URBAN DESIGN STUDIO II: The Regional Studio Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Sandro Marpillero

Sandro Marpillero is a founding partner of Marpillero Pollak Architects. As a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he is registered in the US and Italy, with 30 years of professional experience. MPA’s work has received numerous honors and awards, among the most recent: two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships (1988, 2003); two Design Trust Fellowships (2001, 2002); 10 AIA Design Awards, including AIA/HUD Secretary’s Community by Design Award (2002), as well as awards by Environmental Design Research Association/ Places Journal (2003); and a Wood Design Award (2003). His work has been exhibited, among other venues, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Urban Center, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Triennale of Milan.

Sandro’s professional practice includes urban design and architectural projects in the United States, Italy and Japan. Currently under construction in New York City are the Queens Plaza Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project and the New Stapleton Waterfront Plan, new institutional buildings for Queens Library and the Staten Island Children Museum, as well as private renovations, extensions, and interiors. His projects and writing have been widely published in journals including Architectural Record, Daidalos, Architectural Design, Lotus International, and Casabella. He is the author of a monograph on the work of artist James Carpenter.

Sandro received his Master of Architecture from the Institute of Architecture, University of Venice (1979) and a Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design from Columbia University (1983) under the auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship. He has taught design at Harvard, Yale and Princeton, the University of Virginia, Parsons School of Design, and the Institute of Architecture in Venice. Since 1990 he has held a part-time position as Associate Professor in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University.

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