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Astrid Lipka

Astrid   Lipka

Part-time Assistant Professor

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  • Email: lipkaa@newschool.edu


  • Astrid Lipka is a principal at RICE+LIPKA ARCHITECTS - an innovative architectural platform for a range of building, planning, art and cultural research projects.  Together with co-principal Lyn Rice, she has developed an iterative design approach that takes pleasure in teasing out the unexpected performative/aesthetic potential of projects by inventively embracing their practical constraints.  

    Her work has been recognized through numerous honors and awards including AIA NY Awards, an AIA New York State Award of Excellence, an AIA New York/Boston Society of Architects Biennial Honor Award, an I.D. Annual Design Award and a BDA (German Association of Architects) Award.  She is a recipient of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and Erasmus Mundus scholarships.  Lipka has lectured and exhibited work at the Architectural League of New York, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany, the Center for Architecture in NY, Parsons the New School for Design, the NAI Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  Her work at RICE+LIPKA ARCHITECTS has been featured in many periodical publications including Architectural Record, New York Times, Surface, Metropolis, Frame, Space Magazine, Azure, and Archinect.com: UpStarts, and in books including 1000x Landscape Architecture (Verlagshaus Braun), New Exhibition Design 01 (avedition), Young Americans (DOM Publishing), and Pure Plastic (Verlagshaus Braun), among others.  Lipka holds a Masters degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University.  She is a registered architect in New York and a LEED accredited professional.


    Recent Publications:

    Civic Action, compendium to the two-part exhibition Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City, organized by The Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park, featuring collaborative work of artist George Trakas with R+L and Amelia Black, 2012.

    Left Right, Up, Down - New Directions in Signage and Wayfinding, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, The New School Welcome Center, edited by TwoPoints.Net, published by Gestalten, Berlin, 2010, p 150-153.

    New Exhibition Design 02, Blown Away, edited by Uwe J. Rienhardt and Philipp Teufel in cooperation with Exhibition Design Institute Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, avedition publisher, 2010, p 278-281.

    HB:BX High Bridge International Design Ideas Competition, AIA New York/Center for Architecture exhibition catalog, edited by Brynnemarie Lanciotti and Joseph Hawki, publication & exhibition concept by Lyn Rice Architects, Publication Design by Steven Mosier, 2010.

    Transformer: Reuse, Renewel, and Renovation in Contemporary Architecture, Buro Happold Offices, Joan Mitchell Foundation Offices, The New School Welcome Center, and Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Wang Shaoqiang, chief editor, Sandu Publishing Co, Ltd, publisher, 1st edition, 2010, p 030-041, 140-151.

    In Home, Christodora Penthouse, New York, edited by Xing Rihan, H.K. Rihan International Culture Spread Ltd, publisher, 1st edition, May 2010, p 310-313, 320.

    Public Landscape, [AND]SCAPES, New York, edited by Xing Rihan, H.K. Rihan International Culture Spread Ltd, publisher, 1st edition, May 2010, p 254-257, 303.

    X Space: 100% Office, Parsons/Johnson Design Center, New York, and Buro Happold, New York, edited by Xing Rihan, H.K. Rihan International Culture Spread Ltd, publisher, 1st edition, Jan 2010, p 74-83, 184-187.

    Details in Architecture: Creative Detailing by Leading Architects, Angled Perimeter Windows: Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, edited by Andrew Hall, The Images Publishing Group, publisher, 2010, p 216-221.

    New International Architecture 2009 - The City and The World, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, edited by Christian Narkiewicz-Laine,  Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd, publisher, 2009.

    Remodeled Homes: Casas restauradas, Ático Christodora, edited by Ethel Baraona Pohl & Lillian Bollini, Loft Publications, 1st edition, Spanish, 2009, p 280-285

    1000x: Landscape Architecture, [AND]SCAPES, project coordination by Chris van Uffelen, VeR+Lgshaus Braun publisher, 1st edition, 2009, p 343.

    New Exhibition Design 01, Beyond the Catwalk, edited by Uwe J. Rienhardt and Philipp Teufel in cooperation with Exhibition Design Institute Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, avedition publisher, 2008, p 360-367.

    Young Americans: New Architecture in the  USA, Lyn Rice Architects, New York, by Beate Engelhorn, DOM Publishers; 1st Edition, English/Deutsch, 2007, p 162-183.

    LANDed: Innovative Garden Structures, Philbrook Museum of Art exhibition catalog, [AND]SCAPES, Susan Cronk, exhibition coordinator with forward by Brian Ferriso, 2005.

    Research Interests:

    architecture,exhibition design,graphic design,interior design,urban design, design research



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