Jeffrey Inaba is a principal at INABA and the founding director of C-Lab, a think tank at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, which studies urban and architecture issues of public consequence.
The lab’s ideas are broadcast through Volume magazine, where Inaba is the features editor, and numerous other publications, including the recent book World of Giving. INABA's design approach stems from Inaba's extensive background in analysis and planning.
Previously, together with Rem Koolhaas, Inaba codirected the Harvard Project on the City, a research program investigating contemporary urban development worldwide. He was a principal of AMO, the research firm founded by Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
Inaba has taught at UCLA, Harvard University, and SCI-Arc. He received his master of architecture with distinction, MA in philosophy of architecture, and master in design studies degrees from Harvard University, and an AB from the University of California, Berkeley.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.