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Carisima Koenig

Adjunct Associate Professor


Carisima Koenig is an Architect and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate Architecture and Urban Design program at Pratt Institute.  Her teaching and research examines the mutually forming relationships within and across design, practice, and the built environment.  Carisima’s current research explores the complex forces, including public understanding, of bringing a built work of architecture into the world.  This evolving body of knowledge is interested in creating conversations around the multiple possibilities for the future of architectural practice.  Carisima has been asked to speak locally and nationally from the Columbia University to University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

In addition to her work in academia Carisima is a Principal, co-lead of the College and University Practice, and member of the Women’s Forum at Perkins Eastman.  She is the former co-chair of the AIANY Professional Practice Committee, served as a Board member for a community based school in Brooklyn, NY and most recently has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Madame Architect.

As both a practitioner and educator Carisima leads teams of strategists, architects, and planners focused on transforming the campus experience through the built environment. She is an advocate for collaborative ideas.  Carisima works closely with college and university leadership planning and designing spaces which address the many and often shifting needs of academic institutions.





Iowa State University;
Drake University