Bob Estrin works as an architect, teacher, and student in New York City. He is currently teaching in the Fourth Year 'Architecture of the City' Studio. He graduated from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union with honors in Structural Design and Urban Theory. His thesis project proposed new structural prototypes, envisioning the city as an open section frame, allowing for continual authorship and reconstruction, rather than a conglomeration of object buildings. He has travelled on several occasions through the continental United States, Mexico, and Guatemala following an interest in indigenous American peoples, mythology, and dwelling. Most recently, his studies have taken him to Northern Africa. In Tangier he collaborated with Yto Barrada and Karim Ahmed on a project for the CCA exhibition Casablanca Chandigarh. Further research in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia involved writing and documentation of ancient Islamic educational building types, notably the Medressa and Zaouia. Estrin is currently working on the design of a multi-use apple farm building in Ghent, NY.