Associate Professor Adjunct
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.Arch., Columbia University
After an initial term as Louis. I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor, Mr. Bald has continued to teach design studios and visualization at the School. Previously, he taught design and theory at Cornell University, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and Parsons. Mr. Bald is a partner in the New York-based Studio SUMO, which has been featured as one of Architectural Record's Design Vanguard and the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices. In 2015, SUMO was awarded the Annual Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His firm has also received a Young Architects award from the Architectural League, fellowships from NYFA and NYSCA, and was a finalist in the Museum of Modern Art's Young Architects program. SUMO's work, which ranges from installations to institutional buildings, has been exhibited in the National Building Museum, MoMA, the Venice Biennale, the Field Museum, the GA Gallery, and the Urban Center. Mr. Bald has an enduring research interest in modernism, popular culture, and nation-making in Brazil, for which he received fellowships from the Fullbright and Graham Foundations and published a series of articles.