Richard Duks Koschitz

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Associate Professor Undergraduate Architecture duks@pratt.edu (718) 687-5620 p (718) 399-4332 f Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1st fl

Current Course Listing (3)

18/SU-ARCH-401-03 Advanced Design I

18/SU-ARCH-402-03 Advanced Design Ii

18/SU-ARCH-403-03 Advanced Design III

Personal URL

architecture.mit.edu/alumni/duks-koschitz

Education

Dipl. Ing., Technische Universitaet Wien; Ph.D. Candidate, MIT.

Biography

Director of the Design Lab at Pratt, a research initiative that supports faculty members who are interested in pursuing research projects; developed “Beetle Blocks” with Eric Rosenbaum, a software to teach algorithmic thinking to generate forms; has held several research positions and has evaluated and documented all of Heinz Isler’s models for the Heinz Isler Archiv at the ETH in Zurich in 2011; cofounded sparc, a design and research collaborative in 2007 with three colleagues at MIT; the practice has won the first prize of London 2008, an ideas competition for the River Thames Gallery and the first prize of the Gillette Sculpture Competition in Boston in 2010; from 2000 to 2007, was lead designer at NMDA for all of the office’s built projects; the coauthored projects have won national and local AIA awards, and the last project Koschitz was in charge of, HL23 in NY, was also exhibited at MOCA in Los Angeles in 2007; in 1999, worked with Nader Tehrani and Monica Ponce de Leon, and was the project architect for Mantra in Boston; prior to working at Office da, he worked at Morphosis, Eric O. Moss, Asymptote, Coop Himmelblau, and Ian Ritchie Architects.