Agrest and Gandelsonas Architects

October 13, 2016 WorldMaster

Agrest and Gandelsonas Architects

Agrest and Gandelsonas Architects

from New York City, New York State in United States

  • 176 Grand Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10013-3786 USA
  • New York 10013-3786 USA


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Diana Agrest is an internationally renowned architect, well known for her unique approach to architecture and urban design practice and theory. She is a professor of architecture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Sciences and Arts and has also taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Yale Universities. Her books include Architecture from Without: Theoretical Framings for a Critical Practice, MIT Press, 1991. Mario Gandelsonas is a practicing architect in New York City. He is currently a professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture, and has taught at Yale, Harvard, the University of Illinois, and the University of Southern California. He has published The Urban Text, MIT Press, 1991, and X-Urbanism: Architecture and the American City, Princeton Architectural Press, 1999. Garnering numerous awards, the projects of Agrest and Gandelsonas are of very different character and scale: institutional, commercial, residential, interiors, and urban design in the USA, Europe, South America, and Asia. Agrest and Gandelsonas Architects often works in joint venture with other firms.
The firm's method is based on a close working and participatory relationship with the client throughout the entire design process. The projects emphasize high-quality design combining sensitive consideration of programmatic, technical, environmental, budgetary parameters, historical and contextual conditions, and attention to the quality of materials and detailing.

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