Chad Smith

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Visiting Assistant Professor Undergraduate Architecture 718.399-.4305 p 718.399-.4332 f Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1

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Comprehensive Design II
Thursday 9:00AM–12:50PM / Brooklyn Campus / Higgins Hall South, Room 416

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M.Arch, Columbia University Graduate School Of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Bachelor of Arts, Washington University In St Louis.


Chad is a designer of award-winning projects, including a Progressive Architecture award for the design of the Performance Theater (with Karen Bausman in 1997). At Rogers Marvel Architects he won high profile competitions, such as the Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street; has designed catalytic institutional projects, such as the masterplan for The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art; and developed major brands, such as Kate Spade.

Since establishing Smith & Architects, he has developed a significant portfolio in projects that connect people to nature and empower communities. These including adaptive reuse projects in historical architecture, projects that rely on digitally crafted materials, as well as landscape projects.

He is a leader in the public conversation about architecture through his writing and speaking. He has taught architecture design studio at Columbia University and has regularly been on design juries at Columbia, Barnard, City College of New York, and Pratt Institute. He has been editor-in-chief of, as well as a contributing writer to the USA Network’s Character Approved Blog,, and The Village Voice.