Adjunct

Albert Foyo

Adjunct Professor

Email: afoyo@ccny.cuny.edu

Educational Credentials :

  • B. Arch Studies Escuela Tecnica Superior Arquitectura, Madrid, Spain; 1974 - 1978
  • B. Arch University of Oregon; 1985
  • Honorary Masters, Honoris Causa, School of Engineering and Architecture, Kharkov, Ukraine; 2011

Teaching Experience :

  • Adjunct Professor, Spitzer School of Architecture, NY; 2008 - present
  • Professor, Santiago de Compostela International Summer Program, Spain; 2010 - present
  • Visiting Associate Professor, GSAPP, Columbia University; present
  • Visiting Professor, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; 2012
  • Visiting Professor, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; 2012
  • Visiting Professor, Fachochschule Munich, Germany; 2001

Professional Experience :

  • Alberto Foyo Architect, PC, Principal, 1993 - present
  • Collaboration with Roland Rainer, Vienna, Austria, 1991 - 1992
  • WGM Architects 1985 - 1990

Licenses/Registration :

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Cultural sustainability
  • Genius loci versus locus genii; the architect and his site
  • Byzantium in the Slavic soul
  • Sensorial sensitivity & social sensitivity as design tools
  • Comfort and the natural environment
  • Prototype, type, & stereotype: dwelling vs housing
  • The avante garde and history, the tradition of the new
  • Gravity and lightness: the contemporary environmental predicament
  • Influence versus inspiration: marketing versus education
  • Bilateral relations between the rural and the urban spheres of influence
  • Courtyard typology as generator of Urban place, 1991 -present
  • Appetite for life, the archaic & the sophisticated, Art Academy, Kiev 2010 (Arkidea, 2010).
  • Energy, Ecology, Economy: Culture, language, and Sustainability ( GSAPP 2011)

Professional Memberships :

  • The Architectural League of NY, 1985 - present
  • Founding member of the following organizations :
    • Roddom Institute, Kharkov, Ukraine
    • Munduruku Studio, Amazon basin, Brazil
    • Compostela Foundation, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    • Postopia- urban design think tank, New York & Rotterdam

Courses

  • Arch 51362 Coop Internship
  • ARCH 47100 4th year Design Studio 3
  • ARCH 48100 4th year Design Studio4
  • AES 23000 2nd year Design Communications 2
  • ARCH 35100 3rdyear Design Studio 1
  • ARCH 36100 3rd year Design Studio2