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Gillian Shaffer


Gillian Shaffer is a Los Angeles-based architect, researcher and lecturer at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, whose work investigates the impacts of new technologies on cities, space and visual media. Topics of interest include the implication of new forms of vision for spatial organizations, new building typologies for the 21st century, and contemporary urban design issues of deindustrialization and adaptability.

Gillian received a Masters of Architecture II from Princeton University, where she also received a certificate in Media and Modernity, and earned a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Philosophy from the Pratt Institute in New York. Gillian has previously taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in Berlin AEDES, as an Assistant Instructor at Princeton University, and has been an invited jury critic at Yale, Pratt GAUD, SCI-ARC, Harvard GSD, Philadelphia University, Temple University, and the City College of New York. Gillian has previously worked at offices in New York, Berlin, and Tokyo, and her independent work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale: Fundamentals (2014), the Seoul International Biennale on Architecture and Urbanism (SIBAU) (2017), and several galleries in New York. Recent publications have been included in the Antarctic Pavilion Catalog, Pidgin Magazine, and Project Journal for Architecture.

M.Arch.II, Princeton University
Certificate, Media & Modernity
B.Arch., Pratt Institute
2019 Aesthetics of Prosthetics, Siegel Gallery, New York
2018 Curator, Nine Constructionists, Van der Plas Gallery, New York
2018 Liquid Havana: Architecture, Urbanism and Literature in Transition, Princeton SoA
2017 Seoul International Biennale on Architecture and Urbanism, Guanabara Bay
2014 Venice Biennale: Fundamentals, Antarctic Pavilion
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