Deborah Gans - Professor.
(718) 399-4332 fax
Higgins Hall North 1
13/SU-ARCH-401-05 Advanced Design I
13/FA-ARCH-651-04 History & Theory I: Modern History
M. Arch., Princeton University;
Gans’ design work has been published and exhibited at IFA Paris, RIBA London, The Guggenheim, and the Venice Biennial. She is currently engaged in a community based project in New Orleans funded initially by HUD and in a master plan for The Graham School, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Among Gans’ publications are: The Le Corbusier Guide, now in its third edition, The Organic Approach and, most recently, Extreme Sites: Greening the Brownfield Recent Academic and Teaching Experience 2009-1989 Pratt Institute, Various Ranks 2008-2003 Visiting Critic Yale University 2008-2003 External Professor Dalhousie University 1994-1991 Chairman, Undergraduate Department, Pratt Institute Selected Course Work: Directed Research, Degree Project, Elective Studio, History and Theory to graduate and undergraduate, Le Corbusier, History Survey, The Regulation of Space Selected Committee Work: Co-Chair Sustainability Committee, Curriculum Committees, Search for four full time faculty and three chairs, search for Pratt Center Director, Tenure and Promotion Selected Recent Work 2008- Disaster Relief Housing Prototype, United States Pavilion, Venice Biennial 2008- Kiki Smith House Addition, New York House addition and garden 2008- Prefabricated Housing for the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans 2008- Master plan, The Graham School, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 2008 Arlene Shechet Studio, Woodstock, New York 2007 Master Plan, Plum Orchard, New Orleans 2007 Varietal Restaurant, New York City 2006 Weitzman Residence, New York 2005 Yoga Sutra, 550 Fifth Avenue, New York 2000 Workbox, desk system Patent # 5,967,600 1999 Common Ground Community First Step Housing 1998 Graphic Standards for the New York City School System Selected Recent Publications: 2008 “Unbearable Lightness” in Expanding Architecture 2006 “Pines Village Mon Amour”, Bauwelt 2006 “Extreme Housing”, Design Like You Give a 2006 The Le Corbusier Guide, third edition , 2004 Extreme Sites: Greening the Brownfield 2003 The Organic Approach, with Zehra Kuz, Selected Recent Press 2008 “Expanding Architecture”, Modern Painter, 11.08 2008 “Pushing Boundaries at the Venice Biennial, Int. Herald Tribune, 11.21.08 2008 “Rise of the Citizen Architect”, Metropolis, 10.08 2008 “Gimme Shelter”, Canadian Broadcasting Company News and Interview, 9.26.08 2008 “Humanitarian Design” commissioned project for Architectural Record, 10.08 2006 “Weitzman Residence”, Home Magazine, 7.2006 2005 “Home for Now”, The Wall Street Journal, 1.20.05 2005 “Total Freedom”, Fit Yoga, 5.2005 2004 “Architecture of Altruism” Interview with Canadian Public Radio 2004 “Right Now: Extreme Housing”, Harvard Magazine 9.2004 2004 “City from Scratch”, Metropolis, 2.2004 2003 “Workbox”, Casabella, 3.2003a Selected Recent Awards 2007 Nomination, James Beard Award Best Restaurant Design for Varietal 2006 HUD COPC Grant for rebuilding of New Orleans East ($290,000) 2003 Nomination, National Design Award, Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian 2002 Johnny Walker ‘Keepwalking’ Foundation ($100,000 for Disaster Housing) 2002 Graham Foundation Grant for The Organic Approach, 1999 Winner, Transitional Housing competition, Architecture for Humanity, 1997 Second Prize, School of the Future, School Construction Authority of New York 1997 Second Prize Classroom of the Future competition, School Construction Authority of New York City 1996 New York State Council on the Arts Grant for Housing the Spectacle Selected Recent Exhibits 2009 Contemplating the Void, The Guggenheim Museum, New York 2008 Positioning Practice, United States Pavilion, Venice Biennial 2007 After the Flood, Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles 2007 Substance, University of Colorado, Boulder 2006 High Density for High Ground, Ogden Museum, New Orleans 2005 Disaster/Response, University of Sidney, Australia 2003 Cities Without Citizens: 2, Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia 2003 Cities without Citizens, Slought Gallery, Philadelphia 2002 Workbox desk acquired by Museum of the City of New York 2000 First Step Housing, solo exhibit Van Alen Institute, New York City Selected Public Lectures 2009 “Positioning Practice”, Parsons School of Design, New York City 2008 Rural Studio, Hale County, Alabama 2008 Clemson University School of Architecture 2008 Keisler Symposium, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City 2007 Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 2007 Evasions of Power Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2007 2007 Association for Community Design Annual Conference, New Orleans, 2006 IFG ULM, Germany 2006 Association for Community Design Annual Conference, Los Angeles 2006 Conference on Diaspora, Five Colleges ( Amhearst UMass etc.) 2006 Kent State School of Architecture 2006 Rockwell Group Lecture Series 2005 Columbia Unviersty GSAPP 2003 California College of Arts and Crafts, Pasadena 2003 Design Like You Give a Damn, The Architectural League , New York City 2002 Good Deeds Good Design Conference, Penn State 2002 Washington State University 2001 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2000 Celebrating Chandigarh, Chandigarh India