Camille Martin-Thomsen

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Acting Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Adjunct Professor Provost, Interior Design tmarti12@pratt.edu 718.687.5996 p Brooklyn Campus, Pratt Studios 2nd fl

Personal URL

http:/https://martin-thomsen.com/

Education

Master of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Miami University 1999

Biography

T. Camille Martin-Thomsen, AIA, NCARB, NOMA is an architect, researcher, the Acting Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at Pratt Institute, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Interior Design and Art and Design Education Departments. Camille is the founding principal of both Martin-Thomsen Architecture, PLLC, and the creative multi-disciplinary design consultancy TCM Studio, both based in Brooklyn, New York. The studio’s work and interests span across scale and typology but focus on developing material strategies that expand the definition of sustainability, speaking to an improved quality of life. Both studios draw on our relationships with local artisans, designers, and craftspeople to create forward-thinking, culturally relevant projects that mediate between temporal and contextual constraints to create meaningful work in New York and abroad. Camille was a senior designer at a firm internationally renowned for designing for retailers like Tom Ford, and The Gap and ultra-high-end residential projects published in Architectural Digest and Elle Decor. She also worked on multi-million-dollar institutional projects as well as several other respected New York architecture studios focusing on institutional and commercial projects. Camille’s passion for sustainable, local, culturally contextual design was developed while studying architecture in Finland and Argentina and working with the town council of Dudelange, Luxembourg on a public art installation for the Kosovar refugee population. She has served on Architecture for Humanity’s Steering Committee and co-authored a national design charrette in the Cincinnati, Ohio Over-the-Rhine neighborhood commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Freedom Summer 1964 voter registration drive. Her Master of Architecture thesis explored notions of community building through hybridized building typologies using porosity and light as a mediator. In her capacity as Assistant Dean, Camille has co-coordinated the School’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion faculty working group, has guided curricular development, review, and assessment, helps guide the School of Design Curriculum Committee, has served on the Institute Curriculum Committee, Institutional Learning Goals Task Force, the Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, coauthored and teaches the Institute’s courses on College Teaching: Teaching, Learning, and Research Methodologies in art and design, was a facilitator of the Faculty Learning Community Crit the Crit which conducted research on critique typologies, pedagogical implication, and anti-bias models. She is a member of the Diversity Retention and Hiring Committee and was on the Diversity Retention and Enrollment committee charged as a part of the Institute’s Strategic Plan, Diversity Pilar, was a member of the Health Studio Practices committee, a member of the Pratt Integrative Course (PIC) advisory committee and is a member of the Buildings and Grounds committee, advising the Institute on new building initiatives and the public impact. Her current research investigates inclusive pedagogies and how to decolonize design curricula across disciplines, particularly around critique and power. Camille combines her affinity for public work and background in large scale institutional projects with a talent and intuition for fine detailing and craft cultivated while working on architecture and interior design projects of varying scales and typology. The Camille worked for the Cleveland Museum of Art as a Curriculum Writer and Special Lecturer in the Education and Public Programs Department. She wrote a three-part curriculum entitled A World of Difference: Beauty, Race / Ethnicity / Religion in the Arts, in collaboration with the Anti-Defamation League and gave lectures on art to the public at large, predominantly focused on American Art Post-1940 and Dance and Movement in Art. She has been an invited guest critic at Columbia University, The Helsinki University of Technology [TKK], Washington University in St. Louis, The Fashion Institute of Technology, the New York Institute of Technology, The New York School of Interior Design, and The New York City College of Technology. Camille has 25 years of experience in liaising with various public organizations and institutions both in the capacity of a scholar and a designer.