Karen Bausman

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Adjunct Associate Professor Undergraduate Architecture kbausman@pratt.edu 718.399-.4305 p 718.399-.4332 f Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1

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Karen Bausman has held the Eliot Noyes Chair at Harvard University and the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University, the only American woman to hold both distinguished design chairs. She received her professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. She received the President's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Architecture from her Alma Mater.


Recipient of the Rome Prize, architect Karen Bausman is Adjunct Associate Professor, as well as principal of Karen Bausman + Associates, where she is committed to design excellence and the creation of architecture, cities and landscapes of enduring quality and ecological soundness. Under her design leadership, her office has been awarded multiyear Design Excellence contracts as part of New York City's ambitious effort to bring new ideas, technology, and environmental soundness to the design of city-financed buildings in New York. Her expertise is currently being applied to numerous large-scale coastal building projects at sites in the Bronx and Manhattan. Among her most notable private commissions are ultra-elegant headquarters for clients Warner Bros. Records (Interior of the Year) and Elektra Entertainment. Her applied research into biological and natural structures underlies her dynamic building designs and is featured in INDEX Architecture, published by MIT Press.