Deborah Gans is the principal of Gans and Company and a professor of architecture at the Pratt Institute.
Gans is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects. She is a member of the board of directors of Places.
Gans has edited several books, including Bridging the Gap: Rethinking the Relation of Architecture and Engineering (honored by the AIA International Book Awards), The Organic Approach, and Extreme Sites: Greening the Brownfield. She is the author of The Le Corbusier Guide, now in its third edition.
Much of her professional work explores forms of social engagement, ranging in scale from a school desk for the New York School Construction Authority to alternative housing and settlements for cities including Kosovo and New Orleans. Gans’s work has been widely published and exhibited, including at the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Rotterdam and Venice Biennales.