Faculty

Christian Volkmann

Associate Professor

Phone: 212-650-8747

Email: cvolkmann@ccny.cuny.edu

Office: SSA3M06

Educational Credentials :

  • M.Arch., Swiss Federal Polytechnic University Zurich (ETH), 1992

Teaching Experience :

  • Associate Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2008-present
  • Adjunct Faculty, City College of New York, CUNY, 2005-2008
  • Adjunct Faculty, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence R.I., 2002-2008

Professional Experience :

  • Principal, aardvarchitecture LLP, New York, 1998-present
  • Project Architect/Project Manager, Selldorf Architects LLC. New York, 1997-1999
  • Project Manager, M.Campi & F.Pessina, Lugano (CH), 1992-1997
  • Part-time Employee, J.P.Kleihues, Berlin, Germany, 1987-1988

Licenses/Registration :

  • Architecture License, New York State, 2009

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • The Solar Roofpod – Prototyping Architecture, Oscar Riera Publishing, 2013.
  • “Configuring Architectural Education beyond an academic context,” in Architecture Live Projects: Pedagogy into Practice, Routledge, 2013.
  • “Teaching Tectonics,” “Prototyping Architecture – Learning how to manufacture things,” in BTES Proceedings, July, 2013.
  • “Prismatic louver active façades for natural illumination and thermal energy gain in high-rise and commercial buildings," in SPIE 8883 Proceedings, ICPS 2013, Int. Conference on Photonics Solutions, July, 2013.
  • 'The Ultimate Urban Makeover', Stephen Crafti, The Images Publishing Group; 2/2007
  • 'Park Place', Jeannie Rosen, pp. S20-24 Interior Design, New York; 9/2006
  • 'Small Space, Big Style' (episode 405), HGTV Feature, 'Deep Focus' Apartment; 8/2006
  • 'Connotative scene', Space magazine, Binfen Publishing House, Beijing, China; 4/2006

Professional Memberships :

  • Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE)
  • Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES)
  • Association of Licensed Architects (ALA)

Courses

  • ARCH 35100: Design Studio 1 (Coordinator)
  • ARCH 36100: Core Studio 6 (Coordinator)
  • ARCH 47100: Advanced Design Studio
  • AES 24501: Construction Technology 1 (Lectures + Sections)
  • ARCH 35501: Construction Technology 2 (Lectures + Sections)
  • ARCH 36501: Construction Technology 3 (Lectures + Sections)
  • ARCH 51003: Independent Study: Multi-functional design-build Furniture
  • ARCH 61301: Materials/Construction 1 (Lectures)
  • ARCH 62301: Materials/Construction 2 (Lectures)
  • ARCH 74501: Environmental Systems (Lectures)
  • SUS 7501C/7502C: Capstone Interdisciplinary Team Project – I + II (Advisor)