Winka Dubbeldam

Architect / United States / Archi-Tectonics

Winka Dubbeldam is principal of Archi-Tectonics NY, founded in 1994, and Archi-Tectonics NL (the Netherlands), founded in 1997. She is a graduate of the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam (1990), from which she received a master’s degree, and she received a second master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University (1992). Dubbeldam has lectured and taught extensively in the master’s degree programs of Columbia and Harvard universities and currently holds the position of Director of the Post-Professional Program at PennDesign, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. She has served as a juror for International design competitions, including the Prix de Rome, and as the External Examiner for the Architectural Association in London. In 2010 she joined the Board of Directors of the Institute of Urban Design in New York.

Archi-Tectonics is a research-based design practice with a focus on development, a philosophy based on combining the theoretical with the pragmatic—research with construction. An expert in LEED design, the firm has undertaken projects across the globe, from residential to commercial, from real to virtual, realized in urban designs, buildings, and museums. Recent built work includes the 80,000-square-foot mixed-use GW 497 building in New York City, the 15-story American Loft tower in Philadelphia, the 2500-square-foot GT residence and guesthouse in upstate New York, and the 3000-square-foot Prefab Dub Residence in Rotterdam. Current projects under construction are the nine-story residential Vestry Street building, the LRH mixed-use building, and a townhouse for a fashion designer in Chelsea, all in New York City. Commercial work includes the flagship stores for Ports 1961 in London, Paris, and Shanghai, and a school/orphanage in Liberia.

The work of Archi-Tectonics has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art and at the Frederieke Taylor Gallery and Max Protetch Gallery in New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art and Form Zero Gallery in Los Angeles; the Art & Idea Gallery in Mexico City; the Kunsthal in Rotterdam; the Venice Biennale; and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, among other venues.

Dubbeldam’s work has been published in the monograph Con-Tex-ture: Winka Dubbeldam, Architect (1996), AT-INdex (2006), and Archi-Tectonics (2010), as well as in numerous international periodicals.

Winka Dubbeldam received an “Emerging Voice” award from the Architectural League in 2001. In 2006, Archi-Tectonics received the IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environments Award and in 2008 the firm won the Design Competition for a Sustainable Neighborhood and Farmers Market on Staten Island, NY.

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