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Jessica Birnbaum

Jessica   Birnbaum

Part-time Lecturer

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  • Email: birnbauj@newschool.edu


  • JESSICA BIRNBAUM is an architectural designer, digital modeling specialist, and LEED Accredited Professional currently practicing in NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, attended L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure D'Architecture in France, and completed her Master of Architecture degree at Parsons, where she was awarded the Eileen Gray Thesis Prize. Jessica spent 5 years in London working as a project designer for Norman Foster, utilizing the firm's cutting edge resources ranging from top virtual modeling, animation, and analytical computer software to 3D printing and rapid prototyping. Major projects she worked on include Campus Biometropolis, Aramon Castanesa Ski Resort, Seattle Civic Center, Emaar Square Istanbul Tower, and Yale University's New School of Management. She is inspired by technology's influence on the consciousness of smart design, which led her to found research collaborative, Emergent Form. Jessica continues to share her passion for the creative process as an instructor in the School of Constructed Environments.


    Research Interests:

    3D modeling, materiality, urbanism, architecture, interior design, ecology, humanity, sound, photography, design communication, biomimicry, language, psychology, art, astronomy, sustainability



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