Ben Pell

Critic

B.Arch., Syracuse University

M.Arch., University of California, Los Angeles

Mr. Pell is co-founder and principal of PellOverton LLC, an architectural research and design practice based in New York City since 2003. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Mr. Pell taught at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, where he co-edited a publication of graduate student work, entitled “IKEAGRAMS: Project on the Waterfront,” and coordinated a companion exhibition of that work at the Urban Center in New York in 2004. He has also taught at the Pratt Institute Graduate School of Architecture. His research, which explores contemporary techniques of architectural production, has been published in The New York Times, 306090, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Surface, and The Architects’ Newspaper, and has been exhibited in and has been exhibited in the United States and abroad. In 2010 Mr. Pell authored a publication entitled The Articulate Surface: Ornament and Technology in Contemporary Architecture, published by Birkhauser Press. Mr. Pell received a Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York in 2008, and the work of PellOverton was featured in the related publication, Young Architects 10: Resonance, published in 2009 by Princeton Architectural Press.

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