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  • Brian McGrath

    Professor of Urban Design

    Email
    mcgrath@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    Parsons Faculty Hotseat

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    Brian McGrath

    Profile

    Brian McGrath is an architect with forty years of research and practice. The focus of his work is urban adaptation and change from social justice and ecological resilient perspectives. McGrath is a Principle Investigator in the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, where since 2005, he led the Urban Design Working Group. His books and publications include: Genealogy of Bassac (2021), Patch Atlas (2020),, Urban Design Ecologies Reader, (2012), Digital Modeling for Urban Design (2008), Transparent Cities (1994), Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design (2012), Growing Cities in a Shrinking World: The Challenges in India and China (2010), Sensing the 21st Century City (2007), and Cinemetrics: Architectural Drawing Today (2007). McGrath served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Thailand in 1998-99 and an India China Institute Fellow in 2006-2008 and was Research Director in the joint US-EU exchange program Urbanisms of Inclusion, and more recently Scientific Advisor for Designing Brussels Ecosystem. 


    Degrees Held

    M. Arch Princeton University

    B. Arch. Syracuse University


    Recent Publications

    Genealogy of Bassac, (2022), Patch Atlas, (2021), Urban Design Ecologies Reader, (2012), Digital Modeling for Urban Design (2008), Transparent Cities (1994), Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design (2012), co-edited with Steward Pickett and Mary Cadenasso, Growing Cities in a Shrinking World: The Challenges in India and China (2010), co-edited with Ashok Gurung and Jiyanying Zha, Sensing the 21st Century City (2007) co-edited by Grahame Shane, and Cinemetrics: Architectural Drawing Today (2007) co-authored with Jean Gardner. 


    Research Interests

    architecture,data visualization,film,sustainable design,urban design, urban adaptation and change, climate change, environmental justice


    Awards And Honors

    McGrath served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Thailand in 1998-99 and an India China Institute Fellow in 2006-2008 and was the Research Director in the joint US-EU Transatlantic exchange program Urbanisms of Inclusion (2011-2014).


    Portfolio

    http://www.urban-interface.com/


    Current Courses

    Design Studio 5
    PUAD 4010, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    PUAD 3900, Fall 2022

    Theories of Urban Form
    PGAR 5513, Fall 2022

    Past Courses

    Design Studio 5
    PGAR 5401, Fall 2021

    Design Studio 6
    PUAD 4011, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    PUAD 3900, Fall 2021

    Theories of Urban Form
    PGAR 5513, Fall 2021

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