Salvatore Tranchina - Adjunct Associate Professor
Salvatore TranchinaAdjunct Associate Professor
(718) 399-4332 fax
Higgins Hall North 1
B.Eng., Swarthmore College;
Sal has taught Design Studios and Core classes at Pratt since 2002. As a Registered Architect and EIT, he has practiced architecture in New York for over 18 years. He is a Senior Associate at Garrison Architects, where he has designed and managed complex public projects for the Federal Government, Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn and Syracuse UniversityÂ’s School of Architecture. Before Garrison, he founded Artifact Design + Construction, where he co-designed award-winning and widely published projects. He is a LEED AP and brings sustainable architecture experience into the design studio.
Teaching and Administrative Experience
Pratt Institute Third Year Comprehensive Design Studio, 2005-present. Construction Documents, 2009-present. Professional Practice, 2007-present. Technics, 2004. Advanced Seminar and Studio on Sustainable Design, 2003. Graduate Design Studio (with James Garrison), 2008.
-Currently representing Undergraduate Architecture in the development of an interdisciplinary Institute-wide undergraduate Minor in Sustainabilty, and its Core course.
Columbia University GSAPP Summer Design Studio, 2001.
Syracuse University SoA Visiting Critic Studio, 2000.
Guest Juror Pratt Institute, Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, NYIT, Virginia Tech, Arizona State, U. of Arizona, U. of New Mexico, U. of Oregon.
Garrison Architects, 2005-present Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager, Senior Designer Manages and assists in design of large institutional and government projects: Customs and Border Protection Prototype Housing Design, current Customs and Border Protection Housing Feasibility Study, current Laredo, Texas Land Port of Entry Feasibility Study, 2008 Samoa Principle OfficerÂ’s Residence, 2008 Restoration Plaza Master Plan and Plaza Renovation, 2006-current Syracuse University School of Architecture Renovation, 2005-2008
Artifact Design+Construction, 1998-2005 Founding Partner Administered, designed and managed small design office: 1 Penn Plaza, multiple projects, including Lobby Renovation, 2000-2006 2 Penn Plaza, multiple projects, including Lobby Renovation, 2000-2006 Holocaust and Human Rights Center (HHRC) at U. of Maine, Competition Finalist, 2004 Berkshire Sauna Pavilion, Multiple awards and publications, 1998 Numerous commercial, retail, residential and non-profit projects
Gabellini Architects, 1995-1998 Project Architect
Architectural Review (Syracuse U), Dwell Magazine (Sauna), Architectural Record (Sauna, Global Center), XS: Big Ideas/Small Buildings (Sauna), Interior Design Magazine (Global Center, Syracuse U), Architecture Magazine (Sauna), House Plus (E 3rd St Res), Competitions Magazine (HHRC), Hauser Magazine (Sauna), Strut Magazine (E 3rd St Res), Oculus (Syracuse U).
Finalist, Grand Army Plaza Competition, 2008 Finalist, Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine Education Resource Center Competition,2004 Distinguished Service Award, Transportation Alternatives for pro-bono design of Penn Station Bicycle Parking Facility, 2005. Advisor Selection, Friends of the High Line, Designing the High Line International Competition Honor Award for Built Work, Boston Society of Architects for Berkshire Mountains Sauna, 1998 Honor Award for Interior Architecture, New York Chapter of AIA for Park Avenue Terrace Apartment, 1996
Pratt Institute, Â‘Green is Good – Sustainable DesignÂ’, 2008. Virginia Tech College of Architecture, Â‘Aporia Â– the Work of ArtifactÂ’, 2004 Virginia Tech College of Architecture, Â‘Sustainable Architecture and PracticeÂ’, 2004 Columbia University GSAPP, Â‘Proof – the Work of ArtifactÂ’, 2001.