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Mark Rakatansky

Visiting Associate Professor


Principal of Mark Rakatansky Studio; publications include ANY, Architecture Record, Art in America, Art New England, Assemblage, A+U, Camerawork, Chicago Sun-Times, Città: Terzo Millennio, Columbia Documents, Competitions, Yale Constructs, (UCLA) Faultlines, Journal of Philosophy and the Visual Arts, The Harvard Architecture Review, Iowa Architect, Metropolis, New York 2000, New York Newsday, Oakland Tribune, Perspecta, REDIRECT, Sharawadgi, Space Design, Strategies in Architectural Thinking, Sturm der Ruhe: What is Architecture?, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Wall Street Journal; author of Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt (2012), the ninth volume in the Architecture Words series of the Architectural Association; other recent and forthcoming publications include “Inside Agents: Palladio and Eisenman” in Constructs (Yale University School of Architecture), “Byoung Cho’s Between” in Byoung Cho Architect (Thames & Hudson), “The Transformations of Giulio Romano” in Giulio Romano e l’arte del Cinquecento (Franco Cosimo Panini Editore), and “Mark Rakatansky” in Form, Idea, Resonance: Thirty Years of Architectural League Emerging Voices (Princeton Architectural Press); has taught at Cornell University, Harvard University, Iowa State University, Northwestern University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Florida at Gainesville, and University of Illinois at Chicago; his project Open Stack was one of 10 selected for the 2013 Little Free Libraries/New York in association with Architectural League of New York and the PEN World Voices Festival; work was selected for inclusion in the 2009 Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea and in The City: Third Millennium for the 2001 Venice Biennale; designs and installations have also been exhibited in the Getty Center (Los Angeles), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Louisiana Museum (Denmark), University of California at Los Angeles, The Urban Center, and Yale University; was selected by the Architectural League of New York as an “Emerging Voice”; received a special citation in the 39th annual Progressive Architecture Awards; graphic design work has twice received awards from the American Center for Design’s Annual 100 Shows, as well as awards from the 41st I.D. Annual Design Review and PRINT’s seventh Digital Design and Illustration Annual; has received grants and fellowships from The Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and The New York State Council on the Arts.

B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz; M.Arch., University of California, Berkeley.