Adjunct Professor - CCE
Sheryl Kasak is the founder of Interim Design, an architectural, interior design and research practice based on her undergraduate thesis at the Rhode Island School of Design, “An Interim Architecture” which addressed the 15-Year War in Lebanon and the promised redevelopment of the Beirut city center. Her practice and research continue to focus on investigations based upon the communication of information through developing and everyday technologies, spatial design, and the notion that we are all living in an interim state, one which is constantly evolving and reacting to our surrounding environment and our actions within it. Sheryl is currently working on research and project proposals which engage our relationship to, and need for both technology and the extreme absence of technology and how the two affect and are affected by spatial and atmospheric perception. Kasak delights in the call to collaborate with colleagues from her days at RISD and GSAPP – design work is a collaboration! Sheryl has represented Atelier Christian de Portzamparc [for US projects] and has worked for I.M. Pei and Rafael Vigñoly; she has been selected to present her research and academic pedagogy at National and International conferences, most recently at the 2019 Architectural Film Symposium, Texas A&M University, College of Architecture of Performance, Moving Image/Film Presentation “Spatial Design and the iPhone, and Technology, Knowledge and Society, 2019 Annual Conference, The Social Impact of AI: Policies and New Governance Models for Social Change, CosmoCaixa, Barcelona, Spain. She has been published most recently in the 2019 Architecture and Film Symposium Proceedings and RIDE [risk dare experiment] :ON by Pratt Institute, 2017. Sheryl has been awarded a CIDA Innovation in Interior Design Merit Award.
A committed and passionate educator, Sheryl is currently an Adjunct Professor, CCE at Pratt Institute in the Department of Interior Design where she teaches and coordinates Core Design Studio at the graduate level and taught Introduction to Architecture Design Studio at the graduate level as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP for seven years.
BFA, BARCH., Rhode Island School of Design; MSAAD, Columbia University.