Amale Andraos
United States

Member of the Master Jury 2022

Amale Andraos, the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, is committed to design research that has focused on climate change and its impact on architecture as well as on the question of representation in the age of global practice. Her publications include: We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge (Monacelli Press, 2017); The Arab City: Architecture and Representation (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2015) co-edited with Nora Akawi; 49 Cities (Inventory Press, 2015); and Above the Pavement, the Farm! (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) in collaboration with Dan Wood.


Andraos is co-founder of WORKac, a New York-based firm that focuses on architectural projects that reinvent the relationship between urban and natural environments. WORKac was recently named the #1 design firm in the United States by Architect Magazine and has also been recognized as the AIA New York State Firm of the Year. Its projects include the Miami Museum

Garage in Miami’s Design District; The Edible Schoolyards at P.S. 216 in Brooklyn and P.S. 7 in Harlem, a public library for Kew Gardens Hills, in Queens, and the Stealth Building (all in New York) and a new student centre for the Rhode Island School of Design. Current projects include a large-scale residential development in Lebanon, the Beirut Museum of Art in Lebanon, a new public library for North Boulder Colorado and new offices for a headquarter bank in Lima, Peru.


Andraos has taught at numerous institutions including Princeton University, Harvard University and the American University in Beirut. She serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York, the American University of Beirut Faculty of Engineering and Architecture International Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Council for the New Museum’s incubator space New Inc, in New York.