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Deborah Gans


Deborah Gans (BA, Harvard, M.Arch, Princeton) is the principal of Gans Studio and a full professor in the Architecture School at Pratt Institute. Gans is an editor of Bridging the Gap: Rethinking the Relation of Architecture and Engineering (honored by the AIA International Book Awards), of The Organic Approach and of Extreme sites: Greening the Brownfield. She is also the author of The Le Corbusier Guide, now in its third edition.

Many of Gans Studio's projects in industrial design and architecture explore forms of social engagement, ranging in scale from a school desk for the New York School Construction Authority to alternative housing and settlements for Kosovo and New Orleans. The work was featured in the United States Pavilion of the 2008 Venice Bienniale. Since 2005 they have worked in collaboration with James Dart Architects on housing for New Orleans East and the Lower Ninth Ward, a project that began with a HUD grant. 

Contact Information:
deborah [at] gans-studio.net
www.gans-studio.net/



Posts by Deborah Gans

PLACES: Hospitality Begins at Home (01.30.12)
PLACES: Below the Sill Plate: New Orleans East Struggles to Recover (06.27.11)
PLACES: Haiti and the Potential of Permaculture (09.20.10)

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