A. Sulan Kolatan

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Adjunct Professor Graduate Architecture & Urban Design akolatan@pratt.edu 718.399.4327 p Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1ST FL

Current Course Listing (5)

20/FA-ARCH-703-04 Design 3: Urban Qualities & Materials Materialities

20/FA-ARCH-703-04 Design 3: Urban Qualities & Materials Materialities

20/FA-ARCH-703-04V Design 3: Urban Qualities & Materials Materialities

20/FA-ARCH-770KP-01 Mashup: Figuring out Configurable Cultures

21/SP-ARCH-806-03 Design 6: Advanced Design Research


M.S. Architecture and Building Design, GSAP Columbia University
Dipl. Ing., Rheinisch Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany


Şulan Kolatan is the Principal of KOL/MAC LLC, an architecture and design firm she co-founded with William J. Mac Donald. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute. Her firm has been internationally acknowledged as a leader in digital architecture and technologically innovative design. She holds an MS in Architecture and Building Design degree from Columbia University and a Dipl.Ing. Arch. degree from the RWTH Aachen, Germany. She has taught at the GSAP at Columbia University from 1989-2005 and served as Acting Chair of the Department of Architectural Design and Building Technology at the Technical University in Darmstadt in 2002-03. In addition to serving as a Visiting Chair and Critic at a number of distinguished universities, she frequently lectures and speaks at academic and professional conferences nationally and internationally.

Şulan Kolatan’s work is exhibited and published worldwide, notably, at MoMA New York, USA (multiple); the Canadian Centre for Architecture Montreal, Canada; the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Museum New York, USA; the Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, France (multiple); the Barbican Art Gallery London, UK; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Mori Contemporary Art Museum Tokyo, Japan; the 1st International Architecture Biennial Beijing, China; and VITRA, Germany. Şulan Kolatan has received numerous academic and professional honors and awards, including the “40 under 40” award given in the US every decade to the 40 best architects under 40 years. In 2004 her firm received the great honor to represent the United States at the International Architecture Biennale in Venice. Her Inversabrane project was nominated for the Zumtobel Environmental Award (Austria) and the INDEX Award (Denmark). Her projects are held in the permanent collections of prestigious cultural institutions including the MoMA New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, the Canadian Centre for Architecture Montreal, the FRAC Orleans, and the Architekturmuseum Frankfurt. She has served as Juror on a number of international architecture competitions for the city of Istanbul on the invite of the Mayor’s Office.

She continues to be involved in international projects, as well as transdisciplinary research focusing on the intersection of design, ecology, and technology.