Director of Program

Headshot of Nandini Bagchee, looking to the left and smiling.

Nandini Bagchee

Associate Professor; Coordinator, Design

Phone: 212-650-5235


Office: SSA2M16

Educational Credentials :

  • S.M.Arch.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
  • B.Arch., Cooper Union, 1993

Teaching Experience :

  • Associate Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2017-present
  • Assistant Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2010-2017
  • Adjunct Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2006-2010
  • Adjunct Professor, Parsons School of Design, 2006-2007
  • Adjunct Professor, New York Institute of Technology, 2002-2007

Professional Experience :

  • Principal, Bagchee Architects, 2005-present
  • Project Designer, David Hotson Architect, 2000-2002
  • Junior Designer, Diane Lewis Architect, 1996-1998
  • Junior Designer, Thorsen and Linard Architect, 1993-1996

Licenses/Registration :

  • Architecture License, New York State, 2004

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Book Authored:
    • Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018.
  • Articles:
    • "Radicals and Real Estate." Urban Omnibus (February 2019).
    • "Design and Advocacy in the South Bronx." Urban Omnibus (May 2017).
    • “Building for Peace in New York City.” Journal of Architectural Education 69:1 (March 2015): 73-85.
    • "Book Review of Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field by Swati Chattopadhyay." Buildings & Landscapes 21:1 (Spring 2014): 161-163.
    • “Public Interior: The (Un) Real estate of ABC No Rio.” Parsons Works 7 AAS Interior Design, June 2014.
    • “Sock Farm." In Regenerative Infrastructures: Freshkills Park NYC, Land Art Generator Initiative, Prestel, UK, 2013.
  • Exhibitions:
    • Activist Estates: A Radical History of Property in Loisaida. Loisaida Center, Inc., New York, 2019.
  • Press:
    • “Barn Raising,” House designed in Amagansett, NY, was featured on the cover of New York Times Style Magazine, May 6, 2012. Article by Alix Browne p. 68-77.

Professional Memberships :

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
  • College Art Association
  • Society for American City and Regional Planning History