Michael Hollander


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


B.A., Columbia College;
M. Arch., Yale University


Pratt Faculty 1974-. Presently: Architectural Analysis, Degree Project Adjunct Critic. Prior: History Survey, Indigenous Architecture. 1985-95: Co-founder and Chair, Faculty Association; Chair, Governance Committee; Coordinator, Architecture History Curriculum. Design reviews: Yale, Columbia, CCNY, etc Associate, office of John Johansen (housing, college master plan, dormitories). Occasional independent practice (kinetic interiors, residential additions in period styles.) Publication includes Progressive Architecture; book, Supermannerism. Articles, book reviews on history, theory in journals including Perspecta, JSAH. Lectures at Society of Architectural Historians, Columbia, Yale, other schools. Book in progress on the structure of architectural experience. 1 TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION Pratt Institute School of Architecture, from 1974 to the present. Visiting Associate Professor since1998. Adjunct Associate Professor, 1982-97. • Courses: (1) Architectural Analysis (Arch 582P), since 1976. Advanced elective in theory. Originally taught as a lecture course, which addressed formal, technical, historical, theoretical, and critical considerations in individual case studies. Reorganized completely in the late 1980’s as a seminar stressing formal analysis. (2) Assessment Committee (Critic) for Degree Project Research and Design Studio since 2005. (3) Arch 108-109, Architecture from 1750 to the present, co-instructor, 1985-97. Prior, comprehensive survey in architectural history, Western and non-Western, Neolithic origins to the present, co-instructor, 1975-96. (4) Indigenous Architecture (Arch 300P), through 1980. Introduction to tribal, and vernacular architecture of pre-industrial, and industrial societies. (5) Contemporary Architecture (Arch 580P), through 1976. Developments in Europe, the United States, and Japan since 1960. (6) Research seminar on Megastructures F 1977. Assistant to Reyner Banham, and co-instructor. (Seminar cited in Banham’s book, “Megastructures”.) • Administration: (1) Chair, Governance Committee, 1992-95. Composed Governance Document of 1992, collating principles formulated by colleagues and coordinating with the Dean, Undergraduate Chair. (2) Chair, and a founder of the Faculty Coordinators Committee, 1990-91. Chair of the Curriculum Committee, 1987-90, precursor to the above. Co-founder and Chair of the 60 member Faculty Association, 1983-84; Chair, Steering Committee and meetings of the entire faculty. Composed the Association Charter. (3) Intermittent Coordinator of the History Curriculum Area, 1980-85. Prepared proposals for the History program. Presentations to the accrediting team. (4) Chair of Resources Committee. 1977-82. Liaison between the School of Architecture and the Library staff. Prepared study evaluating the Library facilities for accreditation. 2 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE • Michael Hollander, Architect. Occasional practice, 1968-03, NYC, Westchester, New Jersey. (1) Renovations, additions, new ancillary buildings, to pre-existing rural residences, mostly ca 1900, in various given historical styles. These include: Colonial Revival residence, Mt. Kisco, NY, 2007; Japanesque-Modern residence, studio, and guest house, Bedford, NY, 2001-4; Arts and Crafts / Half-Timber residence and garage, Waccabuc, NY, 1998-9; Neo-Palladian Colonial Revival residence and garage, Bernardsville, NJ, 1990; Arts and Crafts studio / guest house, Bedford, NY, 1983; Colonial Revival renovation of stables into 5 bedroom residence, Bedford, NY, 1981; Colonial Revival residence, Bedford Hills, NY, 1980; residence, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1979. (unbuilt). (2) Yves Saint Laurent Enterprises offices, New York City, 1979. Also subsequent expansion to same. (In association with Jed Johnson and Judith Hollander, Interiors.) (3) Kinetic interiors: High-rise apartment, NYC, 1971; Row house apartment, NYC, 1969. • Employee in Office of John M. Johansen, FAIA, New York. (Later, Johansen and Bhavnani.) 1968-1973. Associate in the firm from 1971. Responsible for various phases of design under Mr. Johansen, along with production, and administration. Projects included: (1) Rivercross, luxury housing complex at Roosevelt Island, N.Y. 1973. 340 units with swimming pool and K-6 school. Project architect through completion of foundation construction; (2) Dormitory complex for Western Connecticut State College, Danbury. 1971. 177 2-bed and 4 bed units. Schematic design. Project architect; (3) Master Plan for Western Connecticut State College. l970. 1,500,000 sq.ft., 329 acres. Job Captain; (4) Public Housing, Twin Parks East, Bronx, N.Y. 1969. 36l units. Schematic design. Job Captain. 3 WRITING AND RESEARCH • Book in progress on the structure of architectural experience. Derived from empirical anecdotal investigations, primarily introspective, which are considered in the light of established theory. Outcome of research for 15 years, devoted exclusively to this project. • Articles and book reviews in various journals including: (1) “Mazurkas: Origins, Choreography, Significance”, in June Dunbar, ed., José Limón: The Artist Reviewed. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Harwood, 2000. [Volume of criticism on the work of the American modern dancer, José Limón] (2) "Eduardo Catalano", "Elbert Hubbard", "John M. Johansen", "Albert Mayer", "Ian McHarg”, "Eliot Noyes", Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, New York: Macmillan, 1982. (3) "Comments on the Study of Architectural Understanding," Perspecta 18, 1982. Annual Journal of the Yale School of Architecture. (4) "Wayne Attoe, Architecture and Critical Imagination," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XXXIX:2, 176-7. (5) "Attitudes to Modernism in Post-Modern Criticism," Yale Review, Spring 1980, 4ll-26. ( 6) "Alison Sky and Michelle Stone, Unbuilt America," Georgia Review, Fall 1977, 746-51. (7) "Reyner Banham, Age of the Masters," Commentary Magazine, July 1976, 70-73. 4 PUBLICATIONS Include: (1) “American Gothic”, Home Style, March, 2001 (2) “Yves Saint-Laurent Enterprises, New York”, Progressive Architecture, 1979. (3) C. Ray Smith, Supermannerism, Dutton, 1977, 314-317. (4) "Multiform Bedroom”, Progressive Architecture, July 1969, 126-9. 5 AWARDS AND/OR FELLOWSHIPS First Prize, Annual Koppers Design Competition, Yale School of Architecture, 1964. Special Distinction in Fine Arts and English (with Columbia College AB) 6 LECTURES Include: (1) Interview for a monograph on the Yale Art and Architecture Building, Princeton Architectural Press, Johannes Knoops, ed. (unpublished). 1995 (2) Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, 1982. Lecture on same. (3) Columbia University Graduate School of Fine Arts, 1981. Led session, on theoretical considerations in historical study, of a proseminar for doctoral candidates in Architectural History, taught by George Collins. (4) New York Institute of Technology Architecture School, 1980. Lecture on relation of vernacular residential architecture to other aspects of the cultural milieu such as clothing, food, furniture. (5) Yale University and the Mellon Center,1980. Participant in closed interdisciplinary seminar on metaphor in literature and the visual arts. (6) Princeton University Press, 1978. Reader in the theory of architecture. (7) Architectural League of New York. 1976. Co-Host: conference on the teaching of architectural history in schools of architecture in New York City. (8) Schools of Architecture at Yale University, Columbia University, City College of New York. 1970-80. Juror in design reviews. (9) Yale University School of City Planning, New Haven, 1967. Visiting Lecturer. Introduction to City Planning. Course for undergraduates. (10) (Note: Professional modern dancer with José Limon Company to age 23. International tours. Taught at Limon studio and at Juilliard School.)