Karen Kubey

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Visiting Associate Professor Interior Design kkubey@pratt.edu 718.636.3630 p 718.399-.4332 f Brooklyn Campus, Pratt Studios 2

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21/SP-INT-456-01 Special Projects

21/SP-INT-656-01 Special Projects

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M. Arch, Columbia University GSAPP
B.A. Arch, University of California, Berkeley


Karen Kubey is an urbanist and architectural educator specializing in housing and health. She co-founded both the Architecture for Humanity New York chapter (now Open Architecture/New York) and New Housing New York, and was the first executive director of the Institute for Public Architecture. Karen is the editor of Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity (Architectural Design/AD) and has recently collaborated with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York City Housing Authority on projects addressing social justice through design. She was a 2019-20 Faculty Fellow in Design for Spatial Justice at the University of Oregon. Trained as an architect at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, Karen began her career in affordable housing design.