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Spring Lecture: Caroline O’Donnell

Werewolf: Architectures of Change

Caroline O’Donnell is principal of CODA, best known perhaps for winning the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with “Party Wall” which was built at PS1 in 2013, and for two prize winning European housing schemes. CODA's work ranges in scale from the object and installation to the urban.  CODA’s work focuses on responsive, dynamic architectures, the misuse of materials, and the manipulation of perceptions.

O'Donnell is also a writer and educator. She is O’Donnell is the Edgar A. Tafel assistant professor and director of the M.Arch at program Cornell University. She has a B.Arch from Manchester University, England (2000) with a specialization in Bioclimatics and an M.Arch from Princeton University (2004).  She is the editor-in-chief of the Cornell Journal of Architecture, and co-founder of Pidgin magazine. Her book "Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships between Architecture and Site" was published in 2016. This book describes a design agenda that looks toward natural and local resources to produce meaningful environment.

Caroline O'Donnell lecture poster