A Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation and Conservation and LEED-accredited specialist in sustainable architecture and urbanism, Prof. Andrew J. Kranis designs and teaches with a passion for resource conservation and for smarter cities. Kranis has led multidisciplinary teams in commercial architecture projects, mentored undergraduate and graduate students of design, and runs his own architectural practice in New York City and Rome. His experience encompasses the entire lifespan of building projects, from speculative conceptual design through construction management and long term maintenance, preservation and repair. With a background in theatrical design, he emphasizes spectacle as a critical component of urban design. His transnational experiences in Europe and Asia give him broad perspectives on cultural sensitivity and the specificity of place.



B.A. in English and Asian & African Languages & Literatures, Duke University, USA.

M.A. in Architecture – Architectural Design, Columbia University, USA.


Courses Taught

ARCHITECTURE 3241 – Seminar Analysis of Urban Structure in Rome


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