the intersection of the urban, the rural, and the natural. With projects including competition-winning designs for Hua Qiang Bei Road, Shenzhen, the Centre de Conferences in Libreville, Gabon, the New Holland Island Cultural Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Edible Schoolyards at PS216 in Brooklyn and PS7 in Harlem, the firm has achieved international recognition and was named the 2015 AIA New York State Firm of the Year.