Daisy Ames

Visiting Professor II

Daisy Ames is the founding principal of Studio Ames LLC, an architectural design and research office based in New York City. The work of the studio focuses on the intersection of art and architecture, and investigates how perception can inform new visual and physical experiences. Ames’ research focuses on the spatial implications of social, economic, and political shifts within cities, and how these intersecting forces affect contemporary models of living. Her drawings and writings have been featured in exhibitions and publications including the Venice Architecture Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Sir John Soane’s Museum, See/Saw, Scroope, and Log. She has previously taught studios and seminars at Rice School of Architecture, Yale School of Architecture, Pratt Institute GAUD, and also currently teaches studio at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation where she was the 2019-2020 Co-Coordinator of the GSAPP Housing Lab. Ames received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and the History of Art and Architecture from Brown University, and received her Master of Architecture I from Yale School of Architecture.

Ames' abbreviated CV is available here
 

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