Discipline: Architecture – design

Joel Sanders

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1999, 2000, 2007

Combining teaching with practice, speculative projects with built commissions, Joel Sanders is dedicated to the creation of innovative environments in response to today’s rapidly changing culture. In addition to being the principal of JSA, Sanders is a professor of architecture at Yale University. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, he was the director of the Graduate Program in Architecture at Parsons School of Design and an assistant professor at Princeton Unversity. Sanders received both a B.A. and M. Arch. from Columbia University.

The editor of Stud: Architectures of Masculinity (Princeton Architectural Press, 1996), Sanders frequently writes about the intersection of art and design and has contributed essays to Artforum. His monograph, Joel Sanders: Writings and Projects, was published by Monacelli Press in spring 2005. Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture, a book about the intersection between landscape and architecture written with Diana Balmori, was published in 2011. An active member of the design community, Sanders serves on committees and panels on behalf of the American Academy (Rome Prize), MacDowell, AIA Design Awards, Architectural League, and the GSA Peer Review.


Delta Omicron

Joel Sanders worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the international musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now one of the most energy efficient studio on the property…

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