Prof. Joelson AIA LEED AP’s Profile

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Prof. Joelson AIA LEED AP
Title
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department
Architectural Technology
Office Location
818 Voorhees Hall
Academic interests

Architecture and Urbanism

Bio

Amira Joelson AIA LEED AP BD+C is a registered architect practicing in New York City and an Adjunct Associate Professor at NYCCT/CUNY. She teaches History of World Architecture, History of NYC, Urban Design Studio, Material and Methods and Learning Places: Understanding the city.
Prof. Joelson holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University where she received an AAUW fellowship grant and the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial design prize for best studio project at graduation. She also holds an Interior Design degree from Parsons School of Design and a Master degree in Communications. In her work as an architect she explores the relationship between human experience and the built environment and she was invited to speak about her research on urban public spaces in international conferences in Santiago de Chile, Warwick University and Barcelona.
Prof. Joelson works on cultural, institutional and residential architectural projects as well as waterfront projects and public spaces. She was a semi-finalist in the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Competition and with team won the advisor-selected honor for the competition “Designing the High Line “. Her work was shown at Van Alan Institute and at the National Building Museum. Prof. Joelson has served as a visiting jury critic at the architecture schools of Columbia University, Parsons, NYIT, and Pratt Institute among others. She served as jury member for the AIA National Honor Awards in Architecture.

Work Phone
718-260-5262
Email address
ajoelson.citytech.cuny.edu; prof.ajoelson@gmail.com

My Courses

LIBARCH2205 Learning Places FA2017

LIBARCH2205 Learning Places FA2017

This special topics course offers an interdisciplinary approach to investigating our built environment using a case study focused on a specific place each semester. This course combines physical examination with information research and data collection using methodologies developed in multiple disciplines. Students from a variety of departments engage in on-site exploration and in-depth research of a location in New York City.

LIB2205ID – D938 Learning Places: Understanding the City – Interdisciplinary

LIB2205ID – D938 Learning Places: Understanding the City – Interdisciplinary

This special topics course offers an interdisciplinary approach to investigating our built environment using a case study focused on a specific place each semester. This course combines physical examination with information research and data collection using methodologies developed in multiple disciplines. Students from a variety of departments engage in on-site exploration and in-depth research of a location in New York City.

ARCH1121 HISTORY OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE FA2017

ARCH1121 HISTORY OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE FA2017

A historical survey of architecture from early civilizations to the Industrial revolution. Architecture is understood as an expression of the culture and life of a society. Class sessions consider architecture from around the world within their social, historical and spatial contexts. While the history of Western Architecture is covered from the Egyptians and Mesopotamia to the Enlightment and the Industrial revolution the survey includes reviews of the architectures of the Islamic world, the Far East, South East Asia, Sub-Sahara Africa, pre-Columbian Latin America and elsewhere to provide a comprehensive overview of the richness and diversity and at time surprising similarity of architecture across the globe

LIB 2205 / ARCH 2205

LIB 2205 / ARCH 2205

This special topics course offers an interdisciplinary approach to investigating our built environment using a case study focused on a specific place each semester. This course combines physical examination with information research and data collection using methodologies developed in multiple disciplines. Students from a variety of departments engage in on-site exploration and in-depth research of a location in New York City.

My Projects

Farragut Housing

Farragut Housing

Learning Places students take on an in-depth look of the Farragut Housing, located in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn.

The Gowanus Project: LIB/ARCH2205 FA2017

The Gowanus Project: LIB/ARCH2205 FA2017

Student projects on topics related to changes in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Learning Places 2017 / Final Project

Learning Places 2017 / Final Project

This documents the Final Project of students as they studied Vinegar Hill and its surrounding neighborhoods.

My Clubs

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