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Mr. Phillip Anzalone, AIA  

Director, Building Science and Technology Department, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture

Mr. Phillip Anzalone is the Director of the Laboratory for Applied Building Science at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. His lab focuses on the application of science and technology to architectural design problems in research areas such as advanced materials, automated manufacturing and construction, computational workflow and innovative building systems.

As Director, he leads research and curriculum related to the research groups at the Lab, teaches core graduate courses in architectural technology, as well as provides consulting for numerous creative constructed projects at the School and with industry partners. He has participated in research grants for the DOE, NSF and NYSERDA, has lead collaborative research through sponsored funding with industry, participated in multidisciplinary research projects at Columbia University, chaired a series of international think-tanks of the future of the building industry, and holds patents on advanced building manufacturing and construction systems.

His recent work has been published in numerous books on advanced manufacturing and construction, as well as peer-review journals such as Domus, Shinkenchiku, [compasses] architecture & design, ArchitectureWeek, ACADIA, Oculus, ACSA and the International Journal of Architectural Computing. His work has been exhibited at Festival des Architectures Vives, the AIA-NY Center for Architecture, El Museo del Traje, Torino World Design Capital and Turku European Capital of Culture, as well as academic institutions such as Columbia University, the University of Tokyo, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, USC and the Academy of Fine Arts at Vienna.

In parallel with and supporting his teaching experiments, Phillip is a practicing Architect and a founding partner of Atelier Architecture 64 (aa64) along with Stephanie Bayard. Based in Brooklyn, aa64 is an architectural firm specializing in the design and production of projects involving integration of traditional and advanced materials and processes, with built projects in the North America, Europe and Asia. His practice focuses on how new materials and technology can enable architectural design through innovative practice with projects ranging from residential and commercial work, through installations and pavilions, to furniture and architectural objects. AA64 is involved in the design as well as the construction of projects, utilizing contemporary methods of fabrication and assembly.

He holds a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University and B.P.S. Architecture from SUNY Buffalo, with a minor in Business Administration, with past experience as a building envelope consultant for R. A. Heintges & Associates, as an architectural designer with Greg Lynn Form.


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