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  • David Gissen

    Professor of Architecture and Urban History

    Email
    dgissen@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    L - Sheila C. Johnson Design Center - 2 West 13th Street

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    David Gissen

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    David Gissen works at the intersection of architecture, history, and experimental design. David is the author of four books and over seventy published essays. His books include the materialist study of architecture and the modern urban environment, Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments (Princeton Architecture Press, 2009) and a history of New York City told through the design of the city’s air, Manhattan Atmospheres (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). His historic reconstructions, projects, and preservationist works have been exhibited in the Venice Biennale (2016, 2020), Canadian Centre for Architecture, Yale University Architecture Galleries, the Museum of the City of New York and are published widely.

    David was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architecture at Yale University (2019 – 2020); University Professor (2019-20) at the Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria; and former Professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA), where he was based for twelve years. In addition to the above, he has been appointed Visiting Professor of Historic Preservation at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Visiting Professor of Architecture History in the PhD. program in the History, Theory, & Criticism of Architecture and Art (HTC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Curator of Architecture and Design, The National Building Museum, Washington, DC.  


    Degrees Held

    PhD, University College London

    M.Arch. Yale University


    Current Courses

    ARS: Constructed Environments

    Colorization

    Intro to Design Studies Lec

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