Douglas Burnham
NATALY GATTEGNO teaching a class


Burnham is principal and founder of envelope Architecture + Design, a collaborative design firm whose work reconceptualizes modes of living and building in ways that advance new models of public/private space and craft compelling visions of the emerging urban condition.

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Gattegno is chair of CCA's graduate Architecture Program (MArch). She is also a founding design partner of Future Cities Lab, an interdisciplinary design and research collaborative that has developed a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of design with advanced fabrication technologies, responsive building systems, and urban space.

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Andrew Kudless in Nave among students
David Gissen with screen and books in background

Named by California Home + Design as one of "ten to watch," in reference to emerging designers, Kudless investigates the emergent relationships among architecture, engineering, biology, and computation. ACADIA recently honored Kudless with a 2015 Award of Teaching Excellence.

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Gissen is a historian, theorist, curator and critic whose work examines histories and theories of architecture, landscapes, environments and cities, primarily in the 19th and 20th century. His recent work focuses on developing experimental forms of historical practice, writing, and translation to depict the spaces, environments, and landscapes of the past.

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Neeraj Bhatia headsot
Irene Cheng headshot

Bhatia is an architect and urban designer from Toronto. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism. He is a codirector of InfraNet Lab, a nonprofit research collective probing the spatial byproducts of contemporary resource logistics, and the founder of The Open Workshop, a design office examining the project of plurality.

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Cheng is an architectural historian, critic, and designer. Her research focuses on the intersections of architecture, cultural history, politics, and the history of science. She is also a practicing designer and founding principal of Cheng+Snyder, a multidisciplinary design firm that seeks to instigate critical debates about politics, architecture, and the city.

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