Speakers: Sandro Marpillero and Linda Pollak of Marpillero Pollak Architects
About Sandro Marpillero
Sandro Marpillero, FAIA, OdF Registered Architect in US and Italy; Partner with Linda Pollak in Marpillero Pollak Architects. The most recent completed project
(December 2016) is the Elmhurst Community Library, a new 30,500 square foot building, the largest realized through the NYC-DDC Small Firms Design and Construction Excellence Program. Adjunct Associate Professor Columbia University GSAPP since 1996, he has also taught, among other institutions, at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Virginia, Parsons School of Design, and the University of Venice. Sandro has received several grants and fellowships, including from the Fulbright Program, the New York State Foundation for the Arts, the Design Trust for Public Space, the National Endowment for the Arts, AIA/HUD, EDRA/Places, and Wood Design. In 2010 he was inducted in the AIA College of Fellows. Sandro’s projects have been recognized with numerous AIA awards, including the AIA/HUD Secretary's Community by Design Award; among others, he has received awards from Architizer, American Architecture Award, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Environmental Design Research Association, and the Wood Design Institute. His projects have been published in more than ten books, as well as in the New York Times, Architectural Record, Lotus International, Daidalos, A+U, Casabella, Interior Design, Architects Newspaper, and elsewhere. Sandro is author of Environmental Refractions, a monograph on the work of James Carpenter, as well as numerous essays in international books and journals. His work has been exhibited, among other venues, at the Venice Biennale, the Bronx Museum, the MAXXI (Rome), CCA, SF-MoMA, Storefront for Art & Architecture, and the Milan Triennale. (updated 2017)
About Linda Pollak:
Linda Pollak, AIA, ASLA Affiliate, is a principal of Marpillero Pollak Architects (MPA), member of NYC Small Firms Design + Construction Excellence Program for which they completed two institutional projects, the Staten Island Children Museum and Elmhurst Library. MPA’s NYC public projects currently under development include New Stapleton Waterfront, and Learning Gardens for branch libraries. Linda’s research on architecture and urban landscape has been recognized with grants and fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Graham Foundation, among others. She is co-author, with Anita Berrizbeitia, of Inside Outside: Between Architecture and Landscape, and author of essays in books and journals.
MPA projects have received awards from AIA, ASLA, EDRA, HUD, The Architecture League, Design Share, and others. MPA was a New York Designs firms in 2009. Linda serves on the board of Storefront for Art and Architecture and Design Trust for Public Space. Her firm’s work has been published and exhibited, including at the Graham Foundation in Chicago, University of Virginia, SF MoMA, and NYC Center for Architecture. A member of the faculty of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1992 to 2004, and Rhode Island School of Design, 1988-92.