Director of Program

Michael Sorkin

Director of Graduate Urban Design Program; Distinguished Professor

Phone: 212-650-6869

Email: msorkin@ccny.cuny.edu

Office: 2M24

Website: http://sorkinstudio.com

Educational Credentials :

  • Harvard University, Department of Fine Arts; 1976-77
  • M. Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 1971-73
  • Harvard University, Department of Architecture; 1970-71
  • Columbia University, Department of English, MA.; 1969-70
  • University of Chicago, Committee for the Study of Ideas and the Analysis of Methods, BA.; 1965-69

Teaching Experience :

  • Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design. CCNY, Spitzer School of Architecture; 2000-present
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard University; 2015, 1992
  • Professor, Southern California Institute of Architecture; 2014, 1988-90
  • USF SACD Markborough Distinguished Professor. USF, School of Architecture and Community Design, Tampa, FL; 2011
  • Guest Professor, Wuhan University; 2007
  • 40th Anniversary Distinguished Visiting Professor, Aarhus School of Architecture; 2006
  • Eliel Saarinen Visiting Professor, University of Michigan; 2006
  • Visiting Professor, North Carolina State University; 2003
  • Visiting Professor, Auburn University; 2003
  • University of Utah, Visiting Professor; 2001
  • Visiting Professor, University of Texas; 2000
  • Professor of Urbanism and Director, Institute of Urbanism. Academy of Fine Arts; Vienna. 1993-00
  • Visiting Professor, SUNY Buffalo; 1999
  • Visiting Professor, Pratt Institute; 1999
  • Cass Gilbert Professorship, University of Minnesota; 1999
  • Visiting Professor, Aarhus School of Architecture; 1998
  • Visiting Professor, Parsons School of Design; 1997
  • Gensler Family Chair, Cornell University; 1997
  • Visiting Professor, Columbia University; 1996
  • Visiting Critic, Carleton University; 1994
  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia University; 1992
  • Hyde Chair, University of Nebraska; 1992
  • Bishop Chair, Yale University; 1991
  • Davenport Chair, Yale University; 1990
  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia University; 1990-91
  • Visiting Professor, Cooper Union; 1983-93
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago; 1986-87
  • Visiting Critic, University of Pennsylvania; 1985
  • Visiting Critic, University of North Carolina. 1985
  • Visiting Critic, Yale University; 1984-85
  • Visiting Critic, University of Texas; 1983
  • Lecturer, Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies; 1980
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University; 1978-80

Professional Experience :

  • Michael Sorkin Studio LLC, Principal
  • Terreform Inc., President
  • Institute for Urban Design, President.

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • New Orleans Under Reconstruction. Edited with Carol Reese and Anthony Fontenot. (London: Verso, 2014)
  • All Over The Map. (London: Verso, 2011)
  • Twenty Minutes in Manhattan. (London: Reaktion, 2009)
  • Indefensible Space: The Architecture of the National Insecurity State. Editor. (New York: Routledge, 2007)
  • Against the Wall: Israel's Barrier to Peace. Editor. (New York NY: The New Press, 2005)
  • Analyzing Ambasz. Editor. New York. (Monacelli Press, 2004)
  • Starting From Zero: Meditations on Reconstructing New York. (New York: Routledge, 2003)
  • The Next Jerusalem: Sharing the Divided City. Editor. (New York: Monacelli Press, 2003)
  • After the World Trade Center: Rethinking New York City. Edited with Sharon Zukin. (New York: Routledge, 2002)
  • Pamphlet Architecture 22: Other Plans: University of Chicago Studies 1998-2000. (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001)
  • Some Assembly Required. (Minneapolis: Univ. Minnesota Press, 2001)
  • Giving Ground: The Politics of Propinquity. Edited with Joan Copjec. (London: Verso, January 1999)
  • Wiggle. (New York: Monacelli Press, 1998)
  • Local Code: The Constitution of A City At 42 Degrees N Latitude. (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993)
  • Exquisite Corpse - Writing on Buildings. (London: Verso, 1994)
  • Variations on a Theme Park, Editor (New York: Hill & Wang, 1992)
  • Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates: Buildings and Projects, 1967-1992. (New York: Whitney Library of Design 1991)

Courses

  • UD 61001 Urban Design Studio I
  • UD 62001 Urban Design Studio II