Joel Sanders

Professor Adjunct

B.A., Columbia University

M.Arch., Columbia University

Mr. Sanders is an architect practicing in New York City. Prior to joining Yale, he was an assistant professor at Princeton University and the director of the graduate program at Parsons School of Design. His work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions, including Open House at the Vitra Design Museum, Cut: Revealing the Section and Glamour at SF MoMA, New Hotels for Global Nomads at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Bienal de São Paulo, and Cut ’n’ Paste and Unprivate House at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Projects designed in his practice belong to the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, SF MoMA, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, and his work has been showcased in numerous publications, including Architecture, Interior Design, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Wired, Metropolis, Dwell, and A+U. Mr. Sanders has received numerous awards, including an ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award, six New York AIA Design Awards, two New York State AIA Design Awards, two Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards, an AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter Honor Award, a Chicago Athenaeum International Design Award, and two Design Citations from Progressive Architecture. The editor of Stud: Architectures of Masculinity, he frequently writes about art and design, most recently for Art Forum and the Harvard Design Magazine. Monacelli Press released a monograph of his work, Joel Sanders: Writings and Projects, in 2005, and released Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture, with Diana Balmori, in 2011. Mr. Sanders received a B.A. and an M.Arch. from Columbia University.